Featuring one of our fabulous dietitians, Debbie Clarke-Grant!
The Bramalea Community Health Centre was proud to implement the inaugural Cancer Awareness Poster Competition for Youth this year. The competition began in April commemorating Daffodil Month/ Cancer Awareness Month. The competition invited youth enrolled in Grade 4 and 5 to participate in creating a fun, motivational, informative and inspirational poster that informs loved ones of cancer risk factors. This was done to help them discover the connections between early screening and cancer prevention. Youth were urged to think outside the box in terms of creative design and use various media.
The theme was "Motivate your loved ones to be screened for cancer!"
We had over 45 entrants. The judges of the competition…
Promoting healthy brushing through education and fun activities
Health n’ Smiles together with the Bramalea Community Health Centre celebrated Oral Health Month (April) by facilitating fun, engaging and educational sessions for kids and their families. On Wednesday, April 27th we invited kids (grade 2 – 6) and their families to our Oral Health Event. Two sessions were run back to back. One session was facilitated by Health n’ Smiles dentist Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta where attendees learnt more on good oral hygiene practices, brushing and flossing. Kids then took part in a comic sketching workshop that was facilitated by FreezeDNA facilitator, Anthony Stanberry. They learnt to draw our tooth super hero, Smiles.
On Wednesday February 17th the Bramalea Community Health Centre in collaboration with the Region of Peel screened the film "The Blind Stigma: Mental Health in the Black Community" for Black History Month in Brampton. The event featured Stacy-Ann Buchanan, a Toronto based actress and filmmaker who documented the lives of five people living with mental health including her own personal story.
The event also included Tashelle McLean who sang the Black National Anthem and artist Nathan Baya who performed his original work for a crowd of more than 70 people. The…
The EXCEL-erate Program is a FREE7-week summer camp offered at the Bramalea Community Health Centre for children ages 9 -14 years old that live in Brampton.
- Start date is Monday July 6th.
- Camp is from Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. – 1p.m.
- Children will learn new and exciting information, meet new friends and have fun!
- Activities include: field trips to the Ripley’s Aquarium, Pan Am game events, a local farm and much more.
- Last day to…
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New immigrant workers as a group face a higher risk of work-related injuries. But most occupational health and safety messages don’t reach them due to language barriers. In a recent study, the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease teamed up with Bramalea Community Health Centre, who serve a large South Asian population, to explore the use of images to spread key injury prevention messages.
The following image is a great…