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For the Media

For the Media

Waypoint values the role of the media and is committed to keeping the public informed. The Strategic Communications department is pleased to help members of the media share important information about mental health, addiction and geriatric care.

Journalists delving into issues surrounding mental health can find expert sources at Waypoint on numerous topics, including:

  •  Using artificial Intelligence to make care safer
  • Intimate-partner violence
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Substance use and addiction
  • Youth mental health
  • Seniors mental health
  • Housing for people with severe and persistent mental illness and addiction
  • Reducing reliance on emergency departments for individuals in crisis
 Strategic Communications co-ordinates all inquiries from journalists, and will connect you with the most appropriate spokesperson.

Because the privacy rights of our patients and staff are paramount, strict processes are in place for news gathering on Waypoint property. Our department will work with you to facilitate on-site interview requests, photography, videography and all other activities that require advance consent. While here, media must be escorted by a Strategic Communications staff person or designate.

Patients cannot be interviewed, photographed or videotaped until they have completed our consent form. This will ensure the patient is fully aware of the consent information and the intended use of the material gathered.

Strategic Communications can be reached at 705-549-3181, ext. 2073, or [email protected]. We will respond in a timely manner during business hours, Monday to Friday.


  • We are a 315-bed academic and teaching hospital that provides specialized mental health, addiction and geriatric care.
  •  We serve some of the most complex and disadvantaged individuals in Ontario, and is the sole provider of high-secure forensic mental health services in the province.
  •  The hospital’s 1,300+ staff improve lives and bring hope to people with mental illness and substance use issues.
  • We are sponsored by the Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario.
  •  The Waypoint Research Institute is internationally recognized for driving positive change that enhances care, outcomes and experiences. This work is increasingly informed by patient voices. The new Research Chair in Forensic Mental Health Science is one of only a handful in the world.


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Strategic Communications
705-549-3181, ext. 2073
[email protected]