Somerset West Community Health Centre

The neighbourhoods of Ottawa’s west-central area are experiencing rapid development and gentrification. Local organizations and residents want to understand how the community can best manage intensification and its associated consequences with the goal to help ensure continued affordability and diversity in West Centretown. Synapcity was brought in to support the Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) as part of their Local Housing Forum in April 2018 to collaboratively develop ‘asks’ of our candidates in the municipal and provincial elections. Synapcity made visible the thinking in the room, collected the data, analysed and categorized the responses to serve the next phase of SWCHC’s multi-year project.