Sarah Viehbeck
Sarah ViehbeckCommittee Chair
Committee Members:
Jennifer Raven
Jenny Larkin
David Peckham
Heather Rothman

Health and Social Services Committee

Mandate (Approved at the February 2016 GCA Board Meeting)

The Health and Social Services Committee identifies and responds to health and social services issues within the Glebe community and draws issues to the attention of the GCA for possible attention, as needed. The Health and Social Services Committee also represents the GCA on health and social services issues with other organizations.


Membership on the Health and Social Services Committee is open to all interested community members! The effectiveness of this Committee is heavily dependent on volunteer support and if you can assist in any way, or require help with planning issues, please drop a line to


Meeting Process: Meetings of the Health and Social Services Committee will be convened by the Chair. The Chair will take responsibility for booking a meeting location, developingand sending the agenda and action items/minutes from the previous meeting. Minutes will be taken by committee members on a rotating basis.

Meeting Frequency: Meetings will be held monthly on either the first or second Wednesday from 7:00-8:30pm. Timing would be planned to ensure meetings were held in advance of the Glebe Community Association meetings, which are held on the third Tuesday of the month.

Meeting Location: Meetings will be held at the Glebe Community Centre, unless otherwise noted.

Interface with the GCA

It is the responsibility of the Chair to serve as the committee’s representative to and liaison with the GCA Board. As a full member of the GCA Board, the Chair  can vote and will bring forward motions on behalf of the Health and Social Services Committee to the Board for vote.

Committee Minutes/ Reports

GCA and Kind Canada

New to the Glebe Community Association, the GCA will be partnering with Kind Canada, a national not-for-profit organization that promotes and encourages all Canadians to help create a culture of kindness from coast-to-coast-to-coast. As a [...]

Update, noise bylaw (Lansdowne)

Post by Sarah Viehbeck, Chair of the GCA Health and Social Services Committee In my capacity as Chair of the GCA Health and Social Services Committee, I am writing with an update (to the GCA Board, [...]

GCA requests Mayor’s help in supporting summer ESL programming for newly arrived refugee families

GCA recently contributed $5,000 to assist the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG) in developing summer day camp programming for recently arrived refugee families.  This is a significant undertaking that will greatly contribute to the settlement [...]

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