Ministry of Health gives Ontario Health Team application stamp of approval

On November 18, the partner organizations of the Mid-West Toronto region have been approved to become an Ontario Health Team, marking a significant milestone for patients, clients, families and caregivers in downtown Toronto’s west-end. Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre is proud to be one of more than 50 health care and community service providers …

Supporting COVID Recovery Site for Homeless Community Members

A testament to the credibility of our work and commitment to dignified care for clients without housing is our work at the COVID-19 recovery sites. In the wake of the pandemic, Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (PQWCHC) was asked by The Toronto Region to extend its support, and provide staffing and leadership through a …

Harm Reduction Satellite Sites – Program Guide

Almost all harm reduction initiatives were created by people who use drugs (PWUD), out of necessity, in response to neglect and discrimination from existing health care and social services, or because no one else was responding to their needs. Needle and syringe programs, naloxone distribution programs, supervised injection and witnessed use, to name a few, …

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!

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 …