Peel Multicultural Council

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Record #: MAL0130 Last Modified: 07 Nov 2014 Last Full Update: 17 Jan 2013
Record Details
Social MediaWebsite Website: www.peelmc.com
SOCIAL_MEDIA_ICONWebsite
Description & Services
Alternate NameEnhanced Language Training ; ISAP ; Job Search workshops ; LINC
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

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
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 (Mandarin) - Cantonese ; Gujurati ; Hindi ; Pashto ; Punjabi ; Urdu - Spanish
Contact Information
Address6630 Turner Valley Rd
Mississauga, ON L5N 2P1
 
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Site LocationCanada
IntersectionErin Mills Pkwy & 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
FundingCitizenship 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