Who we are
We are an easy to access drop-in space located in the social housing neighbourhood of Pinecrest Terrace. Our team of staff, students and volunteers are committed to providing programs, support and services, free of charge, that fit the needs of the diverse population. We continuously strive to provide our community with the opportunity to come together, learn skills, gain a sense of belonging and well-being and make long lasting memories.
The Pinecrest Terrace Community House is located within the Ottawa Community Housing.
The Pinecrest Terrace Community House is around for the community during the good and bad times. We work towards developing relationships of trust with the community and, as such, are uniquely positioned to offer trusted support when crisis arises. Our team works with community members to identify the overall needs, supports families, and builds community capacity. We work continuously with the community to foster a welcoming, respectful environment for all through programs designed to build positive relationships, trust, and support between neighbours.
Throughout the school year, we offer a variety of evening programs for children and youth, which continue throughout the summer in a different capacity. With these programs, our goal is to offer a space outside of school hours that provides mentorship, supports and social recreation fostered by our dedicated staff and volunteers. Our current programs provide an encouraging environment for children to learn and grow.
Along with our programs geared more towards the youth, we offer a variety of programs dedicated to adults and families. These include our community events and celebrations, supports and services and our food bank. We also offer the opportunity for families to go on excursions together, allowing our community members to see a side of Ottawa that is generally inaccessible due to a variety of circumstances. Through these excursions, families are able to explore Ottawa’s culture, history, and natural environment by visiting different landmarks, events and sightseeing. Programs like these allow us to give families the opportunity to share positive experiences and build lasting memories.
We are grateful enough to have so many volunteers and placement students as they are one of the most important elements that keep the Community House running. Every day, volunteers/students help staff deliver and facilitate programs, amounting to hundreds of additional hours each year, we are very thankful. A special acknowledgement must be given to the volunteers of the Pinecrest Terrace Food Bank, as the whole operation is run entirely by volunteers.
The Pinecrest Terrace Community House is a satellite location of the Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre. We are funded primarily by the City of Ottawa along with any additional grants and donations we receive. Our space is generously provided to us free from Ottawa Community Housing. We gratefully acknowledge the tremendous support of our funders, partners, community volunteers, and placement students.