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Research & Academics

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, a specialized mental health hospital located on the shores of Georgian Bay in Penetanguishene ON, is formally affiliated with the University of Toronto, one of the top research universities in the world. Waypoint is committed to providing excellence in mental health care that is rooted in the best scientific evidence.


Driven by Waypoint Core Values of caring, respect, innovation and accountability, the Waypoint Research & Academic
Division supports impactful research by:


·         Providing strategic leadership on research and academic issues

·         Facilitating research and academic activities that align with Waypoint priorities

·         Fostering partnerships and collaborations across Ontario and Canada

·         Encouraging knowledge translation that drives improved mental health care

·         Offering mentorship opportunities for students and trainees in a unique facility


The Division comprises the Waypoint Research Institute through which researchers are provided protected time to conduct research. The Research & Academics Office also falls under the purview of the Division and is mandated to facilitate and administer Waypoint research activities.


The Waypoint research team has developed many impactful collaborations, including with our cognate psychiatric hospitals, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, The Royal, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and St. Joseph’s Healthcare. The team also has several academic research partners, including at the University of Toronto, McMaster University, York University, and Georgian College.


Waypoint has a long and illustrious history in research, which you can explore by following the “History of Research at Waypoint” link to the left.


We invite you to contact us about potential research collaborations or to hear more about the research we do. Please contact us at:  [email protected]