Formerly known as Carea Community Health Centre

2023-2026 Strategic Plan

Strategic plan cover

About the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan

In 2022, Durham Community Health Centre, initiated a process to develop a three-year stra­tegic plan that would acknowledge the various challenges and opportunities our  community members have faced over the last three years. The strategic planning process helped to iden­tify a set of priority areas where proactive and sustained work would generate a significant impact, both internally and within the broader Durham region.

Under the guidance of our Strategy and Vision Committee of the Board, we undertook an inclusive and engaging strategic process that included:

  • Client focus groups
  • Board workshops and interviews
  • Senior Leadership Team workshops and interviews
  • Management team interviews
  • Staff focus groups
  • Key external partner interviews
  • System leader interviews


In formulating this plan, we wanted to ensure that we actively listened to those who rely on our services, those who deliver our services, those who partner with us to deliver services to the community members, and those who have foresight into what our health and social services system needs are for today and for tomorrow.


This strategic plan recognizes the pace of change is rapidly accelerating in the current landscape. From an Ontario perspective, for example, the emphasis on integrated care
and support has been amplified to address gaps and improve health outcomes for our residents. Our strategic plan will help us to remain grounded in community as we seek out innovative and creative practices and partner­ship opportunities that will allow us to respond to the needs and challenges of our community members.


To read the entire 2023-2026 Strategic Plan, click here.

October 11, 2023

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