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Nurse from Ontario Shores Vying for Miss Canada Crown

As a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), Sadhna Persaud is a friendly and familiar face to everyone on the Forensic Assessment Unit (FAU) at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores).

And now, thanks to her pursuit of the Miss Canada crown, the entire country will get to know her as well.

Persaud, a long-time Whitby resident, has been named a finalist in the upcoming Miss Canada 2018 pageant set to begin in Montreal on February 28.

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Campaign Highlights Recovery and the Work of Ontario Shores

Ontario Shores is about people.

Our staff and volunteers are both passionate and compassionate when it comes to supporting people living with mental illness. As for the people we serve? Well, they are no different than you and I.

Mental illness does not care about how you were raised, what education you have earned or how much money you make. Mental illness does not discriminate. 

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Marc’s Story: Technology and Partnerships Support Independent Living

In the ever-changing world of healthcare, Marc Barrette is an example of how the forming of non-traditional relationships, the use of technology and personal commitment can work together to positively impact recovery.

And now, he is sharing his story with hopes of inspiring others.

Barrette’s story is featured in a short documentary detailing his recovery journey. The project was produced in partnership by the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) with the support of the March of Dimes Canada in Sudbury.


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