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African Community Services of Peel

African Community Services of Peel
10 Gillingham Dr Suite 308, Brampton, ON L6X 5A5
Eunice Mbugua, Programs Manager, ph:905-460-9514 ext 225,
Peel Region and area
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Open to all newcomers, immigrants and their families * focus on African or Black Canadian communities
Settlement, integration, education and social services for newcomers

Violence and Abuse Prevention Programs
Culturally sensitive and language specific services for women within the African Canadian community
* services also for children and for men who are victims or perpetrators of abuse
* violence prevention and public education
* supportive group and individual counselling, referrals and peer support services
* referral to appropriate community resources such as Legal Aid, Clinical counselling, affordable housing or shelters
* accompaniment to appointments

Newcomer Settlement Program
Needs assessment
* orientation and workshops on topics such as housing, employment, accessing government services
* information and referral
* interpretation and translation
* assistance filling government forms
* supportive counselling and escort to appointments

Employment Support
Workshops, group sessions, coaching, employment supportive counselling
* career planning
* assistance with resume and cover letter preparation, interview preparation, mock interviews and cold calling, networking opportunities
* job search workshops
* fax, internet access, photocopying, email

Youth Development
For visible minority youth ages 13 to 24 years
* Young African Achievers Club
* Youth Arts and Heritage Program
* One on One Youth Mentoring Program
* Youth Personal Safety and Crime Prevention Program
* Youth Leadership Development Program
* Refugee Youth Project
* summer employment opportunities

Seniors' Program
Drop-in for seniors from the African Canadian community, services are provided in a culturally and language appropriate manner
* information sessions, recreation, intergenerational programs, cook-outs, supportive counselling with referrals, socializing, assistance filling government forms, accompaniment and friendly visiting

Women and Families
Informal group, individual and family counselling
* group sessions on parenting issues, workshops on women's health, information and referrals, field trips, referrals and accompaniment to community services

Health and Wellness
Workshops and group sessions on healthy eating and physical activity

Mental Health and Wellness
For members of the African/Black community who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing mental health challenges
* mental health awareness through public education, supportive counselling, referrals, practical support and advocacy

Volunteer opportunities and community engagement activities
Call for information
English; French; Arabic; Somali; Twi; Edo; Fanti; Ga; Ibo; Lingala; Swahili; Yoruba - as well as other African languages and dialects
None ; Membership available
Fully Accessible
Non Profit
African Community Services of Peel
Address: 10 Gillingham Dr Suite 308, Brampton, ON L6X 5A5;
Phone: 905-460-9514