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Schizophrenia Society of Ontario

Site: Ottawa

Service: Regional Office

Alternate Name OCR
Former Name Friends of Schizophrenics
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
1145 Carling Ave, Rm 3328
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4
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Intersection Merivale Rd and Carling Ave
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot * parking meters
Description and Services
Description (Service) Health organization dedicated to supporting people, caregivers, and communities affected by schizophrenia and psychosis * offers tailored services, education, advocacy and research 
Ask The Expert (ATE): confidential online, over-the-phone, and in-person service for people and families living with schizophrenia and other severe mental illness * a team of trained mental health counselors provide customized, supportive counseling, system navigation, and connects people to resources and services in their local area 
Strengthening Families Together (SFT): four-week education and support program for family members and friends of people living with serious and persistent mental illness * delivered in a small family-to-family setting * provides mental health resources and information on coping, self-care, system navigation and other topics associated with daily living as well as the recovery process
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Lanark County ; Ottawa (City of) ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Renfrew County ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Boundaries Champlain District Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) boundaries
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call, e-mail or visit website for more information * Ask The Expert: call toll free 1-855-449-9949 or email
Languages English
Fees Membership ; Method(s) of Payment Accepted - cash, cheque, Visa, Mastercard, debit, and American Express
Service Categories Disability Rights Groups ; Mental Health Related Support Groups ~ Schizophrenia ; Personal Health Care Advocate Services ~ Schizophrenia ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Schizophrenia ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Schizophrenia
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-722-6521 ext 7775
Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube
Primary Contact Sheila Deighton, Regional Lead Eastern Ontario
Primary Executive Mary Alberti, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 1-800-449-6367 * 416-449-6830 ext 226; Fax: 1-416-449-8434; Email:
Alternate Executive Wendy Thornton, Director of Finance/Administration; Phone: 1-800-449-6367 * 416-449-6830 ext 225; Fax: 416-449-8434; Email:
Other Details
Established 1979
Funding Grants ; Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 129904058 RR0001 ; Membership fees
Print Material Newsletter * brochures * resource materials
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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