The Hope Centre of Learning

The Hope Centre of Learning is part of the Oshawa Community Health Centre, and is located in the Dr. Bryce A. Brown Wellness Centreand the Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre, Conant Branch.  Situated in the south end of Oshawa and overlooking the Oshawa Creek the Hope Centre embraces; inclusion, hope and investing in today, so we all have a better tomorrow.  Oshawa Community Health Centre is a non-profit charitable organization and a leader in community health services and programs.  Its mission is to empower residents to improve their physical, emotional and social well-being.  The centre has celebrated over twenty seven years of dedication to building a stronger and healthier Oshawa. 

The Hope Centre of Learning is the dream of Dan and Paula Carter.   The objective of the Hope Centre of Learning is to enhance people’s opportunity for learning.  It was created to encompass new technologies and expand knowledge and growth.  The goal of the Centre is to introduce people to the latest books on history, biographies, leadership and stories of success in all walks of life. The Hope Centre of Learning was built on the belief that we can do more, be more, and help more, when we learn more. 

We have provided personal computers with work stations which include Macs in the effort to utilize new technologies.  There is also a “Computers for Kids” program where laptop computers are made available for lending to students who would like to work on a computer at home.  We also provide an after school snack program since you can’t learn on an empty stomach!

The Hope Centre of Learning is also used during the day for Alzheimer caregiver relief where arts, crafts and exercise are part of the program.  The Hope Centre of Learning truly encompasses all generations!

The Hope Centre of Learning is a place where dreams start, respect is shown, success is encouraged, and where people are inspired to believe that anything is possible.  Most importantly it is a place where hope will always be cultivated.  

Also present in the room is a plaque recognizing the students that have received the Isobel Carter Youth Education Award.  Each year the names of the recipients are proudly added to the plaque.  We are also very proud of the Wall of Hope Partners where we honour those individuals and companies that have helped us see the reality of our dream.

We are proud of the fact that the Hope Centre of Learning offers a unique space for people to learn, play and be motivated and inspired to reach for the stars.  We ask you to join our vision that everyone is entitled to start each day with hope. 

If you would like to join our team as a corporate partner or if you have skills or services that you would like to share, we ask that you contact us at pcarter@ochc.ca

Dan & Paula Carter

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