Community Health Team
Health is more than being free from disease. It also means having opportunities to work, play, learn and contribute to one’s community. The Community Development team works alongside community members on initiatives that contribute to community well-being. Bringing the community together to play and celebrate is championed through our many special events, like the annual winter carnival and Scarecrow festival. Initiatives focused on food security, intergenerational programming, active living, community beautification, and dental care access are just a few of the many that promote community well-being.
Volunteerism is a strong indicator of the health of a community. Civically engaged communities are vibrant and as such KCHC believes in promoting volunteer opportunities. KCHC has over 300 registered volunteers working in a variety of positions from helping new immigrants learn English to helping to pack Good Food Box orders.
At KCHC we pay particular attention to the social, emotional, and financial needs of our clients, since these are the pre-requisites to health. The Community Development team meets people where they are and advocates for their success. Our Practical Assistance program can aid individuals in navigating an often complex social system to access resources to meet their basic needs. Direct financial aid is available for people on limited incomes.
Members of staff include Practical Assistance Worker, Community Development Workers, Friendship Blooms Facilitator, Seniors Facilitator, and Volunteer Facilitator.