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January 27, 2014

Ottawa Public Health has again issued a Frostbite Warning for today and tomorrow. 

January 21, 2014

Do you need help quitting or just want more information on your options? Call SWCHC at 613-238-8210 ext 2370 or check out SMOKE FREE ONTARIO  

January 21, 2014

The latest addition of the NESI News is available HERE

January 10, 2014

PressProgress has a good article on the ongoing dispute with the Federal Government on the funding of basic health care for Canadian refugees.

Click Here

January 8, 2014

Please CLICK HERE for the locations and details for publically-funded falls prevention exercise programs for seniors “Stand Up” classes in the Ottawa area.  


January 8, 2014

In the past week there has been increased media attention on influenza, stimulated by reports of high numbers of cases of H1N1 in Alberta. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is seeing an increase in public demand for immunization.

January 8, 2014

Help support mental health initatives and awerness across Canada today by texting, tweeting or long distance calling through the Bell Canada network. We can all make such a difference by just picking up the phone! For more information please go to

January 6, 2014

There is still space available in our WEDNESDAY Making Baby Food Workshop - see flyer or call Bonnie at 613-238-8210 ext 2352 for more details and to register.

December 19, 2013

Please note that our elevator  is NOT WORKING and will be out of service for the rest of today December 18th and ALL DAY Friday December 19th. For more information please call 613-238-1220. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause our clients and visitors.

December 16, 2013

SWCHC would like to extend a special THANK YOU to Sheila McLaine of 24 York Street's Planet Coffee for the donation of yummy fresh muffins and cookies to the Family Shelter this past Sunday.

December 6, 2013

Are you one of many Canadians that struggle to afford dental care? CLICK HERE for more information on free dental care at the Walter Baker Sports Centre on December 21st from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please note this is first come first serve.

December 4, 2013

For the latest edition of the NESI News please CLICK HERE


December 3, 2013

For a list of FREE of charge  holiday meals and events across the region please CLICK HERE

December 2, 2013

SWCHC outreach staff share the message on HIV/AIDS awareness  at a packed event last Saturday. CLICK HERE for more information.

November 29, 2013

Many thanks to the National Bank for their wonderful contribution of $5,000 to support programming for youth and young adults at Rochester Heights Community House.

This will help support our life skills training and development programming which includes a focus on promoting healthy behaviour which enables access to positive adult role models.

November 22, 2013

Please join SWCHC and River Jordan Ministries for an evening of remembrance and prayer for those we've lost to HIV/AIDS and those affected and infected with HIV/AIDS. For full information and to RSVP please CLICK HERE

November 20, 2013

The fight against HIV/AIDS is NOT OVER! Please click HERE for upcoming Aids Awareness Week events in Ottawa.

November 14, 2013

SWCHC is looking for a Community Dietition to work two days per week. If you are interested CLICK HERE for more information.

November 8, 2013

Former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan and Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil, are members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy.

November 7, 2013

Please click HERE for the November edition of the NESI NEWS. If you need more information on our harm reduction services please give us a call at 613-238-8210 ext 2246 after 1:00PM

November 4, 2013

Find out what's going on at the Rochester Heights Community House this month, CLICK HERE for the newsletter. For more information o programs and services at the Roschester Heights COmmunity House call Kelly at 613-237-6529.

October 30, 2013

October 30th marks Early Childhodd Educator and Child Care Workers Appreciation Day! Somerset West CHC is honoured to have some of the very best Early Childhood Educators in our Headstart Nursery Schools and our Parenting Support Programs. Thank you for all you give on a daily basis to the children in your care.

October 28, 2013

Our next Flu Sht Clinic is Monday November 4th from 1:00-3:30 PM

October 17, 2013

Through a grant from Tony Boghossian, pharmacist and owner of Bell Pharmacy located at 737 Gladstone Ave, SWCHC will have a pharmacist on staff for a 6 month pilot project. 

CLICK HERE to read a great article about this exciting pilot project in the Centretown BUZZ.

October 15, 2013

Please take care of yourself and each other...BE SAFE! Here's some tips for taking care of yourself:

* Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts

* Avoid isolated areas and take more time before getting in a car

* Tell someone where you are and/or work in pairs'

* Always have your cell phone on you and charged with minutes