Karim Mamdani

Dr. Barbara Mildon

Ontario Shores


'We Had Grown Apart, But We Are Back Together'

Written by Darryl Mathers on .

Jessica is articulate, intelligent, thoughtful, and owns a smile that could light up a room.

This is the Jessica her mother remembers. This is the Jessica she is happy to have back.

“We had grown apart, but we are back together,” says Trudy of her relationship with her daughter. “I talk to her every day. I support everything she is doing.”

'It Was a Turning Point'

Written by Darryl Mathers on .

Jacob needed help.

Struggling with both schizophrenia and polysubstance abuse as a teenager, his mental health was deteriorating rapidly when he hit rock-bottom in November, 2014.

An incident with his step-father led to police involvement which, ultimately, saw Jacob enter the forensic mental health system.


Call it a Homecoming at this Year's Imagine Festival

Written by Chris Bovie on .

It’s hard to believe the Imagine Festival is entering its 9th year.

What initially began as a film festival to bring people to Ontario Shores to showcase films with a mental health lens and reduce stigma has evolved since 2008.

That first event brought actor Joey ‘Pants’ Pantoliano (the Matrix, Sopranos) to Ontario Shores and was even featured on ET Canada.  Since then, we have hosted musicians who have a personal connection, have had inspirational speakers presenting to students and much more.