About Langs

History of the Organization

Langs (formerly Langs Farm Village Association) was established as a community development project in 1978 by a group of citizens and service providers concerned about vandalism and the lack of accessible services in the community. These individuals believed that the establishment of a community-based organization would play a positive and preventative role in the neighbourhood.

Langs is a neighbourhood based organization, but has become so much more! Langs has grown to become a dynamic, respected community development organization providing comprehensive health and social support services that are responsive to the changing needs of our region.

Mission

Langs is committed to ensuring that every person in our neighbourhoods will have a place to call home for health, wellness and community support.

Vision

Changed lives, healthy communities.

Principles

  • A person’s health and well-being are impacted by various factors including income, housing, employment, education social support, food security and the environment.
  • Each person’s knowledge, skills and experience enrich our communities.
  • The health and well-being of individuals are enhanced by involvement in their neighbourhood and wider community.
  • Shared ownership and responsibility for our community are achieved through positive relationships among individuals, staff and volunteers.
  • Services are welcoming, inclusive, flexible and responsive to the changing needs of individuals and communities.
  • Working together with volunteers, staff and community partners facilitates easier access to services in the community.
  • Health and well-being are enriched by actions taken at the individual, community and system levels.

Values

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Excellence

Who We Serve

The Langs Community Health Centre provides service to the residents of the Preston community of Cambridge (21,000 people) who live in the catchment area between Eagle, Industrial, Bishop and King Streets on the map shown here:

Click here for a list of streets in the Langs catchment area: Langs catchment area street listings

Ontario Community Health Centres are funded to serve priority populations who experience barriers to access, and priority populations such as seniors, youth and individuals with mental health challenges. Langs also provides outreach services to the homeless population, to local shelters for youth, clients of the Association of Community Living.

Our Facility / Rental Spaces

Langs built and moved into a 58,000 sq ft facility on Concession Rd in Cambridge, ON in 2011. The building is complete with a living wall, gymnasium, indoor walking track, multiple group/meeting rooms and 2 types of green roofs. Our beautiful and spacious Grand Atrium/Green Lounge features floor to ceiling windows with a view of our private outdoor courtyard.

Many of Langs spaces are available for rent 7 days a week – book your next work meeting or social event with us!

Contact: Brenda Jacob at Langs / 519-653-1470 Ext 240 / brendaj@langs.org

To view our building floorplan, complete will meeting rooms and community partner info, CLICK HERE

Indoor Walking Track

Langs has a full-size indoor walking track that is open to the public Monday thru Saturday on a walk in basis.

Walking Track Hours:

Monday 8:30am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Walking track now open Saturdays from 9am – 2pm until end of March 2017!

Jogging Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm – 8pm only

Walking Track Fees:

Age Per Visit Monthly Pass Annual Pass
Youth (5-16 years) $1.00 $15.00 $150.00
Adults (17-49 years) $2.00 $25.00 $250.00
Seniors (50+ years) $1.00 $15.00 $150.00
Family* $5.00 $40.00 $350.00

*Family is defined as immediate family in your household (maximum 1 adults and your children)

For more info on our walking track, please view our Walking Track Brochure

Growing Up Langs

Growing Up Langs“Growing Up Langs” is not the story of a few individuals – it’s the important story of a community and how thousands of volunteers, community partners, staff and most importantly participants have made a difference in their own ways.

Click here to order your copy of “Growing Up Langs”.

Strategic Planning

1.PARTICIPANTS

  • Provide welcoming spaces and services to support people to achieve their best health.
  • Increase the number of participants served and the range of supports offered.
  • Respond effectively to participant needs, with an emphasis on disease prevention, chronic disease, mental health and addictions, rehab services and stronger partner engagement.

2. COMMUNITIES

  • Further our expertise in prevention, engagement and community development in order to build and enhance residents’ sense of belonging in their communities and neighbourhoods.

3. SYSTEMS

  • Collaborate across systems to improve access to and coordination of care.
  • Play a leadership role locally and provincially in areas of excellence such as Community Hubs, Central Intake and Health Link.

4. LANGS’ ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY

  • Strengthen and align resources (i.e., finances, IT, facilities, fundraising and systems) with the programs and services offered.
  • Cultivate an outstanding environment that invests in the leadership capacity and expertise of our staff, board and volunteers.
  • Enhance quality through research opportunities, evaluation and evidence-based practice.
  • Actively promote our brand, strengths and successes.

Employment Opportunities

Working at Langs

Unleash your Potential!! Make an Impact!!
Frequently Asked Questions:

What positions are you currently hiring for?
We are currently recruiting for positions. Click Here!

For any questions about job opportunities at Langs please contact hr@langs.org

What is the culture like at Langs?
Langs staff are full of energy and enthusiasm. We encourage all our employees to provide an environment that makes people want to come into work each day and do their best to help our participants/patients succeed.

CHCs (Community Health Centres) are the only primary health care model in Ontario that, under one roof, combines primary health care services with a wide range of other health promotion and community development services.

CHCs build interprofessional teams working in collaborative practice. The Langs interprofessional team includes physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers, health promoters, community development workers for early years, youth, adults and seniors and administrative staff.

Why would I want to be part of Langs?
To be part of our success story and have a positive impact on the participant/patient every single day. Langs also offers a comprehensive employee benefit program, employee pension plans and flexible work schedules.

What general skills are needed to be successful at Langs?
We look for people who are passionate about what they do and who are excited about community development work. Our employees need to support our mission and vision and be committed to work as members of an inter-professional team with a broad range of professionals. In order to succeed at Langs, you will need to be adaptable, enthusiastic, self-motivated and show initiative in your work.

Accessibility at Langs

Langs AODA Statement of Commitment

Did you know?

  • About 1.85 million people in Ontario (that’s 15.5% of the population) have a disability.
  • 47.2% of people over the age of 65 have disabilities.
  • By 2026, as the population ages, it is estimated that 16 per cent of people in Canada will have a disability.
  • In any given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health problem or mental illness.

Langs is committed to ensuring all members of our community have equal access to the services we provide. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Langs has taken the following steps to respond to the needs of an accessible community:

  • Accessible Customer Service training for all Langs employees, students, volunteers and contractors.
  • A feedback process that allows persons with disabilities to provide input on how we have or have not met the needs of persons with disabilities; and
  • A multi-year accessibility plan (see below) describes how Langs will meet accessibility standards over the next five years.

Listed below are all our current Accessibility Policies and Procedures. Should you require the document in another format or have any questions, please contact us at 519-653-1470 or at info@langs.org.

Use of Assistive Devices Policy

Support Persons Policy

Notice of Disruptions in Service Procedures

Guide Dogs and Service Animals Policy

Complaint Policy

Communicating with People with Disability Policy

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities Policy

Langs Multi-year Accessibility Plan

Privacy Statement

To access the Langs Privacy Statement for Patients and Participants please CLICK HERE

Complaints/Feedback Policy

To access the Langs Complaints & Feedback Policy please CLICK HERE

To access the Langs Positive Feedback and Resolving Complaints Chart please CLICK HERE

Rights / Responsibilities

To access the Rights and Responsibilities Policy for Participants, Patients, Staff and Volunteers please CLICK HERE