Our History


The idea for a Community Health Centre (CHC) in Bramalea first surfaced at a meeting led by Melissa Toney alongside community leaders, healthcare providers, and staff from social service and health agencies in Peel. The community advocacy work in East Mississauga leading to creation of a new satellite for LAMP Community Health Centre inspires the conversation.


Peel Senior Link leads the development of a proposal for a Community Health Centre in Bramalea.


The Government of Ontario announces funding for a new Community Health Centre in Bramalea, and shortly after, announces additional funding for a satellite in Malton.


The Association of Ontario Health Centres hosts community consultations to determine what services and programs need to be offered at the new Community Health Centre, the population groups to be prioritized, and its location.


The first volunteer Board of Directors are appointed for the Community Health Centre.


The Centre's doors open on July 2, 2009 and the first Annual General Meeting is held on September 15, 2009.


Bramalea CHC becomes the first Community Health Centre to introduce joint collaborative appointments in Diabetes Education Program and hires its Francophone Health Promoter to help address the lack of French language specific community health services.


In partnership with Region of Peel, the Dental Clinic, Health N’ Smiles opens its doors to bring improved dental health to individuals and families who do not otherwise have access to oral and dental care.


The CHC mobilizes community support to get the government to fulfil its promise to fund a Community Health Centre in Malton. On August 19, 2011, Ontario Health Minister, Deb Matthews comes to Malton to announce that the provincial government has approved funding for a Community Health Centre.


On May 2012, Four Corners Community Health Centre opens on Brandon Gate Road in Malton.


The new name, WellFort, is introduced to represent cohesion, compassionate care, service excellence, innovation in community health care.


WellFort launches the Bloom Clinic: The first community clinic in the region dedicated to the needs of people living with HIV and Hepatitis C.


The Diabetes Education Program receives the Gold Standard in Diabetes Education Practice (the highest accreditation possible) from the Canadian Diabetes Association.


Four Corners Health Centre (Malton site) receives funding for its new permanent location.


Bramalea Community Health Centre begins offering shared medical appointments for clients to develop health links care plans and receives funding for midwifery services.


Four Corners Community Health Centre opens its doors with expanded primary care, diabetes education and allied health services, to new programming.


WellFort celebrates 10 years!


As part of the major healthcare system transformation in the province, WellFort is selected to be part of the Brampton, Etobicoke & Area Ontario Health Team.*


The COVID-19 pandemic requires WellFort to adapt its programs and services to offer new and essential support. WellFort increases access to COVID-19 testing in Peel, offers case management and wrap-around support to people self-isolating. A Community Ambassador program is implemented to do targeted and culturally appropriate outreach.