Programming Updates for December

Here's what's on in December:

Please be advised that our telephone extensions have changed. Updated numbers are listed below. 

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 1271, 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. 1361. 
  • The Harm Reduction Program will be open for regular hours this month.

Population Health Programming:

  • The ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday December 20th.
  • housing worker from West End Housing Help is available on Mondays 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 Seniors Wellness Drop-In takes place on Tuesdays from 1-3PM. The last session of the year is Tuesday December 19th. 
  • Seniors in Action will take place on Monday December 18th from 12-2PM.
  • 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.  The last session of the year is Wednesday December 13th. 
  • Low Impact Aerobic Fitness takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00-11:00AM at 201 Cowan Avenue.  The last session of the year is Thursday December 14th.
  • To learn more about senior's programming or to register in any of the above groups, please call Sandra: 416.537.2455, ext. 1238.

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 Tuesdays from 10AM-12PM.
  • For more information about families and newcomers programming, please call Rosa: 416.537.2455, ext. 1231.

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 from December 22nd to January 2nd. 
  • Anonymous HIV testing is offered on Fridays for members of the general public. Please call 416.537.2455,ext. 1222, 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 one year. 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 to Friday. The clinic will be closed on Monday December 11th. For more information, please call 416.338.5652.
  • The West End Oral Health Clinic takes place on Thursday December 7th from 4:30-7:30PM. The clinic will be closed for the rest of the month.

Diabetes Programming:

  • The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday December 4th 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 October 5th to December 7th.
  • For information about diabetes programming, please call Mel at 416.537.2455, ext 1236.

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 December 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 0-6 years. If you would like to register in any 5Ps programs, please call 416.537.8222, ext. 3502 or 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.

Special Events:

  • Join us on Thursday December 7th for a Parkdale Community Forum to comemorate The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Againist Women.  Join us for stories, films, conversations, activities for children, and refreshments. This event will take place on Thursday December 7th from 2-4PM in the auditorium at the Parkdale branch of the Toronto Public Library at 1303 Queen Street West. Everyone is welcome and this is a trans inclusive event. For for information, or to reserve a spot, please call Nancy at 416.537.8222, ext. 3310.

Closure Notice:

Our holiday schedule is as follows: 

  • Friday December 22 Open - regular hours (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
  • Saturday December 23 Closed
  • Monday December 25 Closed
  • Tuesday December 26 Closed
  • Wednesday December 27 Open - regular hours (9:00 AM – 8:00 PM)
  • Thursday December 28 Open - regular hours (9:00 AM – 8:00 PM)
  • Friday December 29 Open - regular hours (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
  • Saturday December 30 Closed
  • Monday January 1st Closed
  • Tuesday January 2nd, Open - regular hours (9:00 AM – 8:00 PM)

While the centre is closed, clients will have access to the doctor on call by calling 416.537.2455.

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