Carea

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

Vision
Building healthier communities together. 
 
Mission
Partnering to provide integrated and accessible care to enhance health and social well-being in our communities.
 
Values
We hold these values equally:

  • Trustworth: We act with integrity and are accountable to our clients, funders, & partners.
  • Inclusive: Everyone matters and is welcomed and respected.
  • Compassion: We are understanding, caring and responsive. We partner with our clients to help address their needs. 
  • Collaborative: We work as a team with our clients and colleagues as part of an integrated system of care.
  • Innovative: We are responsive and on the leading-edge. We embrace evidence-informed and quality practices.

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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.