Lindsay, Ont. (January 13, 2022) – Today, Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes (CCCKL) broke ground on its new Community Health Centre (CHC) construction project. The building, situated across from the Ross Memorial Hospital at 21 Angeline St. N., will be home to the organization’s new CHC, including all of its primary health care services, a dental clinic with three operatories, and office space for a few clinical and administrative staff.
“Today we’ve taken a step forward not only as Community Care, but as a community,” said Michael Anderson, Chair of Community Care’s Board of Directors. “It’s a step toward health equity, quality care for those who need it, and toward fulfilling our mission of building healthy communities through care and support.”
Ontario’s Ministry of Health provided $11.9 million in capital funding toward the new building including purchase of the land, demolition of the old OPP building that previously stood there, and construction. Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, has strongly championed the project and was on-site today to mark the occasion.
“Community Care is a vital part of this community, and we’re so pleased to be part of making this dream a reality,” said MPP Scott. Mayor Andy Letham and the City of Kawartha Lakes Councillors have also provided key support to enable the project and thanks were extended by the speakers.
Construction of the 15,991 square foot building is expected to take 13 months, with occupancy expected in the spring of 2023. Lett Architects Inc. of Peterborough designed the building, and Chart Construction Company of Woodbridge is the builder.
The planning process for the new building began over a decade ago and has been guided by CCCKL’s Board and leadership teams, past and present, and the CCCKL Building Committee, chaired by Glenn Wilcox, Principal of Lindsay-based Wilcox Architects Incorporated. The new CHC means that for the first time in its 36-year history, CCCKL will have its own building dedicated to providing quality primary and dental care for clients through the CHC Model of Health and Wellbeing.
About Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes: Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes provides a comprehensive range of health and support services for people of all ages in the City of Kawartha Lakes. In partnership, it promotes health and independent living through programs and services that meet the needs of its community. To learn more about CCCKL, visit www.ccckl.ca.