Chinese Programs

The South Riverdale Community Health Centre offers a wide variety of health promotion programs and services in Mandarin and Cantonese. For more information, click on the programs listed below to contact a Chinese-speaking staff member.

Available:

Building Breast Healthy Neighbourhoods (BBHN) The project has been completed. However, we will continue to provide most program components such as breast cancer information, awareness workshops and navigating screening services for newcomer women who experience access difficulties. Group activities may include:
One-to-one support and help for women who are having difficulties breastfeeding. Geared towards Chinese speaking clients (due to a lack of resources for Chinese speaking clients in the Greater Toronto Area), but available to English clients as well.
An educational program that offers guidance and mutual support to Chinese cancer patients and their families. The group is led by a Chinese-speaking outreach worker. Health professionals such as doctors, cancer nurses, pharmacists, radiation therapists, dietitians and social workers are invited to make presentations and answer questions.
Chinese newcomer women meet with each other, listen to presentations and join in different activities. The group will focus on a range of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, fear, anger, depression as well as domestic violence.
The Chinese Peer Nutrition Program is  a joint project with Toronto Public Health to provide free nutrition education for Chinese speaking parents and caregivers of children 6 months to 6 years of age living in the South Riverdale area.
One-to-one counseling for parents and families who would like to talk to a social worker. Short-term only. Common issues could include: adjusting to parenthood getting enough sleep taking care of yourself dealing with stress coping with isolation child behaviour blended families parenting styles
Informal discussions and healthy meals prepared in our community kitchen with a Chinese-speaking dietitian, nurse, and other people living with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. Caregivers are welcome. Registration required. 
We offer an 8-session support program for grandparents caring for grandchildren under the age of six years. Activities include: group discussions, and learning though games and interactive fun. Healthy snacks, are provided to all participants. Client information and learning needs inform the choice of topics.
A weekly, drop-in for Chinese-speaking parents or caregivers of children under one year of age, and also expectant parents. Sessions are planned and run by a inter-professional team made up of a Nurse Practitioner, Dietitian and Health Promoter. The sessions are interactive, educational, fun and provides opportunity for caregivers and their children to interact freely.
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