Muslim Community Services


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Record #: MAL0154 Last Modified: 01 Oct 2014 Last Full Update: 09 Dec 2013
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Description & Services
Alternate NameMCS
DescriptionMuslim Community Services (MCS)  
Is a not-for-profit multi-service agency, managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, focusing on the needs of immigrants, newcomers, refugees and other community members through direct service provision in a manner that facilitates access to community and social support functions * agency helps to reduce individual's isolation, minimize barriers, strengthen community and thus work towards community integration * services offered include:  
Language Instruction For Newcomers To Canada (LINC) that provides basic language training in one of the Canada's official languages to adults immigrants after their arrival in Canada so that they may acquire the necessary language skills to integrate into Canadian society * offers English classes including Literacy and LINC Levels 1-7 at the Brampton and Mississauga locations * childcare for eligible participants is available at both sites. Violence Against Women Program provides holistic approach towards family violence * while dealing with women who are victims of abuse. It takes into consideration the related issues of low education, lack of information, low self-esteem, financial dependency, and emotional, psychological and social problems of the entire family, especially children * developed with sensitivity for the cultural needs of women in Peel Region * includes crisis counselling, creating safety plan, emotional support, and information and referral * women are served one-on-one basis or in group setting* The program also helps children who have witnessed abuse in their homes * program will provide early intervention * safe place for women and children to discuss the violence they have experienced * healing process and support * initiative is a joint venture of many organizations in the Region of Peel.  
Newcomer Settlement Program - intake * assessment * form filling * referrals * support groups * supportive counselling * life skills workshops and seminars on topics that will help access services, integration * with the help of Brampton Multicultural Community Centre (BMC).  
Employment Support: A program to assist the unemployed or under-employed with job search support * labour market information * job referral * work trials or placements * seminars on employment issues * training information with the help of BMC * Support Groups, monthly meetings for women and seniors to dialogue, solving their problems through peer support, networking, information sharing and time for themselves * group meetings increases awareness on services, resources available for women and empower them to deal with day-to-day realities, develop higher self-esteem, confidence and language skills for the labour market*  
Income Tax Clinic; annual free tax clinic conducted by volunteer professionals accountants and team from the Revenue Canada, Certified General Accountants (CGA) to assist low-income individuals, seniors, families, social assistance recipients and newcomers to prepare income tax returns.
HoursOffices Mon-Fri 8:30 am-7:00 pm
DatesAll year
Areas ServedPeel Region
BoundariesPeel Region
EligibilityAll ages
FeesService - Most services are free except for a few selected services ; None - All services are free except Acces Centre of Training & Technology ; Service - Most services are free except for a few selected services ; None - All services are free except for the Acces Centre of Training & Technology Service - Most services are free except for a few selected services. Call 905-790-1910 for more details Help Versions of this field
LanguagesEnglish ; French ; Arabic ; Bengali ; Dari ; Dutch ; Farsi (Persian) ; Gujurati ; Hindi ; Macedonian ; Punjabi ; Serbian ; Spanish ; Tamil ; Urdu ; Pushtu, Afrikaans, Tagalog,
MeetingsOrientation Sessions; Workshops, Womens Support Group call 905-790-1910 for dates and times
Contact Information
AddressCivic Centre
150 Central Park Dr, Ste 304
Brampton, ON L6T 2T9
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Site LocationUse elevator B
IntersectionCentral Park Dr/Queen St E (Hwy 7)
Transit InformationBrampton Transit stops outside building
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Mailing AddressCivic Centre 
150 Central Park Drive S, Suite 304 
Brampton, ON L6T 2T9
Office PhoneBrampton North Office 905-790-1910 
Brampton South Office 905-790-8482 
Mississauga Office 905-828-2001
FaxBrampton Head Office 905-790-3866 
Mississauga Office 905-828-4008
After Hours PhoneBrampton North Office 905-790-1910-Voice Mail 
Brampton South Office 905-790-8482-Voice Mail 
Mississauga Office 905-828-2001-Voice Mail
Crisis Phone905-790-1910
Toll Free PhoneCollect calls accepted only from Women in Crisis * 905-790-1910
Primary ContactVesna Jecmenica Golijanin, LINC Manager, Muslim Community Services; Phone: 905-790-1910; Fax: 905-790-3866; Email:
Alternate ContactJagjit Sekhon, LINC Coordinator; Phone: 905-790-1910; Fax: 905-790-3866; Email:
Primary ExecutiveAhmed Iqbal, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate ExecutiveDima Amad, Manager, Programs & Services; Email:
Volunteer CoordinatorAnjum Zaman, Supervisor; Phone: 905-790-1910; Fax: 905-790-3866; Email:
Other Details
Print MaterialBrochures available
ElectionsBoard Election Annually
FundingRegional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Federal ; Foundation - Ontario Trillium Foudnation ; Regional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Federal ; Foundation - Ontario Trillium Foundation ; Region of Peel * Ministry of Community & Social Services * Federal Government of Canada through the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada * Ontario Trillium Foundation * New Horizon * Human Resources &Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)
Service Level(50) Non Profit
SubjectsAssaulted women ; Community centres ; English as a second language ; Family violence ; Food banks ; Immigrants ; Indian community ; Information and referral ; Interpretation ; Iranian community ; Job search training ; Language instruction ; Middle East community ; Muslim community ; Orientation ; Seniors ; Settlement services ; South Asian community ; Support groups ; Woman abuse ; Women