You are here


October 2, 2015

Mayor Jim Watson said it best:

September 30, 2015

In response to the current Syrian refugee crisis, Mayor Jim Watson will host a public forum to bring together residents and community groups who wish to help, and provide them with the knowledge and contacts that will make their involvement possible.

September 28, 2015

OTTAWA - Making Votes Count Where We Live has released a new promotional video to encourage youth voting in the upcoming federal election on October 19th.

September 17, 2015

OTTAWA, September 17, 2015 – The Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa (CHRC), along with its partner agencies, issued an urgent call today for Canada’s next federal government to tackle the growing problem of income inequality.

July 8, 2015

During July and August, the Eccles and Rosemount Branches will be open at 9 am on Thursdays. The Eccles Walk-In Clinic will open at 10 am on Thursdays.

June 24, 2015

Somerset West (SWCHC) was thrilled to host it's first-ever Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) event on June 24, 2015. 

June 23, 2015

On June 23, an “Everyone Matters Award” was presented to several peers in SWCHC’s harm reduction program, the Needle Exchange and Safer Inhalation program (NESI). We extend our sincere thanks to them for their leadership on NESI's successful Peer Advisory Committee

June 16, 2015

Somerset West Community Health Centre will close at 5 pm on Wednesday June 17 for our Annual General Meeting.

Both branches will also be closed all day Thursday June 25 for the Somerset West staff retreat.

June 2, 2015

The MarketMobile is mobile grocery store that brings fresh, affordable, and culturally-appropriate vegetables and fruit to Ottawa neighbourhoods that have limited access to healthy food.

May 29, 2015

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting on June 17th, 2015. There will be food, beverages, awards, and more!

CLICK HERE for further details.


March 16, 2015

Spaces for the SWCHC Income Tax Clinics are FULL, we are no longer accepting any new clients. For information on other free income tax clinics in the City of Ottawa please


March 10, 2015

Membership is a great way to show your support, for not only Somerset West CHC but for the whole Community Health Centre Model of Care!

March 5, 2015

Help us bring the largest capital fundraising campaign in SWCHC history to a successful end on March 31, 2015!  We are just 20% away from our target of $500,000 




March 5, 2015

The latest edition of the NESI News is available HERE

March 4, 2015

Join the NESI crew for this free workshop and get the latest on how to deal with bed bugs, what resources are out there to help you deal, and what rights you have as a renter when you get bit.

Where? SWCHC 55 Eccles

When? 1:30pm Thursday, March 5th, 2015

March 3, 2015

We would like to recognize one of our peer workers, Richard Henry, who has recently published his book” Life in the Game of Addictions”. This is a memoir of breaking free from addictions and finding the answers to life on the road to recovery.  We wish Richard well and congratulate him on his publication.

February 27, 2015

FREE Income Tax Clinic for low income residents of our service area. This service is by appointment ONLY,  for more information CLICK HERE

February 12, 2015

Ottawa Public Health has issued a frostbite advisory for today that is effective until further notice.

February 12, 2015

The two links below are information from Ottawa Public Health on measles and the measles vaccine. If you have any questions please ask your health care provider or contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.

February 6, 2015

Please find the February edition of the NESI News HERE.

February 3, 2015

Looking for an alternative to the traditional budget consultation, and live in the urban core?

January 21, 2015

Please join us for our next Good Food Market tomorrow from 4-6 PM at 280 Rochester Street on the corner of Rochester and Gladstone. Great prices on fresh fruits and veggies. If you want more information please call Emilie at 613-238-8210 ext 2250