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Talent Wanted!

The Oxford Drug Awareness Committee is looking for people to perform or exhibit at this year’s Acoustic Cafe.

If you are a musician, dancer, poet, artist or are creative in any way and would like to share your talents in Museum Square, now is you chance!

The Acoustic Cafe is the ‘pre-show’ for the annual Stage for Change at the Market Theatre.

Both events take place on Friday, September 21.

Acoustic Cafe – 2pm to 5pm

Stage for Change – 6pm to 10pm

If you are interested in participating, or you want more information, email Trevor or text 519-535-4836.

Activate Oxford

Activate Oxford

We are very excited to introduce our new Child and Youth Planning Table in Oxford County.

ActivateOxford – formerly “Oxford Children’s Planning Committee” – is proud to introduce its new name and logo in order to better reflect its mission to actively address the existing and emerging needs of children and youth in the Oxford community.

Read the press release for more information.

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Kids Can’t Wait

Mental health care for Ontario children and youth face a series of challenges including program cuts due to chronic under funding; skyrocketing hospitalization rates; and, long waiting lists for treatment that continue to grow.

As many as 5 out of 6 kids with mental health issues don’t get the treatment they need.

Let’s make Ontario a better place for families by prioritizing child and youth mental health.

Visit the Kids Can’t Wait website.

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Tomorrow’s Chefs

We’re full!  There has been a great response to this new cooking program and we are full.

We do have many other great kids cooking programs available to try – March Break and Easter Monday Cooking School, along with PA Day Cooking Schools in Woodstock and Mt. Elgin and just for guys – we have Boys’ Cooking Group in August.  Check out all of those programs at the Programs Page.

 

Tomorrow’s Chefs is a 5 session cooking program for young people.  You will learn basic food safety skills, cooking and baking and reading recipes – and much more.

The sessions are planned and run by a group of students who have tons of experience in cooking programs at the health centre.  Leading the team is Jessie, a graduate of the food and nutrition program at Western University (Brescia College).  Each session builds on the previous one, so we request that participants come for all 5.

Sessions happen on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, staring on February 21st at the Oxford County Community Health Centre – from 6 to 8:30pm.

Register today by emailing Jessie or Trevor  or you can call 519-539-1111 ext. 215.

 

This program is sponsored by Youth United of United Way Oxford.

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Youth United logo

Boys Cooking

This Week at the Health Centre (Jan 15 – 19)

Join us this week for many great programs:

Cre8tive Journeys from 1 to 4 on Monday

Outreach Drop-In on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 to 11

Real World Cooking on Tuesday at 2 until 3:30

On Wednesday, Indoor Walking Group at 11, Addiction Walk-In at 5 and Soul Write at 6:30

It’s Outreach at the Upper Deck in Tillsonburg at 1 on Thursday

Street Outreach in Woodstock at 12 and PA Day Cooking School  in Mt. Elgin at 1:30 to 4 on Friday.

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Mural Project

In the spring of 2017, students from the School Within A College volunteered to take on the task of creating a wall mural here at the Health Centre.

This group of students has created the context and story for the mural and are now in the process of producing this amazing piece of art.

The story of the mural reflects a person’s journey and experience here at the Oxford County Community Health Centre, as well as individual stories of the artists.

In an effort to be environmentally conscious, the team is doing its best to source unused/recycled paint, so that they do not contribute to environmental problems by having to discard old, unused paint.

The project is a community endeavour.  Many community members have donated supplies or money to help support the project.

The mural, when completed, will be in excess of 22m2 or 240 square feet.

A special thank you to the School Within A College students who have put hundreds of hours into the creation of this timeless work.

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