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Our History

Our Story

Originally founded as West Hill Community Services in 1977, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC) is one of the most established and comprehensive community health organizations in the province.

The organization owes its beginnings to 13 community agencies, a core group of community leaders and countless volunteers who identified emerging health and social needs within Scarborough.

After incorporating and acquiring not-for-profit status, SCHC built on the initial services of our Meals-on-Wheels, home support, transportation and family support programs. We currently employ over 250 staff, engage over 350 volunteers and operate 42 distinct and integrated services across 10 sites that work together to improve the health of our community. We provide medical assistance through our clinics, are involved in a growing youth program, and have many social support programs, including a food bank.

To remain a client-centred, integrated, engaged and proactive organization, we’ve continued to work closely with our community members, and foster partnerships with initiatives that address pressing needs while setting new standards of excellence. We work tirelessly to offer programs and opportunities that profoundly impact the health of the communities we serve.