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New project, FoodWRx, supports youth, contributes to food security

A new pilot project for Community Harvest Kingston, FoodWRx, will support youth experiencing barriers to employment, as well as contribute to local food security. In a media release, Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC), sponsor for Community Harvest Kingston (CHK), said that FoodWRx is a multi-faceted social enterprise project which will

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KFL&A Public Health: Act now to get vaccinated for back to school

Now is the time to get your first dose in order to be fully vaccinated in time for back to school in September, says Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health.  With a 21 day wait period between first

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Kingston Speaks Inclusion: Initiative connects KCHC, Police, community for dialogue about racism, diversity, inclusion

Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) and Kingston Police (KP) announced that they would be partnering in a new initiative, ‘Kingston Speaks Inclusion: Community Consultations Hosted by Kingston Police & Kingston Community Health Centres,’ in a press conference on Monday, Jul. 12, 2021. According to their press release, “The goal of

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Community Harvest Farmers Market provides affordable produce in Kingston’s north end

Community Harvest, an initiative sponsored by Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC), is reopening their affordable Farmers Market for the 2021 season. The Farmers Market will run every Tuesday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Rideau Heights Community Centre (85 Macauley St.) Opening day will be Tuesday, Jun. 29, 2021. The last

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KCHC teams up with Suzuki Foundation to connect residents, pollinators

Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) is challenging you to create a Butterflyway this summer.   According to the David Suzuki Foundation, “Wild pollinators such as butterflies and bees are crucial to human survival. Climate change, development and widespread pesticide use are compromising their habitat and food sources. The Butterflyway Project aims

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KCHC hopes to see youth complete both COVID-19 doses before fall

Yesterday, Wednesday, June 3, 2021, the provincial government announced schools will not be returning to in-person learning before September. As a result of that announcement, Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) has intensified their efforts to help eligible students get vaccinated. KCHC is pushing ahead with this agenda in hopes that

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COVID-19 Vaccine Info Night!

Please join KCHC family physician Dr. Mary Rowland on Tuesday, April 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a virtual presentation on COVID vaccines. She will present information on the COVID-19 vaccines and answer your questions. Please leave questions in the Discussion section. All are welcome! Log-in info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84360188289 Meeting

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Operation Warm Feet forecasts increased demand for 2021 campaign

For more than 20 years, Operation Warm Feet (OWF) has been working to supply winter footwear to children and youth who need it, and this year was no exception. The program, run by Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC), has been providing children up to the age of 18 from low-income

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Kingston City Council to discuss motion to denounce conversion therapy

At their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, City Council will discuss a motion to denounce the practice of conversion therapy throughout the City of Kingston. The new motion, brought forward by Councillor Bridget Doherty, seeks to support the federal bill to criminalize the practice, Bill C-6, An Act to

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Kids Get Stressed Too program goes virtual thanks to United Way grant

Coping with COVID-19 brings mental burdens like worry, frustration, and loneliness to everyone, including children. The Self-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario (SMPSO), housed at the Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) helps equip children with the tools to cope and manage stress. SMPSO is proud to announce that new funding received

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KCHC partners with Spectra Plasmonics for street ‘drug-checking’ pilot project

Kingston City Council has approved a contribution of $269,000 to a new drug-checking pilot project from Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) The pilot project will see KCHC partner with local technology firm Spectra Plasmonics over 15 months, and submit a final report to Health Canada on their findings. The City

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COVID-19 testing now available at KCHC

A new satellite location for COVID-19 testing is available at the Kingston Community Health Center (KCHC) at 263 Weller Avenue. This testing site, a partnership of KFLA Public Health, KHSC and KCHC, is intended to increase access to testing for those individuals living in the geographic community around the health

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