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Jaw Dropping News

There is some big news on the horizon for people in Oxford County, thanks to the great work of the Oxford Oral Health Access Initiative, through funding from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada.

Thanks to a $150 000 grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, the Oxford Oral Health Access Initiative will be able to operate a dental clinic at the Oxford County Community Health Centre.

The Project Manager, Jo-Anne Orton says the project will be entirely run by volunteers.  “Dentist, hygienists and assistants are coming forward saying that they value this.  They want to see this happen and they will be volunteering their time to make sure people of low income have the dental care they require.”

Access to dentistry is a struggle for many in our community.  In excess of 1500 people visited emergency departments in Oxford County for tooth pain or infection in 2015 and about 30% of people in Oxford County have not seen a dentist in over a year because of the cost.

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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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