South-East Ottawa Community Heath Centre cares deeply about the people of Herongate. We are tremendously concerned about the impact the evictions are having on individuals and families. We oppose any activity in the city that erodes of community and social cohesion. We continue to advocate at the local, provincial and federal government levels for more affordable housing across our city. 

South-East Ottawa Community Heath Centre will continue to support all residents of Herongate—those moving and those choosing to stay and fight the evictions, as well as the 3,000 residents remaining in Herongate.

Since the evictions were issued in May 7, 2018, our support to residents has included:

  • Crisis and practical support counselling with our intake and counselling staff started immediately and is ongoing.
  • Exploration of housing options with our seconded Housing Help staff started immediately and is ongoing.
  • System navigation with our Multicultural Health Promoter. Our Arabic- and English-speaking Health Promoter is helping residents seek housing and legal information, find services, etc.
  • Facilitation of a legal session with Community Legal Services Ottawa. We contacted Community Legal Services Ottawa and hosted an information session on July 5 for residents to learn more about their legal rights, options, benefits, and risk in the eviction process.
  • Provision of child care providers on August 8 for a Herongate Tenant Coalition legal meeting. By providing free childcare, we reduced the barriers for Coalition members to meet.
  • Translation support for residents during a meeting with Timbercreek.

Contact for residents: South-East Ottawa Community Heath Centre: 613-737-5115

Contact for journalists: Heather Badenoch, Village PR, 613-859-8232