Local Schools Outreach

The onset of most mental illness occurs during adolescence and young adulthood. Ontario Shores provides education to young people faced with mental illness as well as to students in the community to build awareness about mental health among all young people.

Grove School
Young people receiving treatment for mental illness can benefit from Grove School, a program offered by Ontario Shores to support them in their educational goals throughout the recovery process.

TAMI Program
The TAMI Program, visits schools in the community to speak out about mental illness and engage students in becoming ambassadors for mental health and to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Co-op Placements
Student placements are available at Ontario Shores to provide students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a mental health care facility and a foundation to build a career in the field of mental health care.

You're not aloneYou’re Not Alone
You’re Not Alone is an adolescent mental health awareness campaign created by Ontario Shores. It  features a variety of media components displayed in communities and schools. You’re Not Alone encourages adolescents with mental health concerns to talk to someone they trust and to get the help they need. You’re Not Alone is focused on reducing the stigma that acts as a barrier for people getting the help they need. Through education and awareness, we can change the face of mental illness so that adolescents don’t suffer in silence. Learn More...

Adolescent Mental Health Literacy Program
In partnership with school boards and Dr. Stanley Kutcher, Ontario Shores organized training for educators, teachers, and support staff to help deliver adolescent mental health literacy to four school boards this semester including, Durham District School Board, Durham Catholic District School Board, the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board and the Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board. Seventeen schools from those boards will pilot this program this year. Ontario Shores will be looking to expand this curriculum across the province.  Learn More...

My Story. My Voice.
Through this service, we aim to match individuals with the desire to share their personal journey in a variety of forums with individuals who would like to learn from the expertise that comes with lived-experience of mental illness. Sharing recovery stories is beneficial for the story teller as it can help make sense of the events that have occurred in their lives and can strengthen emotional resilience and coping capacity. Hearing a recovery story is also beneficial as it can instill hope and challenge stigma.  Learn More...

Concussions and Brain Injury in Youth

Concussions are traumatic brain injuries that can often go unnoticed by young athletes, coaches and parents. Like most injuries, victims think they will heal over time; however, brain injuries can have much stronger affects on individuals. Their impact can be life-altering, especially to an adolescent who is still growing and developing.

Understanding Brain Injury in Adolescence
Desjgned for the adult in a young person's life (parent, coach, teacher etc.)

Brain Injury Guide for Youth
Designed for youth.

Brain Injury Guides Media Backgrounder

Brain Injury Media Release (Ontario)

Photos of people speaking into microphones

My Story. My Voice.

Participate by sharing your story or inviting a speaker. Learn More...

  • Emma
    My co-op on PRB has been an amazing learning experience. The staff are so wonderful. It will be hard to say goodbye, but it will not be for long. I plan to come back to volunteer, work, or hopefully in the future intern here as a psychology student
    ~ Emma
  • Cameron
    The cooperative education opportunity at Ontario Shores offers great experience in the workplace for people of all ages.
    ~ Cameron
  • Jenna
    My co-op placement was a valuable learning experience. I learned what it takes to run a conference centre and art gallery, and was also involved in helping out with movie nights and matinees and the Lets Talk speaker series for the community.
    ~ Jenna

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