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At the Heart of Parkdale for over Forty Years.

Who We Are

PARC began 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. On March 17th 1980 PARC opened its doors as a pilot community mental health program.

Our passion for providing member-driven programming, employment, food security, social space and safe supportive affordable housing, has evolved and grown to meet our members’ needs for over 40 years.

Our Values

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.

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Our 2021/2022 Annual Report

Our 2021/2022 Annual Report, "Rooted in Community, Living through Change" is a testament to the care and commitment of our entire community working tirelessly, together. Learn more >


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    Donors make all the difference

    Your generous gifts allow us to build a strong foundation for PARC’s future, year after year.

    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.

    Support PARC with an individual gift or monthly donation today!


    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