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About the North End Community Health Centre

We offer a caring environment where people are treated with respect and dignity where there is equitable access to services.

The North End Community Health Centre (NECHC) is a non-profit organization established 50 years ago in response to an absence of primary health care and other health services in Halifax’s North End. Its original advocates were three determined women who persuaded a team of Dalhousie Medical School physicians to establish the first‐ ever primary health clinic. Located on Gottingen Street, we are in the heart of a unique and culturally diverse community

Over the years, NECHC has grown to offer primary health care, pre and post‐natal care, dental services, nutrition, social work, Mobile Outreach Street Health (MOSH), Housing First, outreach, and advocacy in an environment in which people are treated with respect and dignity and where there is equitable access to services and programs. As well, in the past year, it has branched out and begun managing housing programs for those most in need. NECHC is located in the diverse North End of Halifax, a community home to many social housing buildings, not‐for‐profit housing and co‐ops. It also has a satellite office in North Dartmouth.

NECHC is a non-profit organization and is funded through various grants and charitable donations. We are also partners with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

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Our Mission

We support health and well-being in our community through quality primary health care, education and advocacy in an environment in which people are treated with respect and dignity and there is equitable access to services and programs.

Our Vision

strong community 
healthy people

Our Values

Respect
Respect
Community
Community
Compassion
Compassion
Excellence
Excellence
Innovation
Innovation

The NECHC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of members of the community, who bring professional skills, knowledge and expertise to guide the organization. They oversee our strategic direction and financial management.

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Leadership Team

Marie-France LeBlanc, Executive Director mleblanc@nechc.com

Primus Asua, CPA, CGA, FCCA (UK) Director of Finance and Operations pasua@nechc.com

EJ Davis, Director of Supported Housing ejdavis@nechc.com

2021/22 Board of Directors

Fred MacGillivray, Chair
John Brophy
Rick Kelly
Mike Sherwood
Ken Power
Dekota Clayton
Lysa McGrath
Melanie Clarke
Jacob MacIsaac
Michael Haddad
Patrick Ladouceur

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As a non-profit organization, we rely on our passionate team and the generosity of individuals, corporate donations, and grants.