Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

Peer Support Groups, Early Intervention for Psychosis

Record #: CMH0094
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2020
Last Full Update: 27 Aug 2019

Record Details

Description & Services

Alternate Name Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO)
Description Public Education and awareness activities are targeted to remove stigma and increase identification and treatment of depression and manic depression. Based on concerns of the membership, advocates for responsive system care and promote research into mood disorders. 
Peer Support Groups: 
Regular peer support groups are held in locations throughout the province 
Support Group Calendars for Toronto and around the province: 
Psycho-educational Groups 
We offer a number of educational programs and groups (Strengthening Families Together, Managing Depression and Anxiety, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP, Coping Through the Arts and Mindfulness in Everyday Living). These groups require pre registration; check the website for details. 
Family and Youth Programs: 
Individual support: 
We offer short-term structured one-on-one peer support and counseling for individual and families with mental health challenges. Individual can access up to 8 sessions. Call our warm line for more detail. 
Public Awareness / Anti Stigma 
Check Up from the Neck Up: public awareness campaign designed to promote the early identification and treatment of mood disorders: 
Special Programs 
Supports for Families and Youth: full time family and youth worker available to support families of young people (14-35yrs) newly diagnosed with mood disorders and psychosis * 416-486-8046 ext 300
Hours Mon-Fri 9:30am - 5pm (Business hours) 
(Support Groups, peer support and counselling till 9pm Mon-Thu)
Dates All year
Areas Served Ontario ; Peel Region
Eligibility Ages: 15 year(s) and up
Fees Membership - $25/yr ; Services and Programs are free
Languages English
Meetings Information forums, 1st Wed of the month, 7pm, call for details; call for meeting times and locations; groups are held days and evenings

Contact Information

Address & Map
36 Eglinton Ave W, Ste 602
Toronto, ON
Canada M4R 1A1
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Intersection 1 block W of Yonge St, on Eglinton Ave W
Transit Information Closest TTC station is Eglinton on the Yonge line
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Office Phone Office: 416-486-8046
Fax 416-486-8127
Toll Free Phone 1-888-486-8236
Primary Contact Quang Vu Mai, Manager of Ontario Peer Support Program, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario; Phone: ext 233; Email:
Primary Executive Anne Marie MacDonald, Executive Director, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Quang Vu Mai, Manager of Ontario Peer Support Program; Phone: ext 233; Email:

Other Details

Print Material Factsheets and Guides on mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders) are available on-line from the website - .
Established 1985
Funding Fundraising ; Membership fees
Service Level (50) Non Profit

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