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Integration Exploration with Queen West – Central Toronto Community Health Centre

Parkdale Community Health Centre (PCHC) and Queen West – Central Toronto Community Health Centre (QWCTCHC) Boards of Directors are considering joining together to create a single organization. Our goal is to better serve our clients and communities.

At this point there are discussions and analysis taking place between our two CHCs to determine whether coming together as one integrated organization would make sense for our CHCs and the communities that we serve.

Click here for more information about integration exploration.

Would you like to join our team?

Parkdale Community Health Centre is currently recruiting volunteers for the following position:

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.

 

Programming Updates for June

Here’s what’s on in June:

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 next ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday June 15th at 10AM.
  • KAPOW takes place Fridays from 10-11:30AM in the Board Room. For more information, please call Victoria at 416.537.2455, ext. 361.
  • Shirley Hepditch, Client Support Worker, has drop-in hours on Monday and Friday from 10AM-12PM and Tuesday from 2-4PM.
  • 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.
  • The Substance Use-Mental Health-Homelessness Community Advisory Group will take place on Thursday, June 23rd from 1-3PM.

Senior’s Programming:

  • June is Senior’s Month! Click here to view the Senior’s Month program flyer.
  • The English Conversation Club takes place on Mondays from 10AM-12PM. This program will not take place on June 27th.
  • The Seniors Wellness Drop-In takes place on Tuesday June 21st and Monday June 27th from 1-3PM.
  • Seniors in Action will take place on Monday June 13th from 3-4:30PM.
  • Healing through Music is an inter-generational music program that will take place on Monday June 6th and 20th from 3:30-4:30PM. No previous experience is required, just the love for music and the desire to meet new friends!
  • Join us on Tuesday June 7th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm for an Information Session about Fraud Prevention, followed by a Theatre Show. The Smile Theatre Company will be presenting “Canada In Love” at 20 West Lodge Avenue Senior’s Building. Light refreshments and Prizes will be offered.
  • On Wednesday June 15th, join us for the Parkdale World Elder Abuse Awareness Community Walk. Let’s walk back and forth along Queen St. W. to Jameson Ave. to raise awareness and demand the STOP of ELDER ABUSE. After the walk, join us for a fun activity, light refreshments and prizes! Meet at 10:00 am at Parkdale CHC. The walk will take 30-45 minutes.
  • Wheel-ing Seniors is a nine-week program for seniors in wheelchairs that will be co-facilitated by a seniors health promoter and two physiotherapists. The group will cover topics such as wheelchair exercising, foot care and skin care, stress management, healthy eating, diabetes prevention, mental and physical well-being, and assertiveness and empowerment. This group will take place on Wednesdays from 3:15-5PM from April 13th to June 1st. Space is limited to 10 participants. Register today!
  • Living Life to the Full is a program for caregivers over the age of 55. This program runs on Thursdays from 10-11:30AM from May 5th to June 23rd. This program is full.
  • For more information about seniors programming or to register in any of the above programs, please call Sandra: 416.537.2455, ext. 238.

Families and Newcomers Programming:

  • Incredible Years is a free parenting program for parents with kids aged 2-6 years old who want to learn more about play, praise, rewards, limit setting, problem solving, and handling misbehaviour. Child care and TTC tokens are available. This program takes place on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30AM from April 6th until July 6th at Parkdale CHC. To register, please call Anita Win at 416.338.7987 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:

  • 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 June 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th. The clinic will also be open on Saturday June 18th 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.
  • Anonymous HIV testing is offered on Thursdays and Fridays for members of the general public. Please call 416.537.2455,ext. 222, to book an appointment.

Diabetes Programming:

  • The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday June 13th at 12:30PM.
  • The Insulin Management Group is a four week workshop that will run for three weeks on Thursdays on June 23rd, July 7th, and July 14th from 1:30-3:30PM.  This group is targeted towards individuals with type 2 diabetes who are currently using insulin, will be using insulin, or would like to learn more.
  • 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. There is a short wait list for this group.
  • 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. There is a short wait list for this group.
  • 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 June 29th from 6-7:45pm at 27 Roncesvalles Ave, Suite 503. Childcare, TTC and a light meal will be provided. For more information or to register in this program, please email 5ps@pchc.on.ca or call 416.537.8222, ext 505.
  • Childcare is available for registered participants with children aged 0-12 years. If you would like to register in any 5Ps programs, please call Yohamma 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. There will not be a session on June 7th. 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 Grazyna at 416.537.8222, ext. 303.
  • Mindful Moms Drop-In is a yoga and mindfulness group for moms 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 to 1PM from Friday May 6th to June 3rd. Childcare, snacks, and TTC tokens will be provided. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. There are ten childcare spaces available each week. For more information, please call 416.537.8222 ext. 307 (Kendra) or 305 (Isabel).
  • Join us for a six week Wellness Group held on Thursdays from 2-4PM from May 26th to June 30th. Learn how to improve your emotional and physical well being through expressive arts, yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation. Snacks and childcare will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Please call 416.537.8222, ext. 309, to register. This program is currently full.

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 closed on Friday July 1st and Saturday July 2nd for Canada Day.

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

Programming Updates for May

Here’s what’s on in May:

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 next ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday May 18th at 10AM.
  • KAPOW takes place Fridays from 10-11:30AM in the Board Room. For more information, please call Victoria at 416.537.2455, ext. 361.
  • Shirley Hepditch, Client Support Worker, has drop-in hours on Monday and Friday from 10AM-12PM and Tuesday from 2-4PM.
  • 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.

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.
  • Seniors in Action will take place on Monday May 9th  from 3-4:30PM.
  • Me & We is a six week art program for seniors that will take place on Fridays from 1-3PM from April 1st until May 6th. Meet new friends, express yourself, and develop your art skills! This program will be facilitated by visual artist Ana Arias.
  • Healing through Music is an inter-generational music program that will take place on alternating Mondays from 3:30-4:30PM from April 4th until June 27th. This month’s sessions take place on May 2nd, 16th, and 30th. No previous experience is required, just the love for music and the desire to meet new friends!
  • Wheel-ing Seniors is a nine-week program for seniors in wheelchairs that will be co-facilitated by a seniors health promoter and two physiotherapists. The group will cover topics such as wheelchair exercising, foot care and skin care, stress management, healthy eating, diabetes prevention, mental and physical well-being, and assertiveness and empowerment. This group will take place on Wednesdays from 3:15-5PM from April 13th to June 8th. Space is limited to 10 participants. Register today!
  • Living Life to the Full is a program for caregivers over the age of 55. This program runs on Thursdays from 10-11:30AM from May 5th to June 23rd.
  • For more information about seniors programming or to register in any of the above programs, 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 Mondays from 2:45-5PM from February 1st to May 16th at Parkdale Intercultural Association at 1365 Queen St West.
  • Incredible Years is a free parenting program for parents with kids aged 2-6 years old who want to learn more about play, praise, rewards, limit setting, problem solving, and handling misbehaviour. Child care and TTC tokens are available. This program takes place on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30AM from April 6th until July 6th at Parkdale CHC. To register, please call Anita Win at 416.338.7987 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:

  • The Healthy Smiles Dental Clinic is open from 8AM-4PM Monday through Friday. There will not be a dental provider onsite on Thursday May 5th or Friday May 6th.
  • The West End Oral Health Clinic takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-7:30PM on May 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th. The clinic will also be open on Saturday May 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. The clinic will be closed on May 3rd and 10th. To book an appointment, please request the sign-up sheet from the first floor receptionist.  There is currently a waiting list of six months.
  • Anonymous HIV testing is offered on Thursdays and Fridays for members of the general public. Please call 416.537.2455,ext. 222, to book an appointment.

Diabetes Programming:

  • The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday May 9th at 12:30PM.
  • New Beginnings is a weekly drop-in program that focuses on diabetes wellness. Participants will learn about planting seedlings, skin care, foot care, physical activity, stress and diabetes, mindful eating, and pain management through hands-on activities. The program runs Thursdays from 1:30-3:30PM from April 14th to May 26th. Note: there will not be a session on May 5th.
  • For information about diabetes programming, please call Mel at 416.537.2455, ext 236.
  • The Gentle Exercise Class will take place on Friday May 13th and 27th from 10:45AM-12PM. For more information, or to register in this group, please contact Ana Maria at 416.537.2455.
  • New program in June: Back to Movement is an eight week program for clients with chronic back pain. This program is led by a physiotherapist and is offered on Fridays from 11AM-12PM from June 3rd to July 29th. Registration is required. For more information, or to register, please call 416.537.2455, ext. 264.

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. There is a short wait list for this group.
  • 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. There is a short wait list for this group.
  • 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 Yohamma 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 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 Grazyna at 416.537.8222, ext. 303.
  • Mindful Moms Drop-In is a yoga and mindfulness group for moms 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 to 1PM from Friday May 6th to June 3rd. Childcare, snacks, and TTC tokens will be provided. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. There are ten childcare spaces available each week. For more information, please call 416.537.8222 ext. 307 (Kendra) or 305 (Isabel).
  • Join us for a six week Wellness Group held on Thursdays from 2-4PM from May 26th to June 30th. Learn how to improve your emotional and physical well being through expressive arts, yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation. Snacks and childcare will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Please call 416.537.8222, ext. 309, to register.

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.

Other Programming:

  • In the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program, parents and young children between the ages of 0 and 2 come together to enjoy songs, rhymes and stories. Each group of parents and children meets with two teachers once a week throughout the year. Together, parents and children in the program experience the spark of delight and magic that comes from enjoying a favourite rhyme or song, learn and retain a repertoire of rhymes, songs and stories, and enjoy strengthened bonding. These skills, pleasures and insights are taken home and shared with older children, grandparents, and other parents.  The whole family benefits! This program takes place on Tuesdays from 10-11AM from March 29th to May 31st. For more information, please call 416.588.5234,  ext.0 or contact mgoose@web.net or pcmothergoose@gmail.com via email. You can also visit Mothergoose online.

Closure Notice:

  • Parkdale CHC will be closed on Saturday May 21st and Monday May 23rd for Victoria Day.

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

Programming Updates for April

Here’s what’s on in April:

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 next ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday April 20th at 10AM.
  • 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 Friday April 1st from 1-3pm. For more information, please call Scott at 416.537.2455, ext 271, or drop by the Harm Reduction Room on the first floor.
  • The Substance Use and Mental Health Community Advisory Group will meet on Thursday April 21st from 1-3PM.

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.
  • Seniors in Action will take place on Monday April 11th from 2:30-4PM.
  • Me & We is a six week art program for seniors that will take place on Fridays from 1-3PM from April 1st until May 6th. Meet new friends, express yourself, and develop your art skills! This program will be facilitated by visual artist Ana Arias.
  • Healing through Music is an inter-generational music program that will take place on alternating Mondays from 3:30-4:30PM from April 4th until June 27th. This month’s sessions take place on April 4th and 18th. No previous experience is required, just the love for music and the desire to meet new friends!
  • Wheel-ing Seniors is a nine-week program for seniors in wheelchairs that will be co-facilitated by a seniors health promoter and two physiotherapists. The group will cover topics such as wheelchair exercising, foot care and skin care, stress management, healthy eating, diabetes prevention, mental and physical well-being, and assertiveness and empowerment. This group will take place on Wednesdays from 3:15-5PM from April 13th to June 8th. Space is limited to 10 participants. Register today!
  • For more information about seniors programming or to register in any of the above programs, please call Sandra: 416.537.2455, ext. 238.

Families and Newcomers Programming:

  • The Peer Nutrition Program is designed for parents or caregivers and their children (aged six months to six years) and is hosted by PCHC and Toronto Public Health.  This group offers participants an opportunity to discuss nutrition and engage with peers on parenting issues. This group runs on Mondays from 12:30-2:30PM from February 29th until April 11th. Snacks will be provided during sessions and child care is available. For more information, please contact Rosa Ribeiro via telephone: 416.537.2455, ext 231, or via email at rosa.ribeiro@pchc.on.ca.
  • 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 Mondays from 2:45-5PM from February 1st to May 16th at Parkdale Intercultural Association at 1365 Queen St West.
  • Incredible Years is a free parenting program for parents with kids aged 2-6 years old who want to learn more about play, praise, rewards, limit setting, problem solving, and handling misbehaviour. Child care and TTC tokens are available. This program takes place on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30AM from April 6th until July 6th at Parkdale CHC. To register, please call Anita Win at 416.338.7987 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:

  • The Healthy Smiles Dental Clinic is open from 8AM-4PM Monday through Friday. The dental clinic will be closed from 8AM-12PM on Friday April 29th for staff training.
  • The West End Oral Health Clinic takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-7:30PM. The clinic will be closed on Wednesday April 27th and Thursday April 28th. The clinic will also be open on Saturday April 16th 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.
  • Anonymous HIV testing is offered on Thursdays and Fridays for members of the general public. Please call 416.537.2455 to book an appointment.

Diabetes Programming:

  • The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday April 11th at 12:30PM.
  • New Beginnings is a weekly drop-in program that focuses on diabetes wellness. Participants will learn about planting seedlings, skin care, foot care, physical activity, stress and diabetes, mindful eating, and pain management through hands-on activities. The program runs Thursdays from 1:30-3:30PM from April 14th to May 26th. Note: there will not be a session on May 5th.
  • For information about diabetes programming, please call Mel at 416.537.2455, ext 236.
  • The Gentle Exercise Class will take place on Friday April 8th and 29th from 10:45AM-12PM. For more information, or to register in this group, please contact Ana Maria at 416.537.2455.

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. There is a short wait list for this group.
  • 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. There is a short wait list for this group.
  • 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.
  • The Language of Parenting is an eight week program designed to help you and your baby to ease into family life and build a strong foundation for attachment and support. This program combines traditional prenatal classes that help you prepare for pregnancy, labour and birth with your family parenting style. This program will run on Saturdays from 10AM-1PM from February 20th until April 16th. To register or to add your name to the waitlist, please call: 416.537.8222 ext 505 or email 5ps@pchc.on.ca.
  • Childcare is available for registered participants with children aged 0-12 years. If you would like to register in any 5Ps programs, please call Grace at 416.537.8222, ext. 507 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 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 Grazyna at 416.537.8222, ext. 303.
  • Building Skills: Peer Learning and Empowerment Program is a skills building program that helps participants develop their strength and skills, self-confidence, communication, and group work skills. This group is open to all who identify as women. Space is limited! This program takes place on Tuesdays from 10AM-1PM from March 1st to April 12th. For more information  and 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.

Other Programming:

  • In the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program, parents and young children between the ages of 0 and 2 come together to enjoy songs, rhymes and stories. Each group of parents and children meets with two teachers once a week throughout the year. Together, parents and children in the program experience the spark of delight and magic that comes from enjoying a favourite rhyme or song, learn and retain a repertoire of rhymes, songs and stories, and enjoy strengthened bonding. These skills, pleasures and insights are taken home and shared with older children, grandparents, and other parents.  The whole family benefits! This program takes place on Tuesdays from 10-11AM from March 29th to May 31st. For more information, please call 416.588.5234,  ext.0 or contact mgoose@web.net or pcmothergoose@gmail.com via email. You can also visit Mothergoose online.
  • This March and April, Parkdale CHC will be running our annual Income Tax Clinic in partnership with West Neighbourhood House on Tuesdays from 10AM-3PM from March 8th until April 26th. To qualify, your income must be less than $30, 000 if you are single, $35, 000 if you are single with one child ($2, 500 extra for each child under 18 years), or $40, 000 if you are a couple ($2, 500 extra for each child under 18 years). For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 416.537.2455, ext. 242.
  • Money and YouHow to Make Smart Decisions About Your Money is a workshop offered on Thursday April 28th from 9:30-11:30AM. Learn about how to create a budget, how to save and reduce spending, and smart banking from experienced financial advisors. To register, please call Nancy at 416.537.8222, ext. 310, or Grazyna at ext. 303.

Closure Notice:

  • Parkdale CHC will be open for regular hours through the month of April.

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

Closure Notice Wednesday March 30th

Parkdale CHC will be closed for staff training from 9AM-5PM on Wednesday March 30th. We will be open from 5-8PM.

Programming Updates for March

Here’s what’s on in March:

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 next ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday March 16th at 10AM.
  • 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.
  • Next month: 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 Friday April 1st from 1-3pm. For more information, please call Scott at 416.537.2455, ext 271, or drop by the Harm Reduction Room on the first floor.

Senior’s Programming:

  • The English Conversation Club takes place on Mondays from 10AM-12PM. This group will not take place on Monday March 28th.
  • The Seniors Wellness Drop-In takes place from Tuesdays from 1-3PM. This group will not take place on Tuesday March 22nd.
  • The Canadian Hearing Society will be offering a hearing screening clinic for seniors on Friday March 11th from 9AM-5PM. Please call Sandra to book an appointment.
  • Seniors in Action will take place on Monday March 14th from 2:30-4PM.
  • Seniors programs starting next month: 
    • Me & We is a six week art program for seniors that will take place on Fridays from 1-3PM from April 1st until May 6th. Meet new friends, express yourself, and develop your art skills! This program will be facilitated by visual artists Ana Arias.
    • Healing through Music is an inter-generational music program that will take place on alternating Mondays from 3:30-4:30PM from April 4th until June 27th. No previous experience is required, just the love for music and the desire to meet new friends!
    • Wheel-ing Seniors is a nine-week program for seniors in wheelchairs that will be co-facilitated by a seniors health promoter and two physiotherapists. The group will cover topics such as wheelchair exercising, foot care and skin care, stress management, healthy eating, diabetes prevention, mental and physical well-being, and assertiveness and empowerment. This group will take place on Wednesdays from 3:15-5PM from April 13th to June 8th. Space is limited to 10 participants. Register today!
  • For more information about seniors programming or to register in any of the above programs, please call Sandra: 416.537.2455, ext. 238.

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 Wednesdays from 10AM-12PM until March 16th.
  • The Peer Nutrition Program is designed for parents or caregivers and their children (aged six months to six years) and is hosted by PCHC and Toronto Public Health.  This group offers participants an opportunity to discuss nutrition and engage with peers on parenting issues. This group runs on Mondays from 12:30-2:30PM from February 29th until April 11th. Snacks will be provided during sessions and child care is available. For more information, please contact Rosa Ribeiro via telephone: 416.537.2455, ext 231, or via email at rosa.ribeiro@pchc.on.ca.
  • 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 Mondays from 2:45-5PM from February 1st to May 16th at Parkdale Intercultural Association at 1365 Queen St West.
  • 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 March 25th and Monday March 28th.
  • The West End Oral Health Clinic takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-7:30PM. The clinic will be closed on Wednesday March 2nd and 9th and Thursday March 3rd and 10th. The clinic will also be open on Saturday March 19th 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.
  • Anonymous HIV testing is offered on Thursdays and Fridays for members of the general public. Please call 416.537.2455 to book an appointment.

Diabetes Programming:

  • The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday March 14th 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 January 21st to March 10th.
  • The Gentle Exercise Class will take place on Friday March 4th and 11th from 10:45AM-12PM.
  • 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. There is a short wait list for this group.
  • 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. There is a short wait list for this group.
  • 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.
  • The Language of Parenting is an eight week program designed to help you and your baby to ease into family life and build a strong foundation for attachment and support. This program combines traditional prenatal classes that help you prepare for pregnancy, labour and birth with your family parenting style. This program will run on Saturdays from 10AM-1PM from February 20th until April 2nd. To register or to add your name to the waitlist, please call: 416.537.8222 ext 505 or email 5ps@pchc.on.ca.
  • 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 March 23rd from 6-7:45pm at 27 Roncesvalles Ave, Suite 503. Childcare, TTC and a light meal will be provided. For more information or to register in this program, please email 5ps@pchc.on.ca or call 416.537.8222, ext 505.
  • Please note that there will be no 5Ps programming on Saturday March 12th, Monday March 14th or Thursday March 17th.
  • Childcare is available for registered participants with children aged 0-12 years. If you would like to register in any 5Ps programs, please call Grace at 416.537.8222, ext. 507 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 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 Grazyna at 416.537.8222, ext. 303.
  • Building Skills: Peer Learning and Empowerment Program is a skills building program that helps participants develop their strength and skills, self-confidence, communication, and group work skills. This group is open to all who identify as women. Space is limited! This program takes place on Tuesdays from 10AM-1PM from March 1st to April 12th. For more information  and to register, please call Nancy at 416.537.8222, ext. 310.
  • Mindful Moms Drop-In is a four week program that teaches participants stress management skills, self-awareness, and self-compassion through techniques such as mindful movement, relaxation, and mindfulness meditation. This program runs on Fridays from 10:30AM-12PM from February 26th to March 18th at 27 Roncevalles Ave in Suite 503. No registration is required. Please arrive by 10:15AM to secure your spot (first come, first served). 10 childcare spaces are available along with snacks and TTC tokens. For more information, please call Kendra at 416.537.8222, ext. 307.

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.

Other Programming:

  • In the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program, parents and young children between the ages of 0 and 2 come together to enjoy songs, rhymes and stories. Each group of parents and children meets with two teachers once a week throughout the year. Together, parents and children in the program experience the spark of delight and magic that comes from enjoying a favourite rhyme or song, learn and retain a repertoire of rhymes, songs and stories, and enjoy strengthened bonding. These skills, pleasures and insights are taken home and shared with older children, grandparents, and other parents.  The whole family benefits! This program takes place on Tuesdays from 9:30AM-12PM. The next session will start on March 20th. For more information, please call 416.588.5234,  ext.0 or contact mgoose@web.net or pcmothergoose@gmail.com via email. You can also visit Mothergoose online.
  • This March and April, Parkdale CHC will be running our annual Income Tax Clinic in partnership with West Neighbourhood House on Tuesdays from 10AM-3PM from March 8th until April 26th. To qualify, your income must be less than $30, 000 if you are single, $35, 000 if you are single with one child ($2, 500 extra for each child under 18 years), or $40, 000 if you are a couple ($2, 500 extra for each child under 18 years). For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 416.537.2455, ext. 242.
  • Refugee Rights Day will take place on Thursday March 31st. This event will celebrate the contributions made by refugee women to our community. This even will take place at West Neighbourhood House at 248 Ossington Ave (at Dundas) from 5-8PM. Join us for musical performances, dance, a light meal, raffle and door prizes. Presented in partnership with Culture Link, West Neighbourhood House, and Parkdale CHC. Please RSVP by email or phone: janitr@westnh.org or 416.536.1234, ext. 401.

Closure Notice:

  • Parkdale CHC will be closed on Friday March 25th and Saturday March 26th for Good Friday.

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

Parkdale CHC in the news

Parkdale CHC’s work with Syrian refugees was recently featured in Inside Toronto. Follow this link to read the article.

Our winter newsletter is hot off the presses!

Read about our programming and events in the spring 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!

Programming Updates for February

Here’s what’s on in February:

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 next ID Clinic will take place on Wednesday February 17th at 10AM.
  • KAPOW takes place Fridays from 10-11:30AM in the Board Room. This program will be cancelled on February 26th. 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 Thursday February 25th from 1-3pm. For more information, please call Scott at 416.537.2455, ext 271, or drop by the Harm Reduction Room on the first floor.
  • The Harm Reduction Room will be closed all afternoon on Wednesday February 10th for a meeting. On this day, the room will be open from 10-11:30am.

Senior’s Programming:

  • The English Conversation Club takes place on Mondays from 10AM-12PM.
  • The Seniors Wellness Drop-In takes place from Tuesdays from 1-2:30PM. Join us to get together and beat the cold weather!
  • For more information about seniors programming, please call Sandra: 416.537.2455, ext. 238.

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 Wednesdays from 10AM-12PM until March 16th.
  • The Peer Nutrition Program is designed for newcomer women and their children (aged six months to six years) and is hosted by PCHC, Toronto Public Health, and More Than Child’s Play.  It offers an opportunity to cook and share a nutritious meal, engage with peers on settlement challenges for women parenting, and other issues. This group runs on Mondays from 12:30-2:30PM from February 29th until April 11th. Snacks provided during sessions. Child care and gift certificates for health are available. For more information, please contact Rosa Ribeiro via telephone: 416.537.2455, ext 231, or via email at rosa.ribeiro@pchc.on.ca.
  • 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 Mondays from 2:45-5PM from February 1st to May 16th at Parkdale Intercultural Association at 1365 Queen St West.
  • or 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 West End Oral Health Clinic takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-7:30PM. The clinic will be closed on Wednesday February 24th and Thursday February 25th. The clinic will also be open on Saturday February 27th 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 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 take place on Monday February 8th 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 January 21st to March 10th.
  • The Gentle Exercise Class will take place on Friday February 5th and 26th from 10:45AM-12PM.
  • For information about diabetes programming, please call Minxue at 416.537.2455, ext 304.

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.
  • The Language of Parenting is an eight week program designed to help you and your baby to ease into family life and build a strong foundation for attachment and support. This program combines traditional prenatal classes that help you prepare for pregnancy, labour and birth with your family parenting style. This program will run on Saturdays from 10AM-1PM from February 20th until April 2nd. To register or to add your name to the waitlist, please call: 416.537.8222 ext 505 or email 5ps@pchc.on.ca.
  • 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 February 24th from 6-7:45pm at 27 Roncesvalles Ave, Suite 503. This month’s topic is Family Stress. Childcare, TTC and a light meal will be provided. For more information or to register in this program, please email 5ps@pchc.on.ca or call 416.537.8222, ext 505.
  • Childcare is available for registered participants with children aged 0-12 years. If you would like to register in any 5Ps programs, please call Grace at 416.537.8222, ext. 507 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 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 Grazyna at 416.537.8222, ext. 303.
  • Building Skills: Peer Learning and Empowerment Program is a skills building program that helps participants develop their strength and skills, self-confidence, communication, and group work skills. This group is open to all who identify as women. Space is limited! This program takes place on Tuesdays from 10AM-1PM from March 1st to April 12th. For more information  and 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.

Other Programming:

  • In the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program, parents and young children between the ages of 0 and 2 come together to enjoy songs, rhymes and stories. Each group of parents and children meets with two teachers once a week throughout the year. Together, parents and children in the program experience the spark of delight and magic that comes from enjoying a favourite rhyme or song, learn and retain a repertoire of rhymes, songs and stories, and enjoy strengthened bonding. These skills, pleasures and insights are taken home and shared with older children, grandparents, and other parents.  The whole family benefits! For more information, please call 416.588.5234,  ext.0 or contact mgoose@web.net or pcmothergoose@gmail.com via email. You can also visit Mothergoose online.
  • This March and April, Parkdale CHC will be running our annual Income Tax Clinic in partnership with West Neighbourhood House. To qualify, your income must be less than $30, 000 if you are single, $35, 000 if you are single with one child ($2, 500 extra for each child under 18 years), or $40, 000 if you are a couple ($2, 500 extra for each child under 18 years). For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 416.537.2455, ext. 242.

Closure Notice:

  • Parkdale CHC will be closed on Saturday February 13th and Monday February 15th for Family Day.

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