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We’re looking for a volunteer!

We’re looking for a volunteer to help us run The Good Food Box program on Tuesdays. The volunteer will be responsible for taking orders and receiving payment for boxes, distributing boxes, and responding to enquiries during the program time. This position is a weekly commitment on Tuesdays from 2-5PM. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the ordering site in the main reception area of PCHC with support from one of the supervisors.
  • Take orders and receive payment from participants.
  • Maintain weekly order sheet.
  • Distribute appropriate box to participants.
  • Promote healthy eating by providing program information and responding to questions.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Comfortable handling money.
  • Ability to work with diverse community members.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Able to come regularly on Tuesdays from 2-5pm.

 Applicants may contact Bronwyn Underhill, Director of Population Health and Community Engagement, via email at bronwyn.underhill@pchc.on.ca or by telephone at 416.537.0275, ext. 310.

Application deadline: Thursday May 1st, 2014.

Parkdale CHC Info Session on Tuesday May 6th

Want to learn more about programs and services offered at Parkdale CHC?

  • Information session led by our Client Support Worker 
  • Learn about our programs and services
  • Meet other clients
  • Ask questions!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Join us on Tuesday May 6th from 2-4PM in the first floor Board Room.

For more information, please call Shirley at 416.537.0275 x.302.

Naloxone Training Session Thursday April 24th

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 Thursday April 24th between 12-2PM for training.

For more information contact The Works 416-392-0520.

Good Friday Closure

Parkdale CHC will be closed on Friday April 18th and Saturday April 19th for Good Friday.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Programming Updates for April

Here’s what’s on in April:

Street Health and Harm Reduction programming:

  • The Men’s Mental Health Advisory Group will take place on Thursday April 3rd from 2:30-4PM. Starting April 11th, the group will take place weekly on Fridays from 1-3PM. For more information, please call Sri or Arno at 416.537.0275, ext. 308.
  • The next ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday April 16th from 10AM-12PM.
  • The Kit Group takes place on Mondays from 2:30-4:30PM in the Board Room. To sign up, please call 416.537.0275, 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 416.537.0275, ext. 361.
  • A 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.

Women’s Connection programming:

  • The Expressive Arts Group takes place from 2:30-4:30PM on Fridays. For more information, please call Heather at 416.537.8222, ext. 304.

5Ps programming:

  • Baby and Me takes place Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 27 Roncesvalles, Suite 503. This program is for parents and caregivers of babies zero to twelve months of age.
  • Mom and Baby Circle takes place Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Prenatal Nutrition and Support takes place Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. This month’s topics are Housing on April 2nd, Car Seats on April 9th, Labour and Delivery on April 16th, Newborn Documents on April 23rd, and Breastfeeding on April 30th.
  • The 5Ps, in partnership with Humber College, is offering free massage therapy for pregnant women and moms with children up to three years of age. Massage is available on Friday April 4th and 11th at 9:30AM, 10:15AM, and 11AM.
  • If you would like to register in any 5Ps programs, please call Yohama at 416.537.8222, extension 502.

Senior’s programming:

  • The English Conversation Club takes place on Mondays from 10AM-12PM. Practice your English in a supportive environment with other seniors!
  • The Seniors Drop-In takes place from Tuesdays from 1-3PM. This month’s topics are: Gentle Fitness Assessment on April 1st, Fire Emergency Services on April 8th, Gentle Fitness Class and Nurse Visit on April 15th, Earth Day on April 22nd.
  • The Seniors Advocacy Group will take place on Thursday April 17th from 10-11:30AM.
  • For more information about seniors programming, please call Sandra: 416.537.0275, ext. 238.

Newcomers programming:

  • Stay tuned for further information on a brand new program for newcomers starting in May 2014!

Health and dental programming:

  • The Acupuncture Drop-In takes place on Wednesdays from 10:15-11AM from March 26th to April 30th. For more info call Norma at 416.537.0275, ext. 233.
  • 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 held on Saturday April 12th from 11AM-3PM. The Clinic will be closed on Wednesday April 23rd and Thursday April 24th.

Diabetes Programming:

  • The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday April  14th at 12PM.
  • The Gentle Exercise Class takes place on Friday April 11th from 10:45AM-12PM. For more information, call 416.537.2455.
  • The Walking Group will takes place on Wednesdays at 3:30PM.
  • For information about Diabetes programming, please call Mel at 416.537.0275, ext 236.

Food Security and Nutrition Programming:

  • Drop by Parkdale CHC on Tuesdays between 3-7PM to order your Good Food Box for pick-up the following week.

Closure notice:

  • Parkdale CHC will be closed on Friday April 18th and Saturday April 19th for Good Friday.

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

Programming Updates for March

Here’s what’s on in March:

Street Health and Harm Reduction programming:

  • The Men’s Mental Health Advisory Group will take place on Thursdays from 2:30-4PM. For more information, please call Arno at 416.537.0275, ext. 308.
  • The next ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday March 19th from 10AM-12PM.
  • The Kit Group takes place on Mondays from 2:30-4:30PM in the Board Room. To sign up, please call 416.537.0275, 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. There will be no session on Friday March 14th, 21st, or 28th.  For more information, please call Victoria at 416.537.0275, ext. 361.
  • A 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.

LGBTQ programming:

  • The LGBTQ Wellness Group is for for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirited, intersex, queer, and questioning folks in Parkdale. It runs on Tuesday afternoons from 2-4PM from January 28th to March 4th and will focus on mental health. Learn more about  yoga, acupuncture and laughing yoga. Learn how to cope with stress, depression and PTSD. Snacks and TTC tokens will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, please contact Connie at 416.537.0275, ext. 232, or Shirley at extension 302.

Women’s Connection programming:

  • The Expressive Arts Group takes place from 2:30-4:30PM on Fridays. For more information, please call Heather at 416.537.8222, ext. 304.
  • Building Skills: Peer Learning and Empowerment Program is a seven week program that will take place on Tuesdays from 9:30AM-12:30PM from February 18th to April 1st. Join us building on your strength and skills, self-confidence, communication skills, and group work skills. Space is limited. For more information or to sign up, please call Nancy at 416.537.8222, ext. 310.

5Ps programming:

  • Baby and Me takes place Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Topics this month are: Safety at Home on March 6th, a chat with a Parkdale librarian on March 20th, and Father Involvement on March 27th. Baby and Me will be cancelled on Thursday March 13th for March Break.
  • Mom and Baby Circle takes place Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mom and Baby Circle will be cancelled on Monday March 10th for March Break.
  • Prenatal Nutrition and Support takes place Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. This month’s topics are Labour and Delivery on March 5th, Breastfeeding on March 19th, and Sexual Health on March 26th. Prenatal Nutrition and Support will be cancelled on Wednesday March 12th for March Break.
  • If you would like to register in any 5Ps programs, please call 416.537.8222, extension 502.

Newcomer’s programming:

  • Parkdale Young Parents takes place on Tuesdays from 4-6PM. For more information, please call Rosa at 416.537.0275, ext. 231.

Senior’s programming:

  • The English Conversation Club takes place on Mondays from 10AM-12PM. Practice your English in a supportive environment with other seniors!
  • The Seniors Drop-In takes place from Tuesdays from 1-3PM. Join us on March 11th for “Coping with Sleeping Disorders” and on March 18th for “Hand Therapy.”
  • The Seniors Advocacy Group will take place on Thursday March 20th from 10-11:30AM.
  • The Salad Making Group will take place on Wednesday March 26th from 10AM-12PM.
  • For more information about seniors programming, please call Sandra: 416.537.0275, ext. 238.

Health and dental programming:

  • The Acupuncture Drop-In takes place on Wednesdays from 10:15-11AM from January 15th to March 4th. The next session takes place Wednesday March 26th to April 30th. For more info call Norma at 416.537.0275, ext. 233.
  • The Healthy Smiles Dental Clinic is open from 8AM-4PM Monday through Friday.
  • The West End Oral Health Clinic will take place on Wednesday March 12th, 19th, and 26th and Thursday 13th, 20th, and 27th from 4:30-7:30PM. The Clinic will also be held on Saturday March 22nd from 11AM-3PM.

Diabetes Programming:

  • The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday March 10th at 12PM.
  • The Gentle Exercise Class takes place on Fridays from 10:45AM-12PM. There will be no session on Friday March 28th. For more information, call 416.537.2455.
  • The Walking Group will takes place on Wednesdays at 3:30PM.
  • Helping You Cope with Diabetes: You Are More Than Your Blood Sugars is a free seven week program led by a Diabetes Nurse Educator and Diabetes Dietitian.  Learn to recognize signs of stress, develop coping mechanisms for dealing with stress, and learn and share with others who are also experiencing “diabetes burnout.” This program runs on Thursdays from 1:30-3:30PM from March 20th to May 1st.
  • For information about Diabetes programming, please call Mel at 416.537.0275, ext 236.

Food Security and Nutrition Programming:

  • Drop by Parkdale CHC on Tuesdays between 3-7PM to order your Good Food Box for pick-up the following week.

Closure notice:

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

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

We’re hiring!

Parkdale Community Health Centre is currently hiring for the following positions:

PCHC is committed to reflecting the diversity of the communities it serves. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified candidates. We thank all applicants for their interest. Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note: Due to the high volume of employment applications that PCHC receives, we are unable to respond to email, phone, or walk-in enquiries regarding applications.

The Parkdale Parents’ Primary Prevention Project (5P’s) is looking for new volunteers!

Are you interested in supporting mothers and their new babies? Are you available for 2.5 hours on Wednesdays or Thursdays?

Volunteers in our Prenatal Nutrition and Support Program as well as our Baby & Me Program can support new parents by:

  • Helping with program set up
  • Assisting to prepare healthy snack
  • Greeting participants into the program

Please note: A Vulnerable Sector Police Check must be completed before beginning volunteer shifts at 5P’s.

Please contact us at 416-537-8222 ext 505 or email 5ps@pchc.on.ca for further information.

The winter 2014 edition of our newsletter is hot off the presses!

Read about our programming and events in the winter 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!

We’re looking for a volunteer.

Parkdale CHC offers free income tax services to low income residents of Parkdale every Tuesday during March and April from 9:30AM-4PM. This program is run in partnership with St. Christopher House and Parkdale Intercultural Association.

The volunteer will be required to:

  • Attend an orientation session and start preparing for the program at the end of February.
  • Respond to voicemail messages, conduct telephone intake with clients requesting tax services, and book appointments over the phone.
  • Set up and tear down the Income Tax Clinic every Tuesday in March and April, including setting up computers and printers (with assistance from Parkdale CHC staff).
  • Welcome and set up volunteer tax return specialists and greet clients as they arrive.
  • Engage with a diverse group of marginalized clients.
  • Troubleshoot any issues that may arise during the Clinic.

Click here to view the posting.