Programming Updates for October



Here's what's on in October:

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 October 19th from 10AM-12PM.
  • KAPOW takes place Fridays from 10-11:30AM in the Board Room. For more information, please call Victoria at 416.537.2455, ext. 361. This group will not take place on Friday October 14th.
  • Shirley Hepditch, Client Support Worker, has drop-in hours on Monday and Friday from 10AM-12PM and Tuesday from 2-4PM. Drop-in hours will be cancelled on October 3rd, 4th, and 10th.
  • housing worker from West End Housing Help is available on Monday October 3rd and 17th from 1-4PM. For more information, or to book an appointment, please call 416.537.2455 or speak to the first floor receptionist.

Senior's Programming:

  • The English Conversation Club takes place on Mondays from 10AM-12PM. 
  • The Seniors Wellness Drop-In takes place on Tuesdays from 1-3PM. 
  • Seniors in Action will meet on Thursday October 13th from 2-3:30PM.
  • Fit for Life is a pole walking group for participants aged 55 and above. Join us every Tuesday for pole walking, pole strengthening, balance, and stretching. This program takes place on Tuesdays from 10-11AM from October 4th to December 6th. Please wear comfortable clothes and proper footwear for indoor and outdoor walking. For more information, or to register, please contact Sandra at 416.537.2455, ext. 238. Group registration is limited to 10 participants.
  • Living Life to the Full is a program for caregivers over the age of 55 and teaches new skills for coping with life's challenges. Use the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy to learn more about mental well-being and how to make small changes to feel happier, less stress, and more in control. This program runs on Wednesdays from 10-11:30AM from October 26th to December 14th at 20 West Lodge Ave. Space is limited. Registration is required.
  • Chronic Pain and Self-Management is a six week workshop that aims to help individuals with chronic pain manage their health and quality of life with confidence. This group is open to anyone living with chronic pain and anyone providing care and support to someone living with chronic pain. Participants will learn about positive thinking, goal setting, pacing activity and rest, decision-making skills, communication skills, meducation use and treatment evaluation, and healthy eating. Participants will receive TTC tokens, a relaxation CD, and "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain" (book). This group takes place on Thursdays from 10AM-12:30PM from October 27th to December 1st. Pre-registration is required. 
  • For more information about seniors programming or to register in any of the above programs, please call Sandra: 416.537.2455, ext. 238.

Families and Newcomers Programming:

  • Nobody's Perfect is a free parenting program for parents and caregivers with children six years of age and under to talk about child growth and learning, child behaviour, child health and safety, and parenting stress. Childcare and books are included. TTC tokens will be provided (if needed). This group meets on Thursdays from 10AM-12PM from September 15th to November 3rd.
  • Living and Learning with Baby is a program for parents and caregivers with children six weeks to six months. Come and meet other parents and talk about adjusting to parenthood, infant nutrition, growth and development, caring for a sick child, keeping your child safe, and community resources. This is a free program provided by Toronto Public Health Nurses. This group runs on Wednesdays from 10AM-12PM from September 21st to October 26th. To register, please call Toronto Health Connection at 416.338.7600 or Rosa at 416.537.2455, ext. 231.
  • Bridging the Gap is an inter-generational knitting club for beginner and experienced knitters to share their knowledge and learn new skills. Come to learn, share, socialize, and meet new friends! This group takes place on Mondays from 10AM-12PM starting October 17th.
  • Guys Can Cook is a free seven week program for guys aged 15-18 years old. Cook with a chef, make and eat delicious food, earn your Food Handling Certificate, get work experience, and learn in a fun environment. This program takes place on Mondays from October 17th to November 28th from 3:30-7:30PM. 
  • For more information, or to register in any of the above programs, please call Rosa: 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 in addition to Saturday October 15th from 11AM-3PM.
  • The Infant Hearing Program takes place on Fridays from 9AM-4:30PM. For more information, please contact 416.338.8255.
  • The Naturopath Clinic takes places on Tuesdays from 12PM-6PM. To book an appointment, please request the sign-up sheet from the first floor receptionist. There is currently a waiting list of six months. For more information, please contact Sarah Bowler, ND (Supervisor) via email at parkdale@ccnm.edu.
  • Anonymous HIV testing is offered on Fridays for members of the general public. Please call 416.537.2455,ext. 222, to book an appointment.
  • Join us for a Cancer Prevention and Awareness Event in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Friday October 14th from 10AM-1PM. Attend a workshop or visit an information booth to learn more about health eating, gentle fitness, mindfulness meditation, cancer prevention and screening, and smoking cessation. Light refreshments, prizes, and giveaways will be available. For more info, please call 416.537.2455.

Diabetes Programming:

  • The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday October 17th at 12:30PM. 
  • Next month! The Diabetes Education Program will be holding their annual open house for World Diabetes Day from 10AM-3PM on Friday November 11th. Join us for workshops, demonstrations, and information booths on our first floor, along with giveaways and raffle prizes. Featuring presentations and booths by Food Addicts Anonymous, George Brown's dental program, Canadian Diabetes Association, Healthy Smiles Ontario, and more. Lunch will be catered by the West End Food Co-Op. We welcome all current clients of the diabetes program as well as anyone who is interested in learning more about diabetes management or the diabetes programs and services offered at Parkdale CHC. Wear blue to show your support! This event is put on in partnership with the Diabetes Education Program at Queen West-Central Toronto CHC. 
  • For information about diabetes programming, please call Mel at 416.537.2455, ext 236.

5Ps Programming:

  • 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. The waitlist for this program is temporarily closed, please call for information about other programs.
  • Baby & 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. The waitlist for this program is temporarily closed, please call for information about other programs.
  • 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: Drop-In for Dads is a drop-in for dads with children 0-3 years of age and dads-to-be. This group takes place on Wednesday October 12th and 26th from 6-7:30pm at 27 Roncesvalles Ave, Suite 503. Childcare, TTC tokens and a light meal will be provided. 
  • 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, ext. 502 or Stacia at ext. 505.

Women's Connection Programming:

  • The Postpartum Mood Disorders Support Group takes place on Tuesdays from 2-4PM. There will not be a session on June 7th. This group is for mothers who are experiencing symptoms of PPMD who live in the west end of Toronto. Childcare is provided. For self-referral for intake and assessment regarding postpartum mood disorders, please call Grazyna at 416.537.8222, ext. 303.

Counselling Programming:

  • Anger Management Counselling is offered both on a one-to-one basis and in a group format, depending on the needs of individuals and their comfort levels. The program targets two groups: individuals who are mandated by the law to take Anger Management course and people who are interested in taking the course for their own personal growth. Participants are required to attend six to eight sessions in order to complete the program. Referrals are accepted from probation officers, physicians, or other professionals. Self-referrals are also accepted. The program is for people living in the GTA area. For more information or to book an appointment, please call Elizabeth Guete at (416) 537 2455. ext 306.

Other Programming:

  • Building Skills: Peer Learning and Empowerment Program is a five week program for men that takes place on Tuesdays from 6-8PM from October 18th to November 15th. Develop stronger communication skills, boundaries for healthy relationships, stress management skills, self-esteem, and "soft skills" for the workplace. For more information, or to register, please call Kirti at 416.537.2455, ext. 308, or Nancy at 416.537.8222, ext. 310.

Closure Notice:

  • Parkdale CHC will be closed on Saturday October 8th and Monday October 10th for Thanksgiving.

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