Ontario Shores Launches New Strategic Plan: We Will Be.

WHITBY, ON, June 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is pleased to unveil its next five-year Strategic Plan.  Entitled 'We Will Be.', this new plan sets a clear roadmap forward with memorable directions and ambitious goals to advance the organization and the mental health care system.   

"It is an exciting time in mental health with significant transformation underway and we have an opportunity to revolutionize the way in which care is delivered," says Barbara Cooney, Board Chair, Ontario Shores. "Our new Strategic Plan outlines our role as a partner, regional provider and innovator as we reach beyond the walls of our organization to improve the quality of patient care across the system."

The new Strategic Directions, Be Bold, Be Inspiring, Be Caring, and Be Extraordinary complement one another to collectively drive the organization forward over the next five years.  These directions focus on developing a coordinated mental health and addictions system, creating a culture of innovation, advancing recovery-oriented care, enhancing the health, safety and wellness of its people and setting the highest standards for practice, quality and performance.

"Over the next five years, we will focus our attention, energy and resources towards achieving the strategic directions and goals articulated in our strategy, with the purpose of making a meaningful and lasting impact for our patients, communities, partners, physicians and staff," says Karim Mamdani, President and CEO.

With research and academics being fully integrated throughout the Strategic Plan, Ontario Shores will empower its researchers, clinicians, staff, students and patients along with academic and community partners to harness their collective power, challenge the status quo, impact system change and influence health system evolution and policy for mental health across all domains of the Strategic Plan. 

Ontario Shores would like to thank the hundreds of staff, physicians, volunteers, patients, families and partners who provided input into the development of this plan.

The 2017-2022 Strategic Plan can be viewed at the link below:


About Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences:
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a leader in mental health care, providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services for people living with complex mental illness. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care, built on compassion, inspiration and hope. Ontario Shores engages in research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental health care system.

SOURCE Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

For further information: Andrea Marshall, Director, Communications and Public Affairs, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, 905-430-4055 ext. 6581, Cell: 905-439-0224, marshalla@ontarioshores.ca

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