Call for Nominations – Position of Director to OCCRC Board of Directors (vacant position)

The Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre (OCCRC) is a multiservice centre that promotes and contributes to the health and well-being of the Orléans-Cumberland communities while being committed to working for social change.

If you are bilingual, demonstrate skills and experience in finance, and wish to be part of a dynamic team, we invite you to submit your nomination. Interested candidates must fill out a Nomination Form and include their most recent resume.

Please submit your application by email to or by mail to the following address:

105-240 Centrum Blvd.
Orléans ON K1E 3J4

For further information, please contact us at

Diabetes Eye Screening Ottawa (DESO)

Centretown Community Health Centre, in collaboration with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the Eye Institute, now offers community-based eye screening at no cost to eligible clients who have a diagnosis of diabetes (Type 1, 2) and have not had a diabetic retinopathy eye exam within the past 12 months. The target populations are Mandarin-speaking Chinese and French-speaking African & Caribbean immigrants in Ottawa.  Support, interpretation and materials are available for clients who speak French and Mandarin. *Clients outside the target populations can be referred to DESO. Nonetheless, booking preference will be to clients within the target population during the pilot phase of the program. See promotional materials available in English, French and Chinese.

Cancer Screening Resources Available in Multiple Languages

The Lowertown Community Resource Center is working with multiple partners to get people the tests they don’t yet know they need.

Throughout the pandemic, many health services had to pause parts of their work or adapt the way they work entirely. Cancer screening is one such activity that was delayed for many months. That, along with many primary care practices moving to virtual care, caused a backlog in early detection screening of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers.  

But cancer is always a concern. So, a renewed focus on detection is in place. Regular cancer screening is key for people who are eligible, even if they have no symptoms and are generally feeling fine. That way, cancers can be found early, and treatments are more effective.  

Multilingual resources are available to support community outreach. 

A resource toolkit to support health and social service providers connect with their clients about the importance of preventative cancer screening is now available and includes resources in multiple languages. The aim of this toolkit is to provide front-line and community outreach staff access to information on breast, cervical, and colon cancer screening that can be shared with the communities they serve.  


Other supports, including new videos demystifying the screening process and stories from community members on why they choose to get screened are in the works. Stay tuned to the OHT-ÉSO Facebook page for more details to come! 

For any questions or more information, please reach out to

They want to hear from you.

They want to hear from you on your experience with these tools and resources. This will help guide and frame future tools and resources developed to ensure at the end of the day this information serves a purpose.  

They are working with their partners to get in touch with you by email to complete a short survey if you are interested in sharing your feedback. Please reach out to Liam McGuire, Performance Measurement Lead, at for more information.

Family resource workers nominated for The 2023 Ottawa Awards

We are proud to announce that two of our Family Resource Workers, Dominik Lavictoire and Caroline Robillard, have received nominations for The 2023 Ottawa Awards, presented by Mattamy Homes. Congratulation! Dominik has received nominations for the Early Childhood Educator and Special Education Teacher of the Year categories, and Caroline has received a nomination for the Early Childhood Educator category. Please welcome us in congratulating our nominees, and we encourage you to submit a vote every day until February 15, 2023. Winners will be announced at the Awards Night on February 18 at the Shaw Centre. Thank you! Submit your vote!

Position Filled – Bilingual Family Resource Worker

The Orléans-Cumberland CRC is seeking a Bilingual Family Resource Worker that will be part of a multidisciplinary team that coordinates the delivery of programs and services to meet the needs of the Orléans-Cumberland community.  The 6 months contract with possibility of renewal – 5 days/week.   Hourly wage between $ 25.26 and $ 30.43. The worker’s responsibility is to support the needs of parents / caregivers and their children from birth to age 6 by providing the following services: playgroups, parent education with respect to child development, information and referrals, in-person and virtual programming as well as maintaining links with partners in the early years sector. For more information.