Research, Evaluations & Quality Improvement
Food Security Pilot Project
In the spring of 2020, the Ottawa Foodbank and PQCHC partnered on a pilot project to explore how food banks operating at our Community Houses could leverage resources to provide food security supports and address the underlying causes of food insecurity among the clients we serve.
Promising Practices for Online Youth Programming
In March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to rapidly shift programming on-line with little forethought or evidence to support our programming decisions. With no end of pandemic restrictions in sight, PQCHC contracted the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) to provide a review of promising practices in online youth programming that could inform the organization's programming decisions on an ongoing basis.
COVID-19 Pandemic: Community Needs Assessment
Phase II (July to September 2020) highlights the results from 305 survey responses. This assessment looks at how needs may have shifted from Phase I, with the goal of ensuring services are relevant and responsive to the communities served.
From the Global to a Hyperlocal Catchment Area Community Needs Assessment
Over March and April 2020, PQCHC’s Community Health Services department conducted a series of wellness checks to identify the prevalence of various needs including: food security, computer access and internet access.
Evaluation of Equity in Education's 3-year Pilot Project
With the goal of reaching more students who would benefit from Pathways to Education programming, PQCHC has been working with stakeholders over the past several years to establish a Collective Impact initiative called Equity in Education (EiE) to explore ways to collectively address the gap in high school graduation rates among low-income communities in Ottawa. In January 2018, EiE received three years of funding from the Government of Ontario’s Local Poverty Reduction Fund (LPRF) to test a new approach to improving educational outcomes for youth living in low-income neighborhoods in Ottawa.
Pathways Evaluation of the PC Food Program
To support youth engagement and enhance nutrition knowledge, Pathways created and delivered an innovative cooking program. The infographic below provides an overview of the program and the feedback we received from youth participants.