1. Community Blog

    Community Health and Wellbeing Week: Register to Attend a Niagara-focused webinar to Learn about Collaboration Lessons from the Urgent Service Access Team (USAT)

    Between October 21st and October 27th, Quest Community Health Centre will take part in the annual celebration of Community Health and Wellbeing Week. We will be joined by more than 100 community-governed primary healthcare organizations across Ontario. The 2019 theme is Connected Teams, Connected People, Connected Communities. This week-long festivity...
  2. Community Blog

    Youth Wellness Hub Launches in Niagara: One of ten in Ontario; a unique 3-site model

    The provincial government has established 10 Youth Wellness Hubs (YWHO) in response to a great need to make services more accessible for youth. These hubs will serve as “one-stop-shops” for all youth between the ages of 12 to 25, and offer services related to mental health, addictions, primary care, education,...
  3. Resources & Publications

    Caregivers in Alberta Fact Sheets

    In recognition of Caregivers Week in Alberta May 5-11, 2019, two infographics were co-created with Caregivers Alberta and provincial government stakeholders. The infographics help raise awareness about the contributions that 965,000 caregivers in Alberta make, saving the Alberta health care system $5.8 billion each year based on hiring replacement workers...
  4. Resources & Publications

    A Dementia Strategy for Canada

    Canada’s first national dementia strategy sets out a vision for the future and identifies common principles and national objectives to help guide actions by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, families and individuals. Published By: Public Health Agency of Canada Publication Date: June 2019
  5. Community Blog

    Do you think you have what it takes to be a Dental Superhero? Join the Quest Community Health Centre (CHC) Volunteer Dental Program

    When was the last time you had a dental check up? Six months? Maybe a year? Can you imagine not having had a check-up or your teeth cleaned in years… Or never? Across Canada every year an estimated 6 million Canadians don’t see a dentist because they can’t afford it....
  6. Resources & Publications

    Bridging Barriers to Newcomer Mental Health in Niagara: Webinar (Event Recording)

    This is an event recording of the April 24, 2019 webinar with presenters Ali Ahmed and Jillien Hone from the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre. This event was hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre. Sixty-five (65) participants joined this event from twenty-one (21) different...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Analyzing 211 Rural Unmet Service Needs

    As a free telephone helpline and online search service that connects inquirers to community, health, social and government services, 211 Ontario records a variety of detailed caller demographics and needs information that could be of use for policy-makers in the provincial and municipal sector. This report summarizes data collection methodology,...
  8. Resources & Publications

    Spotlight on Ontario’s Caregivers

    “In Canada, family caregivers provide roughly three-quarters of all patient care. A 2009 estimate put their contributions to the healthcare system at $25 billion per year1. However, if we consider that caregivers provide an average of 11-30 hours of care per week, using the current minimum wage of $14/hour in...
  9. Resources & Publications

    First Nations Regional Health Survey Phase 3: Volume 1 and 2

    Volume 1: This landmark report provides unprecedented insight into a wide range of factors affecting the health and well-being of First Nations people living in reserve and Northern communities across Canada. Volume 2: The second volume provides insight into a wide array of factors, from language and culture to health-care...
  10. Resources & Publications

    A Public Health Approach to Cannabis: Consultation Report for the Niagara Region of Ontario

    To support the implementation of a public health approach to cannabis (and other substances), CPHA engaged individuals and organizations from health, public health and social service communities across Canada in dialogue through local ‘community consultations’ that aimed to enhance knowledge and begin to build capacity to address issues related to...

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