News & Events

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. ...

Making Votes Count for people who are homeless

October 23, 2015

The Ottawa-based Making Votes Count Homeless Engagement Working Group worked tirelessly and effectively to ensure that those who are homeless or without ID could still participate in the 2015 Federal election! Together the small team outreached to approximately 30 homeless resources, shelters and drop-in centres in the City, including Indigenous-specific agencies, and targeted the three main shelters on the day of election. ...

Waiting list is now closed for new medical clients

September 10, 2015

Our medical clinic's wait list is now full. We are no longer accepting new medical clients. We encourage you to register with Health Care Connect, an Ontario Government service to help you find a family doctor or nurse practitioner. Keep visiting our website for the next available spots. ...

Accepting new medical clients to our waitlist

January 16, 2015

Updated on Jan. 21 Our medical clinic's wait list is now full. We are no longer accepting new medical clients.  We encourage you to register with Health Care Connect, an Ontario Government service to help you find a family doctor or nurse practitioner.  ---- ...

Celebrating accreditation success

December 18, 2014

We have great news to share! The Centretown Community Health Centre is proud to share with you the outstanding results from our recent accreditation by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA). Not only did we meet the requirements for accreditation, we exceeded them. We met all 45 mandatory standards and 32 leading practice standards. ...

Health and Wellbeing report card calls on municipal candidates to “bridge the gap

October 7, 2014

Health and Wellbeing report card calls on municipal candidates to “bridge the gap” The city of Ottawa needs to do a better job investing in its people and communities. This is according to a report card on the city’s health and wellbeing released by the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa (CHRC). ...

Fresh, healthy, affordable food for all: Good Food Boxes are delivery by volunteers to over 35 Ottawa communities

July 18, 2014

By David King and Janet Man, Ottawa Good Food Box volunteers ...

Changes to our playgroup schedule

June 18, 2014

There are an increasing number of participants attending the Early Years Playgroup (birth—6 years). Most days, we have had to turn participants away when reaching maximum capacity for the room and resources. In order to provide all community members with the opportunity to attend, we have made changes to the program schedule. Starting on Wednesday July 2, the following guidelines will be implemented: ...

Making votes count where we live

June 13, 2014

By Xiaoxi Wang, City for All Women Initiative Note: This opinion piece was originally published in the Centretown Buzz ...

Health & wellbeing in Ontario taking a backseat to Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

April 29, 2014

Report calls for comprehensive network of Community Health Centres (OTTAWA) – APRIL 29, 2014 - Ontario’s high level of economic insecurity reported earlier today by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) is impacting other areas of people’s lives, leading to increased demand for health services and supports, according to the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC.)  ...