Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre
Member of the Executive Board of Directors
September 2008 — October 2010
At Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, we provide a range of health, community and social services. Core services include primary care, mental health, children's services and a range of community programs such as employment, youth programs, multicultural programs and community development. These services include services for people who live in the west-end of the City of Ottawa, and regional programs that cover a broader area. The programs are described in this brochure.
Our team includes a range of different health and social services professionals. They work together to provide services that help people and the community in which they live to be as healthy as possible. Clients can use one of our services or many, depending on needs. Our work is enhanced through volunteers and students who provide support to our programs.
To help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge they need to be active in promoting their own health, as well as the health of their communities, we use a health promotion approach. This approach addresses the broad determinants of health (e.g. income, housing, employment, etc.). In response to community needs, language and cultural issues are considered in our service and program planning. We also have a number of designated bilingual services, including the Ontario Early Years Centre.