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Healthy Smiles Dental Clinic Closure

The Healthy Smiles Ontario Dental Clinic will be closed the week of Monday August 25th to Friday August 29th and on Labour Day, Monday September 1st. The clinic will reopen on Tuesday September 2nd.

Medical Drop-In Discontinuation

Dear clients accessing medical services at Parkdale CHC,

We are changing the way we are scheduling appointments. Starting in September, we will discontinue the daily medical drop-in from Monday to Friday. Instead, registered clients of Parkdale CHC will be able to see a nurse practitioner or physician either on the same day or during the week of their choosing.

Please call or drop by to inquire about appointment availability.

We will continue to provide a medical drop-in on Saturdays from 10AM-12PM.

Thank you.

 

 

Programming Updates for August

Here’s what’s on in August:

Street Health and Harm Reduction programming:

  • The Men’s Mental Health Advisory Group takes place weekly on Fridays from 1-3PM. For more information, please call Sri at 416.537.0275, ext. 308.
  • The next ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday August 20th from 10AM-12PM.
  • The Kit Group takes place on Mondays from 2:30-4:30PM in the Board Room. To sign up, please call 416.537.0275, ext 271, or drop by the Harm Reduction Room on the first floor.
  • KAPOW takes place Fridays from 10-11:30AM in the Board Room. For more information, please call Victoria at 416.537.0275, ext. 361.
  • A housing worker from West End Housing Help is available on Monday afternoons from 1-4PM. For more information, or to book an appointment, please call 416.537.2455 or speak to the first floor receptionist.
  • The Harm Reduction Community Advisory Group will not take place this month. The next group meets in September.

Women’s Connection programming:

  • The Expressive Arts Group takes place from 2:30-4:30PM on Fridays. In this group, women (and women identified folks) can help themselves to arts materials and work independently on projects.  Staff offer a creative and supportive environment. This group will be cancelled on Friday August 22nd. For more information, please call Heather at 416.537.8222, ext. 304.
  • The Postpartum Mood Disorders Support Group takes place on Tuesdays from 1-3PM. This group is for mothers who are suffering from PPMD who live in the west end of Toronto. Childcare is provided. For self-referral for intake and assessment regarding postpartum mood disorders, clients may call Isabel at 416.537.8222, ext. 305, or Grazyna at ext. 303.
  • The Tamil Women’s Group takes place on Thursday August 7th and 21st from 10-12PM. For more information, please call Satha at 416.537.0275, ext. 285.
  • Yoga by the Lake is a six week yoga and acupuncture program that takes place on Wednesdays in July and August from 10-11:30AM from July 16th to August 20th. Join us in Marilyn Bell Park for gentle hatha yoga and acupuncture for acudetox. Beginners welcome! For more information, please call Norma at 416.537.0275, ext. 233.

5Ps programming:

  • Baby and Me takes place Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 27 Roncesvalles, Suite 503. This program is for parents and caregivers of babies 6-12 months. Please note that there is a wait list for this program.
  • Mom and Baby Circle takes place Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This program is for parents and caregivers of babies 0-6 months. Please note that there is a wait list for this program. 
  • Prenatal Nutrition and Support takes place Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Childcare is available for registered participants with children aged 0-12 years.
  • If you would like to register in any 5Ps programs, please call Yohama at 416.537.8222, extension 502, or Stacia at ext. 505.
  • The 5Ps will be closed from Monday August 4th to Friday August 15th. We will reopen on Monday August 18th.

Senior’s programming:

  • The English Conversation Club will be taking a summer break and will resume in the fall.
  • The Seniors Wellness Drop-In takes place from Tuesdays from 1-3PM. Join us August 5th for Oral Health and Gentle Fitness, August 19th for Gentle Fitness, and August 26th for a social activity. The drop-in will be cancelled on August 12th.
  • The Seniors Drumming Group is a multicultural seniors group for those who love drumming. No previous experience is required, only the desire to learn and have fun! This group will take place on Thursday August 7th and 28th from 4-5PM.
  • For more information about seniors programming, please call Sandra: 416.537.0275, ext. 238.

Health and dental programming:

Diabetes Programming:

  • Living Life Well with Diabetes is an eight week introductory workshop that teaches participants about blood sugar management, medications, healthy eating on a budget, physical activity, coping with stress, and more. The program runs Thursdays from 1:30-3:30PM from June 19th to August 7th.
  • The next Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday August 11th from 12:30-2PM.
  • The Insulin Management Group is a four week workshop that will run on Thursdays from August 21st to September 11th from 1:30-3:30PM.  This group is targeted towards individuals with type 2 diabetes who are currently using insulin, will be using insulin, or would like to learn more.
  • The Gentle Exercise Class will take place on Fridays from 10:45AM-12PM. For more information, call 416.537.2455.
  • Learn how to make healthy, ready-to-eat granola in a Granola Making Workshop led by Riley Fulkerson, Diabetes Dietitian, on Wednesday August 27th from 3:30-4:30PM. Make nutritious granola to take home! Bring comfortable shoes, as the group may go on a short walk following the workshop (time permitting).
  • For information about Diabetes programming, please call Mel at 416.537.0275, ext 236.

Food Security and Nutrition Programming:

  • Drop by Parkdale CHC on Tuesdays between 3-7PM to order your Good Food Box for pick-up the following week.
  • Parkdale CHC’s backyard garden is now open! Join us on Thursdays from 4-5PM to plant seedlings, pick weeks, water the beds, and other maintenance.  Please register before attending or call to make sure the program will be running that day as there may be changes in the schedule due to staff availability or weather. To register, please call Mel at 416.537.0275, ext 236, or Riley at 416.537.0275, ext 304.
  • Join us on Thursday August 7th from 4-5:30PM for Organic Gardening 101, a workshop hosted by our gardening drop-in. Beginners welcome!

Closure notice:

  • Parkdale CHC will be closed on Monday August 4th for the Civic Holiday and Saturday August 30th for Labour Day.

For more information, or to view a complete list of programs and services offered, please visit our Program Calendar.

You’re Invited! Harm Reduction Program Celebration and Sign Unveiling

Despite the loss of their City grant for the first time in 24 years, Parkdale Community Health Centre is committed to maintaining and even improving their Harm Reduction Programs which are a cornerstone of their Centre. Join the DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC MEMORY to celebrate Parkdale Community Health Centre’s Harm Reduction Programs. Everyone is Welcome!

Learn about the history of harm reduction in Toronto, hear and share memories of this service, and witness the unveiling of a sign honouring 24 years of Harm Reduction in Parkdale.

Monday, July 28th
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Parkdale Community Health Centre
1229 Queen St West.

Pizza and cake will be served!

For more information visit departmentofpublicmemory.com

Programming Updates for July

Here’s what’s on in July:

Street Health and Harm Reduction programming:

  • The Men’s Mental Health Advisory Group takes place weekly on Fridays from 1-3PM. For more information, please call Sri at 416.537.0275, ext. 308, or Arno at ext 424.
  • The next ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday July 16th from 10AM-12PM.
  • The Kit Group takes place on Mondays from 2:30-4:30PM in the Board Room. To sign up, please call 416.537.0275, ext 271, or drop by the Harm Reduction Room on the first floor.
  • KAPOW takes place Fridays from 10-11:30AM in the Board Room. For more information, please call Victoria at 416.537.0275, ext. 361.
  • A housing worker from West End Housing Help is available on Monday afternoons from 1-4PM. For more information, or to book an appointment, please call 416.537.2455 or speak to the first floor receptionist.
  • The Harm Reduction Community Advisory Group will take place on Thursday July 17th from 12-1PM. For more information, please call 416.537.0275, ext 271

Women’s Connection programming:

  • The Expressive Arts Group takes place from 2:30-4:30PM on Fridays. In this group, women (and women identified folks) can help themselves to arts materials and work independently on projects.  Staff offer a creative and supportive environment. For more information, please call Heather at 416.537.8222, ext. 304.
  • The Postpartum Mood Disorders Support Group takes place on Tuesdays from 1-3PM. This group is for mothers who are suffering from PPMD who live in the west end of Toronto. Childcare is provided. For self-referral for intake and assessment regarding postpartum mood disorders, clients may call Isabel at 416.537.8222, ext. 305, or Grazyna at ext. 303.
  • The Tamil Women’s Group takes place on Thursday July 3rd and 17th from 10-12PM. For more information, please call Satha at 416.537.0275, ext. 285.
  • Yoga and Mindfulness Group for Moms takes place on Wednesdays from 10AM-12PM from June 11th to July 16th. Please contact Isabel for more information at 416.537.8222 ext. 307.
  • Trauma 101 Workshop: Healing from the Effects of Abuse and Trauma takes place on Wednesdays from 5-7PM from June 11th to July 16th. Please contact Kendra for more information at 416.537.8222 ext. 305.
  • Building Skills: Peer Learning and Empowerment Program is a seven week skills building program taking place on Fridays from May 30th to July 11th 10AM-1PM. Build on your strength and skills, self-confidence, communication, and group work skills. This group is open to all who identify as women. To register, please call Leslie or Nancy at 416.537.8222 ext 309 or 310.
  • Yoga by the Lake is a six week yoga and acupuncture program that takes place on Wednesdays in July and August from 10-11:30AM from July 16th to August 20th. Join us in Marilyn Bell Park for gentle hatha yoga and acupuncture for acudetox. Beginners welcome! For more information, please call Norma at 416.537.0275, ext. 233.

5Ps programming:

  • Baby and Me takes place Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 27 Roncesvalles, Suite 503. This program is for parents and caregivers of babies 6-12 months.
  • Mom and Baby Circle takes place Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This program is for parents and caregivers of babies 0-6 months. 
  • Prenatal Nutrition and Support takes place Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Childcare is available for registered participants with children aged 0-12 years.
  • If you would like to register in any 5Ps programs, please call Yohama at 416.537.8222, extension 502, or Stacia at ext. 505.

Senior’s programming:

  • The English Conversation Club will be taking a summer break and will resume in the fall.
  • The Seniors Wellness Drop-In takes place from Tuesdays from 1-3PM. Join us July 8th for Sun Safety, July 15th for Mental Health Issues and Gentle Fitness, July 22nd for Healthy Eating, and July 29th for an outdoor activity.
  • The Seniors Advocacy Group will take place from 10-11:30AM on Thursday July 17th.
  • The Seniors Drumming Group is a multicultural seniors group for those who love drumming. No previous experience is required, only the desire to learn and have fun! This group will take place on Friday July 4th and 18th from 9:30-10:30AM.
  • For more information about seniors programming, please call Sandra: 416.537.0275, ext. 238.

Health and dental programming:

Diabetes Programming:

  • Living Life Well with Diabetes is an eight week introductory workshop that teaches participants about blood sugar management, medications, healthy eating on a budget, physical activity, coping with stress, and more. The program runs Thursdays from 1:30-3:30PM from June 19th to August 7th.
  • The next Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday July 14th from 12:30-2PM.
  • The Gentle Exercise Class will take place on Fridays from 10:45AM-12PM. For more information, call 416.537.2455.
  • The Walking Group will takes place on Wednesdays at 3:30PM.
  • For information about Diabetes programming, please call Mel at 416.537.0275, ext 236.

Food Security and Nutrition Programming:

  • Drop by Parkdale CHC on Tuesdays between 3-7PM to order your Good Food Box for pick-up the following week.
  • Parkdale CHC’s backyard garden is now open! Join us on Thursdays from 4-6PM to plant seedlings, pick weeks, water the beds, and other maintenance.  Please register before attending or call to make sure the program will be running that day as there may be changes in the schedule due to staff availability or weather. To register, please call Mel at 416.537.0275, ext 236, or Riley at 416.537.0275, ext 304.

Closure notice:

  • Parkdale CHC will be closed on Tuesday July 1st for Canada Day.

For more information, or to view a complete list of programs and services offered, please visit our Program Calendar.

Canada Day Notice of Closure

Parkdale CHC will be closed on Tuesday July 1st for Canada Day. We will be open for regular hours the rest of the week.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

We’re looking for a volunteer!

The 5Ps Program is looking for a Food Setup and Distribution Volunteer.

The food room receives a variety of perishable and non-perishable items that are made available for participants of the 5Ps programs. Participants also receive food vouchers that can be used at local grocery stores, and TTC tokens to help them attend the program. Volunteers support staff in receiving the food bank delivery and sorting food items for efficient storage and later distribution to program participants. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who are comfortable working both on their own and with a team.

Please note that we require a minimum 6-8 month commitment from all volunteers.

Programming Updates for June

Here’s what’s on in June:

Street Health and Harm Reduction programming:

  • The Men’s Mental Health Advisory Group takes place weekly on Fridays from 1-3PM. For more information, please call Sri at 416.537.0275, ext. 308, or Arno at ext 424.
  • The next ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday June 18thfrom 10AM-12PM.
  • The Kit Group takes place on Mondays from 2:30-4:30PM in the Board Room. To sign up, please call 416.537.0275, ext 271, or drop by the Harm Reduction Room on the first floor.
  • KAPOW takes place Fridays from 10-11:30AM in the Board Room. For more information, please call Victoria at 416.537.0275, ext. 361.
  • A housing worker from West End Housing Help is available on Monday afternoons from 1-4PM. For more information, or to book an appointment, please call 416.537.2455 or speak to the first floor receptionist.
  • The Harm Reduction Community Advisory Group will take place on Thursday June 19th from 1-2PM. For more information, please call 416.537.0275, ext 271

Women’s Connection programming:

  • The Expressive Arts Group takes place from 2:30-4:30PM on Fridays. In this group, women (and women identified folks) can help themselves to arts materials and work independently on projects.  Staff offer a creative and supportive environment. For more information, please call Heather at 416.537.8222, ext. 304.
  • The Postpartum Mood Disorders Support Group takes place on Tuesdays from 1-3PM. This group is for mothers who are suffering from PPMD who live in the west end of Toronto. Childcare is provided. For self-referral for intake and assessment regarding postpartum mood disorders, clients may call Isabel at 416.537.8222, ext. 305, or Grazyna at ext. 303.
  • The Tamil Women’s Group takes place on Thursday June 5th and 19th from 10-12PM. For more information, please call Satha at 416.537.0275, ext. 285.
  • Yoga and Mindfulness Group for Moms takes place on Wednesday from 10AM-12PM from June 11th to July 16th. Please contact Isabel for more information at 416.537.8222 ext. 307.
  • Trauma 101 Workshop: Healing from the Effects of Abuse and Trauma takes place on Wednesdays from 5-7PM from June 11th to July 16th. Please contact Kendra for more information at 416.537.8222 ext. 305.
  • Yoga for Postpartum Depression Prevention takes place on Friday June 6th and 13th from 2-4PM. To register, please call Isabel or Grazyna at 416.537.8222 for a pre-screening interview.
  • Building Skills: Peer Learning and Empowerment Program is a seven week skills building program taking place on Fridays from May 30th to July 11th 10AM-1PM. Build on your strength and skills, self-confidence, communication, and group work skills. This group is open to all who identify as women. To register, please call Leslie or Nancy at 416.537.8222 ext 309 or 310.

5Ps programming:

  • Baby and Me takes place Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (new date and time!) at 27 Roncesvalles, Suite 503. This program is for parents and caregivers of babies 6-12 months.
  • Mom and Baby Circle takes place Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This program is for parents and caregivers of babies 0-6 months. 
  • Prenatal Nutrition and Support takes place Thursdays (new date!) from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Childcare for older children is provided onsite during these programs.
  • If you would like to register in any 5Ps programs, please call Yohama at 416.537.8222, extension 502.

Senior’s programming:

  • June is Senior’s Month! Join us for special events and activities throughout June.
  • The English Conversation Club takes place on Mondays from 10AM-12PM. Practice your English in a supportive environment with other seniors!
  • The Seniors Wellness Drop-In takes place from Tuesdays from 1-3PM.
  • The Seniors Advisory Group will take place on Friday June 6th from 10:30-12:30PM.
  • The Parkdale Elder Abuse Awareness Community Walk is taking place at 10AM on Tuesday June 17th. Meet at Parkdale CHC for the walk, and then join us for light refreshments and discussion at Parkdale Legal Clinic.
  • The Seniors Drumming Group is a multicultural seniors group for those who love drumming. No previous experience is required, only the desire to learn and have fun! This group will take place on Thursday June 5th from 4-5PM and Friday June 20th from 9:30-10:30AM.
  • For more information about seniors programming, please call Sandra: 416.537.0275, ext. 238.

Newcomers programming:

  • Nobody’s Perfect is a free parenting program for parents and caregivers with children six (6) years of age and under to talk about child growth and learning, child behaviour, child health and safety, and parenting stress. Childcare, snacks, and books are included. TTC tokens will be provided (if needed). This session will run on Tuesdays from May 6th to June 24th from 3:30-5:30PM. For more information, please contact Rosa Ribeiro via telephone: 416.537.2455, ext 231.

Health and dental programming:

  • The Healthy Smiles Dental Clinic is open from 8AM-4PM Monday through Friday.
  • The West End Oral Health Clinic will take place on Wednesday June 4th and 11th and Thursday June 12th from 4:30-7:30PM. The clinic will also take place on Saturday June 14th from 11AM-3PM. Please note that the WEOHC will not be running throughout July and August.

Diabetes Programming:

  • Living Life Well with Diabetes is an eight week introductory workshop that teaches participants about blood sugar management, medications, healthy eating on a budget, physical activity, coping with stress, and more. The program runs Thursdays from 1:30-3:30PM from June 19th to August 7th. The first session will run on Thursday June 19th from 12:30-2PM.
  • Join us on Monday June 9th for a tour of the Sorauren Farmers’ Market. Meet us in the Parkdale CHC lobby at 2:30PM. Wear comfortable walking shoes!
  • The Gentle Exercise Class will take place on Friday June 6th and 13th from 10:45AM-12PM. For more information, call 416.537.2455.
  • The Walking Group will takes place on Wednesdays at 3:30PM.
  • For information about Diabetes programming, please call Mel at 416.537.0275, ext 236.

Food Security and Nutrition Programming:

  • Drop by Parkdale CHC on Tuesdays between 3-7PM to order your Good Food Box for pick-up the following week.
  • Parkdale CHC’s backyard garden is now open! Join us on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-6PM to plant seedlings, pick weeks, water the beds, and other maintenance.  Please register before attending or call to make sure the program will be running that day as there may be changes in the schedule due to staff availability or weather. To register, please call Mel at 416.537.0275, ext 236, or Riley at 416.537.0275, ext 304.

LGBTQ World Pride Event:

  • Parkdale CHC will be holding a pride event on Thursday June 19th from 3:30-7:30PM. Join us for a panel discussion on LGBTQ Newcomer and Refugee Human Rights: Local and Global Perspectives. We’ll also have refreshments, music, and a PhotoVoice Project presented by LGBTQ newcomer and immigrant youth. For more information, please call Connie at 416.537.0275, ext. 232.

Closure notice:

  • Parkdale CHC will be open for regular hours throughout June.

Other announcements:

  • Want to learn more about programs and services offered at Parkdale CHC? Join us for an information session led by our Client Support Worker to learn about our programs and services, meet other clients, and ask questions! Light refreshments will be provided. Tuesday June 10th from 2:30-3:30PM in the Board Room. For more information, please call Shirley at 416.537.0275 x.302.

For more information, or to view a complete list of programs and services offered, please visit our Program Calendar.

Do you have a green thumb? Our garden is open!

Parkdale CHC’s backyard garden is now open! Join us on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-6PM to plant seedlings, pick weeks, water the beds, and other maintenance.  The food grown in the garden will be distributed among members of the gardening group and used for food programs at PCHC.  Gardening gloves and tools will be provided.

Please register before attending or call to make sure the program will be running that day as there may be changes in the schedule due to staff availability or weather.

To register, please call Mel at 416.537.0275, ext 236, or Riley at 416.537.0275, ext 304.

Stay tuned for future updates about gardening workshops and events throughout the summer!

Join our Board of Directors!

The Parkdale Community Health Centre Board of Directors is a 12 member community board working in a policy governance model.

We are currently seeking to fill board vacancies. The term of a Board Member is approximately three years. Please see our Volunteering section for further information and to view the posting.

Application deadline: Friday June 6th at 5:00PM.