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We want your feedback!

Have you accessed medical care or participated in programs or services at Parkdale CHC in the last year? If so, we would like to hear from you!

We are asking for your help to evaluate our services and programs. We want to know what you think about how we are doing and what we could do better.  This survey is completely anonymous and confidential and your choice to participate in this survey will in no way affect the services you receive at PCHC. The survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete. Thanks for your feedback!

To complete the survey, you can:

  • Fill out the survey online by following this link: 2016 Parkdale CHC Client Experience Survey
  • Download and print a PDF copy and bring the completed copy with you to your next visit.
  • Request a hard copy of the survey from staff at the Health Centre at your next visit. Surveys are available at reception.
  • The deadline for survey submissions is February 15th, 2016.

The survey is also available in the following languages in PDF format:

Once you have completed the printed survey please bring in or mail your copy to:

Parkdale Community Health Centre
Attention: Melissa Hergott
1229 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M6K 1L2


Holiday Hours

Parkdale CHC's holiday hours are:

  • Thursday December 24th: open from 9AM-12PM
  • Friday December 25th: closed
  • Saturday December 26th: closed
  • Monday December 28th: closed
  • Tuesday December 29th and Wednesday December 30th: open for regular hours
  • Thursday December 31st: open from 9AM-12PM
  • Friday January 1st: closed
  • Saturday January 2nd: closed
  • Monday January 4th: regular hours resume this week

Registered clients can access the after-hours on-call services during the holidays.


Thanks to the Shoebox Project!

This year, Parkdale Community Health Centre received a total of 110 boxes to distribute to clients attending Knowledge and Power of Women (KAPOW) and the Women's Connection Program from The Shoebox Project. Many thanks to the Shoebox Project for your generosity!

 

 

 

 


Programming Updates for December

Here's what's on in December:

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.
  • There is no ID Clinic scheduled in December.
  • KAPOW takes place Fridays from 10-11:30AM in the Board Room. 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.
  • POINT (Prevent Overdose in Toronto) Naloxone Training will be offered care of The Works Outreach Van (on Gwynne Avenue beside the PCHC parkette at 1229 Queen St W) on Wednesday December 16th from 3-5pm. For more information, please call 416.537.2455, ext 271, or drop by the Harm Reduction Room on the first floor.

The Harm Reduction Room's holiday hours are:

  • December 24 - Closed
  • December 25 - Closed
  • December 28 - Closed
  • December 29 - Open from 10AM-12PM and 3-5PM
  • December 30 - Open from 10AM-11:30AM and 3-5PM
  • December 31st - Open from 10AM-12PM

Senior's programming:

  • The English Conversation Club takes place on Mondays from 10AM-12PM. The last session for 2015 is Monday December 14th. The program will resume on Monday February 1st, 2016.
  • The Seniors Wellness Drop-In takes place from Tuesdays from 1-3PM. The last session of 2015 will take place on Tuesday December 15th. The program will resume on Tuesday January 19th, 2016.
  • For more information about seniors programming, please call Sandra: 416.537.2455, ext. 238.

Families and Newcomers programming:

  • Child Minding Training provides training in the areas of child growth and development, health, nutrition, and safety issues for children aged 0-6 years old. The next session takes place on Wednesdays from 3-5PM from September 9th to December 16th at Parkdale Intercultural Association at 1365 Queen St West.
  • 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 10AM-12PM until December 16th.
  • Newcomer Health and Wellbeing: Sharing, Caring, and Supporting is a weekly drop-in group for newcomer women and women-identified individuals who have lived in Canada for 10 years or less. Participants are welcome to share, care and discuss self-soothing techniques, life in Canada, family life, education, and immigration. Child care, snacks, and TTC tokens will be available. This group takes places on Mondays from 10:30AM-12:30PM from October 19th to December 14th. To register, please call Heather at 416.537.8222, ext. 304, or Rosa at 416.537.2455, ext. 231.
  • 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 Wednesdays from November 4th until December 16th from 3:30-7:30PM. To register, please contact Samantha at 416.537.2455, ext. 359, or Rosa at ext. 231. Register now as space is limited!
  • For more information about newcomers programming, 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 clinic will be closed on Friday December 4th and the week of December 21st to 25th and December 28th to January 1st.
  • The West End Oral Health Clinic will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-7:30PM on December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th. After this, the clinic will be closed for the holidays.
  • 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.  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.
  • During flu season, PCHC is pleased to offer free flu shots to registered clients and members of the general public six months of age or older. A health card is not required. If you are a registered client, you can get your flu shot at Parkdale Community Health Centre by booking an appointment with your health care provider. Please call 416.537.2455, ext. 222, or visit our second floor reception. You can also ask your provider for a flu shot during a regular appointment visit or visit one of our weekly Flu Shot Drop-In Clinics, offered on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:30 a.m. If you are not a registered client: Visit one of our weekly Flu Shot Drop-In Clinics. You do not need to be a client of the Health Centre and you do not need to have a health card to get a flu shot. Flu shots are administered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Diabetes Programming:

  • The Living Well Lunch Club will go on a special tour of St. Lawrence Market on Monday December 14th. The group will depart from PCHC at 10AM.
  • The Gentle Exercise Class takes place on Friday December 4th 10:45AM-12PM. For more information, call 416.537.2455.
  • Steps Across Parkdale has been cancelled.
  • Upcoming Program Announcement: 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 21st to March 10th.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. The next session takes place on Wednesday December 2nd from 6-7:30pm at 27 Roncesvalles Ave, Suite 503. Childcare, TTC and a light meal will be provided.
  • The 5Ps Holiday Party will take place on Thursday December 17th. Details will be provided to registered clients.
  • 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.
  • The 5Ps program is currently accepting volunteer applications. For more information, please contact Stacia at  5ps@pchc.on.ca or by telephone at 416.537.8222, ext. 505.
  • The 5Ps will be closed the week of December 21st to 25th and December 28th to January 1st.

Women's Connection Programming:

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.

Closure notice:

Parkdale CHC's holiday hours are:

  • Thursday December 24th: open from 9AM-12PM
  • Friday December 25th: closed
  • Saturday December 26th: closed
  • Monday December 28th: closed
  • Tuesday December 29th and Wednesday December 30th: open for regular hours
  • Thursday December 31st: open from 9AM-12PM
  • Friday January 1st: closed
  • Saturday January 2nd: closed
  • Monday January 4th: regular hours resume this week

Registered clients can access the after-hours on-call services during the holidays.

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


Parkdale CHC's Signs Letter to the Province re: Overdose Coordination and Action Plan

Parkdale Community Health Centre and KAPOW (Knowledge and Power of Women) have joined a group of physicians, health service providers, Drug Strategies, police, politicians, advocates, and others in signing a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne and Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, calling for urgent action on overdose prevention and intervention, with a plan for required resources, policy changes, and implementation strategies.

Click here to read the letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne and Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.


Health Care Providers Raise Concerns about George Street Revitalization

On Nov 3 2015, Toronto City Council will review plans for the George Street Revitalization (GSR). Parkdale Community Health Centre has joined 17 organizations and 113 health care providers in signing a letter to Toronto City Council outlining concerns around the potential impacts of the GSR.

Toronto City Council members are being asked to address the loss of shelter beds with the intended closure of Seaton House, and to provide a detailed plan on the location of replacement shelter beds and housing transitions that will be made during the GSR.

Click here to read the letter to Toronto City Council.


Programming Updates for November

Here's what's on in November:

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 ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday November 18th from 10AM-12PM.
  • KAPOW takes place Fridays from 10-11:30AM in the Board Room. This group will not take place on November 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.
  • Do you use opioids? Get training about how to respond to an opioid overdose using Naloxone. Training takes 20 minutes, and you will receive a FREE Naloxone Overdose Response Kit. Drop by Parkdale CHC on Tuesday November 10th between 11AM and 1PM for training. For more information contact The Works 416-392-0520.

Senior's programming:

Families and Newcomers programming:

  • Child Minding Training provides training in the areas of child growth and development, health, nutrition, and safety issues for children aged 0-6 years old. The next session takes place on Wednesdays from 3-5PM from September 9th to December 16th at Parkdale Intercultural Association at 1365 Queen St West.
  • 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 10AM-12PM until December 16th.
  • Newcomer Health and Wellbeing: Sharing, Caring, and Supporting is a weekly drop-in group for newcomer    women and women-identified individuals who have lived in Canada for 10 years or less. Participants are welcome to share, care and discuss self-soothing techniques, life in Canada, family life, education, and immigration. Child care, snacks, and TTC tokens will be available. This group takes places on Mondays from 10:30AM-12:30PM from October 19th to December 14th. To register, please call Heather at 416.537.8222, ext. 304, or Rosa at 416.537.2455, ext. 231.
  • 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 Wednesdays from November 4th until December 16th from 3:30-7:30PM. To register, please contact Samantha at 416.537.2455, ext. 359, or Rosa at ext. 231. Register now as space is limited!
  • For more information about newcomers programming, 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 clinic will be closed on Wednesday November 11th for Remembrance Day.
  • 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 November 28th 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.  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.
  • Join us on Tuesday November 24th for a visit to St. Michael's Hospital for a mammogram from 11AM-1PM. Participants will receive TTC tokens and a $20 food voucher after the mammogram is completed. To see if you qualify and to register, please contact Shirley Hepditch at 416.537.2455, ext.302.
  • The Acupuncture Drop-In is on hiatus until further notice. Click here to learn more about free Acudetox Programs in Toronto.Visit one of our weekly Flu Shot Drop-In Clinics, offered on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:30 a.m. You do not need to be a client of the Health Centre and you do not need to have a health card to get a flu shot. Flu shots are administered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
  • During flu season, PCHC is pleased to offer free flu shots to registered clients and members of the general public six months of age or older. A health card is not required. If you are a registered client, you can get your flu shot at Parkdale Community Health Centre by booking an appointment with your health care provider. Please call 416.537.2455, ext. 222, or visit our second floor reception. You can also ask your provider for a flu shot during a regular appointment visit or visit one of our weekly Flu Shot Drop-In Clinics, offered on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:30 a.m. If you are not a registered client: Visit one of our weekly Flu Shot Drop-In Clinics. You do not need to be a client of the Health Centre and you do not need to have a health card to get a flu shot. Flu shots are administered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Diabetes Programming:

  • The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday November 9th at 12:30PM.
  • The Gentle Exercise Class takes place on Fridays 10:45AM-12PM. There will not be a class on Friday November 6th or 27th. For more information, call 416.537.2455.
  • World Diabetes Day is an all day health fair that will be held on Friday November 13th from 10AM-4PM on the first floor. We'll have blood pressure and blood sugar testing; a gentle exercise class led by a physiotherapist; presentations on dental hygiene, foot care, and eye care; information booths about healthy living and diabetes; and a draw to win a gift basket. Lunch will be provided by the West End Food Coop. Be sure to wear blue to show your support for diabetes awareness!
  • Steps Across Parkdale has been cancelled.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The 5Ps program is currently accepting volunteer applications. For more information, please contact Stacia at  5ps@pchc.on.ca or by telephone at 416.537.8222, 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 suffering from PPMD who live in the west end of Toronto. Childcare is provided. For self-referral for intake and assessment regarding postpartum mood disorders, clients may call Isabel at 416.537.8222, ext. 305.
  • Yoga and Mindfulness for Moms is a trauma-informed group that aims to teach participants stress management skills, self-awareness, and self-compassion through techniques such as deep breathing, relaxation, and mindfulness meditation. This group takes place on Fridays from 10:30AM-1PM from October 9th to November 13th. Childcare, snacks, and TTC tokens will be provided. Space is limited. Please register by calling 416.537.8222 ext. 307 (Kendra) or 305 (Isabel).
  • Building Skills: Peer Learning and Empowerment Program is a skills building program that takes place on Tuesdays from October 6th to November 17th 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.

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.

Closure notice:

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

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


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 ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday October 21st 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.
  • 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.
  • POINT (Prevent Overdose in Toronto) Naloxone Training will be offered care of The Works Outreach Van on Wednesday October 14th between 3-5PM.

Senior's programming:

  • The English Conversation Club takes place on Mondays from 10AM-12PM.
  • The Seniors Wellness Drop-In takes place from Tuesdays from 1-3PM. Join us for a special celebration in honour of National Seniors Day on Tuesday October 6th. Please note: this group will not take place on Tuesday October 13th.
  • Healing through Music is a drumming circle for seniors that will take place on Monday October 5th from 3:30-4:30PM. No previous experience is required, just a love of music and a desire to meet new friends.
  • Seniors in Action will meet on Thursday October 15th from 2-3:30PM.
  • 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 physical activity and healthy eating, decision making skills, communication skills, problem solving, and positive thinking. Refreshments, resources, and TTC tokens will be provided. This group takes place on Thursdays from 9:30AM-12PM from September 24th until October 29th. Please be advised that this group is now full. 
  • Also see Bridging the Gap below under Families and Newcomers.
  • For more information about seniors programming, please call Sandra: 416.537.2455, ext. 238.

Families and Newcomers programming:

  • Child Minding Training provides training in the areas of child growth and development, health, nutrition, and safety issues for children aged 0-6 years old. The next session takes place on Wednesdays from 3-5PM from September 9th to December 16th at Parkdale Intercultural Association at 1365 Queen St West.
  • 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 10AM-12PM starting September 16th. For more info, please call Sandra: 416.537.2455, ext. 238, or Rosa at ext. 233.
  • Newcomer Health and Wellbeing: Sharing, Caring, and Supporting is a weekly drop-in group for newcomer    women and women-identified individuals who have lived in Canada for 10 years or less. Participants are welcome to share, care and discuss self-soothing techniques, life in Canada, family life, education, and immigration. Child care, snacks, and TTC tokens will be available. This group takes places on Mondays from 10AM-12PM from October 19th to December 14th. To register, please call Heather at 416.537.8222, ext. 304, or Rosa at 416.537.2455, ext. 231.
  • For more information about newcomers programming, please call Rosa: 416.537.2455, ext. 231.

Health and dental programming:

  • Join us for a Cancer Prevention Awareness Workshop on Friday October 9th from 10AM-12PM. A speakers panel will share stories and discuss cancer prevention. Breakfast will be served from 10-10:30AM. For more information, please call Sandra at 416.537.2455, ext. 238.
  • 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 October 24th from 11AM-3PM. The clinic will be closed on Wednesday October 28th and Thursday October 29th.
  • The Infant Hearing Program takes place on Fridays from 9AM-4:30PM. For more information, please contact 416.338.8255. This program will be cancelled on Friday September 4th.
  • 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.
  • The Acupuncture Drop-In takes place on Wednesdays from 10-11AM September 16th to October 21st. For more info call Norma at 416.537.2455, ext. 233.

Diabetes Programming:

  • The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday October 19th at 12:30PM (tentative date).
  • The Gentle Exercise Class takes place on Fridays 10:45AM-12PM. There will not be a class on Friday October 9th. For more information, call 416.537.2455.
  • Steps Across Parkdale is a weekly walking group led by a physiotherapist, diabetes dietitian, and diabetes nurse educator. Meet outside Parkdale CHC Wednesdays at 3:15PM for a walk around the neighbourhood. Pre-registration is required. To register, please meet Minxue, Jennifer, or Jane at 3PM before the walk.
  • Food Skills for Families is a six week cooking program offered in partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association. Each session participants will prepare three recipes and share a meal together. The goal of the program is to encourage participants to prepare their own meals using fresh ingredients, gain nutrition knowledge and build confidence in cooking. This programs runs on Thursdays from 2-5PM from October 1st until November 5th except for Friday October 23rd.  Please note: this group is now full. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Women's Connection Programming:

  • The Postpartum Mood Disorders Support Group takes place on Tuesdays from 2-4PM. This group is for mothers who are suffering from PPMD who live in the west end of Toronto. Childcare is provided. For self-referral for intake and assessment regarding postpartum mood disorders, clients may call Isabel at 416.537.8222, ext. 305.
  • Yoga and Mindfulness for Moms is a trauma-informed group that aims to teach participants stress management skills, self-awareness, and self-compassion through techniques such as deep breathing, relaxation, and mindfulness meditation. This group takes place on Fridays from 10:30AM-1PM from October 9th to November 13th. Childcare, snacks, and TTC tokens will be provided. Space is limited. Please register by calling 416.537.8222 ext. 307 (Kendra) or 305 (Isabel).
  • Building Skills: Peer Learning and Empowerment Program is a skills building program that takes place on Tuesdays from October 6th to November 17th 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.

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.
  • The Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Program is a nine week group runs on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. starting on October 13th at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies. This group is for individuals who wish to increase awareness of self, learn skills to help reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, and prevent relapse of depression.  Participants do not require past meditation experience but will be expected to attend each session and to complete homework assignments. For more information, please call Victoria at 416.537.2455, ext.361.

Upcoming Programming for Next Month:

  • 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 Wednesdays from November 4th until December 16th from 3:30-7:30PM. To register, please contact Samantha at 416.537.2455, ext. 359, or Rosa at ext. 231. Register now as space is limited!

Closure notice:

  • Parkdale CHC will be closed on Saturday October 10th and Monday October 12th for Thanksgiving.

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


You're invited to our 31st Annual General Meeting!

 Parkdale CHC invites you to join us for our 31st annual general meeting on Thursday September 17th!

This year's AGM will be held onsite at Parkdale Community Health Centre, located at 1229 Queen St W (at Dufferin).

As we celebrate another year, let's focus on what's happening in Parkdale now:

  • Featuring local performers Tyde Cambridge (Vocals) and Paul Dennison (Guitar)
  • Guest Speakers, including Kuni Kamizaki
  • Client perspectives
  • And more!

Doors at 5:30, event at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner will be served.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Please RSVP by September 10th, 2015. To RSVP, and for more information, please contact Beth Wierzbicki by phone at
416.537.2455,  ext. 309, or via email at beth.wierzbicki@pchc.on.ca.

Click here to view the event poster.


Programming Updates for September

Here's what's on in September:

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 ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday September 16th 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.
  • 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.
  • Do you have lived experience and knowledge of homelessness, substance use, and/or mental health? Are you willing to share your expertise, represent your community, and provide input on our programs and services? Join our Community Advisory Group! Please pick up an application in the PCHC Harm Reduction Room. The deadline to apply is Tuesday September 15. For more information, please call 416.537.2455, ext. 271.

Senior's programming:

  • The English Conversation Club takes place on Mondays from 10AM-12PM.
  • The Seniors Wellness Drop-In takes place from Tuesdays from 1-3PM.
  • Healing through Music is a drumming circle for seniors that runs every Monday from 3:30-4:30PM. No previous experience is required, just a love of music and a desire to meet new friends.
  • Salud y Bienstar is a group for Spanish-speaking seniors that will cover topics like healthy lifestyle and healthy aging. The group takes place on Thursdays from 1-3PM from August 6th to September 10th.
  • The Senior's Advocacy Group will meet on Thursday September 17th from 10-11:30AM.
  • 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 physical activity and healthy eating, decision making skills, communication skills, problem solving, and positive thinking. Refreshments, resources, and TTC tokens will be provided. This group takes place on Thursdays from 9:30AM-12PM from September 24th until October 29th.
  • For more information about seniors programming, please call Sandra: 416.537.2455, ext. 238.

Families and Newcomers programming:

  • Child Minding Training provides training in the areas of child growth and development, health, nutrition, and safety issues for children aged 0-6 years old. The next session takes place on Wednesdays from 3-5PM from September 9th to December 16th at Parkdale Intercultural Association at 1365 Queen St West.
  • 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 10AM-12PM on Wednesdays starting September 16th. For more info, please call Sandra at Sandra: 416.537.2455, ext. 238, or Rosa at ext. 233.
  • For more information about newcomers programming, please call Rosa: 416.537.2455, ext. 233.

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 on September 23rd, 24th, and 30th. The clinic will also be open on Saturday September 26th from 11AM-3PM.
  • The Infant Hearing Program takes place on Fridays from 9AM-4:30PM. For more information, please contact 416.338.8255. This program will be cancelled on Friday September 4th.
  • 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.
  • The Acupuncture Drop-In takes place on Wednesdays from 10-11AM September 16th to October 21st. For more info call Norma at 416.537.2455, ext. 233.

Diabetes Programming:

  • The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday September 14th at 12:30PM.
  • The Gentle Exercise Class takes place on Friday September 11th from 10:45AM-12PM. For more information, call 416.537.2455.
  • Steps Across Parkdale is a weekly walking group led by a physiotherapist, diabetes dietitian, and diabetes nurse educator. Meet outside Parkdale CHC Wednesdays at 3:15PM for a walk around the neighbourhood. The first session is Wednesday August 5th. Pre-registration is required. To register, please meet Minxue, Jennifer, or Jane at 3PM before the walk.
  • Upcoming Program! Food Skills for Families is a six week cooking program offered in partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association. Each session participants will prepare three recipes and share a meal together. The goal of the program is to encourage participants to prepare their own meals using fresh ingredients, gain nutrition knowledge and build confidence in cooking. This programs runs on Thursdays from 2-5PM from October 1st until November 5th except for Friday October 23rd. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Childcare is available for registered participants with children aged 0-12 years.
  • If you would like to register in any 5Ps programs, please call Jessica 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 suffering from PPMD who live in the west end of Toronto. Childcare is provided. For self-referral for intake and assessment regarding postpartum mood disorders, clients may call Isabel at 416.537.8222, ext. 305.
  • Parkdale CHC is hosting a Civic Engagement Workshop on Friday September 18th from 10AM-3PM open to women and women-identified individuals. Join us for a keynote presentation by Alejandra Bravo from the Maytree Foundation about the three levels of government and for a discussion about the voting system and the stances of our major political parties. Registration is required. Space is limited. To register, or for more information, please contact Nancy at 416.537.8222, ext. 310, or by email at nancy.steckley@pchc.on.ca or Katie at katie@pcic.ca.

Gardening Drop-In:

  • Stop by the garden in Parkdale CHC's backyard to help plant, water, weed, or simply enjoy a green space with Greenest City staff and gardeners. No garden experience is require and everyone is welcome. Meet Monique inside of Parkdale CHC on Mondays between 11AM-12PM.

Counselling Programming:

  • Parkdale CHC is offering 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 Mondays from 4:30-6:30PM. The next session will run from August 10th to September 28th. 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 closed on Saturday September 5th and Monday September 7th for Labour Day.

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