COMMUNITY HEALTH PROMOTION

Programs on schedule

Snow Moles Information Session

Would you like to be a snow mole? Snow Moles are volunteers who report on what it’s like to walk outside on a winter day in Ottawa. The information they gather will be used to make our sidewalks more walk-able! Anyone can be a snow mole, we are particularly looking for seniors & families. Find out more at this info session.
Tuesday January 19, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
To Register:  call 613-233-4443 ext. 2108 or email NBeaudin@centretownchc.org.

Mindfulness and Movement

Breathing, gentle yoga and meditation help calm the mind and relax the body. Beginners welcome.
Offered online / by phone.
Wednesdays, from January 20 to March 10, 10 :00 am – 11:00 am
To Register:  call 613-233-4443 ext. 2108 or email NBeaudin@centretownchc.org.

Winter Wellness Survival Guide

An online session to learn and share some tips on how to enjoy the winter season and make the most of the days ahead by taking care of your mind, body and soul.
Thursday, January 21—English Session, 6:30 pm—7:15 pm
Monday, January 25—French Session, 6:30 pm—7:15 pm
For information or to Register:  call 613-371-3402 or email ekamikazi@centretownchc.org.

Grow your own Sprouts/Microgreens

Are you looking for a fun activity to do this winter? Do you need some boost to your physical and mental health?
Join this virtual workshop to learn how you can grow affordable and fresh organic sprouts and microgreens at home in less than two weeks.
It is a fun workshop for adults and children who live in Centretown and are interested in growing their own super food. Each participant will receive a package prior to the workshop. For participants who live outside of Centretown, they have to pick up the packages from CCHC.
Saturday January 23, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Registration: call 613 371 3603 or email tzhaoansari@centretownchc.org.

Food and Mood

It turns out the old saying “You are what you eat” may be true, especially when we talk about food and mood. Come and join our Dietitian to talk about how some foods help improve mood while others can make it worse.
Monday, January 25, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
To register, call 613-233-4443 ext 2108 or enter the following Meeting ID code on ZOOM:  957 6652 4330.

Quit Smoking Support

Get support from others as you work on quitting smoking and increasing walking or other exercise. Being with others in the group helps you stick to your goals. Accessible by Internet or calling in.
Wednesdays, Jan 27 – March 17, 2:00 pm—3:00 pm
Register by calling 613-233-4443 ext. 2108, or by emailing NBeaudin@centretownchc.org.

Craving Changes

A How-to Workshop for Changing Your Relationship with Food:
– Understand why you eat the way you do
– Comfort yourself without food
– Change your thinking, change your eating.
Mondays, February 1, 8, 22 and March 1, 1:00 pm -3:00 pm
To register, call 613-233-4443 ext. 2108 or email Huguette at hsamsonbouchard@centretownchc.org.

BIPOC Creativity Care Group

Gather online with other Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in this 6-week group. Take time to check-in, explore movement, creativity, journaling and group discussion. Please register and plan to attend all six sessions.
Tuesdays, from February 2 to March 9,  6:30  pm – 7:45 pm
For info or to register, call 613-371-3402 or email ekamikazi@centretownchc.org

Fitness, Family and Fun

Get active with the whole family! This online interactive workshop is designed to inspire families to bond through being active together, while outlining the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Open to families with children aged 6 and over. In English only.
Friday February 12, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Registration: call 613 371 3402 or email EKamikazi@centretownchc.org.

Steady in Stress

Covid-19 has changed life and stress levels for many of us. Take some time every week to learn some basic practices to support resilience. Together we will experiment with mindfulness, talk about our limits and nervous systems, and share techniques that can support us to experience more moments of being ok. Offered online / by phone.
Wednesdays, from February 24 to March 31, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
To register, call 613-233-4443 ext 2194 or email jdahl@centretownchc.org.

Ongoing programs

Family Physio Exercise

Virtual range of motion, rhythm & coordination, strength & balance exercises class led by Family Physio Facilitator. Ongoing and open to all our adult clients.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:20 am – 11:00 am
Register by calling 613-371-3402 or by emailing:                                  ekamikazi@centretownchc.org.

Remote Seniors Chair Exercise

Chair exercises class led by City of Ottawa CD aiming to increase strength and flexibility.
Ongoing and open to all our adult clients
Mondays, 1 – 1:45 p.m.
Registration: call 613 233 4443 ext. 2108 or email EKamikazi@centretownchc.org.

Family Fun with food

A monthly cooking program for families with children between the ages of 2 and 6 years old. It will introduce children to the joys of cooking and eating well. Each session will involve preparing fun recipes and a short lesson for   parents and kids.
Come have some fun cooking and learning with your kids in the kitchen!
Second Tuesday of each month, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
To register, enter the following Zoom Meeting ID: 984 1602 1494 or call (613)233-4443 x 2108.

Centretown Grassroots Group monthly meetings

The goal of the group is to advocate for the marginalized population and promote community civic engagement for the betterment of the Centretown community. Open to all community members who share the general vision of the group.
Registration: call 613 371 3603 or email tzhaoansari@centretownchc.org.

CHP/Francophone Newcomer Virtual Group Peer-led

A group to gather francophone Newcomers, offer information, resources and support in French.  Facilitated by a newcomer peer, supported by staff. Group is closed for now.
Every Wednesday 5 – 7 p.m. Ongoing
Registration to next upcoming group: call 613-371-3402 or email EKamikazi@centretownchc.org.

Rainbow Coffee Club

A monthly gathering for older LGBT adults in partnership with The Good Companions. Share the challenges and joys of being older and LGBT and learn more about available community and health resources.
First Wednesday of every month 10-11:30 a.m.
Registration: call 613 233 4443 ext. 2194 or email jdahl@centretownchc.org.

DIABETES PROGRAM

Online Exercise Classes

The classes are led by Alex, a registered kinesiologist. No equipment is required but light dumbbells and/or resistance bands are helpful.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-2 p.m.
For registration and info, email abtheriault@centretownchc.org.

MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS

Overcoming Anxiety and Depression

Topics include how to balance your life, benefits of exercising, and various techniques for changing either the way you think or behave so you can feel better, mobilize your energy and end social isolation.
Thursdays from January 14 to March 4, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
This group is offered on Zoom. To participate, you need to either have access to internet at home or unlimited data plan for phone calls within Canada.
Register by calling 613.233.4443 x 3131 or emailing npopara@centretownchc.org.