Working with our teams to create the future of mental health care at Ontario Shores

Ontario Shores’ success is founded in its people. Our team of 150 volunteers and more than 1,300 staff and physicians, truly embrace a team philosophy to enhance care for people impacted by mental illness.

Your feedback, input, and ideas are critical to developing our forward-thinking strategic plan, which will guide our ambitions over the next 4 years. Over the next few months, you will be asked to participate in surveys and Clinical Services Working Groups activities. Your feedback on the following topics would be most valuable;

  • Future of Mental Health Care
  • Digital and Virtual Care
  • Integrated Care and Partnerships
  • Research and Academic Role

We look forward to receiving your insight as we plan for Ontario Shores!

Clinical Services Working Groups

A core component of our clinical services planning approach centres on clinical programs.

Our proposed four groupings include:

  1. Schizophrenia and Psychosis
  2. Depression, Mood and Anxiety
  3. Neurocognitive Disorders
  4. Special Populations

Each Clinical Services Working Group will be comprised of the many different roles – internal and external – that contribute to the patient journey and integrated service delivery, including patients, family/ caregiver advisors, people with lived experiences, community partners, support services, academic and research partners, Psychiatrists and other hospital staff.

Clinical Services Working Groups will be engaged to understand the current state of clinical services across our patient’s treatment journey, identify areas for enhancement, and develop future state recommendations for the future of mental health care at Ontario Shores.

Each group will be engaged in 3 working sessions. There will also be subgroups to focus in a patient journey across their lifespan. We welcome your insights and input through the workshops and encouraging the socialization of ideas among your colleagues.

The Clinical Services Working Groups (CSWGs) are comprised of: (1) Schizophrenia and Psychosis, (2) Depression, Mood, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, (3) Neurocognitive Disorders (primarily geriatrics), and (4) Special Populations - Eating Disorders and Dual Diagnosis. Each of these Working Groups contains 2 to 3 subgroups that focus on different age categories with the exception of Working Group 4, which is subgrouped for Eating Disorders and Dual Diagnosis. Each working group will account for the patient population subsets and for the Forensic population that can be served across all four CSWGs; mode of service delivery including inpatient, ambulatory and emergency services; and priority groups including Indigenous, Francophone, LGBTQ2S+ and Newcomers. Finally, Support Services such as Pharmacy, Medical Services and Allied Health, and Academic and Research will also be represented in each Working Group.

How can you get involved?

We are leveraging an innovative, environmentally conscious engagement approach accessible for all. This engagement hub allows for your efficient engagement given the many demands you face.

Throughout the clinical services planning, stakeholder engagement will play a key role in supporting alignment, providing context to analysis, and ensuring a balanced and diverse set of perspectives in forming the Clinical Services Plan.

We invite you to participate in a variety of activities that will guide us in understand your current and future needs for the future of mental health care at Ontario Shores.

Get involved today!

Coming Soon – May 2021

Fill out our short survey and give us your perspective on current state and desired future state. Your valuable inputs will be used to enhance patient experience and form the future direction of Ontario Shores.

Participate Now

Coming Soon – May 2021

Fill out our short survey and tell us about your experience as a valued academic and research partner of Ontario Shores.

Your valuable inputs will be used to assist us in evaluating our academic and research partnerships and outcomes with the overall focus of advancing the sector. These partnerships will form the future direction of Ontario Shores Academic and Research Plan.

Participate Now

Attend our Virtual Town Halls

Coming in Spring/Summer 2021

We will be kicking off our 2022 Strategic, Academic and Research and Clinical Services Planning

Coming in the Fall 2021

We will be presenting our findings thanks to your input, feedback and ideas.

Questions or comments? Get in touch.

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Questions or comments? Get in touch.

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