About Us

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Our Vision

Individuals and families affected by mood disorders recover and heal.

Our Mission

Recovery Supports and Programs: To support recovery and healing for individuals affected by mood disorders and their families by providing innovative, high quality supports and programs.

Entry and Navigation: To be responsive to the needs of individuals affected by mood disorders and their families by facilitating their entry to recovery and helping them to navigate to the services and supports they need.

Knowledge: To contribute to knowledge of the effectiveness of recovery supports and programs through evaluation.

Awareness and Outreach: To engage the community to increase awareness about mood disorders and reduce stigma and to communicate about the supports and programs that we offer.

Our Values

  • Recovery and self discovery is possible
  • Building hope is key
  • Peer support based on lived experience can contribute to recovery
  • We support a comprehensive approach to recovery that meets the unique needs of each individual
  • Supporting families can help them play a positive role in recovery and contributes to well being of the family
  • It is possible to reduce both stigma in society and self-stigma

Operating Principles

Accessible: We will strive to be accessible to everyone who needs our support and programs

Responsive: We will strive to understand the needs of our participants and provide programs and supports which respond to these needs

Timely: We will strive to provide support and programs when it is sought by participants

Safe: We will strive to provide programs of high quality and standards which are safe for the participants and stakeholders.

Our Work

The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free support and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. We provide drop-in peer support groups, recovery programs, family and youth clinical support, early intervention for mood disorders and psychosis and online tools focused on wellness and recovery.

Our Impact

  • 97,809 is the total number of people served across Ontario;
  • 12,610 is the number of people served in peer support and recovery groups across Ontario;
  • 62,700 is the number of unique visitors to our website each year;
  • 2,400 is the number of people supported through our toll-free warm line;
  • 660 is the number of peer support sessions held across Ontario;
  • 17,200 is the number of volunteer hours; and
  • 877 is the number of families and young people who received clinical support.

Board of Directors

  • Board Chair - Jocelyn Brodie
  • Co-Chair-  Sharon Cohen
  • Vice Chair- Martin Simmons
  • Treasurer- Joe Li
  • Lindsay Cader
  • Peter Lane
  • Ari Zaretsky
  • Stuart Baltman

Our Annual Report

Annual Report 2019-2020

Charitable Registration No.: 130978570 RR0001