About Community Health Centres

Community Health Centres (CHCs) are non-profit organizations that provide primary care and health promotion services to communities. They are established and governed by a community board of directors. 

CHCs also apply a community development approach. As a result, CHCs mount initiatives that address the social, economic and environmental problems that impact people’s health. CHCs prioritize improving the health and wellbeing of populations who’ve traditionally faced barriers accessing health services. The CHC model allows us to work hand in hand with the people we serve in the community!

Grand River Community Health Centre has adopted the Model of Health and Wellbeing, developed by the Alliance for Healthier Communities. This model guides the work we do in the community. 

Model of Health and Wellbeing Guiding Principles: 

  • The Highest Quality, People- and Community-Centred Primary Health Care

  • Health Equity and Social Justice

  • Community Vitality and Belonging

Visit the Alliance for Healthier Communities website to learn more about this model!