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Children and Youth Programs

Country Roads Community Health Centre

Move It After School Program

Returning October 2022!! A weekly after school program in four area schools for students in grades 3-6. The program promotes literacy, skill development, social skills, healthy eating, and an active lifestyle. Runs from October to March.
The program provides leadership training and mentoring for youth volunteers. Student volunteers are able to earn volunteer hours towards the hours required for their O.S.S.D.
Contact: Terri Howard at: thoward@crchc.on.ca or Emily Beelen at: ebeelen@crchc.on.ca

Primary Health Care Clinic

A Nurse Practitioner provides a primary health care clinic twice weekly for students in grades 7-12 at Rideau District High School. Students are able to make appointments through the office at the school.
Contact: Marci Bruyere at: mbruyere@crchc.on.ca

Early Years – Parent Education and Support

Programs for pregnant women, parents and caregivers of children aged 0-6 years. In partnership with Rideau Lakes Libraries, participants enjoy activities, snacks, music, art and discussion. Navigation of supports, systems and community needs available through the Early Years and Family Navigator.

  1. Portland – Rideau Lakes Library Play, Learn & Story time – 1st and 3rd Monday of each month (No group in July or August) at Country Roads Community Health Centre in Portland from 10-11:30am.
  2. Newboro – Rideau Lakes Library Play, Learn & Story time – 2nd and 4th Monday of each month (No group in July or August) at the Newboro Public Library, 10 Brock Street, from 10-11:30am.
  3. Summer Park Days – Delta Campground on Monday August 8th and 15th and Portland Kin Park on August 11th and 18th. August 18th will include a special musical performance by Junkyard Symphony. Join the fun with outdoor activity play, special guests, sensory bins, take home items, and handouts.

    For more information please contact Terri Howard at: thoward@crchc.on.ca


Childcare Training Program

This Canada Safety Council course is designed to educate youth about babysitting standards. Topics of discussion include child development, nutrition, basic first aid and handling emergencies.

The program is offered to youth who are turning 12 years or older in the year the program is taken.

The next program will take place in Portland at Country Roads Community Health Centre on August 4th and 5th, 2022. Register by contacting: Terri Howard at: thoward@crchc.on.ca


Home Alone Program

This Canada Safety Council program is for children 10 years and older. This program teaches the skills to stay home alone for short periods of time.

The next program will take place in Portland at Country Roads Community Health Centre on Thursday July 28th from 9:30 – 4pm. Register by contacting: Terri Howard at: thoward@crchc.on.ca

We offer a blend of in person, telephone or virtual appointments. Let us know what type of appointment would best meet your needs.