In 1979, a committed group of volunteers from the Boyle McCauley neighborhood sat down with some health professionals and took the first steps toward developing a community-based health facility. Facility that could meet the neighborhood's broad-based health needs. The volunteers believed health is more than medical treatment so they created a centre committed to addressing a variety of health needs, including homelessness, poverty, isolation, and culture.
From that first vision shared by a group of volunteers, the health centre has grown and now employs over sixty people. In addition, a similar number of volunteers provide service and support to the staff. Whether it's a dental hygienist, foot care volunteer, chiroparactor, optometrist & optician, board member or a community resident willing to shop and prepare food for specific programs, volunteers and donations are important in the work of the centre.