Family Council

A photo of a man and woman conversing at a round tableWorking in partnership with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), Family Council supports and empowers family caregivers affected by mental health and addiction issues in alignment with Ontario Shores’ Mission, Vision and Values.

The Family Council consists of up to 15 volunteers that are representative of families from various clinical programs at Ontario Shores.

Family members participating in Family Council support Ontario Shores at all levels, from frontline to management, in striving for high-quality patient-centred care through a collaborative effort of engagement with patients, families and caregivers.

Family Council develops a peer support network for families and assists in operation of the Ontario Shores Family Resource Centre including the development of informational resources and educational opportunities for Ontario Shores patients and their families.

Family Council represents family caregiver interests at Ontario Shores, and offers guidance and recommendations to inform decision making and planning.

Family Council partners with similar organizations in the community, and other Mental Health organizations, such as Ontario Family Caregivers Advisory Network (OFCAN).

For more information about Family Council, please contact the Volunteer Services at

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