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

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)