Message From the CEO
As the holiday season is upon us and we prepare for the start of a new year I want to extend my heartfelt warm wishes to all our staff, volunteers, clients, community and partners for a healthy and happy new year.
The past year has been a busy and successful one for all of us here at SCHC. In addition to the great work we already do, we have been busy building new programs and partnerships like the Lawrence East Partnership Program. It aims to enhance community mental health supports in the high needs neighbourhood of Kingston-Galloway. SCHC is the lead organization in this partnership with other community agencies, including Fred Victor and COTA, both of which are strong community mental health organizations and partners of SCHC. In addition we received funding to implement a new team including social workers, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapist and other specialists. Their aim is to improve timely access to culturally sensitive interprofessional primary care teams, especially for those solo providers and their patients that have no access.
We always appreciate the support of our funders to deliver the services we do, however in efforts to extend our first fundraising event this October, Quest through Scarborough. A very special thank you to all that contributed to the success of this event. In particular our volunteers, the planning team, the staff and community teams that participated and of course our donors, including RBC as our main corporate sponsor and participant.
So as we enter into the darker, and often cold months of winter, remember that a key to your health and wellbeing is staying active, eating well and yes, getting enough sleep. For more information on how SCHC can help with these goals please visit our new website at www.schcontario.ca or or follow us on our Facebook page.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2019!