We encourage feedback on any and all issues of concern to residents. Please join us at our monthly meetings to discuss issues or send an email to President@khca.on.ca. We look forward to hearing your views!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Building Blocks for Mental Health at Work Series

Factors: Psychological & Social Support and Balance

Ottawa Public Health has created a series of workshops and videos (www.haveTHATtalk.ca) to help workplaces implement the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Each workshop will take a closer look at two of the 13 factors that are the building blocks for a mentally healthy and safe workplace.  Participants can attend all the workshops or only those of interest. 

For: Staff who promote health in the workplace (HR, EAP, OHN, Manager, Supervisor, Health and Safety staff & committee members, Wellness Committee members, etc.)

  • Learn about evidence based resources to help improve the mental health of your workplace
  • Learn about resources specific to Psychological & Social Support and Balance
  • Share practical tips, strategies and resources to address Psychological & Social Support and Balance
  • Develop an action plan
  • A firm believer in the power of storytelling to bring about culture change, Jean-François regularly shares his lived experience of mental health recovery as a bilingual keynote speaker and panelist

Presented by: Ottawa Public Health with guest speaker Jean-François Claude, M.S.M., Sector Champion, Workplace Well-being and Mental Health, Communications and Portfolio Sector, Natural Resources Canada and Co-Founder, Federal Speakers’ Bureau on Mental Health 

Thursday, Sept 28, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.)

Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4M3
Cost: $40
(light refreshments included)

Space is limited. Registration ends Sept 22, 2017.
No refund will be issued, please find a replacement if you are unable to attend

Register here! 

For more information, contact the Workplace Health Line at 613-580-6744, ext. 24197 or email workplacehealth@ottawa.ca

Workshop is offered in English only. Resources will be available in English and French.

Any questions about Workplace Health and how to book our services?  Send us an email at workplacehealth@ottawa.ca or give us a call at #613-580-6744 ext. 24197.  You can also visit our website at ottawapublichealth.ca/workplacehealth.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Senior's September, 2017 Highlights

PLEASE NOTE: The Kanata Seniors’ Centre will be CLOSED for Labour Day weekend Saturday, Sept 2nd to Monday, September 4th. We will REOPEN Tuesday, September 4th at 8:30 am.

In September’s calendar:

8th – Open House and Pancake Breakfast

9th – Lunch and Movie Going in Style

11th – Kanata Seniors Council AGM 11am

14th – Book Club Do Not Say We Have Nothing

15th – EXPO 55

28th – Learning Series Genealogy

Registration for Fall and Winter Programs starts on Thursday, August 17th so check out our fitness and activities we have planned for you!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dealing with Street Robberies

To avoid a robbery

  • Be aware of your surroundings and conceal valuables like jewelry and phones while in public 
  • Keep your smartphones out of sight and easily accessible
  • Be wary of strangers trying to get close to you - protect your personal space
  • Keep zippers closed and pockets buttoned
  • Stay in well-lit areas at night, do not take short cuts through dark alleys, between buildings, or out of public sight

If you are the victim of a robbery:
  • Cooperate with the attacker - it is not worth getting hurt to protect your personal belongings
  • Remember everything you can about the offender (gender, hair and skin colour, clothing description - try pick a few things that stand out) and the last direction they headed
  • Get to the closest safe location and call 9-1-1

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thunderstorm Watch Ended

Ottawa North - Kanata - Orléans

Issued at 10:53 Saturday 12 August 2017

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. 

Conditions are expected to be favourable for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening as a cold front moves through. 

Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats. 

Torrential downpours may also suddenly reduce visibility resulting in hazardous driving conditions. 
Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. 

Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. 

Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. 

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads