Support from families and friends are an essential part of a patient’s recovery process. Ontario Shores launched a Family Council in 2010 to create opportunities and engage families to take an active role in advancing care and service delivery for a positive patient and family experience.
The Family Council consists of 10 – 12 elected members that are representative of families from various clinical programs of Ontario Shores.
Family Council members have told us:
- “The hospital recognizes that families are an important part of the recovery process.”
~ Steve Cosentino
- “The Family Council wants to try and help people in their journey” ~ Jean Willis
- “Through my experience I have learned many families need education, support and help. The Family Council will be able to guide and facilitate that,” ~ Pat Hofsepian
Monthly Meetings for Families
The Family Council hosts monthly meetings that are open to everyone in the community who have a loved one that has been affected by mental illness as well as family members, relatives, friends or significant others of current or former inpatients and outpatients of Ontario Shores.
For more information about Family Council and to become involved, please contact 905.430.4055 ext. 6949.
For Family Council meeting dates please see the Events Calendar.
Terms of Reference
Family Council Terms of Reference
Family Links - Quarterly Newsletter