News

Want to learn about what's happening at Parkdale CHC?

Not sure when or where your favourite group is taking place? Interested in learning more about our ongoing programming? Check out our easy-to-use program calendar, accessible under the "What's New" menu tab or by clicking here.

You can view daily and weekly programming by day, by month or by population by selecting a group in the drop down menu at the top of the page.

Programs and services are grouped as follows:

  • Seniors
  • Everyone
  • Women
  • Diabetes
  • Health Care
  • Special Events
  • Street Health and Harm Reduction
  • Families and Newcomers
  • Dental Services
  • LGBTQ

Questions? Feel free to get in touch with us: 416.537.2455.


Family Day Weekend Closure

Parkdale CHC will be closed this Saturday February 18th and Monday February 20th for Family Day.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday!


Free Income Tax Clinics

Parkdale CHC will be hosting free volunteer-run income tax clinics during March and April to assist individuals prepare their 2011 returns. Efile is available.

To qualify, your total income from 2011 must be less than:

  • $25,000 - if you are single
  • $30,000 - if you are single with 1 child ($2,000 extra for each child under 18 years)
  • $35,000 - if you are a couple ($2,000 extra for each child under 18 years)

You must bring ½

  • Income slips: wages, social assistance, ODSP, pension, E.I., etc.
  • Proof of rent and landlord's name
  • Expense receipts: donations, tuition, medical, child-care, TTC passes, etc.
  • Bring your own interpreter if needed

Tax clinics will be held on Tuesdays from 10AM to 3PM at Parkdale Community Health Centre starting Tuesday March 6th and running until the end of April. An appointment is required.

To confirm your eligibility, book an appointment, or for more information, please call and leave a voicemail message: 415.537.2455, extension 242.


We want your feedback!

During February and March, we are conducting our annual Client Satisfaction Survey. If you have been a client of Parkdale CHC in the last year, please take a few minutes to fill out a survey and tell us how we are doing. You do not have to write your name on the survey and your responses will be anonymous. The results from this survey will be used to help improve our programs and services.

We appreciate your feedback!

You can obtain a hard copy of the survey in person at reception, or click here to fill it out online.

Surveys are also available in Portuguese, Spanish, Hungarian and Chinese.

 


Parkdale Community Crisis Response and Recovery Network (PCCRN)

The PCCRN is committed to supporting the Parkdale neighborhood in and around times of crisis that have an immediate impact on the Parkdale community in regards to safety, security, health and wellbeing.  The PCCRN wants your input in creating a safer community environment and developing community leaders in the process.

  • Are you interested in being involved in leadership- building in your community?
  • What are specific safety needs in your community?
  • Be a voice for your community
  • Learn to be part of safety initiatives in your neighborhood
  • Be actively involved in your community
  • Share your ideas in a safe space
  • Support positive changes in Parkdale!

For more information, please contact:

Junia Mason, Project Coordinator, PCCRN                    
Phone: 416-537-2455 x 283
Email: junia.mason@pchc.on.ca   

Download the flyer for the PCCRN here.


Our winter 2012 newsletter is hot off the presses!

Read about our latest programming and events in the latest edition of our 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!


Bollywood nights begins this Monday February 6th

Join us for this eight week film series showcasing classic and current Tamil and Hindi films, starting this Monday February 6th at 6PM in the Large Group Room on the first floor. Dinner will be provided.

This week we'll be screening Don, a 2006 action thriller starring Sharukh Khan.

For more information, please contact Jacub at 416.537.2455, ext. 235.

 

 


New programming in February: Parkdale Cooking Club

Would you like to:

  • Learn to cook more low-cost, healthy and simple meals?
  • Know more about food and nutrition?
  • Have fun and meet new people?

Look no further!

Join us for this brand new six week program, led by a Registered Dietitian, where we will cook a variety of healthy meals and share recipes, cooking tips and healthy eating ideas in a relaxed and supportive environment. There is no cost to participate!

This group will be capped to a maximum of fifteen participants. Childcare is available.

WHERE: Large Group Room, First Floor, Parkdale Community Health Centre, 1229 Queen Street W, at Dufferin

WHEN: Thursday evenings from 5-7:30PM from February 16th to March 22nd

SIGN UP: Registration is required. To sign up, please contact either: Andrea at 416.537.0275, x. 359 or Mel at 416.537.2455, x. 236.

 


Are you LGBTQ identified? We want to hear from you!

This Friday January 27th, Parkdale CHC will be holding a focus group to explore and discuss the needs of LGBTQ identified individuals living in Parkdale. If you are LGBTQ identified, we invite you to attend to give us your suggestions and join in on the conversation.

Lunch will be provided and you will receive an honorarium for attending.

When: Friday January 27th, 1-3PM

Where: Large Group Room, 1st floor of Parkdale Community Health Centre

For more information, please call either Connie at 416.537.2455, ext.232, or Jacub at ext. 235.


Free dental services!

The West End Oral Health Clinic (WEOHC), offered at Parkdale Community Health Centre, provides dental services free of charge for those in need. Dental hygiene services are provided by George Brown College Students.

Services provided include:

  • General Check Ups
  • Radiographs (x-rays)
  • Fillings
  • Cleanings (scaling and polishing)
  • Extractions
  • Oral Self Care Instruction
  • Referrals

Eligibility:

  • Age 18 - 64
  • No extended health/dental insurance
  • ODSP (cleanings only - if required above your allowable coverage)
  • OW (cleanings only)

Hours of Operation:

  • Wednesday & Thursday evenings: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Cleanings only)
  • Saturdays (once a month): 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (Cleaning & Restorative services)

Booking Appointments:

  • Call or email: 416-537-2455 ext. 415 or weohc@pchc.on.ca
  • Leave your name, phone number and services requested. A clerk will contact you to arrange a convenient date and time.