A new regional community health centre was created in 1995 when the Centre de santé communautaire du Niagara, founded in 1992, was merged with the Centre de santé communautaire de Hamilton. With its two points of service, in Welland and Hamilton, overseen by a single board of directors, the Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara (CSCHN) delivers primary health, social and community services, including violence prevention programs, to the region’s French-speaking population.
The CSCHN is a non-profit group funded by the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). It has become what it is today—and continues to evolve—thanks to the support of the Francophone community across the Hamilton and Niagara areas.
Mandated to provide health, social and community services in French with a view to improving the health and quality of life of French speakers in Hamilton and Niagara, the CSCHN runs programs based on the community’s needs according to the latest data. These programs are developed and delivered in accordance with all best professional practices, codes of ethics, approved management systems and Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA) requirements, as per the conditions of our accreditation (May 2016) and the performance indicators set by our funders on the regional, provincial and federal levels.