5P's Programming in May

Here's what's on in May at the 5P's (Parkdale Parents' Primary Prevention Project):

Mom and Baby Circle:

  • May 6th : Early Literacy 
  • May 13th : Baby Time with Parkdale Library
  • May 20th : NO PROGRAM - Victoria Day, 5P's Closed
  • May 27th: Emotional Well Being & Parenting

This program takes place on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This program is currently has a waitlist for registration. If you would like to register, please call 416.537.8222, extension 502.

Prenatal Nutrition & Support Program:

  • May 1st: Nutrition & Breastfeeding
  • May 8th: Labour & Pain Medications
  • May 15th: Coping with Stress During Pregnancy
  • May 22nd: Sun Safety and Environmental Hazards
  • May 29th: Healthy Relationships

This program runs on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. To register, please call 416.537.8222 extension 502 or 505.

Baby & Me:

  • May 2nd : Infant Growth and Development
  • May 9th: Baby Massage
  • May 16th: Children's' Nutrition/Obseity Prevention
  • May 23rd: Allergies
  • May 30th: Early Literacy

This program takes place on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If you would like to register, please call: 416.537.8222 extension 502.

Acupuncture for Detox Drop-In Program

Are you experiencing stress or anxiety?
Are you having difficulties managing your highs and lows?
Are you struggling with substance abuse or addiction?

You may benefit from acupuncture.

Parkdale CHC is pleased to offer a FREE eight week drop in acupuncture program (acudetox for addictions) led by a Nurse Practitioner and Social Worker/Therapist. A variety of therapeutic techniques will be used including mindfulness, music, and guided meditation in a group setting.

This program will run for eight weeks on Wednesdays from April 24th - June 12th. Sessions will take place from 10AM until 11:30AM.

Please note that participants need to come to the sessions before 10:15 am to gain entry.

WHERE:    Second floor lobby, Parkdale Community Health Centre, 1229 Queen St W (at Dufferin). For more information, please call Norma Hannant: 416.537.8222, x.306.

LGBTQ Programming for April and May

Parkdale CHC runs a weekly drop-in group for for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirited, intersex, queer, and questioning folks in Parkdale to meet in an informal, positive space.

Participants will have access resources, referrals, and harm reduction supplies, guest speakers, movies and friendly conversation!

Snacks and TTC tokens will be provided.

What's on this month:

  • Tuesday April 30th: Acupuncture with a Nurse Practitioner
  • Tuesday May 7th: AGO Trip. Please register in advance.
  • Tuesday May 14th: Body Mapping
  • Tuesday May 21st: Body Mapping
  • Tuesday May 28th: Games

For more information, please contact Connie or Shirley at (416) 537-2455.

Women's Leadership Workshop

Calling all women in Parkdale! Join us for this one day workshop to:

  • Learn positive and effective communication skills through discussion and role-play
  • Improve your ability to advocate for yourself and your community

Snacks will be provided. Interpreters and limited child care can be arranged.

When: Tuesday April 30th, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm

Where: Parkdale Community Health Centre, 1229 Queen St. W (at Dufferin)

Who: Parkdale women

Contact: Audrey Batterham at 416-537-8222 ext 309 or


We're on Facebook!

Parkdale CHC is now on Facebook! Check out our page regularly for news and updates. Don't forget to "like" us!

We're looking for volunteers!

The 5Ps program is currently accepting volunteers for the following positions:

For more information, please contact Deborah Chalmers, Office Manager with the Women's Connection Program and Parkdale Parents' Primary Prevention Project (5P's) by telephone: 416.537.8222, ext. 300 or via email at To learn more about the 5Ps program, please click here.

April is Oral Health Month

Parkdale CHC offers free dental care in partnership with Toronto Public Health and George Brown College School of Dental Hygiene.

To learn more, visit our Dental Services page.