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    Smiths Falls CHC

    Smiths Falls Community Health Centre services the community of Smiths Falls district with a growing population of approximately 12,000 people.
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    Rideau Valley Diabetes Services

    RVDS partners with providers to offer coordinated prediabetes and diabetes prevention, education and management services in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville counties Read More
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    Merrickville District Community Health Centre

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Graphic showing the different branches of the RCHS





Providing health care is a dynamic and challenging environment. Rideau Community Health Services (RCHS) is a fully accredited, non-profit, community-governed organization representing Smiths Falls Community Health Centre, Rideau Valley Diabetes Services and Merrickville District Community Health Centre. RCHS is a vibrant organization which oversees the provision of a broad range of services (including primary health care, health promotion, diabetes education, telemedicine etc.) in support of the health and well-being of members of our communities.

We require Board Members with: knowledge of the community; a wish to learn more about health and social support services; and a desire to improve the health and well-being of all members of our communities. Experience with one or more of the following: a non-profit board, financial oversight, strategic planning, change management and community engagement would be helpful. The Board meets monthly in either Merrickville or Smiths Falls; members also participate in committee work. Potential board members need to live, work or volunteer in Lanark or Leeds and Grenville, and be over 18 years of age.

If you are interested in contributing to our communities in a meaningful manner, then we invite you to submit a brief résumé, by May 12th, 2017 to the Nominating Committee, RCHS, PO Box 550, Merrickville, ON, K0G 1N0 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information contact Peter McKenna, Executive Director, at 613-269-4743.  For a pdf printable version of this ad, please click here.

Funding for Rideau Community Health Services (RCHS) has been provided by the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). RCHS is also supported by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and by the communities and people we serve.


The Basic Income Guarantee Pilot

On January 12th, 2017, RCHS hosted a community consultation to obtain feedback from community members on the Basic Income Guarantee Pilot project. Approximately 250 community members joined representatives from RCHS, Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Health Unit and Mayor Pankow to share their perspectives on this pilot.  Please click here for more information.

Other RCHS Programs

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