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Somerset-West

SWCHC is well known for its excellent Community Health Centre (CHC) model and its professional health services team, but it has also become a leader in offering a wide range of community-building activities and advocacy programs.

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    Homeless Crisis Outreach Project

    Homeless Crisis Outreach Workers provide outreach supports to street involved persons in crisis during COVID-19.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Street involved persons experiencing crisis

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    African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) COVID-19 Wellness Webinars

    Let's be in charge of our wellness! Webinars developed for the community, by the community

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    Anyone that identifies as African, Caribbean, Black (ACB)

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    Social Services

    Somerset West Community Health Center's language assistance services include counseling on financial and mental health problems, application forms, social services benefits, and more.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Anyone ages 18+

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    Toi, moi et la mère l'Oie

    A fun and interactive session for children less than one year old.

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    Parents and children less than 1 year old

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    Programme Parascolaire

    Physical activity, homework help, and health and wellness for kids in grade school!

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Children ages 6-12

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    Les Libellules

    A free French playgroup for parents and infants 0-6 months old.

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    French-speaking parents with children up to 6 months

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    Vietnamese Drop-In

    This is a social drop in for Vietnamese community members.

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    Vietnamese speaking adults (18+)

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    Yet Keen Seniors' Day Centre

    Yet Keen is a day program that promotes the physical and mental wellbeing of Chinese-speaking seniors.
    Yet Keen is currently operating remotely and on online platforms due to COVID.

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    Seniors over age of 60

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    Chinese Seniors Physical Fitness Program

    Trainer Gary Campbell leads a weekly exercise class for Chinese seniors.

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    Chinese Seniors 60 years and older

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    Income Tax Clinics

    Once a year, we engage volunteers through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) to file simple tax returns for people who meet the eligibility requirements for the program.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Clients of SWCHC

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    Shopping Group

    Weekly transportation for seniors to a local grocery store and shopping mall and back.

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    60 Years and Older

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    The Place to Be Drop-In

    Join us at the Place to Be, a drop-in program for adults who want to have fun, develop friendships, and connect with counsellors!

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    Adults

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    Support Line for African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) Communities

    Are you feeling sad, anxious, confused or overwhelmed by life's struggles and dealing with COVID-19 impacts?

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Anyone that identifies as African, Caribbean, or Black

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    Playgroups and Parenting Support

    Interactive, age-appropriate activities including songs, crafts, stories, and games for children from birth to age 6 and their parents and/or caregivers to learn through play.

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    Children up to age 6 years

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    Headstart Programs

    Programs include enriched early childhood education, parenting support, and speech and language assessments.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Children aged 15 months to 5 years

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    Clothing Cupboard

    Need some new kid's clothes?

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    Families

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    After-School Program

    Physical activity, homework help, and health and wellness for kids in grade school!

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Children ages 6-12

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    Chair Fitness Exercise Class

    Improve your range of motion, coordination, strength and balance at this free weekly exercise class.

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    All ages welcome

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    Rochester Heights Community House

    The Rochester Heights Community House offers a variety of educational, recreational, and social programs for residents of the Somerset West Service Area.

    Status

    Modified

    For Who:

    All ages

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    Good Food Box

    Boxes of fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables grown close to home and delivered to the Eccles Branch, once a month.

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    All ages

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    Peers Helping Peers

    Peers take part in meetings and training sessions that focus on connecting people, building skills and empowerment.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    people who live in Rochester Heights, Mechanicsville and for members of the Yet Keen Seniors Centre.

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    Anti-Racism Community Initiative

    Our anti-racism community projects work to create community-based solutions to fight racism and discrimination.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Ages 19+

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    Building Community... Together

    Ensuring new construction projects include affordable housing and authentically consult on West Centretown’s needs.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Ages 19+

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    African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) HIV Prevention

    Outreach and capacity building around HIV prevention in African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities in Ottawa.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Anyone that identifies as African, Caribbean, Black (ACB)

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    Good Food Market

    Good Food Markets are community, non-profit markets in Ottawa that sell a variety of high-quality fruits, vegetables, and dried goods at a great value.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Everyone

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    Seniors' Community Kitchen

    Have fun trying new recipes and adapting old favourites to help manage diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other health issues!

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    Seniors 60 years and older

General Inquiries

Please call us at 613-238-8210 or email info@swchc.on.ca.

To protect your privacy, please note that we will not respond to emails about health concerns because email is not a secure means of communication.

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