News

The Parkdale CHC summer newsletter is hot off the presses!

Read about our programming and events in the summer edition of our biannual newsletter, which can be found under the About Us menu link or viewed here.

If you would like a hard copy of our newsletter, please ask for one the next time you drop by the Centre!


Walk-in Counselling for Women

The Women's Connection Program at Parkdale Community Health Centre offers free walk-in counselling services for women seeking immediate support, advocacy or referrals to appropriate services.

  • Meet with one of our counsellors without making an appointment.
  •  We provide brief, client-centered, feminist, anti-oppressive counselling.

WHEN: Every Thursday from 1-4 pm (starting Thursday August 9th, 2012)

WHERE: Women's Connection Program, Suite 301, 27 Roncesvalles Avenue (just north of Queen Street West)

For more information, please call 416.537.8222.

To learn more about the Women's Connection Program, please visit our programs and services section. To find out about upcoming programming run by the Women's Connection Program, please see our program calendar and select Women's Connection Program from the drop down menu.


Women's Only Guided Nature Hike

The Women's Connection Program at Parkdale Community Health Centre and the High Park Nature Centre are pleased to offer a women's only guided nature hike in High Park. Join us to explore the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Black Oak Savanna in the safety of a group of other women.

This hike will take place on Wednesday September 19th. Meet in front of 27 Roncesvalles Ave (one block north of Queen St W) at 2:30PM. The hike will take place from 3-4:30PM, rain or shine.

For more information, please call Keri MacFarlane: 416.537.8222, ext. 307.

To learn more about the Women's Connection Program, please visit our programs and services section. To find out about upcoming programming run by the Women's Connection Program, please see our program calendar and select Women's Connection Program from the drop down menu.


Do you have Type 2 Diabetes? You may be eligible for a new research study.

Clinical Research Advantage is seeking men and women to participate in a research study for individuals with Type 2 Diabetes.

This study will examine the role of Vitamin D and calcium supplementation in modulating the pathogensis of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Participants will be provided with Vitamin D and calcium supplementation and a $25 gift card from President's Choice.

Participants will be instructed to take Vitamin D and calcium supplementation, return empty bottles, and have a follow-up visit every six months for 36 months.

Qualified candidates must be between 18-75 years of age, have Type 2 Diabetes, and be in general good health.

For more information, or to find out if you are eligible, please call either  Shahd: 416.520.0191 or Elen: 416.537.0257 x.304.


August Programming Updates

The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday August 13th from 11:30AM to 2PM.

The Gentle Exercise Class now takes place on Fridays from 10:45AM-12PM.

The English Conversation Class for Seniors is cancelled for the month of August.

The Seniors Drop-In has been cancelled for August 21st and 28th.

The LGBTQ Group is back up and running every Friday from 2-4PM.

Would you like to learn more about what programs and services Parkdale CHC has to offer? Please visit our Programs and Services page to learn more! You can also browse through our Program Calendar to view a schedule of the month's events, filtered by program area.


Applications for student placements are now open!

Applications for student placements for the upcoming academic year are currently open. We are accepting applications for Fall 2012/Winter 2013 until Monday Auguest 20th. For more information, please click here.


Tea Time for Tibetan Seniors

Join us for afternoon tea and to:

  • Socialize
  • Plan social activities together
  • Get information on health and social services

WHEN: Monday July 16th and Wednesday July 25th from 3-5PM.

FOR MORE INFO: Please call Rosa at (416) 537-2455, ext. 231 or Sandra at ext. 238.

 


July Programming Updates

Please note the following programming changes:

The Living Well Lunch Club will be cancelled for the month of July. This program will resume in August.

The LGBTQ Support Group will be cancelled for the month of July. This program will resume on Friday August 3rd.

The Gentle Exercise Class will be cancelled on Friday July 27th. A makeup class will be held on Wednesday July 25th at 10:30AM.

Would you like to learn more about what programs and services Parkdale CHC has to offer? Please visit our Programs and Services page to learn more! You can also browse through our Program Calendar to view a schedule of the month's events, filtered by program area.


Canada Day weekend closure

Parkdale CHC will be closed on Saturday June 30th and Monday July 2nd for Canada Day.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!


LGBTQ Programming in June

Starting in June, Parkdale CHC's LGBTQ Peer Support Group will now be held every Friday. Meet and talk with other LGBTQ-identified folks living in the Parkdale area. Join us for movies, guest speakers, refreshments, and fun! This group meets every Friday from 2-4PM in the Large Group Room.

LGBTQ pride is just around the corner! To celebrate, Parkdale CHC is holding a Parkdale Pride BBQ for LGBTQ-identified individuals and allies. Join us from 6-8PM on Friday June 22nd for a backyard BBQ in our garden. Featuring MC and comedian Zena Lord and a dance performance by Q? Y ART? Project.

For more information, please call Connie at 416.537.2455, extension 232.