Peel Multicultural Council

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Record #: MAL0130 Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 Last Full Update: 08 Dec 2014
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Description & Services
Alternate NameCommunity Connections Mentorship Program ; Enhanced Language Training ; ISAP ; Job Search workshops ; LINC ; Seniors Program ; Settlement Services
DescriptionPeel 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

Community Connections Mentorship Program provides assistance and support to newcomers to gain tools and resources of finding employment making use of their skills, trainings, education and thus quickly integrating into Canadian society, PMC Community Connections Program undertook many new initiatives to build elements of professional mentorship to connect newcomers to Canada with experienced Canadian professionals. *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 networking activities *develop confidence and networking skills. Community Connections 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
HoursMon-Fri 9am-5:00pm * Wed 9am-8:30pm
Areas ServedPeel Region
BoundariesPeel Region
EligibilityAll age groups are served
ApplicationWalk in services. 
Pre-registration for JSW, ELT and LINC required 
Translation services - translated documents are given depending upon the nature, complexity of the document and time availability of the concerned language staff
FeesMembership - $10/yr/individual * $20/yr/group ; No fee for services provided to eligible clients.  
Fee for PMC Membership - $10/yr/individual * $20/yr/group
LanguagesEnglish ; French ; Arabic ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Gujurati ; Hindi ; Pashto ; Polish ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Urdu
Contact Information
Address6630 Turner Valley Rd
Mississauga, ON L5N 2P1
 
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Site LocationCanada
IntersectionErin Mills Pkwy and Mississauga Rd
Transit InformationRoutes 38 and 44 of Mississauga Transit stop near Argentia and Turner Valley. The Closest Go Station is Meadowvale Go Station.
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Mailing Addressc/o Peel Multicultural Council 
6630 Turner Valley Road 
Mississauga, ON L5N 2P1
Office Phone905-819-1144
Fax905-542-3950
E-Mailpmcgeneral@peelmc.com
Websitewww.peelmc.com
Primary ContactJagdeep Kailey, Settlement Manager, Peel Multicultural Council; Phone: 905-819-1144 ext 238; Email: jagdeep@peelmc.com
Alternate ContactCharmian DeGannes, Language Program Manager, Peel Multicultural Council; Phone: 905-819-1144 ext 227; Email: cgdegannes@peelmc.com
Primary ExecutiveNaveed Chaudhry, Executive Director, Peel Multicultural Council; Phone: 905-819-1144 ext 224; Email: naveed@peelmc.com
Volunteer CoordinatorLinda Wang, Coordinator, Community Connections (Mentorship), Peel Multicultural Council; Phone: 905 819 1144 ext 232; Email: linda@peelmc.com
Other Details
Print MaterialNewsletters
Established1977
ElectionsYearly
FundingProvincial ; Foundation ; Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Region of Peel, United Way of India and Ontario Trillium Foundation
Service Level(50) Non Profit
Subjects
SubjectsBusinesses ; Citizenship ; Cultural communities ; Economic development ; Employment equity ; English as a second language ; Immigrants ; Information and referral ; Multiculturalism ; Race relations ; Settlement services ; Social action