Sandy Hill Community Health Centre loses a community pillar

Rob Boyd, long-time director of the Oasis program at the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre, has moved on to a new position. In October 2022, he became the Chief Executive Officer of Ottawa Inner City Health, where he will continue his advocacy to champion safe supply and harm reduction-based primary health care. Rob was with the SHCHC for nearly 20 years and was often quoted in this newspaper.

We’ll quote him again: “It was a privilege to work alongside the Board and staff at the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre for the past two decades to address the needs of highly vulnerable people in our community. Many communities are struggling with the fallout of COVID-19, the toxic drug supply, and the ongoing affordable housing crisis. It is critical that all voices come to the table to develop sustainable solutions.”  — Larry Newman