Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre offers the free Circle of Support program to Arabic and Somali speaking parents and their children aged 2 to 6 years residing in the PQ catchment area. Programs are delivered in Arabic, Somali, and English.
The Somali Youth Support Project (SYSP) is a Somali community driven project operating out of Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre. The goal of SYSP is to foster the health and integration of Somali youth living in the Pinecrest-Queensway catchment area by building on assets and partnerships in the community.
PQCHC provides extensive case management services to Ottawa clients with severe and persistent mental illness. Case Managers determine what level of support is necessary to improve the client’s quality of life, focusing on areas such as housing, employment and socialization.
The Healthy Aging for Multicultural Seniors Program provides free support to vulnerable seniors remaining in their own home by providing services and programming to access community resources, health promotion and illness prevention services.
The process of adaptation and integration to a new country can take a long time, especially if you don’t have access to the right information. JFS Ottawa is a full service, non-religious agency serving immigrants regardless of ethnicity, religion, culture or gender. We offer free, confidential and culturally sensitive information for immigrants in Ottawa. Settlement workers offer their services at PQCHC on Wednesdays and Thursdays (English, French, Somali) from 9:00am to 5:00 pm, 613-820-4922 ext.3368.
PQCHC supports the Ottawa Somali Fathers Association (OSFA), an organization dedicated to helping Somali families overcome the stress associated with emigration to a new country.
OCISO provides settlement services at PQCHC on Mondays from 8:45 am to 1:15 pm. The Settlement and Integration Program assists immigrants and refugees through the provision of multilingual and multicultural services in order to facilitate their successful adaptation and integration processes in Canada.