Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres Services Directory

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SERVICES DIRECTORY 2022 - 2023

Every One Matters. Serving the Chatham-Kent community at the following locations: Chatham Wallaceburg Walpole Island


Welcome to the

The Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres (CKCHC) have a dynamic, dedicated and compassionate staff that shares our vision of “the best possible health and wellbeing for those we serve” in supporting vulnerable populations within Chatham-Kent. As a Community Health Centre, we provide a wholistic interdisciplinary approach to all aspects of an individual’s health and wellbeing. Our Model of Health and Wellbeing places the individual at the center of all that we do, and empowers people to actively participate in healthy lifestyle choices. There is a strong emphasis on health promotion and illness prevention. We operate three satellites across Chatham-Kent including Chatham, Wallaceburg and Walpole Island. Through partnerships, our programs and services are delivered in a wide variety of community settings and outreach locations. Our interdisciplinary team is committed to excellence in primary health and wellness care with a continued focus on improvement initiatives to enhance our high-quality programs and services. In alignment with the Ministry of Health, Ontario Health and the ChathamKent Ontario Health Team’s directions for improved client experience, this organization continues to strengthen primary care as the foundation of the health care system through an equity lens. We do so by addressing social determinants of health, supporting health promotion activities and increasing access to primary care, wellness programs and services for our priority populations. Through our many partnerships and health system coordination, clients and families benefit from seamless, supportive and timely care. The CKCHC is united to embrace change and eliminate barriers to access and equity of services. Collectively we remain committed to making a difference in the lives of our clients, families and the community. We know that our clients and families deserve our undivided attention and partnership in their care. Thank you to all our clients, families and community members for helping us deliver better care to our community that is responsive to your needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions Do the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres have a walk-in clinic? The CKCHC is not a walk-in clinic, appointments with Doctors and Nurse Practitioners are for clients only.

What if I need to see a health professional on short notice? Every effort will be made to leave appointment time slots open and available for clients needing urgent care. Clients must call the CKCHC to obtain urgent care appointments.

What are the types of health professionals and other staff that provide service? The CKCHC is comprised of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Dietitians, Social Workers, Health Promoters, Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists and other health care professionals who provide services such as mental health counselling, diabetes education, health promotion and community outreach programs.

Do I have to pay to receive services? You do not need to pay and you do not need an OHIP card to receive services.

What if I miss an appointment? Clients are asked to make every effort to keep appointments and to be on time. If you cannot make an appointment, we request 24 hours’ notice in order to respect the time of our team and the other clients. For clients who frequently miss or cancel their appointments, an appointment policy comes into effect and it can be requested from reception.

Can I go to another Physician or Nurse Practitioner while I am a client of the Health Centre? When you become a client of the CKCHC, you are enrolled with the Physicians and Nurse Practitioners at the centre. If you choose to see another primary care provider outside of the CKCHC, the Physician or Nurse Practitioner with whom you are registered can remove you from their client list.

How do I book an appointment? Call 519-397-5455 or visit the CKCHC location in your area.

Do the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres provide emergency services? The CKCHC does not handle medical emergencies. Please go directly to your local hospital for immediate care or dial 911. www.ckchc.ca

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Table of Contents Who We Are

Frequently Asked Questions.................3 About the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres............................................6 Mission, Vision, Values.............................6 Our Promise.................................................7 Our Board of Directors.............................7 Locations & Hours of Operation...........9 Our Healthcare Team.............................10 Model of Health and Wellbeing.........12

Programs & Services CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION & MANAGEMENT Age Well......................................................13 Beat the Odds...........................................13 Breathe Well..............................................13 Cardiac Rehab and Secondary Prevention..................................................13 COPD Support Group.............................14 Master Your Health.................................14

GENERAL HEALTH & WELLNESS Art Series....................................................14 Blood Pressure Clinics............................14 Book Club...................................................14 Building Healthy Babies........................14

Coffee Corner............................................14 Elevation.....................................................15 Flu Shot Clinics.........................................15 Fresh.............................................................15 Miijim Meetings.......................................15 Telemedicine.............................................15 Traditional Healing..................................15 Wallaceburg Hydrotherapy..................16 Winter Warm Up......................................16 World of Wellness....................................16 Zhiibii Circle...............................................16

MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS Bent Not Broken.......................................16 Bundle of Arrows.....................................16 Chatham-Kent Addictions Awareness Conference.................................................16 Eating Disorders.......................................17 Illumination: Dream Beyond Today...17 Mental Health & Addictions Care Coordination.............................................17 Mind Over Mood.....................................17 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.......................................................17 Neighbours, Friends & Families Working Together to End Abuse........18

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OUTREACH Merry Mingle.............................................18 Access Open Minds.................................19 Chatham Shelter......................................19 Greenhill Produce....................................19 Health Promotion Outreach................19 University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus.......................................................19 Truly Green Farms....................................19 Westover Treatment Centre.................19

YOUTH Anger Solutions for Youth....................20 Fresh for Youth.........................................20 Persevere....................................................20 Youth Gender Diversity Clinic.............20

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Who We Are About the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres The Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres are non-profit, communitygoverned, multi-service health centres that provide primary health care, health promotion and community development services all under one roof. We are designed with the community in mind and for that reason we assist persons of all ages who are economically and/or socially disadvantaged with a focus on: • Mental health and addictions • Persons that face barriers such as race, language, culture and/or sexual orientation • Persons who are homeless/under-housed or at risk for homelessness We also collaborate with other community service agencies as we believe that by utilizing each other’s skills, we are able to deliver the best programs that promote health and improve wellbeing for our clients and the community at-large. Many of our programs are accessible free of charge to all residents of the ChathamKent community.

Mission Together with clients and community partners, we provide access to a broad range of services that promote health and wellbeing.

Vision The best possible health and wellbeing for those we serve.

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Values At the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres we believe that values are important and culture counts. We will strive to use these values in all that we do: • Trust – We cultivate safety, privacy, honesty, integrity, accountability, and reliability in mutual relationships. • Respect – We focus on people as active participants, honouring the dignity and uniqueness of each person with acceptance and compassion. • Equity – We advocate for and create environments that are culturally-safe, barrier-free, wholistic, inclusive, and accessible. • Collaboration – We work together to achieve the best outcomes.

Our Promise The staff at the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres will take the time to listen carefully to your concerns and will work together with you to develop a plan that works for you.

Our Board of Directors Steve Brown, President • • • •

Appointed to the Board June 28, 2017 Honours Bachelor of Commerce from University of Windsor Chartered Professional Accountant Director, Financial Services, Deputy Treasurer for the Municipality of ChathamKent • Exofficio of the CKCHC Board Resources and Risk Committee, • Chair of the CKCHC Board Governance/Nominations Committee

Art Schaafsma, Vice President • Appointed to the Board June 25, 2019 • Bachelor of Science (Agr) Masters of Science, PhD University of Guelph – Crop Protection • Professor, Field Crop Protection Department, Plan Agr. OAC. • Member of the CKCHC Board Quality Committee and Governance/ Nominations Committee

Maggie Abbey, Secretary • • • •

Appointed to the board on October 20, 2020 Digital Marketing certificate, Columbia School of Business National Marketing Manager Pride Seeds Member of the CKCHC Board Governance and Nominations Committee

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Joey Vandermeer, Director • • • • •

Appointed to the Board June 27, 2018 Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Laurentian University Project Manager – Tax System Modernization, Municipality of Chatham-Kent Serves as the Alliance for Healthier Communities Board Liaison Chair of the CKCHC Board Resources and Risk Committee

Allen Deleary, Director • • • •

Appointed to the Board March 12, 2019 Native Studies / Political Science, Trent University Director of Operations Caldwell First Nations Member of the CKCHC Board Resources and Risk Committee and Governance/ Nominations SubCommittee (Bkejwanong

Kaitlyn Morrison, Director • Appointed to the board on June 30, 2021 • Master of Public Health, Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Human Nutrition • Quality Improvement Decision Support Specialist, Windsor Family Health Team • Member of the CKCHC Board Quality Committee

Tabitha Cook, Director • Appointed to the board on September 21, 2020 • Masters of Applied Health Science, Department of Recreation and Leisure StudiesBrock University, St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada • Decision Support Specialist, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance • Chair of the CKCHC Board Quality Committee

Victor Ferreira, Director • • • • •

Appointed to the board on February 8, 2022 CPA Chartered Professional Accountant of Ontario Designation Bachelor of Arts Honors Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON Financial Analyst I Corporate Accounting, Municipality of Chatham-Kent Member of the CKCHC Board Resources and Risk Committee

Tyler White, Councillor for Walpole Island First Nation • Appointed by the WIFN Community Well Being committee, which was then approved by council to be the portfolio/representative to join the CKCHC Meetings.

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Locations & Hours of Operation Chatham

150 Richmond Street Chatham, ON N7M 1N9 Tel.: 519-397-5455 Fax: 519-397-5497 Monday: 9AM - 4:30PM Tuesday - Thursday: 9AM - 8PM Friday: 9AM - 4:30PM

Wallaceburg

808 Dufferin Avenue Wallaceburg, ON N8A 2V4 Tel.: 519-397-5455 Fax: 519-627-8652 Monday - Friday: 9AM - 4:30PM Wednesday: 9AM - 8PM

Walpole Island

785 Tecumseh Road, Unit 16 Walpole Island, ON N8A 4K9 Tel.: 519-397-5455 Fax: 519-627-4436 Monday: 9AM - 8PM Tuesday - Friday: 9AM - 4:30PM

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Our Healthcare Team

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Works under the supervision of a Physician. Provides healthcare by diagnosing and treating illnesses, conducting physical exams and counselling on preventative healthcare.

PHYSICIAN

Trained in all areas of medicine. Diagnoses and treats a variety of health issues.

REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE

Works with Physicians and Nurse Practitioners by following treatment plans. Provides education on healthier living. Administers immunizations, takes blood work and provides foot care.

REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST

Monitors, assesses and treats individuals who have difficulty breathing. Educates individuals on proper breathing techniques and inhaler use.

TRADITIONAL HEALING COMMUNITY OUTREACH WORKER

Assists with coordinating visiting healers and hosting community cultural/healing events which emphasizes building resiliency, language preservation/ retention, spiritual and cultural connections.

LOW GERMAN FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

Helps families navigate the health and social service system. Provides interpretation and advocates for the healthcare of Low German families.

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CHIROPODIST

Specializes in the recognition, assessment, treatment and ongoing care of the foot.

TRADITIONAL HEALERS Incorporates First Nations healing and wellness by including prayers, traditional medicines and practices or ceremonies.

ADDICTION & MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST

Assists those affected by addiction. Develops new cognitive and behavioural skills that will assist in overcoming addiction.

SOCIAL WORKER

Provides individual, family and couple counselling. Develops programs to address social issues such as mental health and domestic violence.

REGISTERED KINESIOLOGIST

Prevents and manages injuries, disabilities and chronic diseases. Improves overall health and performance. Provides individualized exercise plans. Services Directory


NURSE PRACTITIONER

Advanced Registered Nurse. Treats common illnesses and injuries, prescribes medications and lab tests. Consults with physicians as required.

CHILD & YOUTH WORKER

Provides case management and crisis intervention functions for youth and families. Works with youth and children who have social, emotional and or behavioural issues.

HEALTH PROMOTER

Researches, coordinates and evaluates programs. Provides tools to individuals and groups to improve overall health and wellbeing. Helps individuals navigate the health and social service system.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Promotes optimal mobility and physical activity. Educates and plans maintenance and support programs to prevent reoccurrence of injury.

REGISTERED NURSE

Works with Physicians and Nurse Practitioners by following treatment plans. Participates in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and services for individuals, families and the community.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Focus on independence in everyday living through maintaining ability, restoring function, and promoting health..

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Provides counselling and medical nutrition plans for a variety of health conditions and food issues.

MEDICAL RECEPTIONISTS

Specialize in managing client appointments, forms and special requests. They keep things organized and flowing smoothly. The first friendly face that greets you when you arrive.

“Outstanding care from everyone involved at/from CKCHC. Caring, compassionate medical team of professionals. I always feel good about going there. I know they will help with my needs and issues.”

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Model of Health and Wellbeing The Model of Health and Wellbeing serves as the beating heart of all 74 Community Health Centres (CHC) in Ontario. It plays a vital role in our service delivery and program development. Without this model, we cannot help our clients and community move towards a state of complete physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing. From our Board of Directors to our clinical and administrative staff, this model flows within our CHC and spreads outward into the community. and Community Clients

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Programs & Services All programs and services are FREE and available to CHC clients and community members (unless otherwise stated).

CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION & MANAGEMENT Age Well This service is available to community members who are in their senior years, are at a risk for falls, and/or living with a chronic health condition. The Age Well team consists of a Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist. In partnership with the client, the team provides practical tools, knowledge, and skills clients need for safe and independent mobility in their homes and community and to optimize their management of chronic health conditions. Some of the programs and services included are home safety assessments, exercise programs, support groups and a grab bar program. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 225.

Beat the Odds A healthy lifestyle program designed to help you feel better, be healthier and reach your weight loss goals. This program focuses on small changes that have a big impact! This program assists in identifying and overcoming risk factors and barriers, creating healthy eating habits, and designing a healthy physical activity routine. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 154.

Breathe Well This is an ongoing exercise and education program led by a Physiotherapist and Respiratory Educator to help those living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and some other lung conditions to build self-management skills and exercise tolerance. Participants learn about medication management, action planning, breathing techniques and much more. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 225.

Cardiac Rehab and Secondary Prevention This is an outpatient program available, through referral, for all adults with known cardiac disease such as a previous heart attack or heart surgery who wish to move forward managing their own health. Participants are offered a 6-month supervised exercise program along with general education and counseling as needed in nutrition, stress management, medications and general information on heart attack and stroke. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 102.

COPD Support Group A drop-in program providing support to those living with COPD. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 131. www.ckchc.ca

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Master Your Health Learn to take control of your health. These 6-week workshops focuses on enabling clients to self-manage their Chronic Health Conditions such as Pain, Diabetes, Asthma, Depression, Heart Disease, High Cholesterol etc. With an emphasis on goal setting, action plan development, and problem solving, group members will work together and support each other in a journey towards empowerment over their own health. For more information, please call 519-3975455 ext. 117.

Master Your Health Workshops include: • Chronic Pain Workshops • Chronic Health Condition Workshops • Diabetes Workshops

GENERAL HEALTH & WELLNESS Art Series Brush up on your creativity! Each week features an art class on a different form of art. Materials are provided. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 117.

Blood Pressure Clinics Have you had your blood pressure checked? Performed by a nurse, these clinics are available at various locations and events throughout Chatham-Kent. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 131.

Book Club Join us in reading and discussing a bestselling novel each month. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 212.

Building Healthy Babies This is a continuous monthly drop-in program that provides participants with pre- and post-natal education, nutrition information, and health and safety information. Child care is provided. This program is in partnership with the EarlyON Child and Family Centres, the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit and Emmanuel Baptist Church. Available only to Low German families. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 158.

Coffee Corner A drop-in program facilitated by two Health Promoters that provides participants with a safe and supportive environment for casual conversation and social activities. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 113. 14

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Elevation Facilitated by a Physiotherapist, the aim of this program is to promote the selfmanagement and prevention of chronic health conditions including diabetes through education and safe exercise. This program runs for 12 weeks and is customized to the level of fitness of the participants. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 2.

Flu Shot Clinics Don’t get bugged by the flu! Vaccines are available at one of our three sites during the months of October and November. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 117.

Fresh The freshest you, on a fresher budget. This is an interactive 4-week learning series in which participants will learn basic cooking skills such as measuring, chopping, calculating yields and using kitchen equipment. Led by a Registered Dietitian, participants create their own supportive and encouraging atmosphere while boosting their confidence and knowledge. Each session provides participants with a chance to make and share a meal, take home leftovers and learn about a new healthy eating topic each week. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 138.

Miijim Meetings Participants in this biweekly program enjoy a light meal while learning about healthy eating habits and budget friendly dietary choices. Participants are also encouraged to assist with the meal preparation. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 306.

Telemedicine Are you having to travel out of town to see a physician, specialist or healthcare professional? With Telemedicine, you will be able to see, hear and talk to a specialist, physician, social worker, dietitian and any other healthcare professional live on a television screen. With the assistance of a Nurse, Telemedicine allows you to visit your physician, specialist or healthcare professional without leaving town. It is private and free! For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 249.

Traditional Healing This service incorporates First Nations healing and wellness by including prayers, traditional medicines and practices or ceremonies. Monthly healing services and teachings are provided by various Traditional Healers. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 315. www.ckchc.ca

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Wallaceburg Hydrotherapy Do you have arthritis? Joint problems? Led by a Physiotherapist, this 8-week pool-based program helps participants reduce their pain with gentle exercises. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 212.

Winter Warm Up A program where we have volunteers knit or crochet hats and scarves for clients and community members in need. We provide the yarn! For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 117.

World of Wellness A social program that runs twice a month at the Wallaceburg Public Library. Join us for coffee, art, cards, conversation, learning and more. For more information, please call 519397-5455 ext. 212.

Zhiibii Circle A yoga class for beginners! This weekly program offers less challenging movements in a chair for those with chronic pain and other conditions. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 326.

MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS Bent Not Broken A group intended for rebuilding a couple’s bond through emotion-focused therapy. Couples will be able to learn cyclical patterns in the relationship, expand awareness and ability to tune into their partner, and be provided the knowledge and skills to help rebuild their bond. For couples aged 18+. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 171.

Bundle of Arrows This is a program for men aged 18+ who are seeking strength in unity, on a path to addiction recovery. Some of the topics included during this 11-week program are: The Anger/Addiction Connection, The Cycle of Anger, and Forgiveness. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 134.

Chatham-Kent Addictions Awareness Conference A one-day learning session that is offered annually in November. Various topics in relation to addictions is presented and discussed by educated keynote speakers. This conference is in partnership with Restorative Justice Chatham16

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Kent, Canadian Mental Health Association, Westover Treatment Centre and the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Mental Health and Addictions Program. A registration cost applies. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 113.

Eating Disorders This program is available to all individuals from ages 11 to 19 who reside in Chatham-Kent, North Lambton, West Lambton, Sarnia and Grand Bend. Led by a Nurse Practitioner, medical care, counseling, nutritional support and guidance are provided to those individuals experiencing an eating disorder. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 1.

Illumination: Dream Beyond Today This is a 24-week program that uses Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). It teaches new skills and supports the needs of individuals who are living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and/or meet some of the criteria for BPD. Available only to CHC clients aged 18+. For more information, please call 519-3975455 ext. 107.

Mental Health & Addictions Care Coordination In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton-Kent and the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, clients with mental health and addictions needs can receive care coordination from a Mental Health Care Coordinator. The Coordinator supports the ongoing planning and delivery of care for clients who may require an improved coordinated care planning approach. The Coordinator also collaborates with the Psychiatrist who provides on-site psychiatric services, consult and follow-up in a shared care model. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 1.

Mind Over Mood Change the way you feel by changing the way you think. This 12-week program allows participants to learn to identify, rate, and track changes in feelings and follow step by step strategies to improve moods. Mind Over Mood helps people manage multiple challenges such as feelings of depression, anxiety, anger/guilt/ shame through the use of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. There is a small cost for the workbook. Available only to CHC and Bluewater Methadone Clinic clients. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 107.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Using the wisdom of body and mind to face stress, pain, illness and suffering! For those struggling with physical and/or emotional life issues, this 10-week program offers formal and informal mindful meditation practices. Participants will learn to counteract stress, balance mind and body, stimulate well-being and healing, and much more. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 117. www.ckchc.ca 17


Neighbours, Friends & Families Working Together to End Abuse This FREE community workshop is open to everyone. It covers recognizing the warning signs and risk factors for abuse, discussing the continuum of risk for victims, identifying the impacts on children living in a home with coercive control, understanding the power of isolation, and the aftermath of domestic violence. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 134.

Redemption A 10-week outpatient aftercare program to support maintenance of treatment gains and to foster a sustainable lifestyle for individuals in recovery from addiction. This program uses mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to provide methods for coping with urges and cravings that may be triggers for relapse across a variety of addictive behaviours. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 134.

Speak Up! Designed for adults aged 18+, this 10-week program assists participants in enhancing communication skills within relationships. It also teaches them strategies to become more assertive in their daily lives. Come by and start communicating your needs today! For more information, please call 519-3975455 ext. 107.

Women’s Anger Solutions This 10-week program is different from traditional anger management models as it focuses on resolving the emotion of anger rather than teaching participants to control behaviour. This program works to motivate participants to become internally motivated to change their responses to anger. Some of the topics included are: Defining Anger, Understanding How Anger Develops, and Assertiveness and Listening Skills. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 2.

OUTREACH Merry Mingle This is a FREE annual holiday lunch open to everyone in the community. Held in various settings in Chatham, Wallaceburg and Walpole Island, clients and community members enjoy a wholesome meal while interacting with one another. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 117. 18

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Access Open Minds Primary and episodic care services are offered to those ages 11-25 by a Nurse Practitioner. Youth are connected back to their Primary Care Provider if they have one. For more information, please call 519-397-5455.

Chatham Shelter Individuals accessing temporary housing at the shelter receive weekly primary care services from our healthcare team. For more information, please call 519397-5455.

Greenhill Produce Planting our healthcare services where it’s needed! Primary care services are offered to migrant workers on a monthly basis by our healthcare team. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 117.

Health Promotion Outreach Our health promotion team goes to various community meals and events to assist with system navigation and referrals to community agencies. Working collaboratively with community members, the Health Promoters also gather feedback on past programs and work with community members to develop new programs. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 212.

University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus Provided by a Nurse Practitioner, weekly health clinics are available to students during the school year. For more information, please call 519-397-5455.

Truly Green Farms Planting our healthcare services where it’s needed! Primary care services are offered to migrant workers on a monthly basis by our healthcare team. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 117.

Westover Treatment Centre Clients of the treatment centre receive weekly primary care services from our healthcare team. For more information, please call 519-397-5455.

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YOUTH Anger Solutions for Youth This is a 6-week program for kids that incorporates several evidencebased therapeutic models. This program is different from traditional anger management models as it focuses on resolving the emotion of anger rather than teaching participants to control behaviour. This program works to motivate participants to become internally motivated to change their responses to anger. Some of the topics included are: Learning About Emotion, Coping Strategies, and Communication Skills. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 117.

Fresh for Youth For youth aged 9-17, this is an interactive 4-week learning series in which participants will learn basic cooking skills such as measuring, chopping, calculating yields and using kitchen equipment. Led by a Registered Dietitian, participants create their own supportive and encouraging atmosphere while boosting their confidence and knowledge. Each session provides participants with a chance to make and share a meal, take home leftovers and learn about a new healthy eating topic each week. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 212.

Persevere An 8-week activity-based school program that teaches resiliency to grades 4 and 6. The grade 4 PERSEVERE program has a focus on feelings, coping, thoughts, social support networks and problem solving. The grade 6 PERSEVERE program goes more in depth on the above mentioned topics and adds in mindfulness, confidence, and self-talk. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 254.

Youth Gender Diversity Clinic The CKCHC offers services for transgender children and youth in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and surrounding areas. Dr. Ian Johnson provides assessment and diagnosis of gender dysphoria, managing common comorbid mental health conditions, assessment for starting hormone blockers and affirming hormone therapy, and prescription of hormones or blockers and monitoring of treatment. For youth aged 18 years or younger. This program is in partnership with Windsor-Essex Community Health Centre and Trans Wellness Ontario. For more information or to refer please call 519-397-5455 ext. 164

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Volunteer Opportunities At the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres, volunteers play an important role in the delivery of services to the community and clients of the centre.We want our volunteers to share their talents, learn new skills and feel like part of a team. We seek to match each volunteer with a position that suits their skills and interests.

We are looking for individuals who: • • • • •

are willing to learn new skills are able to work independently have good communication skills have excellent customer service skills are reliable, punctual and professional

Complete an online volunteer application form or contact or contact the Human Resources Lead by calling 519-397-5455 or by email at volunteer@ckchc.ca.

Become part our enthusiastic Volunteam today!

Student Placements The Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres provide learning opportunities for students from various college and university programs. We provide placements at all three of our sites for a variety of programs including: • • • • • • • •

Kinesiology Nursing Dietetic Social Work Nurse Practitioner Medical Secretary Medical Student Observership Health Promotion

Student placements are arranged by the school or educational institution. For more information, please call 519-397-5455 ext. 139 or email hr@ckchc.ca. www.ckchc.ca

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Education Integration Diversity

Adult Language and Learning Chatham-Kent

• Language Instruction for Newcomers • Enhanced Language Training • Newcomer Settlement Services • Youth Newcomer Services • Pre-Employment Programs (JSW) • Special Events/Cultural Celebrations • Welcoming Communities / Community Connections • Intercultural Diversity Presentations & Training • English as a Second Language • Literacy and Essential Skills (LBS) • Large Computer Lab

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