Community Development

We work with clients, community members, and partners in service delivery to develop and implement community initiatives that address the needs of women in the community.  We offer the following:

Women's Connection Community Advisory Group

Are you willing to share your expertise, represent your community, and provide input on our programs and services? Then we invite you to join the Women’s Connection Community Advisory Group! The goal of the Advisory Group is to help us ensure our services and programs reflect the needs of our community. The Advisory Group meets once a month to gain the input of community members and service users in Parkdale. Be a part of the health and wellness of Parkdale! If you are interested in joining, please fill out an application form.

A hard copy of the application form is also available in the reception area at:

  • 27 Roncesvalles Ave., suites 301 & 503
  • 1229 Queen Street West

Building Skills: Peer Learning and Empowerment Program

Building Skills is a skills-building program for women and all who identify as women to build on self-esteem and self-confidence in a supportive group environment. Building Skills fosters communication and general life skills through workshops, facilitated discussions and group presentations. Training is designed to reinforce self-directed and experiential learning. The participative learning process promotes acquirement of transferable skills to real life situations and community issues. Modules include communication skills, self-esteem, stress management, and ‘soft skills’ for the workplace and personal development.

For more information, please contact Nancy at 416.537.8222, ext. 310, or by email at nancy.steckley@pchc.on.ca.