About Us

Who We Are

Carea Community Health Centre (pronounced Care-ee-ah) is a registered charitable organization providing a variety of free, community programs and services to people of all ages across Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering. 
Our services include: health promotion and wellness; primary care, counselling and mental health; diabetes education; Hepatitis C screening, treatment support, education and outreach; geriatric assessment & intervention; young parent support, early years, youth, Indigenous and community development programs. 
In line with the Community Health Centre Model of Health and Wellbeing, our expert team works with all ages to provide holistic care, support, and wraparound services that empower clients to improve their health and wellness. We strive to be accessible to those in the community who face access barriers like culture, gender, geographic isolation, homelessness, language, physical disabilities, poverty and race. 
As a strong community partner, we collaborate with numerous local organizations in order to provide the best possible care for our clients.

Vision - Mission - Values

We will be the recognized leader in redefining the experience of community based health and wellness services.
We provide access to high quality holistic and inclusive care that is responsive to the needs of the community and empowers individuals to enhance their own well-being.
We hold these values equally:

  • Person Centered: We consistently deliver the highest standard of care while being responsive and respectful of each individual’s choices, values and needs.
  • Inclusive: We value, celebrate and support the diversity of all individuals.
  • Compassion: We ensure dignity, empathy and understanding without judgment.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: We work together with each other, our clients and the broader community to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Accountability & Reliability: We will deliver on our promises

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Our Manifesto

What we do matters; it matters a great deal to our clients and it matters to our community as well. We do what we know must be done; what always needs doing: We care.

Caring for the health and wellness of our communities' residents is the cause that unites us. It shapes our thinking, guides our actions and gives us purpose.

It is not a chore. It is not a burden. It is our greatest privilege. It is the defining trait of our humanity.

Caring without care for age, race, creed, or orientation, because every person is one caring act away from being whole and complete.

We push back against the barriers to health to make a difference in the lives of others, to empower them to enhance their well-being and lead a fulfilling life.

Caring by promoting health equity and better outcomes through access to high-quality and inclusive services for the people in our area.

It is how we give hope and bring dignity to every member of our community.

We are Carea Community Health Centre.