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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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New ICH offering ‘life-saving’ services as construction continues

Seventeen days after opening their doors, the managers of Kingston’s new Integrated Care Hub (ICH) at 661 Montreal St. held a press conference to provide an update on their operation. “We’ve served over 100 unique individuals, we’ve given out over 2,500 meals and our rest zone has been at capacity

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Service providers prepare for opening of new Integrated Care Hub

Partners in operation of Kingston’s Integrated Care Hub hosted a public update on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, as the opening of their new Montreal St. facility looms. “I think we’re really looking forward to building on the pilot of the Artillery Park space, the way it’s designed and the capacity

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Petitioners: Integrated Care Hub not welcome at 661 Montreal St.

A petition of 186 signatures protesting the new location of the Integrated Care Hub (ICH) is being submitted to council today, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Valerie Gray, who organized the petition, said she attained that number of signatures by simply walking two blocks along Montreal St, in the vicinity of

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Rotary in Kingston project to further aid Pathways to Education graduates

With their centennial anniversary year on the horizon, Rotary in Kingston has launched a new project that will allow alumni of the Pathways to Education program to receive support while they move on to post-secondary education and employment. Rotary in Kingston will mark its 100th anniversary in 2021. With that

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‘Integrated Care Hub’ opening at Artillery Park

An Integrated Care Hub to serve Kingston’s most vulnerable population is set to open at Artillery Park on Monday, July. 20, 2020. HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS) and Street Health Centre announced the establishment of the new 24/7 drop-in centre on Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2020. The location will provide a centre

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City looking to open Artillery Park as a drop-in day-service centre

In sharing some information on the Belle Park encampment updates in advance of the special City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020, the City of Kingston has announced it is looking to open Artillery Park as a drop-in centre. The City had previously indicated the allowing the encampment

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City of Kingston opens Artillery Park as cooling centre

As of noon on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the City of Kingston has opened the gym at the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre as a cooling centre. This comes the same day Environment Canada issued a heat warning for the area, with daytime temperatures reaching just above 30 degrees Celsius each

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