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The case for a truly bilingual Ottawa

January 26, 2017

Published in Centretown Buzz on January 19, 2017 by Patrick Ladouceur and Rachael Manion Bilingualism in Ottawa? Sounds like a familiar debate. This debate has been more active than ever in recent months with several organizations, including the Centretown Community Health Centre (CCHC) and Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC), supporting the initiative. ...

PRESS RELEASE: Health and Housing in West-Central Ottawa: The Facts on Rooming Houses

November 29, 2016

PRESS RELEASE For IMMEDIATE RELEASE HEALTH AND HOUSING IN WEST-CENTRAL OTTAWA: THE FACTS ON ROOMING HOUSES Ottawa, November 29, 2016 – A new report by Somerset West Community Health Centre and Centretown Community Health Centre shows that rooming houses in Ottawa often fail to meet minimum standards for safety, affordability and maintenance. ...

OTTAWA GOOD FOOD BOX CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY

November 24, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY For IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA GOOD FOOD BOX CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY Ottawa, November 23, 2016 – The Ottawa Good Food Box (GFB) is hosting an event to celebrate its 20th year of bringing healthy, fresh, affordable food to neighbourhoods throughout Ottawa. With 40 sites throughout the city, that’s a lot of tasty fruits and vegetables each month! ...

Rooming Houses: not just a room

November 22, 2016

Published in the Centretown Buzz on November 18, 2016. by Anna Claire Ryan Housing is a key social determinant of health and wellbeing. We know that living in unsafe, unaffordable or insecure housing increases the risk of many health problems. Yet access to safe and affordable housing in central Ottawa is a challenge for many. ...

How Food Insecurity Affects All of Us and What’s Being Done About It

November 22, 2016

By Jennifer Adelson   Many people in Ottawa lack access to healthy, affordable food and are food insecure. This is a large issue affecting downtown neighbourhoods as well as all of Ottawa, including rural areas such as West Carleton. ...

Supervised injection services: saving lives and improving community safety

November 22, 2016

Published in Centretown Buzz, May 16, 2016 by Valérie Levert-Gagnon A supervised injection service (SIS) is in the works for our partner Sandy Hill Community Health Centre. The Centretown and Somerset West Community Health Centres (CHCs) fully endorse Sandy Hill’s application to Health Canada for an exemption to offer supervised injection in addition to the range of services they offer for people who inject drugs. ...

Summer Solstice - Celebration of Community

October 24, 2016

June 07, 2016 - June 20, 2016 Come and join us around the sacred fire!  Activities and entertainment for all ages and abilities.  Everyone is welcome. Bring your own picnic. When: June 19th at 10:30 am - 10:00 pm. at Dundonald Park - Corner of Lyon and Somerset. Rain or shine. ...

Beyond Healthcare: Community Health Centres and their Partners Provide Early Childhood Development Services to Syrian Refugee Children

March 7, 2016

Ottawa, March 7, 2016 – Ottawa Community Health Centres (CHCs), Mothercraft Ottawa’s Ontario Early Years Centre and Dovercourt Recreation Association have partnered to provide essential early childhood development services as part of the resettlement support to Ottawa’s Syrian refugee population. ...

Ottawa Organizations Collaborate on Food Security

March 4, 2016

Ottawa, March 4, 2016 – The University of Ottawa, the Ottawa Good Food Box and the Wabano Centre of Aboriginal Health are on a mission to improve food security in Ottawa. ...

Community Health Centres Join Forces to Care for Health Needs of Syrian Refugees in Ottawa

February 9, 2016

Ottawa, February 9, 2016 – Six Ottawa Community Health Centres (CHCs) and the Bruyère Family Medicine Centre have joined forces alongside other local health organizations via the Refugee 613 Health Task Force to provide essential urgent primary care and resettlement support to Ottawa’s Syrian refugee population. ...