Programs & Services
A Home. A Job. A Friend. A Neighbourhood.
Our Drop-in and Community Meals:
Open seven days a week to support homeless adults who are sleeping outside, in shelter or respite. With guidelines on physical distancing and number of people gathered, we screen every person wishing to enter PARC.
The majority of our community meals are ‘to go’ outside PARC at 1499 Queen St. West. Meals are first come, first serve and are usually served approximately .30 minutes after the Drop-in opens.
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & holidays: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
More Programs & Services
Community Access Program
Peer Shelter Support Program
Film Discussion Group
Members gather online to watch an eclectic mix of feature films, shorts, and TV series. The group then has a conversation based on their responses to the piece. If COVID-19 restrictions permits, the Film Group may hold occasional in-person showings in the drop-in.
Music Discussion Group
Music Discussion Group is an opportunity for members to gather (either online or, when safe to do so, in person) to listen and discuss music and its effect. Music Discussion Group is great for discovering music that we may not have come across in our everyday listening practices, and connects members of our community through the power of song.
The Book Club is a group for its members to gather to discuss a shared reading experience. The group may read short stories read during the session, or take on a novel that is discussed over a several week span. Either way, members have the chance to take part in fruitful conversations about a variety of genres and styles.
Mindfulness group works with the basics of meditation and the foundational attitudes for practice; patience, curiosity, trust, non-striving, acceptance and letting go. The group meets for one hour on Friday mornings at 10:00 for discussion, instruction and practice.
One of PARC longest running groups, members gather on Friday afternoons for 2 hours of creative expression. At the beginning of the session, the group comes up with a prompt (often inspired by a particular poem or poet). Then, members are provided a period of time to write (prose, poetry, or any other style) followed by a time to share the piece with the rest of the group.
The zoom art group meets every Saturday from 3pm-4pm. Members can be provided with art supplies of their choosing. The group has social chat time while working on individual art projects. Everyone shares their work at the end of the session.