REPORT: Prenatal Breastfeeding Study

In Canada, 91% of all mothers initiate breastfeeding, but 40–50% stop by 6 months and only 34% breastfeed exclusively for 6 months, with lower rates among socially and/or economically vulnerable women. The Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) aims to support breastfeeding among vulnerable women, but there is no formal framework or funding for sites to integrate proactive …

Thank you to WCH and UHN

Thanking the WCH Mobile Vaccination Team and UHN for bringing vaccines to Parkdale Queen West community testing/vaccination and harm reduction workers.  PQW used this as an opportunity for training of our team members, to enable us to move confidently and quickly in transitioning our testing teams into community  immunization teams.  We were all buoyed by …

Tax Clinic 2021

Parkdale Queen West is partnering with West Neighborhood House to host Tax Clinics. Due to the pandemic, there will be no in-person appointments, however, appointments are being taken by phone. To book an appointment, call: 416 848-7980

Parkdale Queen West CHC works with Telus and University Health Network (UHN) to Launch Health for Good Mobile Clinic

TELUS announced the expansion of the  company’s innovative Health for Good program with Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (CHC) and University Health Network’s (UHN) Social Medicine Program. The Parkdale Queen West Mobile Health Clinic powered by TELUS Health, a specially-equipped clinic on wheels, will provide essential primary health and harm reduction services directly to …

Virtual Mindful Meditation, An Introduction

Virtual Mindful Meditation, An Introduction is planned to start Tuesday January 26. This 8 week introductory program, will provide information, discussion and mindfulness and meditation practice. This virtual program has proven to be helpful for clients reporting increased calm, focus, ability to rest and relax and feeling less isolation. The program begins with understanding the mind …

Encampment Letter of Support

Dear Mayor John Tory, Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, the affordable housing crisis in Toronto was untenable. With the pandemic, the lack of affordable housing and inadequacy of the shelter system in Toronto has been glaring. Folks without access to safe, stable, and affordable housing have not found safety and comfort in a shelter. Encampments …

16 Days of Activism

For the last 15 days, we’ve been celebrating initiatives that advocate on behalf of the rights of women around the world. Our 16 Days of Activism ends tomorrow, December 10 with International Human Rights Day. To learn more about the different recognition days that we celebrate as a part of these 16 days, take a …