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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.
SSO’s Cannabis Community Forums
June 13, 2019
With cannabis becoming legal in Canada on October 17, there are a lot of questions and concerns surrounding the effects of cannabis on youth and its connection to psychosis.
Thank you for supporting the 2019 Peace of Minds Yoga Event!
June 13, 2019
Peace of Minds Yoga is a fun day full of yoga classes, mental health presentations and group meditation.
Fundraising proceeds from Peace of Minds Yoga support the innovative programs and services of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO).
Volunteer Week 2019
May 01, 2019
National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate and thank all of SSO's volunteers! As a non-profit organization, volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. It is because of our volunteers’ tireless efforts that we have been able to accomplish all that we have this year. Volunteers play a vital role of in all areas of SSO, from programs and events, to public awareness and advocacy. During Volunteer Week, and all year long, SSO salutes our volunteers for helping us improve the lives of individuals and families living with schizophrenia and psychosis.
 
SSO Participates in Mental Health Roundtable Discussion
April 04, 2019
On April 4, 2019, SSO took part in a Mental Health Roundtable discussion hosted by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide feedback on the new Mental Health Strategy.
Peace of Minds Party and Scholarship Recipient Gala
April 01, 2019
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Peace of Minds fundraiser on Friday, March 29.  We took time to reflect on our 40 years of service to clients and families impacted by schizophrenia and celebrated the accomplishments of our 2018 scholarship recipients at the beautiful CSI Lounge in Toronto.  We feel honoured to have shared the evening with our scholarship recipients, musicians, supporters and donors, and their families and friends. 
Consultation with Ministry of Children, Communities and Social Services
March 26, 2019
On March 26, 2019 SSO was invited by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to participate in consultations on proposed changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program.
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