Ontario Shores to Unveil Ambassadors of Hope in Celebration of 100 Years of Providing Care

October 18, 2018

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is set to begin its year-long celebration recognizing 100 years of delivering mental health care.

The specialty mental health hospital will officially turn 100 on October, 23, 2019.

In the 12 months leading up to this milestone, Ontario Shores will engage staff, patients, volunteers, community partners and the general public in a series of events and initiatives which promote the hospital’s role in the community and ignites conversations around mental illness.

At Tuesday’s event Ontario Shores’ will unveil its 100 year celebration brand as well its Ambassadors of Hope.

Last summer, nearly 50 individuals from the community each with their own unique connections to mental health applied to be considered for the role of Ambassador of Hope.

Applicants included patients, family members, staff members, retired staff, volunteers and community leaders.

During the 12 months leading up Ontario Shores’ 100th anniversary, Ambassadors will represent the hospital by attending events, and sharing their lived experience and passion for mental health.

What: Launch of 100 Year Brand and Unveiling of Ambassadors of Hope in Support of Ontario Shores’ 100th Anniversary Celebration

When:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
11:30 p.m. - Presentation
12:00 p.m. – Interviews with Ambassadors of Hope

Where:
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
700 Gordon Street
Whitby, ON  L1N 5S9
Main Lobby, Building 5, Level 2


About Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences:

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a leader in mental health care, providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services for people living with complex mental illness. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care, built on compassion, inspiration and hope. Ontario Shores engages in research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental health care system.

For more information, please contact:
Darryl Mathers      
Communications Officer    
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences 
905-430-4055 ext. 6583 or Cell: 905-435-8623
mathersd@ontarioshores.ca