New Ontario Shores Website Receives Positive Feedback

October 11, 2011
Photo of two women looking at a computer screen smiling

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) launched its new website, ontarioshores.ca, in May 2011, and is pleased to share that it has received positive feedback.

Since the launch:

  • Page-views increased by 46.91%
  • Visits increased by 29.06%
  • Public opinion of our overall website improved by 20.86%
  • Visits coming from search engines increased by 38.03%

“We conducted extensive consultations with more than 300 stakeholders. Their input helped us create a website that addresses the needs of our various users, and we are so pleased it has been well received,” says Susan Nakhle, Director of Communications and Public Affairs.  “In addition to the enriched content and improved functionality, we are excited to share the remarkable stories of our patients, their family members, staff and volunteers.”

Ontario Shores would like to thank internal and external stakeholders for their input throughout the website project. Members of the community are encouraged to visit the new ontarioshores.ca and provide feedback through an online survey.

The new website, which features dynamic content, inspiring stories and user-friendly navigation, is informative, interactive and engaging with many new features including:

  • More than 400 pages of content
  • An enhanced section for patients and families
  • Detailed information about Ontario Shores’ programs and services
  • Descriptions of mental illnesses with signs and symptoms
  • A collection of written and video stories
  • Updated accessibility functions
  • New sections for research and education
  • An easy to use calendar that lists upcoming events
  • A blog to engage neighbours in meaningful dialogue
  • An online feedback form to continue advancing the site for users
  • Photo and video galleries

For more information, or to set up an interview, please contact:
Communications and Public Affairs
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
905-430-4055 ext. 4001

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