PARC is a community where people rebuild their lives.
About PARKDALE ACTIVITY-RECREATION CENTRE PARC
PARC helps Parkdale residents who live with poverty, mental health and addiction issues. Our members also struggle with homelessness and food insecurity.
We offer a drop-in centre, supportive housing and peer-support program and outreach programs.
PARC was born in 1977 when a group of volunteers noticed a large number of adults living in Parkdale rooming houses and boarding homes. Many of these adults were survivors of the psychiatric system, had little money, few family contacts and no real place to go and connect with peers.
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.
Within a shifting urban landscape, PARC also acts as a hub and meeting place for various agencies, enterprises and partners who strive to create lasting social change in Parkdale and beyond.