KCHC is a multi-service, multi-site Community Health Centre providing clinical and social services at eight locations, through many different services and programs. While the work at KCHC is diverse, all of the programs and staff are united by our values and by our mission: to care, to respond, to build community. KCHC cares for individuals and families, responds to their neighborhood concerns to improve their health, and build healthy communities. KCHC believes that health is not only affected by our genes, nutrition and fitness level but it is also strongly associated with our opportunities to work, play, learn and contribute to community. KCHC make special efforts to serve people who have a higher risk of poor health, or people who are having difficulty finding health care because of language or cultural barriers, poverty or isolation. In all of KCHC activities, special attention is paid to the social, emotional, and financial needs of clients since these are the pre-requisites of health. KCHC values community members and therefore encourages community engagement in all activities of the organization, including at the Board level through a community governance process
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is working to establish a patient-focused, results-driven, integrated and sustainable publicly funded health system. Its plan for building a sustainable public health care system in Ontario is based on helping people stay healthy, delivering good care when people need it, and protecting the health system for future generations.