Programming Updates for September

Here's what's on in September:

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.
  • The Harm Reduction Program will be open for regular hoursthis month.

Population Health Programming:

  • The ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday September 20th. 
  • housing worker from West End Housing Help is available on Monday September 11th and 25th 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 last session of the English Conversation Club will take place on Monday September 11th.
  • The Seniors Wellness Drop-In takes place on Tuesdays from 1-3PM. 
  • 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. Please wear comfortable clothes and proper footwear for indoor and outdoor walking. 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 from 10:30AM-12:00PM on Mondays starting September 18th. Space is limited. Registration is required.
  • Seniors in Action will meet on Monday September 18th from 1-3:30PM.
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a program for anyone living with a chronic condition or providing care and support to someone living with long lasting chronic condition. Participants will learn more about positive thinking, goal setting, problem solving, physical activity and healthy eating, decision making skills, and communication skills. Participants will receive TTC tokens, a relaxation CD, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain (book), and $10 grocery card (must attend four or more sessions). The program runs on Thursdays from 9:30AM-12PM from October 5th to November 9th. Call Sandra to pre-register: 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 14th to November 2nd.

Health Services:

  • Shirley Hepditch, Case Worker, has drop-in hours on Monday and Friday from 10AM-12PM and Tuesday from 2-4PM. The drop-in will be cancelled on Tuesday September 19th and Friday September 22nd.
  • Anonymous HIV testing is offered on Fridays for members of the general public. Please call 416.537.2455,ext. 222, to book an appointment.
  • 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

Dental Services:

  • 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. For more information, please call 416.338.5652.
  • The West End Oral Health Clinic will resume inOctober.

Diabetes Programming:

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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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-to-be and dads with children 0-3 years of age. This group will take place on Wednesday September 13th from 6pm – 7:45pm 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 Stacia at 416.537.8222,ext. 3505.

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 416.537.8222.

Closure Notice:

Parkdale CHC will be closed on Saturday September 2nd and Monday September 4th for Labour Day.

Save the Date: Join us for our AGM in September!

  • Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre's Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday September 26th at The Great Hall at 1087 Queen St. West. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event will start at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by September 19th to Beth Wierzbicki by telephone at 416-537-2455, ext. 309 (you can leave a voicemail), or via email at or

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