Centre de santé communautaire Chigamik Community Health Centre (Chigamik) is a non-profit, community-governed, primary health care organization. Our ‘Model of Health and Wellbeing’ is based on a health care system that is community driven and proactively addresses the social determinants of health.
Chigamik is an Ojibwe word, meaning The People’s Place. The name reflects Chigamik’s commitment to provide a place where all members of the community are welcome and where services reflect the diversity of our community. Chigamik provides a combination of primary health care, health promotion programs and community development initiatives that are culturally-relevant, holistic, and available in both English and French. Our priority population include the Francophone and Indigenous communities, LGBTQ and individuals facing barriers to care living in North Simcoe and Muskoka. The Centre’s staff, board and clients represent these diverse communities.
Chigamik’s Health Equity Endowment Fund supports the ongoing mission of Chigamik – to equip our communities to achieve optimal health and wellbeing through education, health promotion and illness prevention. Proceeds from this fund will support the development of culturally-inclusive and bilingual community programs and services that address the social determinants of health. This includes traditional healing, emergency food programs, social prescribing, Indigenous doula support, French Language System Navigation and other community initiatives that support a more equitable future for everyone.