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Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Kristy Taylor
Coordinator of Volunteers and Students
Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Rd., 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2B 6R7

TEL: 613-820-4922 ext 341
FAX: 613-288-3407

E-mail: info@pqchc.com

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

At Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, we provide a range of health, community and social services. Core services include primary care, mental health, child services, multi-cultural programs and community development activities. We are located in the west-end of Ottawa and serves a catchment area characterized by significant cultural, racial and religious diversity. The volunteer program has been in existence since 1996, and has over 480 volunteers registered(59% are New Canadians). A community development, capacity building, and peopled cultured philosophy helps to guide and structure the program by supporting community members in authentic volunteer opportunities.


Volunteer Opportunities

Please register with us at:


Please note that you will also need to register with the CRA as one of our volunteers. We can tell you how!

If you are interested in helping diverse low income community members to complete their 2017 income tax forms, you may want to consider volunteering with PQCHC. Our Free Income Tax Clinics operates on Saturdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 13:00 p.m., during March and April. Opportunities to support small groups of community members at our location, during day time hours. We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills, bookkeeping skills, and experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Ability to speak different languages an asset (French, Arabic, Somali, Russian, Mandarin etc.). In order to best match your skills and interest with the volunteer opportunities available at Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, you will be required to: -Complete and return an application form. -Attend a personal interview. -Submit 2 personal references. -Undergo a police record check. -Participate in training and orientation session. You can download the application form here:


Location: 1365 Richmond Road, 2nd Floor, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
In order to be considered for this position you must visit our website and complete an application:


School's Cool is a 6-week outcome-oriented school readiness program for children ages 3 to 5 years that uses a play-based curriculum to enhance children’s skills in 4 areas: language, reasoning, socialization and self-help.

Program volunteers provide program support so that facilitators can complete required assessments. Responsibilities include: greeting children warmly; assisting children with transitioning into the program; assisting children with the learning of routines and transitions; supporting facilitators by monitoring and interacting (playing) with children; helping to prepare snack for the children; helping children develop self-help skills (e.g. teach children to put on coats by themselves); use positive redirection to help children manage behaviour.

Applicants should have: previous experience working with children 3 to 5 years old; positive behaviour management skills; ability to work in a fast-paced setting; and good physical health and mobility.

The program starts in January 2019, it runs for 6 weeks at different times during the year. Hours are 8:30am-12:30pm Monday-Thursday.It Takes place at a school in the Carlington area. At least one volunteer is needed for each day.
Location: 1365 Richmond Road, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Feb 7, 2020
Application must be submitted electronically by linking to the following: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/9a4a39a8-7765-419c-9425-5c40913e8c7c/1

Adults (ages 18+) from the African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) community who are willing to be Mentors to African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) youth ages 12-18.
The Together We Can Mentorship Program focus is to increase a sense of belonging amongst low-income black youth by: (1) building strong cultural identities through exposure to and work with black mentors and; (2) increasing their civic engagement through developing advocacy skills.

Role of Mentor
• Serve as a positive role model and friend.
• Build a kind, considerate, and empathetic relationship with youth
• Attend 3 hour, bi-weekly (total 6 hours a month) group mentorship meetings.
• Mentor a youth for 9 months (September-June).
• Strive for mutual respect.
• Build the self-esteem and confidence of ACB youth.
• Help youth set goals and encourage them to work toward accomplishing them.
• Participating in interactive workshops, trainings and leading sessions.
• Communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities.
• To be a kind, considerate and empathetic adult in the lives of ACB youth.

Our approach and values
• Maintain a professional and respectful relationship with mentee.
• Be comfortable and able to establish appropriate boundaries.
• Work in a manner that incorporates overall health and recognizes all the areas of a healthy lifestyle.
• Respect and value the diversity of communities and individuals.

Les adultes (âgés de 18 ans et plus) de la communauté Africaine, Caribéenne et Noire (ACB) qui souhaitent devenir mentors de jeunes Africains, Caribéens et Noirs (ACB) âgés de 12 à 18 ans. Le programme de mentorat Together We Can vise à renforcer le sentiment d’appartenance chez les jeunes Noirs à faible revenu en: (1) établissant des identités culturelles solides en s’exposant à des mentors noirs et en travaillant avec eux; (2) en augmentant leur engagement civique en développant des compétences de plaidoyer.

Rôle du mentor
• Servir de modèle et d’ami positif.
• Établissez une relation gentille, attentionnée et empathique avec les jeunes
• Assister à des réunions de trois heures par semaine (total de six heures par mois).
• Mentor un jeune pendant 9 mois (septembre-juin).
• Respect mutuelle.
• Renforcer l’estime de soi et la confiance des jeunes ACB.
• Aidez les jeunes à se fixer des objectifs et encouragez-les à travailler pour les atteindre.
• Participer à des ateliers interactifs, à des formations et à des sessions dirigeantes.
• Communiquer régulièrement avec le personnel du programme, soumettre des informations sur les activités et recueillir des commentaires constructifs concernant les activités de mentorat.
• Être un adulte gentil et empathique dans la vie des jeunes ACB.

Notre approche et nos valeurs

• Maintenir une relation professionnelle et respectueuse avec le mentoré.
• Soyez à l'aise et capable d'établir des limites appropriées.
• Travailler d'une manière qui intègre la santé globale et reconnaît tous les domaines d'un mode de vie sain.
• Respecter et valoriser la diversité des communautés et des individus.

Location: Pinecrest Queensway CHC
1365 Richmond Rd
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020