Through its education initiatives, Schizophrenia Society of Canada aims to provide reliable, Canadian-based information for those living with mental illness and their families. The mental health resources listed below offer relevant information, tools, and support for individuals in need of mental health help and their families.


For one-on-one consultation contact your Provincial Schizophrenia Society

Canada-Wide Survey Addresses Ways to Improve Quality of Life for Canadians Living with Mental Illness...

The Schizophrenia Society of Canada (SCC) commissioned a Canada-wide survey in 2009 to learn how it can support people living with schizophrenia and their families to recover the best quality of life possible. Through a qualitative and quantitative survey and cross Canada focus groups, 1,086 people with mental health experience shared what quality of life means to them. The results revealed that people living with schizophrenia and their families share similar hopes and frustrations regarding their quality of life and possibility of mental health recovery.

Strengthening Families Together

A 10-session national education program for family members and friends of individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses. For more information

Your Recovery Journey

Your Recovery Journey, is based on the experiences of people who have a mental illness and who know there is hope, who are well and doing the things they want with their lives and who believe in mental health recovery.

The program offers five free interactive weekly sessions, each ninety minutes long, and all facilitated by people in recovery who can give you valuable information that will help you on your recovery journey. You’ll also learn how to find peer support and build new life skills.

The program is designed for any person who needs mental health help who would like to find support and explore different aspect of mental health recovery. Using the variety of formats, including presentation and mental health resources, interactive exercises, and structured activities, the program guides participants towards their goals of establishing and maintaining wellness.

To view videos and support material click here.

Reaching Out

A youth-oriented early intervention resource kit, designed to educate young people about what is schizophrenia and provide real tools to help others with regards to schizophrenia treatment.

Talking with your health care professional about what is Schizophrenia, schizophrenia treatment options and mental health recovery possibilities will help.

Schizophrenia: A Journey to Recovery - View PDF File

The Schizophrenia Society of Canada is pleased to offer a one of the mental health resources that provides consumers and family members with plain-language information on the clinical schizophrenia treatment.

Schizophrenia: A Journey to Recovery -- A Consumer and Family Guide to Assessment and Treatment was produced through a partnership between the Schizophrenia Society of Canada and the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The project adapted the CPA's Clinical Guidelines for the Treatment of Schizophrenia into a user-friendly format to assist consumers and families as they navigate their way through assessment, treatment and mental health recovery.

Schizophrenia and Substance Use

To view PDF of Concurrent Disorders and Schizophrenia: A National Awareness Strategy Discussion Paper

To view and download the project materials on concurrent disorders, please refer to the website at Schizophrenia and Substance Use


The booklets provide a user-friendly summary of the information on the site. You will require Adobe Acrobat to download the files.

Rays of Hope

Now in its fourth edition, this is a "must-have" publication for families and caregivers of individuals with schizophrenia. Rays of Hope is available here to download, or a copy of the book can be purchased through your provincial schizophrenia society office.

Respite Survey

The Schizophrenia Society of Canada is pleased to present its report on the Respite Needs of People Living with Schizophrenia. Based on a survey of society members across the country, the report provides valuable information about the respite needs and challenges facing people who live with schizophrenia and their caregivers, making it one of the valuable mental health resources we have on our web site. Learn more about the SSC Respite Survey and Report.

What is schizophrenia and what is psychosis - 34 facts about schizophrenia and psychosis

10 Tips for Handling a Schizophrenia Crisis

iHope Tool

Research Survey to Examine Stigma Around Mental Illness

Have you experienced a mental health concern? Western Sydney University is conducting research into stigma and mental health. We are looking at stigma in a number of countries and asking people who have had mental health concerns to use their personal experience to help us to understand mental health stigma better.

You are invited to participate in the study: "A comparison of mental health stigma across culturally similar countries". This research has been approved by the Human Research and Ethics Committee of Western Sydney University H13333.

If you would like to find out more information, please contact Dr Lorraine Ivancic via email at [email protected] or the project supervisor Dr Roy Laube at [email protected].