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Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC)

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Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC)

Parkdale Activity – Recreation Centre (PARC) is an affordable housing provider, skills developer, and social enterprise incubator. PARC connects social services that work to address issues of poverty, mental health, addictions, homelessness, and food security with PARC’s Peer Worker Program engages vulnerable residents in their community to improve multiple facets of health and wellbeing and to create equitable access to services. PARC is working on producing a documentary about the evolution of PARC’s innovative Peer Worker Program. PARC is documenting operational logistics of how the program is run and conducting interviews from a diverse cross-section of stakeholders.