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.
For a copy of Elizabeth's presentation, click here.
CAMPAIGNS & INITIATIVES
- CARP FITNESS PARK (current): The Carp Fitness Park project is aimed at installing 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 has received conditional city council approval. A few more steps are required but are underway!
- THE STOCKING PROJECT (December 2017) - CHA donated $500 toward The Stocking Project, an amazing initiative with a simple premise: to provide stockings to families who may need a little helping hand around the holidays, yet who would not normally ask for help or solicit help from an agency of any kind. The Project depends on community members to refer their friends, neighbours and colleagues as project recipients. All referrals remain confidential. CHA's donation went specifically to families residing in Carp.
- WEST CARLETON FOOD ACCESS CENTRE (July 2017) - CHA donated $1050 in July 2017 and another $1050 in December of 2017 to the WCFAC. Each donation 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!