Rideau Community Health Services (RCHS) is a non-profit, Community governed, registered charity that has served our communities for over 35 years. Your membership in the RCHS Corporation is important and is a statement of your support for our Community Health Centres. As a voting member, you may vote at the Annual General Meeting and Membership Meetings, and may stand for election for the RCHS Board of Directors.

Membership Eligibility as defined by RCHS corporate by-laws:

Membership of the Corporation shall be open to any individual:

  • Who subscribes to the corporate object listed in the Letters Patent of the Corporation and the Beliefs and Principles of RCHS;
  • Who is eighteen(18) years of age or over;
  • Who resides full or part time within the census divisions of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, or Lanark County; or
  • Performs paid or volunteer work in said area; or
  • Is a client of the Corporation


How do I become a member?

The Board of Directors is currently waiving payment of membership fees although registration is still required. Applications for membership are available at the front reception desk year-round or online (Adobe Acrobat is required). Memberships expire each June and renewal is required. Members receive notification of renewal at least 30 days prior to the Annual General Meeting.

Please download the attached annual 2013-2014 membership form in either Adobe pdf or Microsoft Word format and return it to:

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By mail:

Rideau Community Health Services
354 Read Street
PO Box 550
Merrickville, ON K0G 1N0