Recovery Day Ottawa


Join with us for the official Recovery Day Ottawa celebration in the National Capital at Ottawa City Hall.

During the month of September, Canadians are gathering to build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

We envision a world in which recovery from addiction is a common, celebrated reality - a world where all individuals will have access to the support they need when seeking help.

We believe by speaking out as people living in recovery, or as family, friends and supporters of those affected by addiction, we save lives.

Through our personal stories and shared experience, we hope to inspire others to join us. Together, we demonstrate the power and proof of recovery from addiction.

Sandy Hill Community Health Centre

Sandy Hill is a quiet, older neighbourhood in east-central Ottawa. An unusually mixed community, its tree-lined streets are home to embassies and diplomatic residences, a large subsidized housing complex, Canada's largest bilingual university, a number of rooming houses, high-rise apartments with large immigrant populations, middle-class and elegant older homes, and homeless people. In serving a bilingual community composed of all income groups, the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre (SHCHC) has attracted clients from all walks of life.

Our mission is to lead and innovate in person-centred primary health care and community wellbeing. Our vision is that every one in our community will have an equitable opportunity for health and wellbeing.

As a public primary health care institution, Sandy Hill Community Health Centre has a responsibility to provide a welcoming environment that recognizes and affirms diversity of persons as well as diversity of views.  An inclusive environment allows us to enhance the quality of healthcare we provide, improve relations with our community and contribute to the improvement of the community’s health.

We affirm this commitment to diversity by supporting everyone we serve whatever their characteristics, including race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, socioeconomic background, language, religion, sexual orientation, and disability.

We encourage staff, volunteers, clients, and community members to work together to make our community health centre a welcoming place for all.

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