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 …

Donations Needed: Basic Survival Kits

We’re asking for support in collecting much-needed items for our basic survival kits. Below is a list of item requests from our coordinators that are required for winter survival kits: Clean backpacks Sleeping Bags Scarves Gloves Mitts Hats Hand Warmers To donate to the Queen West site the contact person can be Dana Luchsinger dluchsinger@pqwchc.ca …

Voice Mail Service

No Phone?  We have a message for you!  At a cost of $10 for 3 months you can have your own private voice mailbox.  To set up an appointment for voice mail, please call Deb at 416.703.8482 ext. 2234 and please find attached, flyer for sharing.

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 …

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 …