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About Waypoint

Your Centre for Mental Health and Addiction Care

Waypoint is a 321-bed academic and teaching hospital providing specialty mental health and addiction services and geriatric services for Simcoe County, Muskoka and central Ontario, as well as forensic mental health services for all of Ontario. Our main campus, which includes the Waypoint Research Institute, is located on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay in the Town of Penetanguishene. As a regional provider of specialized services, the hospital has an extensive range of acute and longer-term psychiatric inpatient, outpatient, and community-based programs to meet the diverse needs of people of all ages, cultures and identities. Our team of forward-thinking experts provides leadership to the broader healthcare system. We harness partnership, innovation and research to advance understanding of mental health and addictions and improve lives locally and around the world.

Our Story

A Waypoint is a reference point for navigation, whether nautical or in finding your way on a road or journey. Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is situated on beautiful Georgian Bay, a nautical location capturing the healing power often associated with water. It represents a safe harbour, a guiding light or safe stopping point during a storm, helping define the hospital's role in the journey of treatment and recovery from mental illness.


As an inspired organization, we will change lives by leading the advancement and delivery of compassionate care.


We are a Catholic hospital committed to providing excellence in specialized mental health and addiction services grounded in research and education and guided by faith-based values.


Caring - We will treat every person with compassionate sensitivity.
Respect - We will recognize the inherent worth of every person and treat them with courtesy.
Innovation - We will be creative and discover and apply new knowledge.
Accountability - We will be ethical, transparent and responsible for our actions and results.

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