The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) is a charitable health organization supporting individuals, families, caregivers and communities affected by schizophrenia and psychosis across the province since 1979. Our aim is to make positive changes in the lives of people affected by schizophrenia by building supportive communities, through services, education, advocacy and research into the social factors that directly affect mental illness.

Schizophrenia Facts Sheet
About Schizophrenia (infographic)

For media inquiries, please contact:
Ania Jones
Manager, Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Tel: 416 449 6830 x 244
Mobile: 416-819-8542

Media Statements

Fall Economic Outlook, November 2018

The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) is encouraged by the government's $1.9 commitment over 10 years to improve mental health and addictions, which was reiterated in its recent Fall Economic Outlook. Current wait lists alone for schizophrenia and psychosis-specific supports can be up 42 days and waits for counselling and therapy can be as long as six months to one year.

The government's decided focus on reducing wait times and creating early intervention supports is crucial to getting timely help to the nearly 140,000 Ontarians affected by these illnesses.

Media Releases

SSO in the News

The Schizophrenia Society hosts Yogathon
CHCH (March 7, 2020)

Schizophrenia Society Yogathon returns to its Oakville roots
Oakville News (February 17, 2020)

An Opportunity to Support Mental Health and Enjoy Yoga
The Bay Observer (January 30, 2020)

The Afternoon News - Living With Schizophrenia
AM800 CKLW (January 29, 2020)

Unstoppable Tracy, Bell Let's Talk, Gorlin Syndrome
CJAM 99.1 (January 24, 2020)

Ontario's First Dedicated Mental Health Unit for Female Inmates​
Ontario Newsroom (December 19, 2019)

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario to present CBT workshops in St. Catharines
Niagara This Week (October 28, 2019)

The disability tax credit was an explosive issue for the Liberals. Will the next government fix it?
Global News (October 17, 2019)

Fight Back with Libby Znaimer - World Mental Health Day
Zoomer Radio (October 10, 2019)

Providing peace of mind in St. Catharines
Niagara This Week (September 16, 2019)

Be Safe app launches in Oakville with goal of saving lives
Oakville Beaver (September 12, 2019)

You Mad, or You Crazy? World Schizophrenia Day Celebrated
Toronto Caribbean News (May 30, 2019)

Halton Region dishing out millions for community programs in Halton Hills area
The Independent Free Press (May 30, 2019)

Today is World Schizophrenia and Psychosis Awareness Day
93.3 myFM Northumberland News (May 24, 2019)

A Reason To Hope
Do the Daniel (May 24, 2019)

Charitable Choices: Diane Milton, Member, Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
Toronto Guardian (May 24, 2019)

The Afternoon News -3:50pm - World Schizophrenia and Psychosis Awareness Day 
AM800 CKLW News (May 24, 2019)

Craig Kielburger: Save the naked mole rat - and the pandas
The Community Press (May 17, 2019)

'I was using all the time': One man's experience with cannabis and psychosis 
CTV News (May 15, 2019)

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario celebrates 40 years
What She Said (May 14, 2019)

An important day to remember
Do the Daniel (November 26, 2018)

The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
Toronto Guardian (November 24, 2018)

Smoking pot puts youth at higher risk of psychosis, experts say
Toronto Star (September 28, 2018)

Talk to your doctor about recreational cannabis use, says Ontario Medical Association President 
Stoney Creek News (September 30, 2018)

Limbering up for Oakville's Peace of Minds Walk
Oakville Beaver (September 18, 2018)

Jarvis: The man shot by Windsor police "slipped through the cracks" 
Windsor Star (April 20, 2018)

Up to 400 more frontline officers in Toronto to receive tasers 
CBC News (February 23, 2018)

'I've already written his obituary': Mom struggles to save fun from himself 
Hamilton Spectator (January 23, 2018)

'Tis the season of charitable giving - but not for 'under the radar' causes 
CBC News (December 21, 2016) 

Schizophrenia followup lacking for 40% of diagnosed young Ontarians, study finds 
CBC News (October 13, 2016)

Surviving schizophrenia leads to Oakville youth in to mentorship 
Oakville Beaver (May 21, 2015)

Mississauga man living proof that schizophrenia is manageable with the right help
Mississauga News (April 26, 2015)

Young man excelling despite schizophrenia struggle 
Burlington Post (May 31, 2013)

Walk of Hope for Schizophrenia
Burlington Post (May 22, 2008)