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Our History

A Brief History of Carlington Community Health Centre

1976: Residents of Carlington started meeting to explore the need for service coordination in Carlington

1984: Carlington received Resource Centre funding from to Region of Ottawa-Carleton

1985: Carlington Community Resource Centre was incorporated to serve the Carlington Community

1987: Local regional politicians encouraged the Board to expand parent-child programming to the Debra Dynes housing project

1990: The board applied to the District Health Council for monies to develop a proposal for a Community Health Centre. The District Council recommended the Carlington proposal to the Ministry of Health but recommended to the Board that the Centre rationalize its boundaries with other Centres

1991: The Board initiated boundary discussions with Pinecrest-Queensway and Somerset-West Community Health Centre. A group of Westboro residents made a request to the Commissioner of Social Services to develop a Resource Centre in Westboro. The Commissioner denied the request but encouraged the residents to negotiate services through Carlington Resource Centre.

April: Carlington Resource Centre received health Centre funding

The Board redefined the service catchment area with the following motion:

That the boundaries of the Client Service Area of the Carlington Community and Health Services Corporation extend from the Ottawa River south on Island Park Drive and Fisher Avenue to Baseline Road, west on Baseline Road to Woodroffe Avenue, north on Woodroffe Avenue to the Ottawa River, along the Ottawa River south shoreline to the starting point, and include the Debra Dynes Housing Project in the Carleton Heights.

The Board

1994 January: The Board accepted a Terms of Reference for the sale or lease of land at 900 Merivale Road. The official opening of the new building was held on April 25, 1994

1995 January: A new Mission Statement and Statement of Values was accepted by the Board

By-Law No. 2 broadened the objectives of the Corporation and changes the name in the Letters Patent to: Services communautaires et de santé Carlington Community and Health Services

1996 June 18th: Restructuring of Centre services and Programs to Medical / Intervention and Health Promotion Program area.

1997: Partial French language designation granted to CCHS by Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services. Community garden developed with 140 garden plots

1999: Carlington successfully negotiates with the Ottawa Hospital the addition of Assertive Community Treatment Team

Accreditation successfully completed in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2013

2010: Name changed to Carlington Community Health Centre

2013: Achieved French Language Services Designation

2014 April: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care provides $4.8 million for Centres proposed Health Hub