Catholic Crosscultural Services

Peel Region, Brampton Office

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Description & Services
Alternate Name CCS
Description Settlement Services Provides information and orientation services to immigrants and refugees * connects clients to basic services in the community including all levels of government * offers counselling and support to families through case management, support groups, crisis intervention, etc  
Services available also include:  
*Individual assessment of the newcomer’s settlement needs and development of a detailed settlement plan  
*Workshops to help newcomers develop an understanding of life in Canada  
*Making connections with available community services in the areas of health, housing, education, childcare, employment,  
finance, immigration, post-secondary education, language learning and legal supports.  
*Help with understanding and completing government forms and applications  
*Connection with community and volunteer opportunities  
*Ongoing support to meet settlement and integration needs of newcomers and their families  
Employment Access Program – provides newcomers with an understanding of the Canadian job market, job search preparation and learning new strategies to find jobs in Canada. 
Services include: 
*Workshops on job search, labour market information and Canadian workplace culture 
*Resume, cover letter and interview preparation 
*Career related information sessions and opportunities to network with employers 
Supportive Services for Women - provides supportive counselling to newcomer women who are experiencing domestic violence 
* services are linguistically and culturally sensitive for the clients  
* provides individual crisis intervention counselling with no waiting list  
* support groups for recently separated/divorced women  
* workshops on self-esteem, anger management, assertiveness, job-search, stress management, health alternatives, parenting and more 
* networking for isolated women through groups  
*helps victims of violence to identify and examine their options in order to survive and work through their crisis  
* accompanies victims to hospitals, police stations or to court and advocates on their behalf when necessary  
*refers client to other agencies or professionals when appropriate  
Transitional Housing Support Program - assists women who are facing violence to access all the supports and services they require to keep themselves and their children safe. THSP Advocates maintain contact with women to assist them with any housing/landlord-tenant issues that may arise.  
The program service is free to survivors of woman abuse within the Peel Region  
Language Instruction For Newcomers To Canada (LINC) - provides English classes and related services to assist youth, adult and senior newcomers to settle and adapt in Canada * assessment test required * free childminding for students  
Our Mental Health Program - offers cultural and language specific counselling to newcomer individuals, couples and families. Through individual counselling and educational workshops, newcomers will receive the support and tools needed to manage the challenges of stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, parenting, family conflict, trauma and other life transitions. 
Refugee Sponsorship Training Program - The RSTP is a program designed to support the Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) of Canada, their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors interested in sponsoring refugees  
Income Tax Clinic - by appointment only; March and April every year  
Volunteer opportunities
Hours *Mon,Thu, Fri 9am-5pm  
*Tue-Wed 9am-8pm
Areas Served Brampton ; Caledon ; Malton ; Peel Region
Eligibility Immigrants and residents of Peel
Application Contact the Intake Staff
Fees None
Languages English ; Arabic ; Dari ; Hindi ; Portuguese ; Punjabi ; Sinhalese ; Spanish ; Tamil ; Urdu ; Multilingual services.
Contact Information
Address & Map
8 Nelson St W, Unit 302
Brampton, ON L6X 4J2
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Site Location Next to the Downtown Brampton Trasit Terminal
Intersection Main St S and Queen Street W
Accessibility Fully Accessible - May have to pay for parking if coming by car.
Office Phone 905-457-7740
Fax 905-457-7769
After Hours Phone 905-457-7740 Answering service
Primary Contact Michael Raymond, Regional Director, Catholic Crosscultural Services; Phone: 905-273-4140 ext 6226; Email:
Alternate Contact Anita Shiwnath, Settlement Services Manager, Catholic Crosscultural Services; Phone: 905-457-7740 ext 2226; Email:
Primary Executive Agnes Thomas, Executive Director, Catholic Crosscultural Services; Phone: 416-757-7010 ext 2304; Email:
Other Details
Funding Regional / Municipal - Peel Region ; Provincial - Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration; Ministry of Community and Social Services ; Federal - Citizenship and Immigration Canada ; United Way - Peel Region ; Private - Catholic Charities
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Subjects Assaulted women ; Counselling ; Crisis intervention ; Document services ; Employment ; Family violence ; Housing ; Immigrants ; Information and referral ; Job search training ; Legal information ; Low income housing ; Marriage counselling ; Orientation ; Refugees ; Resumes ; Settlement services ; Support groups ; Woman abuse

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