Message From the CEO
At SCHC, like many organizations, this is the time of year we reflect on our work from the previous fiscal year. A fancy way of speaking about our financial year versus calendar year. After a successful 2017-18, our new year is starting off on a very positive note for the populations we serve. In addition to strengthening and improving on the programs we already deliver we are launching two new wonderful programs that will go a long way to helping improve the overall health and well-being of Scarborough residents. The first is the Lawrence East Partnership Program that will provide mental health and addiction supports to residents in the neighbourhood of Lawrence and Morningside, the second is expanded access to professionals like social workers, psychologist, physiotherapists, nurse practitioners, foot care specialists and others, to ensure that patients in Scarborough that have more complex needs have access to team based care.
In line with one of our strategic priorities, Connecting to Partners, both of thee new programs are being delivered in partnership with other community providers to ensure more coordinated and seamless care. Speaking of our strategic priorities, we are just launching our strategic planning process to help inform us about our priorities and focus for the next three to five years, so stay tuned and be ready to share your thoughts with us in the near future.
In the meantime I wish you all a safe and happy summer. I hope we all find the opportunity to slow down a little bit, enjoy the outdoors with our families and friends and to reflect on the importance of community in our lives.