African Community Services of Peel

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-460-9514
Fax 905-460-9769
E-Mail info@africancommunityservices.com
Website www.africancommunityservices.com
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1993
Primary Executive Ms Wambui Karanja, Executive Director
Funding United Way - Peel
Elections Annually
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Provides settlement, integration, education and social services to 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
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Etobicoke Central ; Etobicoke North ; Etobicoke South ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Vaughan
Boundaries Peel Region and area
Eligibility Open to all newcomers, immigrants and their families
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French ; Arabic ; Fanti ; Ga ; Somali ; Swahili ; Twi ; Lingala, Yoruba, Edo, Ibo as well as other African languages and dialects
Fees None ; Membership available
Site Information
Located In Community Brampton (City of)
Address & Map
10 Gillingham Dr, Suite 308
Brampton, ON L6X 5A5
 
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Intersection Nelson St W / George St N
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Citizenship Test Preparation ~ African Community ; Immigrant Mutual Assistance Associations ~ African Community ; Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs ~ African Community ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ African Community ; Special Events ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ African Community ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ African Community ~ Immigration Issues ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Prevention ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ African Community ; Volunteer Opportunities ; Wellness Programs ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ African Community ; Youth Enrichment Programs ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ African Community
Other Details
Resources Periodic newsletter; annual reports; project reports; research studies; agency brochures; program flyers

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