Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 705-549-3181
Fax 705-549-3172
E-Mail Cathy.Difonte@ontario.ca
Website www.ppao.gov.on.ca
Located In Community Penetanguishene
Address Toanche Building
500 Church St
Penetanguishene, ON L9M 1G3
 
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Contact Information
Primary Contact Cathy DiFonte, Patient Advocate; Phone: ext 2385
Alternate Contact Julian Kusek, Patient Advocate; Phone: ext 2389
Primary Executive Phone: ext 2386
Alternate Executive Wade Stevenson, Parient Right Advisor; Phone: ext 2386
Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides patient advocacy and rights advice services as well as systemic advocacy and public education  
• Assists patients with resolving individual or systemic issues  
• Seeks to resolve issues that are impacting patient rights and entitlements  
• Provides rights advice services  
• Offers public education through speaking engagements 
 
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care service delivered through Waypoint
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Central Ontario
Eligibility Any psychiatric in-patient at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health or an out-patient
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French - Programs, Formal ; Interpretive Services - On request
Fees None
Other Details
Established 1982
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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