Brock CHC forms ‘Capital Campaign Cabinet’ to guide community fundraising efforts

The Brock Community Health Centre (CHC) is ramping up community fundraising efforts for construction of its new building.

It has recruited the Capital Campaign Cabinet, described as “a group of strong community leaders who will be the driving force behind the fundraising efforts for the capital project.”

“Composed of representatives from the Brock CHC board of directors and senior volunteer leadership representatives from the community, this group of passionate volunteers will serve as the advisory, planning and managing body of the campaign. The cabinet will function actively throughout the campaign to support Brock CHC in their efforts to achieve the campaign objectives and financial goals,” reads a media release.

“This in an exciting time as Brock CHC continues to grow its programs and services. We are looking forward to moving ahead with the capital project with the support and commitment of our community leaders,” added Janet McPherson, executive director of the Brock CHC.

Members of the group include Terri Donovan, Dr. Pamela Goodwin, John Grant, Carol Metcalfe, Peter Prust, Pat Shaw, Ted Smith and Sandra Wickett.

“The board of directors of the Brock Community Health Centre is very appreciative of the commitment of these community leaders to support our fundraising efforts. They share a collective vision for a new building that will have a profound impact on the health and wellness of our community,” said Donovan, who serves as the chair of the CHC’s fundraising committee.

“We are excited to be laying the groundwork for the capital campaign and moving forward in the process of finally establishing a permanent home for Brock CHC that will continue to serve the residents of Brock Township and the surrounding area as it has done for the past ten years,” added Smith, who serves as the chair of the CHC’s board of directors in addition to his role as regional councillor.

Coun. Smith announced the formation of the campaign at Monday (April 15) night’s council meeting and said that he’s hopeful that construction will begin early next year.

“I know we (the Brock CHC board) have said that before,” he told his colleagues on council.

Brock CHC’s capital project will see construction of a 21,000-square-foot health care facility for the residents of Brock Township and surrounding areas.

The new centre will accommodate organizational programs and services. It will also provide a community health hub for Durham’s northern communities, increasing access to allied health care services and community organizations,” the media release reads.

While the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is funding the majority of the building costs – which are currently estimated at $9.7 million dollars – the Brock CHC is responsible for raising roughly $450,000.

Durham Region has committed $100,000 towards that amount.

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