Media Release – The Regional Municipality of Durham Announces Funding for Brock Community Health Centre’s Capital Project

Brock Community Health Centre (Brock CHC) is pleased to recognize The Regional Municipality of Durham’s support and financial contribution of 25 per cent of the community component of the capital project up to a maximum of $225,000 for Brock CHC’s capital project.

“The Region of Durham is pleased to provide support and capital funding to assist Brock Community Health Centre,” said Durham Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer Gerri Lynn O’Connor.  “In an area that is currently underserviced, this support will increase access to valued core health care services.”

Brock CHC’s capital project will see construction of a 21,000-square-foot health care facility for the residents of Brock Township and surrounding areas.  The new centre will accommodate organizational programs and services.  It will also provide a community health hub for Durham’s northern communities, increasing access to allied health care services and community organizations.

The facility – to be located at 39 Cameron Street West in Cannington – will be constructed on land currently owned by Brock CHC.  Construction of the building is anticipated to take approximately 18 to 24 months.

“The Board of Directors of the Brock Community Health Centre is very appreciative of the support offered by the Region of Durham to kickoff our fundraising efforts.  We are excited to take the next steps in the process of finally establishing a permanent home for Brock CHC that will continue to serve the residents of Brock and the surrounding area as it has done for the past ten years,” stated Brock CHC Board of Directors Chair, Ted Smith.

Brock CHC Executive Director Janet McPherson added:  “The Region of Durham has been very supportive of Brock Community Health Centre’s capital project and we are very grateful.  We look forward to a lasting partnership as we continue to strive to provide much needed programs and services in the Township of Brock.”

The announcement of the funding came just prior to the CHC’s launch of its capital campaign.  While the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) Health Capital Investment Branch is funding the majority of the building costs (estimated at $9.7 million dollars), Brock CHC is responsible for the non-shared costs of the project, currently estimated at $600,000.  The organization has recently issued an RFP for a Capital Campaign Consultant to work with Brock CHC’s Board of Directors, community volunteers and staff to develop a multi-faceted capital campaign and fundraising strategy to achieve its capital campaign target.


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Contact:  Janet McPherson, Executive Director
Phone:  705-432-3322