Ontario Shores x The Hub Hackathon for Mental Health & Innovation

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Challenge Statement: How might we improve access to internal and community resources and our referral process.

Having a centralized database of internal and external resources would allow staff to provide optimal care for their patients. This would include housing options, access to outside services (Speech Language Pathologists) as well as internal services that could guide referrals and pull in individuals with unique skillsets (ex. language interpreter, yoga instructor) where required. Currently our intake team has an extensive list of resources compiled for patients and families phoning in for support, it would be helpful to have a more user-friendly navigation of resources.


  • 1st Place Prize of $ 5,000 ($ 1,000 per individual)
  • 2nd Place Price of $ 2,500 ($ 500 per individual)

The Hub is U of T Scarborough's innovation centre and startup incubator. We help students and recent alumni from all disciplines launch successful ideas in research commercialization, social innovation, and business creation.

Ontario Shores for Mental Health Sciences is a public teaching hospital providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. Exemplary patient care is delivered through safe and evidence-based approaches where successful outcomes are achieved using best clinical practices and the latest advances in research. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care built on compassion, inspiration and hope.

Locations Include:

  • UTSC The Hub, 1057 Military Trail #1049, Scarborough, ON (Highland Hall HL 280)
  • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, 700 Gordon St, Whitby, ON L1N 5S9
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Location: The Hub and Ontario Shores