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|Record #||Organization / Program Name(s)||Address||Office Phone||Description||Hours||My List|
|MAL0083||Carabram||150 Clark Blvd, Ste 125
Brampton, ON L6T 4Y8
|416-452-4917||July 2013 dates * July 12, 13, & 14
Operates Brampton's annual multicultural festival * promotes understanding and appreciation of the multicultural nature of Brampton * showcases individual cultures * free transportation provided between pavilions by Brampton Transit * check web site and newspapers for more details about specific pavilions operating during the festival
|MAL0103||Carassauga Festival||Hershey SportZone
5600 Rose Cherry Place Place, 2nd floor
Canada L4Z 4B6
|905-615-3010||Carassauga Festival is a 3-day cultural festival in multiple locations throughout Mississauga. Passports are $10 in advance and $12 at-door for this family event, children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a person with a passport. New this year is the Aboriginal Educational Village at the Canada Pavilion and a Market Place.||Add Record|
|MAL0131||Palestine House Educational and Cultural Centre||3195 Erindale Station Rd
Mississauga, ON L5C 1Y5
|905-270-3622; 905-270-4011||Cultural centre * offers counseling on immigration, family problems, citizenship, legal matters and housing, in addition to referrals to specialized professionals and institutions
Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)- offers free courses to adults, childcare service (for participants) and transportation * teaches students to communicate effectively in 5 key areas: reading; writing; speaking; Canadian geography and history * offers classes from the Literacy Level to Level 6
Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program (ISAP) - provides comprehensive services to new comers assuring quick settlement and adaptation in Canada * services include: general information about life in Canada; healthcare, education, employment-related services, transportation, housing and social assistance, translation and interpretation, referral to community resources, youth settlement services * offers services in English, Arabic and Mandarin
Seniors Committee - organizes monthly dinner gatherings for the older men in the community to share food and thoughts * organizes activities and events such as card games, computer-literacy training, and field trips to festivals, national parks, and recreation areas
Youth Committee - aims to bring youth from the community together in a space where they can work toward common goals * youth mentorship - for youth at risk, as well as for students needing help with school work, university applications, standardized tests (e.g. LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, etc) * Youth Study Group & Oral History Project - in coordination with the Palestine House Resource Centre * brings youth and seniors from the community together to record the narratives and stories of our people, and to research, document and record these stories * group trips - picnics, paintball games, sporting events, theatre and music performances, etc * organizing social events and gatherings to bring people together, raise money, and showcase local talent * organizing sporting events, such as basketball and football (soccer) pick-up games and tournaments in the area, as well as supporting the community's athletic teams
Arts Programs - offers arts and performance projects aimed at preserving heritage art forms (such as dabkah and oriental/ Eastern music) * develops contemporary art (such as theatre and contemporary Eastern music) that builds on a history of Palestinian cultural production * hosts occasional art and photo exhibits, invites artists to give presentations about their work, and organizes trips to arts festivals in Toronto, Montreal and Detroit
Salameh Theatre Troupe - no experience required * theatre troupe meets to do acting drills and exercises * improvise skits * work together to write scenes and plays that express views on various issues and topics
Music Classes - for people wanting to learn and/or perform Sharqi (Eastern): Music of the Arab world, Turkey and Iran based on a very different set of scales and modes that date back thousands of years, and played on instruments rarely seen in Canada * instrument/s currently offered – violin
Dabkah Classes/ Dabkah Troupe - for beginners and Dabbeekeh * dance-form that symbolizes a connection to the land
Heritage Archive - In coordination with the Palestine House Resource Centre, the arts program is working to build an archive of Arab and Palestinian artwork, and art resources * materials collected include digitized artwork * books of and about Arab and Palestinian art * political poster art * taped theatre, music and dance pieces and performances
|Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5:30 pm
LINC Classes Mon-Thu 9 am-2:30 pm; Fri 9 am-12:30 pm; Mon-Thu 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
|CDR0237||United Achievers Community Services||36 Queen St E, Lower Level
Brampton, ON L6V 1A2
|*905-455-6789||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