News & Announcements

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.
26th Annual Peace of Minds Walk
July 22, 2019
Join us to help raise funds and spread the message of HOPE to more than 140,000 people in Ontario living with schizophrenia, and so many of their friends, families, and loved ones. 
Passionate about an issue? Have your say!
July 19, 2019
The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) provides information about emerging issues, advocacy opportunities and ways that you can be 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.
Pre-Budget Submission to the Ontario Legislature’s Standing Committee
June 13, 2019
SSO met with key policy makers of the Solicitor Generals’ Office to advance the work of the Coalition on Reforming Segregation in Ontario’s Correctional Institutions.
National Schizophrenia and Psychosis Awareness Day 2019
June 13, 2019
On May 24, 2019, SSO celebrated National Schizophrenia and Psychosis Awareness Day (NSPAD) by shining a light on schizophrenia and psychosis with a media and influencer event at The Richmond in Toronto’s fashion district.
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