Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

2019 Platinum Recipient
Mental Health at Work

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a specialty mental health hospital with a dedicated team of more than 1,300 staff and 150 volunteers who are passionate about enhancing care for people affected by mental health and addictions.

In 2017, Ontario Shores received the Canada Awards for Excellence – Gold level recognition for Excellence Canada’s Mental Health at Work Framework. Ontario Shores was recognized for its Integrated Wellness Plan, employee engagement activities, emphasis on a positive workplace culture and strong focus on psychological and physical safety.

This year, Ontario Shores is celebrating 100 years of providing mental health care on its grounds. It’s most known for its recovery-oriented environment of care, build on compassion, inspiration and hope.

Health Care

Whitby, ON

1,350 Employees

Risk Management team with their 100th Anniversary T-shirts.

“We are thrilled to receive platinum level status in recognition of our efforts to create and sustain a psychologically safe and healthy workplace. All of us at Ontario Shores take great pride in our workplace and the meaningful experience we create for staff, volunteers, patients, families and visitors. That pride is shown through our wellness programs, employee engagement initiatives and the way in which our people care about each other and the work they do. Thank you to Excellence Canada for this tremendous honour. “

Karim Mamdani, President and CEO, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

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