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|MAL0130||Peel Multicultural Council
||6630 Turner Valley Rd
Mississauga, ON L5N 2P1
||Peel Multicultural Council, as an umbrella organization, aims to promote a harmonious multicultural society in Peel, by increasing communication and by building bridges of understanding between ethno-cultural groups, institutions, and the community, and to facilitate settlement and integration of newcomers to Canada
Addresses racial, social, linguistic and cultural needs of the Peel community * promotes employment equity, anti-racist organizational change, cultural sensitivity and assists in the settlement and integration of newcomers to Canada * promotes community economic development by offering business start-up information and seminars * serves as a clearinghouse of information about various ethnocultural groups through its quarterly newsletter and the resource centre
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes * full time & part- time evening classes for Levels 1-6
Immigrant Settlement Services – provides information on services such as immigration, education, employment, financial assistance, health, legal services, housing, transportation, translation/interpretation, etc * assists with filling out forms and applications (SIN, OHIP, Child Tax, PR Renewal, ODSP, Citizenship) * advocates on clients behalf * provides referrals to other service providers
Job Search Workshop (4 Days) – helps newcomers to Canada find suitable employment * skills covered include: resume writing & cover letters * job search and networking techniques * skills to overcome 'No Canadian Work Experience' barrier * help identifying skills * strategies to tap hidden job market * understanding the Canadian labour market * interview preparations and mock interviews * workers' rights and employment standards
Enhanced Language Training (ELT-12 Wks) - job specific language training * work placement * career counseling * job readiness skills (resume, cover letter, cold calling, and informational interview) * 2 weeks computer classes
Host Program provides newcomer adults with the opportunty to make friends by being matched with someone that has lived in Canada for at least 3 years *newcomers can learn about Canadian culture and customs *receive support to better cope with the stresses of settling and adapting in Canada *participate in group social activities *develop confidence and networking skills. Host Youth Program HYP -helps newcomer youth, ages 12-24, adpat to Canadian culture and become aware of different resources in the community (i.e recreation, entertainment, etc), *praticipate in group activities including: English Conversation Circles, Homework Club, playing video games, movie night, information workshops, art and literature. Other free services offered include: Commissioner of Oaths to attest documents * access to computer, fax, internet * childcare * Mississauga transit tickets
|Mon-Fri 9am-5:00pm * Wed 9am-8:30pm
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| ||MAL0071||Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services, Mississauga Office
Counselling Services * 905-403-8860
LINC Program * 905-403-9545
Resource Centre for New Immigrants * 905-403-8860
ELT * 905-823-5461
|Provides programs for new immigrants, first generation Canadians and refugees
Language Instruction For Newcomers To Canada (LINC) Program - full time and evening English classes (Literacy to Level 7) * free for permanent residents, convention refugees and live-in caregivers * child minding for pre-school children for registered students
Enhanced Language Training (ELT) - intended for internationally trained professionals who have prior training in IT, engineering, business administration, customer service,and healthcare * 3-part course (in class sector specific language training, one-on-one workplace preparation with a job developer; six weeks of unpaid job placement in a Canadian company) * day time and night time classes offered * full time and part time
Settlement Services - information on and referral * interpretation and translation * interpretation over the phone and/or in person to facilitate access to programs and services such as social assistance, medical care and legal services * case management services for underserved and high needs clients * career and employment counselling * short term supportive counselling * crisis intervention
Resource Centre For New Immigrants - computers with internet access * assistance with information search, letter preparation, completing on-line applications * assistance with job search and resume writing * fax and photocopier * information sessions on settlement topics * internal referrals to individual counselling and English language training * referral to community and government programs and services
Offers interpretation, translation, and certification of documents and affidavits
|Mon 8:30 am-7 pm * Tue- Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
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|MAL0077||Portuguese Cultural Centre of Mississauga Inc
||53 Queen St N
Mississauga, ON L5N 1A2
||Portuguese cultural centre * social and recreational activities * cultural activities focus on preservation and development of Portuguese culture and promoting it to the youth of Portuguese descent * teaches Portuguese language, literature, geography and history * promotes sports activities * promotes good citizenship and integration into mainstream society * promotes youth activities * hall for rent (weddings, baptisms, reunions or theme parties)
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|MAL0096||The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association, Peel Office
||888 Dundas Street E, Unit B6-1
Mississauga, ON L4Y 4G6
||The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association (TCCSA) assists newcomers to adapt to the Canadian style of living and become the mainstream of the Canadian mosaic
Settlement Services Department - assists new immigrants to know more about the social system of Canada and help them to adapt to the Canadian style of living through our counselling services * services include one to one counselling * information workshops * orientation days for newcomers * settlement fact sheets * computer access * employment orientation * employment preparation program
Counselling services - includes counselling on education * immigration * housing * children's benefit * registration (birth, marriage, etc) * taxation * employment * health care system * citizenship * senior's benefits * social assistance, etc
Education And Language Training Department - helps newcomers become competent in everyday English * enhances Computer English learning * provides knowledge and techniques required for the process of applying for Canadian citizenship and taking the test * ensures the continuity of heritage language for the Chinese youngsters and provides sufficient reading materials in their own native language * services offered include LINC Classes (Level 1 - 5) * free child minding services * English as a Second Language Classes (ESL) - low, intermediate and high level * citizenship preparation classes - beginner, basic and intermediate level
Community And Youth Department - assists newcomers of Chinese origin to adapt to the Canadian style of living * helps participants to strengthen their communication skills and improve their quality of living * services offered include volunteer training * Youth Ambassador Program * women support group * senior support group * interest groups * Children's Day Camp (Spring and Summer) * ELITE - Evergreen Leader-In-Training for Exercise * parent support program * Damayan Filipino Drop-In & Information Centre (sponsored by TCCSA)
|Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
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|CDR0237||United Achievers Community Services
||36 Queen St E, Lower Level
Brampton, ON L6V 1A2
||The United Achievers Community Services, founded by the United Achievers Club of Brampton, is a non-profit organization primarily serving the African Caribbean community. UACS is committed to strengthening and enhancing the quality of life of families and individuals by providing culturally sensitive preventive social programs, support, resources, education and training. Programs offered include:
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PREVENTION PROGRAM
In an aim toward the elimination and prevention of the conditions that perpetuate violence against women and children, United Achievers provides racially and culturally appropriate services to women and children who are victims/survivors of all forms of violence.
Face-to-face Supportive Counseling
Telephone Crises Intervention
Women's Support Group
Information & Referrals
LONG TERM CARE PROGRAM
The Long Term Care Program aims to improve the quality of life of Black and Caribbean seniors. This culturally sensitive program has been successful in relieving loneliness, decreasing isolation, creating social opportunities, providing skills development, enhancing self-esteem and increasing independence.
Long term care services include:
Health and Nutrition
YOUTH SERVICE CANADA INTERGENERATIONAL PROJECT
Funded in part by Human Resources Canada, this venture provides services for the Summer Camp offered to local kids
Enhances and develops the educational, social, creative and intellectual abilities and strengths of students, especially of Black and Caribbean heritage, to their maximum potential. This will enable them to reach for, and obtain, success through the application of excellence in all their endeavors.
Aims and Objectives include:
To develop and implement a mentoring program that will assist students, primarily of Black and Caribbean heritage, to make valuable learning connections with their schools, their peers and positive adult role models in the community.
To enable the designated group to develop respect for self/others.
To provide relevant training and skill development in academic, social, political and economic disciplines.
To seek support and participation from caring professionals and individuals who are committed to building the community from within.
To provide purpose and focus for students who are marginalized, and who are underachieving in school and in acceptable social behaviors.
To provide the opportunity for participants to obtain scholarships towards post-secondary studies
To build a network of people helping people.
PARENT EDUCATION RESOURCE GROUP
Offers help if your child is attending school in Peel and you have concerns in any of the following areas: Suspension, Expulsion, School Reports, Parent Council, Learning Disabilities, Course Selection, University/College Selection, School Disciplinary Policy, Attending interviews/hearings.
The program aims to assist parents in:
Overcoming barriers that inhibit communication and becoming fully involved in the education of their children
Understanding their rights, accepting responsibilities, and building positive relationships with schools
Understanding the direct correlation between behaviors in the home and performance in school
Understanding school policies and disciplinary procedures
Becoming successful advocates for their children
Building a network of parents helping parents helping children.
The program also aims to assist school personnel in:
Understanding cultural nuances which impede positive communication with parents and students
Understanding and demonstrating cultural sensitivity when interacting with students
Adopting non-threatening and non-judgmental approaches in resolving problems
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
This is not a babysitting service
These programs assist students with understanding curriculum material; with the completion of their homework while providing an interesting and stimulating environment. After school programs include:
Crafts and Activities
WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUP
Promotes self-esteem; decision making; coping strategies; parenting & life skills; custody & legal rights; group discussions; guest speakers. Provides free child care to participants.
A supplementary program of the Long Term Care Program, staffed by trained volunteers and/or Placement Students to provide service to shut-ins or temporarily immobile seniors.
Members of the general public and/or students from local schools/colleges are afforded the opportunity to do volunteer work with the agency. These people are crucial in enabling the agency to deliver the high level of service expected for the Programs/Services offered. Volunteers are able to upgrade their skill sets to enhance their employability, or gain experience in their area of study.
Opportunity offered to students from local high schools/colleges, to assist with the various services/programs offered by United Achievers Community Services. It enables students to gain valuable hands on experience to hone their skills and supplement their area of study.
Other services and programs offered as the need arises.
|*Mon-Thurs 9am -5pm
*Fri 9am - 5pm
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| ||CMH0136||Victim Services of Peel
||Victim Services provides immediate crisis intervention and other related services to persons victimized by crime or tragic circumstance * programs include* Crisis Intervention / Short Term Counselling * provides crisis counselling to individuals, families, businesses and organizations * offers counselling by phone, in the workplace and at Victim Services' offices * attends at the scene with Peel Regional Police and other EMS * offers court support and transmission of court results to victims of crime * relays information from victims to the Office of the Crown Attorney * monitors bail hearings * advocates on behalf of victims to ensure that victim's rights are upheld and that the required steps are taken to ensure safety for the victim Supportlink/DVERS (Domestic Violence Emergency Response System) - offers enhanced protection, intensive safety planning and on-going counselling for people deemed at high risk of experiencing violence, usually by their estranged partner * offers 9-1-1 one-touch emergency cell phones to summon emergency support on a priority basis * offers residential alarms (installed in a home) that are responded to by Peel Regional Police as a Priority One * assists women (who have been victimized by violence and who choose to leave their assailant) to establish violence-free lives for themselves and their children, by developing personal safety plans with them * monitors progress through frequent interventions that review personal goals and identify possible barriers to success * offers the development of a personal network of support services that work closely with individuals and families to meet the stated goals in their personal contracts * REACH (Resources, Advocacy, Community Help) * offers an information clearinghouse to provide individuals, groups and organizations about resources in the community * distributes REACH packages through the mail or in person at the office * SAFE (South Asian Family Enrichment) Program - provides culturally appropriate services through partnerships between coordinators and mentors who assist women, men and children to eliminate the violence within their families and restore safety to all individuals Diversification Through Volunteers - volunteer recruitment, training, recognition and retention programs facilitate the integration of volunteers into all aspects of the agency's client service and business operations* Victim Quick Response Program offers timely financial support to victims of the most violent crimes who have no other financial resources.
||Office Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Crisis Line Mon-Sun 24 hours
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