Programming Updates for March

Here's what's on in March:

Street Health and Harm Reduction programming:

  • The Kit Group takes place on Tuesdays from 1-3PM in the Board Room. To sign up, please call 416.537.2455, ext 271, or drop by the Harm Reduction Room on the first floor.
  • The next ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday March 18th from 10AM-12PM.
  • KAPOW takes place Fridays from 10-11:30AM in the Board Room. This program will be cancelled on Friday March 6th. For more information, please call Victoria at 416.537.2455, ext. 361.
  • 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.

Women's Connection programming:

  • Building Skills: Peer Learning and Empowerment Program is a skills building program that takes place on Wednesdays from February 18th to April 1st from 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. Space is limited! To register, please call Nancy at 416.537.8222, ext. 310.
  • PAVE's International Women's Day Celebration will take place on Thursday March 5th from 10:30AM-12:30PM in May Robinson Auditorium at 20 West Lodge Ave (near Queen and Lansdowne). For more information, email
  • Yoga: Mindfulness Group for Moms takes place on Fridays from February 20th until March 27th from 10:30AM-1PM. For more information, please call Kendra at 416.537.8222, ext. 307.

5Ps programming:

  • Please note that the 5Ps will be closed from Monday March 16th until Friday March 20th for March Break.
  • 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.
  • Fatherhood 101: Dads Drop-In is a drop- in for fathers with children 0-3 years of age that takes place on the last Wednesday night of the month from 6-7:30pm at 27 Roncesvalles Ave, Suite 503. Childcare, TTC and a light meal will be provided. The next session will take place on Wednesday March 25th. 
  • Childcare is available for registered participants with children aged 0-12 years.
  • If you would like to register in any 5Ps programs, please call Stacia at 416.537.8222, ext. 505, or Yohama at ext. 502.

Senior's programming:

  • The English Conversation Club takes place on Mondays from 10AM-12PM starting March 16th.
  • The Seniors Wellness Drop-In takes place from Tuesdays from 1-3PM starting March 10th.
  • For more information about seniors programming, please call Sandra: 416.537.2455, ext. 238.

Families and Newcomers programming:

  • The Roma Group takes place at the Early Years Centre at Jane and Finch throughout the month of March on Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30AM.
  • Child Minding Training takes place on Wednesdays until May 27th from 3-5PM at Parkdale Intercultural Association.
  • 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 group meets weekly in sessions of 8-10 weeks. This session will run on Mondays from 1-3PM starting on March 23rd.
  • For more information about families and newcomers programs, please contact Rosa at 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 takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-7:30PM. The clinic will also be open on Saturday March 21st from 11AM-3PM. Please note that the clinic will be closed on Wednesday March 4th and Thursday March 5th.
  • The Infant Hearing Program takes place every Friday from 9AM-4:30PM. For more information, please contact 416.338.8255.
  • The Acupuncture Drop-In takes place on Wednesdays from 10:15-11AM from March 11th to April 15th. For more info call Norma at 416.537.2455, ext. 233.
  • The Naturopath Clinic takes places on Tuesdays from 12:00PM to 6:00PM. To book an appointment, please request the sign-up sheet from the first floor receptionist.  There is currently a waiting list of six months.  You may also visit the clinic Tuesday afternoons and ask if there are any cancellations.
  • Anonymous HIV testing is offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for members of the general public. Please call 416.537.2455 to book an appointment.
  • Support to Quit is an eight week smoking cessation program that helps individuals quit smoking. Three weeks of optional support are available after the completion of the program. Participants may qualify for FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy, such as gum, the patch, lozenges, or inhalers. This program will run on Thursdays from 2-4PM from February 5th until April 9th. Please pre-register with Shirley at 416.537.2455, ext. 302.

Diabetes Programming:

  • The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday March 9th at 12:30PM.
  • The Gentle Exercise Class takes place on Friday March 20th and 27th from 10:45AM-12PM. For more information, call 416.537.2455.
  • Living Life Well with Diabetes is an eight week program led by our Diabetes Nurse Educator that aims to boost knowledge, skills, and confidence relating to diabetes. Topics include blood sugar management, how to understand medications, physical activity, healthy eating on a budget, goal setting and stress management. This program will run on Thursdays from 1:30-3:30PM from January 15th to March 5th.
  • The Insulin Management Group is a four week workshop that will run on Thursday March 19th and 26th and April 9th and 16th 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. To register, please call Mel at 416.537.2455, ext 236.
  • For information about Diabetes programming, please call Mel at 416.537.2455, ext 236.

Upcoming counselling programming:

  • Parkdale CHC is offering ongoing Anger Management sessions that are geared towards individuals are who mandated by the law to take Anger Management courses or are interested in joining the group for their own personal growth. Sessions run weekly on Wednesdays starting April 1st from 4:30-6PM. The program and necessary materials are free of charge. Referrals are accepted from probation officers, physicians, or other professionals. Self-referrals are also accepted. To register, please call Elizabeth Guete at (416) 537 2455. ext 306.

Closure notice:

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

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