News & Announcements

5 Coping Strategies During Uncertain Times
March 23, 2020
Here are 5 coping strategies from SSO during uncertain times. 
We are here for you during COVID 19
March 17, 2020
Supporting our clients through a difficult time is our priority.
The clients we serve are as always our top priority and we are here for you. Please rest assured that although we are not doing face-to-face appointments or group sessions at this time, we are here for you through our Ask the Expert Counselling line and email: 1-855-449-9949 or
Fall Economic Statement, November 2019
December 18, 2019
The Government of Ontario’s Fall Economic Statement, released November 6, 2019, confirmed many of the investments described in the 2019 Budget and set the way for the 2020 Budget.
Happy Holidays from SSO!
December 16, 2019
Happy Holidays from SSO!
Please note, our offices (in Toronto, Hamilton, Oakville & Ottawa) will be closed for the holidays beginning at noon on December 24th, 2019 and will re-open on January 6th, 2020
SSO's Advocacy
November 19, 2019
November 2019
Since our inception in 1979, the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) has provided information about emerging issues, advocacy opportunities and ways that everyone can get involved to improve the mental health and addiction system and make a positive difference in the lives of people, families and communities affected by schizophrenia and psychosis.

MHRC x IAM Innovation Prize Challenge
November 19, 2019
Earlier this September, SSO’s innovation initiative, the Institute for Advancements in Mental Health (IAM), launched applications for a new Canada-wide Mental Health Innovation Prize, valued at up to $100,000. This exciting venture partners the Institute for Advancements in Mental Health (IAM) with Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) to advance an existing early-stage support or prototype to better the lives of young Canadians.
Light Therapy Room: MOCA x IAM
November 19, 2019
In late 2018, IAM partnered with Toronto’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) to pilot a project looking more closely at the intersection of mental health, innovation and public spaces via the Light Therapy Room exhibit held at MOCA.
SSO’s Hamilton Office Nominated for Spirit of Hope Award
November 19, 2019
Our Hamilton office is nominated for this year’s Spirit of Hope awards at St. Joseph's Healthcare and Foundation! We are honoured to have attended the Mental Health Morning featuring hockey star and mental health advocate Theo Fleury. The event celebrated those who have overcome mental health or addiction challenges and made impactful contributions to the mental health care or addiction field.
7th Annual Hole Out for Hope Golf Tournament
November 19, 2019
Thank you once again for participating in our 7th Annual Hole Out for Hope, presented by in support of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO)!
Innovation Prize Challenge applications. An award of up to $100,000!
August 26, 2019
The Call for Proposals for a new, Canada-wide Mental Health Innovation Prize, valued at up to $100,000, is officially open.
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