Schizophrenia Society of Ontario

Site: Guelph and Area Chapter

Public Comments NOTE: The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario’s (SSO) program is not a crisis and/or distress support line. If you are in crisis and/or distress and require an immediate response, contact 2-1-1 to obtain the phone number for crisis support in your local area, or call 9-1-1 for emergency services.
Contact Information
Alternate Name SSO
Office Phone Hamilton Office 905-523-7413
Toll Free Phone Ask the Expert Helpline 1-855-449-9949
Primary Contact Cheryl McLean, Chapter Secretary; Phone: 226-780-7839; Email:
Alternate Contact Sharon Smikle, Family and Individual Counsellor, Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, Hamilton Office; Phone: 905-523-7413 ext 1
Description (Site) Meeting locations vary, call or e-mail for information
Located In Community Guelph
Mailing Address c/o Guelph Chapter, Schizophrenia Society of Ontario 
17 Victoria St 
Morriston, ON N0B 2C0
Physical Access Fully Accessible - meeting location
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Support, education, and advocacy on behalf of people, families and communities affected by schizophrenia and psychosis.
Description (Service) Programs and resources to improve and empower the lives of people living with mental illnesses and their families 
* services for individuals and families 
* increases public awareness and understanding of schizophrenia 
* public policy and advocacy 
**Ask The Expert Program (online and telephone support) offers one-on-one counselling, advice on the mental health system, and referrals to local services and resources
Hours Meeting times vary, call or e-mail for information
Areas Served Dufferin County ; Guelph ; Halton Hills ; Waterloo Region ; Wellington County
Eligibility People with schizophrenia looking for support and education; family, friends, and caregivers of persons with schizophrenia; anyone wishing to increase their knowledge of this illness and / or wanting to promote awareness
Application Call or use online contact form for information on counselling, local support groups, and to volunteer
Languages English
Fees Membership - $35 Annual ; non-members are welcome to attend all local meetings
Time-Limited Events Annual Peace of Minds Walk for Schizophrenia held each fall - call or e-mail for information
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established Schizophrenia Society of Ontario 1979
Service Categories Condition Specific Mental Health Information/Education ~ Schizophrenia ; Issue Advocacy ~ Schizophrenia ; Mental Health Related Support Groups ~ Schizophrenia