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Free Income Tax Clinic

Each year, Parkdale CHC hosts a free income tax clinic for low income singles and couples during the months of March and April.  This clinic is presented in partnership with West Neighbourhood House.

Individuals or couples can book an appointment to have a community volunteer assist in the completion of your return.  All volunteers are trained by the Canada Revenue Agency.

To qualify, your total income from 2016 must be less than:

  • $30,000 - if you are single
  • $35,000 - if you are single with 1 child ($2,500 extra for each child under 18 years)
  • $40,000 - if you are a couple ($2,500 extra for each child under 18 years)

When you arrive for your appointment, please ensure you bring:

  • Receipts for all sources of income, which may include one or more of the following:
    • Income receipts (T4)
    • Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income (T4A)
    • Statement of Old Age Security (T4A OAS)
    • Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits (T4A(P))
    • Statement of Employment Insurance and Other Benefits (T4E)
    • Statement of RRSP Income (T4RSP)
    • Statement of Benefits (T5007)
    • Universal Child Care Benefit statement (RC62)
    • Working Income Tax Benefit advance payments statement (RC210)
  • Tuition receipts (T2202A slips)
  • Rent receipts and your landlord's name
  • Receipts for medical expenses, including medications, eye exams, eye glasses, etc.
  • Receipts for child care
  • Receipts for child activities
  • TTC weekly passes (must have a minumum of four consecutive weekly passes to qualify) or monthly metropasses
  • Charity receipts

If you require an interpreter, please bring your own.

Tax clinics will be held on Tuesdays from 10AM to 3PM at Parkdale Community Health Centre from Tuesday March 7th until Tuesday April 6th. An appointment is required. Please note that the last appointment of the day will be booked at 2:30PM.

We are only booking appointments for 2016 tax returns only. If you would like to file your taxes for 2015 or earlier, please call Viji at St. Christopher House at 416.848.7980.

To confirm your eligibility, book an appointment, or for more information, please call and leave a voicemail message: 416.537.2455, extension 242.


Join the Women’s Connection Community Advisory Group!

Are you willing to share your expertise, represent your community, and provide input on our programs and services? Then we invite you to join the Women’s Connection Community Advisory Group!

The goal of the Advisory Group is to help us ensure our services and programs reflect the needs of our community. The Advisory Group meets once a month to gain the input of community members and service users in Parkdale. Be a part of the health and wellness of Parkdale!

If you are interested in joining, please fill out an application form.

A hard copy of the application form is also available in the reception area at:

  • 27 Roncesvalles Ave., suites 301 & 503
  • 1229 Queen Street West

Questions?

Contact Nancy at 416.537.8222 ext. 310, or via email atnancy.steckley@pchc.on.ca or Vijaya via email at vijaya.agrawal@gmail.com.

 


Programming Updates for February

Here's what's on in February:

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. 
  • KAPOW takes place Fridays from 10-11:30AM in the Board Room. For more information, please call Victoria at 416.537.2455, ext. 361. KAPOW will be cancelled on February 24th and March 3rd.
  • The Harm Reduction Program will be open for regular drop-in hours throughout February.

Population Health Programming:

  • Shirley Hepditch, Client Support Worker, has drop-in hours on Monday and Friday from 10AM-12PM and Tuesday from 2-4PM. Drop-in will not take place on February 6th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th.
  • The next ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday February 15thfrom 10AM-12PM.
  • housing worker from West End Housing Help is available on Monday February 13th and 27th 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 will resume in March.
  • The Seniors Wellness Drop-In will resume in March.
  • Seniors Keeping in Touch is a weekly program so seniors to stay connected this winter. Let's get together and beat the cold weather! Join us from Tuesdays from 1-2:30PM from January 17th to February 14th.
  • Fit for Life is a pole walking group for participants aged 55 and above. Join us for pole walking, pole strengthening, balance, and stretching. This program takes place on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30AM from January 11th to March 15th. 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. 
  • Seniors Cooking Together is a five week cooking program co-facilitated by a Seniors Health Promoter and Registered Dietitian. Cook, learn, and share a meal together! Join us on Thursdays from 10AM-12PM from March 2nd to 30th. 
  • 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:

  • 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 Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30AM from February 1st to March 29th.
  • Make the Connection is a free program for parents and babies from birth to 12 months. Learn more about connecting with your baby in ways that make your baby feel loved and promote language and learning. Meet other parents and find out about services in your community. This group runs on Mondays from 10AM-12PM from February 6th to April 3rd. 
  • For more information, please call Rosa: 416.537.2455, ext. 231.

Health and Dental Programming:

  • Food and Mood is a one day workshop facilitated by a Registered Dietitian that looks at food cravings, the effects of food on our mind, and tips for healthy eating. Join us on Thursday February 16th from 10-11:30AM. For more information, or to register, please contact Minxue at 416.537.2455, ext. 304.
  • The Healthy Smiles Dental Clinic is open from 8AM-4PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and is open from 10AM-6PM on Wednesdays. Note that some Wednesday clinics will take place at 2340 Dundas St West. 
  • 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 February 25th from 11AM-3PM. The clinic will be closed on February 22nd and 23rd.
  • 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.

Diabetes Programming:

  • The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday February 13th at 12:30PM.
  • 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 January 26th to March 16th.
  • 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.
  • The Language of Parenting is a prenatal workshop series for expectant parents and theirtransition to parenting as a couple. This program runs on Wednesday nights from 5:30-7:45PM from February 1st to March 8th.
  • Childcare is available for registered participants with children aged 0-12 years. If you would like to register in any 5Ps programs, please call Nevetha 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. 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.

Closure Notice:

Parkdale CHC will be closed:

  • Saturday February 18th: Family Day
  • Monday February 20th: Family Day

 

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