Karim Mamdani

Dr. Barbara Mildon

Ontario Shores


‘I’m Very Focused and Independent’

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Melanie Corona sits in a booth at the Eastside Mario’s restaurant she owns and operates and has no trouble coming up with ways Utaya makes her north Oshawa business better.

“He excels at his job,” Melanie says of her dedicated prep cook. “He’s confident, very friendly and always has a smile on his face.”

In his role, Utaya worked tirelessly to prepare all of the food for the day in a healthy and safe manner.

“His position is really the backbone of the restaurant,” notes Melanie.

‘I Now Feel Like I Can Be Successful in Life’

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At 29 years old, Jessica feels like things are finally starting to fall into place for her.

She’s healthy, confident and lighting up rooms with her smile.

But the road to this point has not been easy. It’s taken hard work and the right resources at the right time for Jessica to get to this juncture in her recovery.


‘I Feel Like I Can Help Others’

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It takes about one second to be inspired by Nate.

The towering 22-year-old is the definition of a friendly giant. He’s kind, overwhelmingly thoughtful and desperate to make a difference.

“I feel like I can help others,” says the gifted poet and songwriter.

Diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder and more recently Bipolar Disorder, Nate’s passion is music and poetry. He writes constantly about his struggles with mental illness and other experiences in life. He often shares them online and through his social media accounts.