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.
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By Anna Claire Ryan, originally published in the Centretown Buzz.
Ottawa has recently witnessed a series of shocking hate crimes. These are very disturbing and do not reflect our community. Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) stands in solidarity with our community in finding these recent attacks totally unacceptable. An attack on one faith is an attack on all faiths.
Time to get your flu shot!
Somerset West Community Health Centre is hosting a free flu clinic on November 23rd for anyone who needs a flu shot.
When | Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Where | Eccles Branch (55 Eccles Street)
For more information, call 613-238-1220.
In celebration of World COPD Day, Somerset West Community Health Centre's Lung Health Program is hosting an open house Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
Somerset West Community Health Centre is pleased to offer a free 5-week workshop to help people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) improve their quality of life. The workshops focus on teaching self-management skills in order for people to live well with COPD. Participants may register for one session or all five.
October 4 – November 1
Between September 26th and October 1st, 108 community-governed primary healthcare organizations across Ontario are taking part in an annual celebration of Community Health and Wellbeing Week. This year's theme is People and Communities First.
Mayor Jim Watson and Knoxdale-Merivale Councillor Keith Egli presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award yesterday to Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) volunteer Reverend Joseph Kiirya.
The Planning Committee of the 30th Anniversary of the People of Canada's Nansen Medal has partnered with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre of the University of Ottawa to launch an exhibit called The Southeast Asian Refugee Crisis and Canada's Response. Please join us at the launch of this exhibit September 9th!
One of the key challenges when serving newcomers is communicating with them in their own language. Refugees, in particular, usually have a limited knowledge of English or French.
Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) is hosting a Back to School Bash for the community on August 31 at Laroche Park in Mechanicsville! Join us from 4–6 p.m. for FREE popcorn, family fun, and lots of other goodies. Our friends and partners from MarketMobile and the Rosemount Branch of the Ottawa Public Library will also be there to help you get set for the school year!
You can now find the Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre (ONHC) on the web!
The Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre (ONHC) will be hosting an open house on August 4th. Tour the facility and learn about the many programs and services we offer for immigrants and refugees!
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Somerset West Community Health Centre hosted @Yasir_Naqvi to make an important announcement this morning.
Not one but four community health centres in Ottawa are looking at the idea of offering supervised injection services to drug addicts.
The Sandy Hill Community Health Centre is currently looking to set up a supervised injection site, the city's first such service, at its Nelson Street location.
Please note that our medical walk-in clinics and all primary healthcare services located at 55 Eccles and 30 Rosemount will be closed Friday, June 17th as our providers will be off-site for a team planning day.
Members of the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) – including Somerset West Community Health Centre – voted unanimously at the AOHC Annual General Meeting on June 7 to adopt a resolution in support of Supervised Injection Services (SIS), which calls on all levels of government to aid efforts to expand harm reduction services in the face of a growing
Please join us on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 for our Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The AGM is a great opportunity to:
Somerset West Community Health Centre (CHC) is pleased to announce that effective August 15, 2016 Ms. Naini Cloutier will be the new Executive Director of our organization. Ms. Cloutier will replace Jack McCarthy who is retiring after 27 years of commendable leadership at Somerset West CHC.
With more than 406,000 regulated nurses in Canada, the largest of any health provider group, nurses are the backbone of our health system. This week, we recognize the profession for their dedication and commitment to making our community a healthier one!
By Aileen Leo, Somerset West Community Health Centre Volunteer. Originally published in the Centretown Buzz.
In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 10-16), the staff of Somerset West CHC would like to thank the many volunteers, past and present, who have generously contributed their time and talents to building a strong Somerset West CHC!
With over 50 programs and services, we simply couldn't run everything without our volunteers’ hundreds of hours of work each and every year.
Mayor Jim Watson and Somerset Ward Councillor Catherine McKenney presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Donna Gray at today’s City Council meeting.
Donna works for the Somerset West Community Health Centre and is the coordinator of Good Food Markets, which improves access to healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables in low-income communities.