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.
Every person in our neighbourhoods will have a place to call home for health, wellness and community support.
Changed lives, healthy communities.
At Langs, how we work is who we are: our expertise in neighbourhoods and the relationships we build are central to the success of the work we do. We offer care and support with respect and compassion. We include our patients and participants among our valued community partners. We work with others who share our vision to build healthy and engaged communities, where individuals are valued and supported.
We know that health, wellness and access to care are affected by many factors, including income, housing, employment, education, social support, food security, gender and the environment. Langs staff and volunteers understand that this complex picture is particularly challenging for members of our community who experience multiple barriers to access.
- A person’s health and well-being is impacted by 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 is enhanced by involvement in their community.
- Shared ownership and responsibility for their community is achieved through positive relationships among individuals, staff and volunteers.
- Services are welcoming, flexible and responsive to the changing needs of communities.
- Working together with volunteers, staff and community partners facilitates easier access to services in the community.
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.
- A strong infrastructure governed by a Board of Directors that represents the community we serve
- A diverse base of funding support and effectively manages federal, provincial, municipal, United Way funding as well as community donations
- The organization has been successfully accredited in 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and most recently in February 2015
- High satisfaction rates from participants, patients and staff about the organization’s role in the community
- A broad leadership role in the community as a sponsoring organization for Preston Heights Community Group (1988 – 2005), the current transfer payment agency for the Cambridge Midwifery Practice and more recently has offered assistance to the start up of the Waterloo Region Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic.
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 / email@example.com
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 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” 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”.
Building Healthy Communities
- Langs will continue to track community needs and enhance strategies to measure the impact of its work
- Langs will clarify its service boundaries
- Langs will intentionally plan for growth
- Langs will work with others to develop a Cambridge-wide vision for health
Bringing People Together
- The organization will maintain the active involvement of local residents and remain responsive to the needs of those living in its primary catchment areas
- Through this people-centred approach, Langs connects local residents with the social supports and health services they need
- Langs brings people together and enhances its organizational profile by implementing a comprehensive, multi-directional communications plan
Growing Meaningful Spaces
- Langs will recreate its culture in its new spaces
- Langs will continue to use multiple community spaces
- Langs will explore the creation of additional satellite offices
Growing Meaningful Services
- Langs will conduct a full program review in both of its current locations
- Langs will solidify and grow its expertise to have impact in chronic disease, mental health and school completion
- Langs will enhance its commitment to youth (ages 6-17) seniors and diverse populations
Growing Meaningful Partnerships
- Langs will work to ensure that co-location with partner agencies yields maximum benefit for patients and participants
- Langs will continue to provide on-going support to collaborative efforts
- Langs will focus on building recognition among health service providers through stronger presence and participation
Maintaining a Strong Internal Core
- Langs will update and integrate technology (e.g. EMR)
- Langs will continue to cultivate an outstanding work environment, and broaden the leadership team
- The Langs Board of Directors will enhance its governance capacity
- Langs will focus on debt reduction and pursuing alternative sources of funding, without sacrificing programming
- Langs will develop its capacity in facility operations and risk management
Working at Langs
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What positions are you currently hiring for?
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For any questions about job opportunities at Langs please contact firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
To access the Langs Privacy Statement for Patients and Participants please CLICK HERE
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