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Institute for Advancements in Mental Health (IAM)

Site: Oakville

Contact Information
Office Phone 416-449-6830
Toll Free Phone 1-800-449-6367 ext 304
Support Line: 1-855-449-9949
Fax 416-449-8434
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Primary Contact Marina Sue-Ping, Family Services Coordinator
Alternate Contact Katelynn Spehar, Family Support Worker; Email:
Contact Form
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Mary Alberti, CEO
Alternate Executive Ania Jones, Manager, Communications, Public Relations & Marketing; Phone: 416-449-6830 ext 244; Email:
Funding Donations * Ontario Health (Central)
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Offers family support and education to families and friends of those living with complex mental health needs in the community

Services include:
  • free virtual workshops Tuesday nights at 6pm * Go to
  • IDEAS family support group: confidential small group meetings held monthly offering support for families who are caring for a loved one who has a serious mental illness or lives with a substance use problem * held at Joseph Brant Wellness House, Board Room, 2160 Itabashi way, Burlington
  • Support line - staffed by a team of mental health counsellors who provide individualized supportive counseling, system navigation, and customized information and education to caregivers, individuals living with chronic mental illness, contact: 1-855-449-9949 or
  • 4-week course called Strengthening Families Together for families of individuals with a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia
  • Justice and Mental Health (JAMH): for families needing support when a loved one living with mental illness comes into contact with the law
  • discusses clinical treatment, provides information about the illness, and teaches skills that family members need to cope more effectively
  • public forums with guest speakers providing support and education for families of those with schizophrenia
  • advocacy in the community for services required by people with schizophrenia to live in the community
  • public awareness and education
  • raising funds for research into a cause and cure for schizophrenia
  • holds the annual Peace of Minds Walk in May and an annual Peace of Minds Yogathon in February
Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Areas Served Halton Region ; Peel Region
Boundaries Halton Region ; Peel Region
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Visit website to download an application to mail or fax
Languages English
Site Information
Site Location Toronto
Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
95 King St W, Suite 300
Toronto, M5C 1G4, ON
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Emergency / Crisis ; Mental Health / Addictions
HCSD Sub Heading Distress Lines ; Distress Phone Lines ; Support Groups
Service Categories Condition Specific Mental Health Information/Education ~ Schizophrenia ; Mental Health Crisis Lines ; Mental Health Related Support Groups ~ Schizophrenia ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Schizophrenia
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