Police presence near supervised consumption sites in Toronto discouraging access

Supervised consumption sites are being expanded across Canada in response to opioid overdoses and other harms related to drug use. However, recent research suggests that  policing in Toronto may be a key barrier to accessing this life-saving health service. Researchers with the University of British Columbia interviewed clients at two Toronto health sites providing supervised …

Program Evaluation findings for Niiwin Wendaanimak Program

In January 2019, the Canadian Journal of Public Health accepted a paper submitted on the evaluation of the program Niiwin Wendaanimak, and the article has just been released.  Special thanks to Vivian for her role in leading the evaluation process and ensuring that clients were fully engaged.  Please see below the abstract about the piece …

PQWCHC – PARKDALE SITE’S GARDEN GROUP IS BACK!

Please join the Kapow-erful Gals, Seniors, and the whole Parkdale Community on Planting Day?   Monday, June 3rd from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 1229 Queen Street West.  For more information, please contact: 416.537.2455   Sandra at ext. 1238 or Christine at ext. 1241 Poster for sharing.

Maureen Gans Presents to the House of Commons

Maureen Gans, our Senior Director of Client Services, presented to the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Studying Criminalization of Non-Disclosure of HIV Status at their meeting on April 30, 2019. Maureen delivered a statement speaking to the differential impact of criminalization of non-disclosure on populations marginalized by race, nationality, gender …

Approval of Parkdale Queen West Overdose Prevention Services

I am pleased to announce that our application for the two overdose prevention sites (Queen West and Parkdale sites) were approved.  This is a relief and great news for the clients we serve and whose lives are saved by having these services in place. See link below for the news release with details on the …