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2020 - 2021 Annual Report

A Year of Connection: Growing communities of care, hope and resilience

Vision

Together we seek to create inclusive, resilient, and healthy communities.

Values

We inspire each other to… be kind | celebrate diversity | collaborate | innovate

Mission

A dynamic provider of integrated services that empower people and build communities.

“Our true nature is to be connected. In fact, if that wasn’t our true nature, there would be no human beings. The human species – or any species — could not evolve without being grounded in their bodies. You couldn’t have a bunch of intellectuals walking around out there in the wild, wondering in an abstract sense about the meaning of life, when there’s a saber-toothed tiger lurking behind the next bush.”

Gabor Maté
“Why Are So Many Adults Today Haunted by Trauma?” Greater Good Magazine, June 2017

The pandemic has shown us many things, but surely one of the most poignant is how much we all require connection: with our friends, our families, our communities, and ourselves. Over the past two years, it has been difficult to create and maintain the human connection we all need, and which many of us have taken for granted for our whole lives. Stripped of our ability to gather in person, to share moments of emotional and physical closeness, to simply be with other people, we all had to dig deep to capture that sense of connection.

KCHC staff and volunteers went above and beyond to keep in touch with our colleagues and our clients, and to foster and nurture that sense of connection, even when it was incredibly challenging to do so. We are not surprised, but we are impressed with the ways in which KCHC not only survived, but thrived, during a period of challenge and change which felt endless at times. In this year’s Annual Report, we recognize and celebrate the amazing and creative ways our staff have looked out for one another and our community this year. The pandemic may still be with us, but so, too, is our demonstrably renewed commitment, determination, and strength to respond to any of the challenges that may lie ahead.

Report From The CEO & President Of The Board

It is our privilege, as KCHC Board President and Chief Executive Officer, to present this annual report to our clients, communities, partners, and staff. The 2021- 2022 year has truly been exceptional on many fronts. We continued to face unprecedented challenges pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the drug poisoning epidemic. Other troubling issues such as racist hate crimes in London, Ontario, and the finding of unmarked graves at residential schools across Canada forced us to pause and consider how these tragedies impact our own clients and communities.

Read the CEO & President Of The Board Message

Pictured from Left to Right: Mike Bell (CEO) & Terri McDade (Board President)

Board of Directors

  • Mike Bell

    CEO

  • Terri McDade

    President

  • Catherine Isaacs

    Vice President

  • Alec Ross

    Secretary

  • Pamela Paterson

    Director

  • Marie-Line Jobin

    Director

  • Martha Munezhi

    Director

  • Maha Othman

    Director

  • Peter Milliken

    Director

  • Jennifer Foster

    Director

  • Brenda Hunter

    Director

Year In Review

View our Year in Review

Included In Our Year In Review:

  • Street Health Centre
  • Consumption and Treatment Services (CTS)
  • Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program (OHRDP)
  • Napanee Area Community Health Centre (NACHC) and Rural Frontenac Lennox and Addington Allied Health Team (RFLA)
  • Weller Clinic
  • Immigrant Services Kingston and Area (ISKA)
  • Dental
  • Early Years
  • Pathways to Education (P2E)
  • ACES/Trauma Responsiveness
  • Community Health
  • Facilities
  • Pandemic Response Committee
  • Connection
I was able to talk to someone about how I was feeling. I could talk about things I might not be comfortable talking about to my parents.
- Elyza, Pathways to Education student

Strength In Numbers

The work that KCHC does is incredibly rewarding and we know that it makes a difference in our communities. One way that we can acknowledge and appreciate the scope of what we do is through measuring our goals and accomplishments numerically. Here’s a more data-driven look at some of our achievements this past year.

Weller Clinic

Over 6,000 clients were served by the primary health care team over the last fiscal year accounting for more than 27,000 encounters with staff.

RFLA

Conducted over 200 virtual group service events for over 2,000 participants

Dental

2,833 appointments servicing 1,564 individuals

Partnerships

KCHC is very fortunate to have longstanding and innovative connections with many community partners, and this year, while unlike any other in most ways, has not seen a change in our commitment to building relationships to ensure that the needs of our community are met. We continued many existing partnerships, and have been thrilled to be involved in the inception of some new and exciting collaborations.

Learn More About Partnerships

Kate Brant, Indigenous Community Development Worker

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Indigenous Health Council (IHC) Report

The years 2021 and 2022 have called on us all to look to the Seven Sacred Teachings of Love, Courage, Humility, Respect, Honesty, Wisdom and Truth to face the immense health and societal challenges created by the COVID pandemic. As a health council, we have continued to serve the Indigenous community through research, advocacy, and activism. The following encapsulate our community work to date:

The IHC and the Ontario Health Team

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KCHC Programs and Services

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