We value equity, diversity, caring and inclusion. We accept people without judgement and support them where they are at in their life.
Who We Are
Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) is a non-profit, community-governed organization. We were established in 1978 and are located in the heart of Chinatown.
What We Do
We support people and communities to enjoy the best possible health and well-being by providing health and social services.
We do this by removing barriers to accessing services for people who are vulnerable because of their age, income, ability, sexual orientation or gender identity, and language or culture.
We work alongside community members to make our neighbourhood and our city an even better place to live.
Who We Serve
Somerset West is deeply connected to the communities we serve. We pay particular attention to groups facing barriers, including people who are:
Experiencing mental health challenges
From ethnocultural, racialized or newcomer communities
Living with low-income
Homeless or precariously housed
Where We Serve
Diversity makes our community stronger.
We are all connected and Everyone Matters.
Health is a state of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being.
Health equity is key to inclusive, healthy communities.
Working in partnerships makes our impact more powerful.
Meet our Executive Director, Naini Cloutier.
With roughly 30 years experience in the human services field, more than 20 of which were spent working in the Community Health Centre (CHC) sector, Naini brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to her role at SWCHC. She has extensive experience in health equity, community development, health promotion, and advocacy.
Throughout her career in the CHC sector, Naini has demonstrated a strong commitment to working hand in hand with communities and staff to plan and deliver services that respond to the unique needs of community members.
Outside the CHC sector, Naini has participated in various community planning bodies and boards in the area of accreditation, evaluation, funding and the non-profit sector generally. She currently sits as a member of the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) Council which provides leadership and strategic stewardship in the implementation of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy (OIS).
Naini holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Queen’s University.
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