Resources

The resources below may be of interest to Parkdale CHC clients and Parkdale residents. 

  • NEW! Seniors Volunteer Handbook. This handbook was developed by Parkdale CHC staff to provide helpful information to seniors interested in volunteering.  

  • NEW! Seniors in Action: A Community Development Approach to Volunteerism.This guidebook was developed by PCHC to provide best practice guidlines for developing or re-designing a volunteer program for seniors. It examines motivating, recruiting, retaining, evaluating, supporting and appreciating volunteers from a community development perspective. 

  • Parkdale Food Map. Currently under construction. Please check back soon.

  • Parkdale Report Card 2011This report card was developed with the participation of Parkdale Community Health Centre, Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre and West End Food Co-op specifically for the All Candidates Forum on September 13, 2011. It was developed with members of the Parkdale community through a survey and focus groups and provides information on trends in Parkdale related to the issues of access to health, housing and food security.

  • Beyond Bread and Butter: Toward Food Security in a Changing ParkdaleThis report, published in December 2010, examines the opportunities for developing a community food strategy for the downtown Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale. In particular, it focuses on the food needs of vulnerable populations in Parkdale who are over-represented in Parkdale compared to other Toronto neighbourhoods, including low-income people, recent immigrants, and people facing homelessness, mental health or addiction issues.

  • Food Resource Guide for Parkdale and Surrounding Area. This reference guide contains an overview of community agencies and food banks that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner for each day of the week. Agencies addresses, telephone numbers and a map are also provided.

  • Evaluation of the Harm Reduction Program at Parkdale CHC. This report contains an evaluation of the Harm Reduction Program at Parkdale CHC.   

  • My Time, My Space, My Voice: Seniors Confrence Report (October 28th-30th 2011). This report presents a summary of responses and suggestions as made at the My Time, My Space, My Voice Seniors’ Conference. The conference was executed to give seniors an opportunity to come together to discuss the barriers they face. These barriers can come in different forms and are often linked to ageist behaviours towards seniors. By giving seniors the space to come together and discuss their experiences, community agencies and various levels of government can learn from these seniors to ensure that we are meeting their specific needs.