Unison Health and Community Services

Unison Health and Community Services

October 13, 2010 12:36 ET

Unison Health and Community Services Celebrates its Official Launch on Thursday, October 14

The Entire Community is Invited to Join the Fun!

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 13, 2010) - Unison Health and Community Services is celebrating its official launch on Thursday, October 14th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at its Lawrence Heights site located at 12 Flemington Road in Toronto. 

The entire community is invited to learn about Unison Health and Community Services and enjoy entertainment by local performers. There will also be children's activities and contests, music and dancing, and refreshments.

In August, Unison Health and Community Services received its formal incorporation approval from Ministry of Government Services. This is the first voluntary merger of two community health centres in Ontario – the amalgamation of New Heights Community Health Centres and York Community Services.

Unison builds on the strengths and best practices of both organizations, aiming to improve access to programs and services for clients and community members. The optimal use of resources of both organizations will enhance the delivery of services in a more efficient and cost-effective manner. In collaboration with partners, the integrated services will provide seamless and comprehensive care to clients.

With extended hours at four full-service locations, clients now can have greater access to a wider variety of services. Unison now serves over 22,000 clients and offers core services that include primary health care, counselling, health promotion, early years programs, legal services, harm reduction programs, housing assistance and adult protective services; special programs like Pathways to Education, Diabetes Education and Prevention, and Aging at Home; and a range of community programs targeted to marginalized groups.

What: Unison Launch
When: Thursday, October 14, 2010, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Lawrence Heights site (12 Flemington Road, Toronto)

For event information, visit www.unisonhcs.org, or call 416-587-8225 or email oleksandra.budna@unisonhcs.org.

Contact Information

  • Media: To book an interview or for more information,
    please contact: Unison Health and Community Services
    Andrea Cohen, Chief Executive Officer
    416-787-1676 ext. 251