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September 19, 2013

We are looking for volunteers to help out on Monday Septemeber 30th for our Community Health & Wellbeing Week Event.

September 18, 2013

The Board of Directors and staff of SWCHC wish to express our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by today's tragedy in Barrhaven.

September 16, 2013

The Rochester Heights Community House needs volunteers for their After School Club. For more infomation CLICK HERE

September 12, 2013

Somerset West CHC appreciates the support provided by the Ottawa Carleton District School Board for the School Liason Worker position. This position will work out of the two City of Ottawa emergency family shelters.

September 4, 2013

'September Spike' - also known as 'Week 38' - refers to the annual increase in asthma-related emergency room visits that happen when school begins. Whether you're a parent of a child with asthma, a teacher or healthcare provider, the more you know about asthma the better prepared you will be in case of an asthma attack. 

August 30, 2013

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August 28, 2013

SWCHC staff wish all our children and youth a safe back to school! For more information on how to help children having difficulty transitioning to school please call Kimberly for assistance 613-238-8210 ext 2504

July 29, 2013

Are you between 13 and 18 years of age? We stil have a few spaces in our Leadership Camp.

WHEN: August 6th, 2012 – August 23rd, 2013


WHERE: 299 Rochester St

(Rochester Heights Community House)

WHO: Youth ages 13-18


July 25, 2013

The neighbourhood turned out in full force for yesterdays Play Streets event. Eccles St. was closed between Booth and Lebraton Streets and children and adults enjoyed games, crafts, Good Food Market and a BBQ.

July 11, 2013

Do you have any new or gently used bath towels you would like to donate to our walk-in clinic? We offer a shower to people who otherwise do not have a clean, safe place to wash. We are in desperate need of bath towels as we are seeing a higher than normal volume of folks needing showers. If you have new or gently used towels to donate please bring them in to our walk-in clinic area.

July 9, 2013

SWCHC would like to recoginize Maxine Stata and her 23 years of dedicated service to St. Luke's Lunch Club and Drop-In Centre. Maxine will be retiring at the end of this month to enjoy more time with family and friends.

July 8, 2013

SWCHC has received confirmation that we have achieved full accreditation from the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA). SWCHC has met or exceeded all standards in governance, management and community based primary health care and will maintain accreditation until June 2017. SWCHC is the first community health centre in Ontario to be accredited under the new standards of CCA.


July 8, 2013

The Lung Health program, at Somerset West Community Health Centre (CHC), provides COPD care for a network of seven Community Health Centres and one Aboriginal Health Centre. The population served is over 80,000 people.

July 5, 2013

Please click here for the latest edition of NESI News.

June 28, 2013

This year the Ottawa memorial will be help on July 19th at 10 AM at Cathcart Park

June 26, 2013

We would like to send out a huge shout out to Globe Awards & Promotions for providing our street outreach team ball caps for folks living on the streets and in rooming houses in our community. Globe provided these hats FREE of charge to help ensure the health and safety of our clients during the hot summer months!

June 26, 2013

The Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund was established by the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) in 2009, in honour of the late Marion Dewar, former Mayor of Ottawa. The goal of the Scholarship Fund is to provide financial support to foster academic and leadership excellence in immigrant and refugee youth.

June 19, 2013

Somerset West Community Health Centre will CLOSE today at 5:00 PM for our Annual General Meeting. The AGM will be held at the Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington Street. Registration happens at 5:00 PM with the meeting beginning at 5:30PM

June 11, 2013

Come join neighbours and friends for this free day of family fun! For more information please see our Events Page.

June 4, 2013

Please click HERE for the latest edition of NESI News.

The NESI Peers have prepared an information sheet for folks having issues with their apartments being taken over by unwelcome people. Click Apartment Takeover  for this helpful information.

May 27, 2013

SWCHC is happy to welcome Ms. Anne-Marie Gray as our new Main Receptionist.

May 16, 2013

Primary Health Care services and the Walk-In Clinic will be CLOSED all day May 16, 2013.

May 13, 2013

The Chinatown Remixed Collective promotes contemporary art in Ottawa’s Chinatown, a multicultural village with an Asian flavour. We provide alternative spaces to typical gallery venues, giving a platform to artists. Both established artists and emerging artists are encouraged to exhibit.

May 8, 2013

Your sense of well-being with yourself, has greater impact on your happiness than anything else.