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A Community Where People Rebuild Their Lives

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Our Vision

A world where everyone lives with dignity, safety and enough resources to achieve their potential.

Who We Are

PARC works with members on individual issues of poverty, mental health, addictions, homelessness and food security.

The simple act of walking through our doors is what makes a person a PARC member. Choosing to give back, create and grow is how PARC members contribute and help build our community.

PARC started in 1977 when a group of volunteers observed the large number of adults living in Parkdale rooming and boarding houses. Many were survivors of the psychiatric system, had little money, few family contacts and no real place to go and connect with peers.

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Our Values

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Welcome people: PARC is a safe community with open doors.

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Healing and Health: Encourage engagement with opportunities to share and learn, a community where people rebuild their lives.

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End poverty: Focus on both the individuals affected and on the systemic practices that produce poverty.

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Human rights: Committed to challenging oppression that renders people vulnerable.


We are committed to being transparent about how and what we achieve each year. If you have any questions related to our operations please reach out to us at:

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PARC Gratefully Acknowledges

United Way Greater Toronto The City of Toronto Metcalf Foundation Sheila Koffman Memorial Fund Ontario Trillium Foundation Echo Foundation Atkinson for social and economic justice Ontario Local Health Integration Network

Individual Donors

Thank you for your generous gifts that allow us to build a strong foundation for PARC’s future, year after year.

Through your donations we have reached a significant milestone of 40 years serving. Every dollar has meant nutritious meals, community building, and the provision of safe and dignified homes for our community.

You truly make a difference for us, as our efforts only go as far as your support to help us continue to deliver key services and support for our members.