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Association of Ontario Health Centres
Association des centres de sante de l’Ontario

Ontario's voice for community-governed primary health care.

Transformative Change in Action

Towards the Best Possible Health and Wellbeing for Everyone

If you want to go upstream to make a difference to factors that could affect a child’s health and wellbeing for the rest of their lives, it doesn’t make sense to paddle alone. That’s why Guelph Community Health Centre is using a Collective Impact approach to address a complex social issue that has direct impacts on children’s and families’ health.

On Tuesday, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) announced that it will partner with Rexdale CHC and TAIBU CHC to offer more robust and timely supports for Black high school students in conflict with the education system.

The priorities of our society are written on our bodies. Our health status – as individuals and across populations and groups – tells important stories about our living conditions. 

Gloria Daybutch, Executive Director of N’Mninoeyaa Aboriginal Health Access Centre, received the Joe Leonard Award, recognizing her outstanding contributions to Indigenous health.

The North Simcoe Community Health Link was honoured for its work advancing Comprehensive Primary Health Care to better the health and wellbeing of people facing barriers to health.

Three Community Health Centres shared the honours for shifting the conversation on harm reduction and Supervised Injection Services in Ontario

To help people spread the word on social media about this gap in our healthcare system, the Ontario Oral Health Alliance produced a whiteboard video (below) that spotlights the connection between chronic disease and poor oral health care, as well as the social effects of not having access to dental care

Cancer screening rates in Ontario aren’t as high as they should be, and nowhere near provincial benchmarks. But Ontario’s Community Health Centres are seizing opportunities to increase screening rates with a robust health equity approach.

Across Ontario’s political spectrum, support is growing for a Basic Income Guarantee. The idea isn’t a new one, and the reasons for the growing support are many.

In The Book of Negroes, The Illegal as well as many other works, Hill has written extensively about social inequality- in particular racism. In advance of his conference keynote, Lawrence Hill joined us for a brief conversation to set the stage.