OP-ED: We need basic income and affordable housing now

This article first appeared on the Toronto Star. To view the article on the Star website, click here. Written by: Dr. Andrew Boozary, Angela Robertson, Dr. Andrew Bond and Dr. David Naylor Originally published on Mon., Sept. 21, 2020 Six months in, thousands of families have lost loved ones to COVID-19. The economic and social toll of the epidemic …

PRESS RELEASE: Government of Canada supports a safer drug supply project in Toronto

Originally published by Health Canada Temporary Urgent Public Health Need Site also authorized in Toronto shelter to help reduce overdoses during COVID-19 TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2020 /CNW/ – The opioid overdose crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health crises in Canada’s recent history. Tragically, in many communities, the COVID-19 outbreak is worsening this crisis. The Government of Canada is …

Call for Donations

We’re calling on the community for donations for those in need. If you are able give, please leave donations at the reception desk at any of the locations listed in the flyer above. Thank you for your generosity!

Canada Day Closure – July 1

  Parkdale Queen West sites will be closed on July 1 for Canada Day. Regular hours of operation will resume on July 2nd. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Building a Harm Reduction and Substance Use Continuum of Care

In early 2018, the Toronto Central LHIN provided funding to support 5 Community Health Centres in Toronto (Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre, South Riverdale Community Health Centre, LAMP Community Health Centre, Regent Park Community Health Centre and Unison Health & Community Services) to engage in a collaborative process to guide the deployment and utilization …

Bathurst Queen Neighbourhood Association Press Conference

**Originally posted on the Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Association website** On Thursday, June 4, members of the Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Association (BQNA) held a press conference to raise awareness of people trapped in cycle of homelessness in local neighbourhood parks. Speakers included MPP Chris Glover, BQNA members, supportive housing advocates, and area residents. Members of the BQNA …

OPEN LETTER: A Call for Justice: Race-Based Data Collection in the COVID-19 Context

On an April 10th briefing, Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Dr. Williams was asked about collecting race and socio-demographic data.  This question was prompted in response to efforts that black leaders in the Black Health Alliance initiated by issuing an open letter – calling for collection of these data informed by long standing advocacy …