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Guelph Community Health Centre

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Area served  Guelph
Guelph Community Health Centre
Headquarters  176 Wyndham Street North, N1H 8N9, Guelph, Canada

The Guelph Community Health Centre (Guelph CHC, GCHC) is a public, non-profit organization that provides primary health care to the community of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, as well as a variety of programs that focus on holistic health promotion and community development. The Guelph CHC is a member of the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) and one of over 300 CHCs in Canada. The Guelph CHC has one main location in downtown Guelph, as well as a satellite clinic located on Shelldale Crescent, and an Early Years Satellite location, situated in the Stone Road Mall.


Priority population

The Guelph CHC focuses on what it has identified as the priority population, which are those who face some sort of barrier to good health. People who fit into this population may be children under six years old, the underhoused, new immigrants, and individuals who face other adversities such as low income, isolation, single parents, and the unemployed.

Primary care

This division of the Guelph Community Health Centre focuses on aspects of health and well-being. They cover areas such as illness prevention, chronic disease management, health promotion, caring for the elderly, support, counseling and referrals.


The Guelph CHC regularly recruits volunteers to run programs. Volunteers may serve as board members or play-leaders, provide support for reception or in the clinic, assist with food preparation or program planning, or provide general help for the various annual events the GCHC holds. Before an individual is taken on as a volunteer, a police check and reference check is conducted.


The Guelph CHC conducts research to evaluate its Early Years programs and services in the Guelph and Wellington County regions. Intending to develop and improve services for preschool and school-aged children, every three years GCHC collects data and uses the Early Development Instrument (EDI). Agencies who offer Early Years services and parents of senior kindergarten children have also been included in past surveys to further identify gaps and strengths in the offered programs.

The final report that evaluated all the activities and programs (as of fall 2008) is available for public review.


Guelph Community Health Centre Wikipedia

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