Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre is an innovative community based, multi-service center. We work in partnership with individuals, families and communities to achieve their full potential.

Operating as usual

Our mobile team has been vaccinating home-bound clients this week with 110 residents receiving their 2nd dose! #Communit...
07/02/2021

Our mobile team has been vaccinating home-bound clients this week with 110 residents receiving their 2nd dose!

#CommunityImmunity requires a #HealthEquity approach to reduce barriers and ensure everyone has the opportunity to get vaccinated.

07/01/2021
June is coming to an end, but our Pride celebrations and commitment to making our community safer, more welcoming, and m...
06/30/2021

June is coming to an end, but our Pride celebrations and commitment to making our community safer, more welcoming, and more just continue.

#HappyPrideMonth2021

June is coming to an end, but our Pride celebrations and commitment to making our community safer, more welcoming, and more just continue.

#HappyPrideMonth2021

Working with partners to deliver meals and masks right to our seniors' doors.Ottawa Community Housing - OCHWestern Ottaw...
06/30/2021

Working with partners to deliver meals and masks right to our seniors' doors.

Ottawa Community Housing - OCH
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
The Ottawa Mission

Timeline Photos
06/29/2021

Timeline Photos

The Internationally Trained Professionals program is running virtually and includes weekly zoom trainings and workshops such as Resume Building, Interviewing, Myers Briggs Person Types, Conflict Management, Culture Shock, Employment Fraud and much more.

The program includes 2 weeks of orientation followed by 12 weeks of an experiential learning placement in a social service agency (12 hours per week).

It is an excellent opportunity to receive mentoring from industry professionals and to network with a multitude of guest speakers including previous Internationally Trained Professionals who share their journey, offer guidance and resources.

To register for this free program go to https://book.appointment-plus.com/b09xrklg/ to register for your appointment or email [email protected]
We look forward to meeting you!

Drink plenty of waterAvoid heavy outdoor activityWear a hat, light and loose-fitting clothingFind these and other ways t...
06/28/2021

Drink plenty of water
Avoid heavy outdoor activity
Wear a hat, light and loose-fitting clothing

Find these and other ways to Beat the Heat on Ottawa Public Health's website: OttawaPublicHealth.ca/BeatTheHeat

In other news, Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning for Ottawa.

Please stay safe. Here are tips on how to beat the heat: OttawaPublicHealth.ca/BeatTheHeat

Reach out to our Pinecrest Queensway Employment Services Team to learn more about the Future Builders Program!
06/28/2021

Reach out to our Pinecrest Queensway Employment Services Team to learn more about the Future Builders Program!

Are you between 16 and 29 years old?
Out of school or out of work?
Interested in construction trades?
STARTS JULY 5th 2021.
For more information on this program, or how to apply, contact us today!
☎️ 613-288-3880
📧 [email protected]
Book an appointment: https://book.appointment-plus.com/b09xrklg/
or text us a message.

Pathways wants to dedicate the last day of our social media takeover to all of the amazing students and families we have...
06/25/2021

Pathways wants to dedicate the last day of our social media takeover to all of the amazing students and families we have the privilege of working with. We know that this past year hasn't been easy but every single student has shown resiliency and strength in their ability to adapt between in-person to virtual schooling and programming. We are especially proud of our grade 12s who have navigated a year and a half of a pandemic with grace and dignity.

This year, we'll virtually celebrate our graduating students and support their transition transition into Pathways Alumni. The Pathways Alumni Association shares job postings, trainings, opportunities to volunteer with Pathways, and provides connections to alumni from across Canada.

Salwen, a Pathways Alumnae, shares “Pathways is a program that continues to open up many different opportunities. With mentors who encourage, inspire and educate, I am truly grateful to have had this meaningful experience.”

Congratulations again to all our students. We wish everyone a safe and joyful summer and we can’t wait to see everyone in September. @Pathwaysalumniassociation @pathwayscanada #graduationnation #pathwaysalumniassociation

Pathways wants to dedicate the last day of our social media takeover to all of the amazing students and families we have the privilege of working with. We know that this past year hasn't been easy but every single student has shown resiliency and strength in their ability to adapt between in-person to virtual schooling and programming. We are especially proud of our grade 12s who have navigated a year and a half of a pandemic with grace and dignity.

This year, we'll virtually celebrate our graduating students and support their transition transition into Pathways Alumni. The Pathways Alumni Association shares job postings, trainings, opportunities to volunteer with Pathways, and provides connections to alumni from across Canada.

Salwen, a Pathways Alumnae, shares “Pathways is a program that continues to open up many different opportunities. With mentors who encourage, inspire and educate, I am truly grateful to have had this meaningful experience.”

Congratulations again to all our students. We wish everyone a safe and joyful summer and we can’t wait to see everyone in September. @Pathwaysalumniassociation @pathwayscanada #graduationnation #pathwaysalumniassociation

06/24/2021

Please reach out if you need someone to talk to.

The fourth and final pillar of the Pathways program is financial supports. Pathways is proud to provide each youth in th...
06/24/2021

The fourth and final pillar of the Pathways program is financial supports. Pathways is proud to provide each youth in the program 50$ worth of gift cards (grocery/ food based) or bus tickets per month.

With COVID, the team hasn't able to hand these out as usual, but Pathways’ Senior Administrative Assistant Stephanie has worked diligently to ensure no one gets missed and all students receive their preferred grocery/gift card.

These gift cards go a long way and students and families have expressed sincere appreciation for them, especially over the last year.

@pathwayscanada #graduationnation #beyondbarriers #closethegap #buildpathways

The fourth and final pillar of the Pathways program is financial supports. Pathways is proud to provide each youth in the program 50$ worth of gift cards (grocery/ food based) or bus tickets per month.

With COVID, the team hasn't able to hand these out as usual, but Pathways’ Senior Administrative Assistant Stephanie has worked diligently to ensure no one gets missed and all students receive their preferred grocery/gift card.

These gift cards go a long way and students and families have expressed sincere appreciation for them, especially over the last year.

@pathwayscanada #graduationnation #beyondbarriers #closethegap #buildpathways

The 3rd Pathways Pillar is Advocacy - which is just one of the many supports our Student-Parent Support Workers (SPSWs) ...
06/23/2021

The 3rd Pathways Pillar is Advocacy - which is just one of the many supports our Student-Parent Support Workers (SPSWs) offer.

If you’ve ever met an SPSW (pre-pandemic) you’d know that they were constantly on the move. Between going to schools to meet with youth, to meeting with school staff and then heading off to work at tutoring, an SPSW’s work was never done.

When the pandemic happened SPSWs had to work from home and find new ways to connect with their students and families. SPSW Stephanie shares that the transition from in-person to virtual was difficult and she missed being able to offer the same in-person Pathways’ experience from previous years, to the new grade 9 cohort, who were just starting the program.

Despite these changes, Stephanie also shares that she “really enjoyed being an SPSW this year because the students made it worthwhile. It was great to connect with them over the phone/online and hear how resilient they were during the pandemic - they have been inspiring!”

One student shares that “this was my first year in Pathways and I am really thankful for being a part of Pathways. You guys have given me so many opportunities, like the jobs [postings] and the gift cards. And I also really appreciate my SPSW [she was] really nice to me and helped me a lot with my school stuff.”

A big thank you to all the students and SPSWs who were quick to adapt and make the "virtual" Pathways program a huge success!

#personalizedsupports #resiliency Pathways to Education Canada

The 3rd Pathways Pillar is Advocacy - which is just one of the many supports our Student-Parent Support Workers (SPSWs) offer.

If you’ve ever met an SPSW (pre-pandemic) you’d know that they were constantly on the move. Between going to schools to meet with youth, to meeting with school staff and then heading off to work at tutoring, an SPSW’s work was never done.

When the pandemic happened SPSWs had to work from home and find new ways to connect with their students and families. SPSW Stephanie shares that the transition from in-person to virtual was difficult and she missed being able to offer the same in-person Pathways’ experience from previous years, to the new grade 9 cohort, who were just starting the program.

Despite these changes, Stephanie also shares that she “really enjoyed being an SPSW this year because the students made it worthwhile. It was great to connect with them over the phone/online and hear how resilient they were during the pandemic - they have been inspiring!”

One student shares that “this was my first year in Pathways and I am really thankful for being a part of Pathways. You guys have given me so many opportunities, like the jobs [postings] and the gift cards. And I also really appreciate my SPSW [she was] really nice to me and helped me a lot with my school stuff.”

A big thank you to all the students and SPSWs who were quick to adapt and make the "virtual" Pathways program a huge success!

#personalizedsupports #resiliency Pathways to Education Canada

Pathways Takeover Continued...In 2020 Pathways received a grant from President’s Choice Children’s Charity to create the...
06/22/2021

Pathways Takeover Continued...

In 2020 Pathways received a grant from President’s Choice Children’s Charity to create the Cooking Club. Between November – April, our Registered Dietician Anne and Student/ Parent Support Worker (SPSW) Christine created and shared cooking videos with our youth over social media and email.

The videos showcased easy to make, affordable meals including spaghetti Bolognese, ramen, Jamaican beef patties, chicken strips and more. Each video also included a nutritional tip.

Christine's favourite part was “hearing how important these cooking videos were not only for our students but as a part of bonding moments between families.”

The youth commented that they liked learning how to cook healthier versions of their favourite meals, or how to cook different foods they wouldn't normally make at home.

You can still check out all of the cooking videos on the Pathways Instagram page @ottawapathways

#mentoring #youthengagement @pathwaycanada @pc_childrens_charity

Pathways Takeover Continued...

In 2020 Pathways received a grant from President’s Choice Children’s Charity to create the Cooking Club. Between November – April, our Registered Dietician Anne and Student/ Parent Support Worker (SPSW) Christine created and shared cooking videos with our youth over social media and email.

The videos showcased easy to make, affordable meals including spaghetti Bolognese, ramen, Jamaican beef patties, chicken strips and more. Each video also included a nutritional tip.

Christine's favourite part was “hearing how important these cooking videos were not only for our students but as a part of bonding moments between families.”

The youth commented that they liked learning how to cook healthier versions of their favourite meals, or how to cook different foods they wouldn't normally make at home.

You can still check out all of the cooking videos on the Pathways Instagram page @ottawapathways

#mentoring #youthengagement @pathwaycanada @pc_childrens_charity

🚲 Join us online this Saturday for the 2021 Bayshore Bike Fair 🚲
06/22/2021

🚲 Join us online this Saturday for the 2021 Bayshore Bike Fair 🚲

🚲 Join us online this Saturday for the 2021 Bayshore Bike Fair 🚲

We had the honour of hosting Stranger a few weeks back for a session on Inuit perspectives and experiences - from a heal...
06/21/2021
FIRST PERSON | 'Because I'm Stranger than most people' | CBC News

We had the honour of hosting Stranger a few weeks back for a session on Inuit perspectives and experiences - from a health equity lens.

Learn more about him and his story here:

#NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay2021

I was born and baptized as Dion William Ephraim Metcalfe and that never really sat well with me, explains Aalla, who changed his name last year under Ontario's Indigenous name change legislation. He explains why, for him, it's about reclaiming his culture and unapologetically being himself.

The Pathways to Education program is built up of 4 Pillars. Tutoring is the biggest pillar!Due to the pandemic, we had t...
06/21/2021

The Pathways to Education program is built up of 4 Pillars. Tutoring is the biggest pillar!

Due to the pandemic, we had to create a new online version of tutoring that was accessible and easy for both volunteers and students. Luckily Pathways to Education Canada developed their own video conferencing site which made it easier to connect students with volunteers in a 1-on-1 capacity.

Student/ Parent Support Worker (SPSW) Sophia shares "when I [first] used Pathway's virtual tutoring platform, I was a bit overwhelmed with navigating all the different rooms and links. At first it was a bit tricky, but fellow SPSWs and students were very understanding, and patient and I eventually got the hang of the platform. Once I overcame this learning curve, I realized this tool has allowed for fun conversations to be had with and between students before sessions. Despite the technical barriers [at first], I think this a great platform to connect and engage with students!"

#graduationnation #tutoring #academicsupports

The Pathways to Education program is built up of 4 Pillars. Tutoring is the biggest pillar!

Due to the pandemic, we had to create a new online version of tutoring that was accessible and easy for both volunteers and students. Luckily Pathways to Education Canada developed their own video conferencing site which made it easier to connect students with volunteers in a 1-on-1 capacity.

Student/ Parent Support Worker (SPSW) Sophia shares "when I [first] used Pathway's virtual tutoring platform, I was a bit overwhelmed with navigating all the different rooms and links. At first it was a bit tricky, but fellow SPSWs and students were very understanding, and patient and I eventually got the hang of the platform. Once I overcame this learning curve, I realized this tool has allowed for fun conversations to be had with and between students before sessions. Despite the technical barriers [at first], I think this a great platform to connect and engage with students!"

#graduationnation #tutoring #academicsupports

This week, our Pathways to Education Team is taking over our social media channels!As we enter the final few weeks of th...
06/21/2021

This week, our Pathways to Education Team is taking over our social media channels!

As we enter the final few weeks of the school year and prepare to celebrate our students, we'd like to share some stories about the work we've been doing over the past 18 months from the perspectives of our amazing staff, volunteers and students. Stay tuned this week for stories from the Pathways to Education team!

This week, our Pathways to Education Team is taking over our social media channels!

As we enter the final few weeks of the school year and prepare to celebrate our students, we'd like to share some stories about the work we've been doing over the past 18 months from the perspectives of our amazing staff, volunteers and students. Stay tuned this week for stories from the Pathways to Education team!

Counselling Connect - Counseling on connecte's free counselling is now available in Arabic! Counselling Connect provides...
06/18/2021

Counselling Connect - Counseling on connecte's free counselling is now available in Arabic! Counselling Connect provides quick access to a free phone or video counselling session. In English, French and... now in Arabic too. For adults. No waiting list. For Ottawa, Renfrew, Cornwall and the places in between. www.counsellingconnect.org

A pop-up vaccine clinic is happening in our area this Saturday and Sunday. This is for 1st and 2nd doses and for those l...
06/17/2021

A pop-up vaccine clinic is happening in our area this Saturday and Sunday. This is for 1st and 2nd doses and for those living in the neighbourhoods listed below!

A pop-up vaccine clinic is happening in our area this Saturday and Sunday. This is for 1st and 2nd doses and for those living in the neighbourhoods listed below!

Any Paw Patrol fans out there?  Our EarlyON Centre - Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre team has set up a new P...
06/16/2021

Any Paw Patrol fans out there? Our EarlyON Centre - Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre team has set up a new Paw Patrol Scavenger Hunt at Frank Ryan Park 🐾 Can you help Ryder find his furry friends?

Happening tomorrow at PQCHC 🎉
06/16/2021

Happening tomorrow at PQCHC 🎉

Happening tomorrow at PQCHC 🎉

Sign up today for this informative and important virtual learning series.
06/15/2021
Say No to Anti-Asian Racism - A Path Forward

Sign up today for this informative and important virtual learning series.

Please join us in a series of learning sessions about anti-Asian racism and ways to say No to anti-Asian racism. All are welcome!

If you need access to technology for your job search, our Pinecrest Queensway Employment Services site is open!
06/15/2021

If you need access to technology for your job search, our Pinecrest Queensway Employment Services site is open!

06/10/2021

THIS WILL LIKELY MAKE YOU UNCOMFORTABLE, BUT IT VERY MUCH NEEDS TO BE SAID.

Last week, the remains of 215 children were found at a former residential school. They were all victims of racism.

A few days ago, 4 people were murdered in yet another act of racism.

This is a long one. Keep reading.

These aren't the only recent incidents of racism. They also won't be the last.

Each time they occur, people say "This isn't our Canada!"

Except it is. Racism exists in Canada.

And denying its existence is condoning racism.

It's all around us, if you're willing to look.

An easy place to start is to look at our posts and the posts of local media. Read the replies & comments.

You'll see people say "check the names" on news stories about crimes.

You'll see people talk about the "China virus", or the "Indian variant that 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒆 people brought to 𝒐𝒖𝒓 country".

You'll see people who say members of marginalized communities brought substance use issues onto themselves, and therefore don't deserve our support.

You'll see people questioning why we prioritized "those people" in our vaccine rollout (referring to Indigenous peoples).

You'll see the tentacles of white supremacy weaving their way through the "COVID is a hoax/this is just a flu" crowd.

And yes, the "see more replies" section of the Twitter version of this post will inevitably be full of them, each one saying why their often-racist remarks aren't racist.

Racism exists in Canada.

As do bigotry, misogyny & homophobia.

Their impacts are there, if you're willing to look.

And please note that if you’ve never feared that you or your family might be the targets of racist acts, then please be mindful of the privilege you have.

You see, privilege isn’t simply about having things given to you.

It's about not having barriers put in your way of getting those things in the first place.

We know racism is a barrier to secure employment, education and healthcare.

We know it can cause chronic stress, anxiety, depression and trauma.

Racism is a mental health issue that, for many, is a daily reality & a constant struggle.

There isn't a cheeky segue in this one. This is a call to action.

Because racism is present in this country.

Racism is a public health issue & addressing racism is a responsibility we share.

If you've never experienced discrimination, be an ally to those who have.

If you have, please know that you are not alone.

Your community stands with you, and support is available.

To learn more about racism & mental health and how to be an ally, you can visit our website: http://ow.ly/RXWh30rKlni

This 𝒊𝒔 our Canada. Change is up to us.

Speak up against all forms of hate and injustice.

-OPH out.

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