EVENTS

The second event in our series of Community Education Sessions was held on Saturday, October 21st, 2017. This session featured a panel discussion on the latest exciting research, therapies, and available resources for autism.

Our line-up of experts included Marnie Potter (Autism Ontario), Shelley Brown (Therapist), Guy Batta (Parent), Carolyn Eartly (CHEO's Autism Program), and Suzanne Jacobson (Quickstart Autism).



Our inaugural Community Education Session was held on March 11th, 2017 and featured Elizabeth Rigley, author of the popular book Smart Aging for Women, with a talk on preventing heart disease.

For a copy of Elizabeth's presentation, click here.

Elizabeth's book can be purchased online in both paperback and e-reader format at: Borealis PressChapters/IndigoKoboAmazon; and iTunes.


CAMPAIGNS & INITIATIVES

  • CARP FITNESS PARK (current): The Carp Fitness Park project is aimed at intalling stationary, outdoor fitness equipment that can be utilized by all ages in Langstaff Park. The plan for the project has passed the committee review process and is currently being put to city council for approval in the coming weeks!

  • WEST CARLETON FOOD ACCESS CENTRE (July 2017) - CHA donated $1050 to the WCFAC which provides support to a family of four for a six-month period.

  • X-RAY VISION CAMPAIGN (April 2010 to August 2016): The Foundation’s inaugural effort, the X-Ray Vision Campaign, was a smashing success. We reached our initial goal of raising $350,000 to install state-of-the-art digital x-ray equipment which resulted in more efficient, effective service for residents in the western communities including Carp, Stittsville, Constance Bay, Kinburn, Kanata, and Richmond. The Foundation continued the operation of the service in Carp until August 2016, at which time the assets of the clinic were sold to a key employee who is now overseeing the operation of the clinic and is looking to expand the services to potentially include bone density and ultrasound imaging. It's important to note that you do not have to be a patient of the West Carleton Family Health Team to utilize the x-ray clinic's services - access is available to anyone!

We are also researching a number of other projects to support the goal of keeping healthcare access local. Contact us with your ideas - we'd love to hear them!