Updated: Vaccination Clinic Information

PQWCHC supports the multiple vaccination efforts taking place across the City of Toronto.  We encourage residents to register for one of the following vaccine clinics, according to their population group.  If you need help with booking a vaccine appointment, please call 416-537-2455, ext. 1265 In this time of decreased supply and short notice for most …

Client Experience Survey 2021

We’ve launched our client experience survey, and we would like to hear your thoughts! The purpose of the survey is to get feedback from our clients on their overall experience of programs and services. To access the survey, click the link below. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete: Client Survey

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

We know you are hoping to get your COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible and are seeking the latest information. Here is what we know now (March 12, 2021). AstraZeneca Vaccine We have not received the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine in our clinic.  The Astra Zeneca vaccine is being offered only to people ages 60-64 (if …

Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

To all of our clients and community members, PQWCHC is working with our local health partners and the City of Toronto to support vaccination of our community members as quickly as possible and in line with provincial prioritization and scheduling frameworks. Currently, the prioritization framework includes people 80 years of age or older who are …

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 …