News & Events

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. ...

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. ...