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
Primary Contact Eunice Mbugua, Programs Manager; Phone: 905-460-9514 ext 225; Email: Eunicem@africancommunityservices.com
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Settlement, integration, education and social services for newcomers * registered charity
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1993
Primary Executive Ms Wambui Karanja, Executive Director; Phone: 905-460-9514 ext 224; Email: wkaranja@africancommunityservices.com
Funding United Way - United Way Greater Toronto
Elections Annually
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) 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
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 * focus on African or Black Canadian communities
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French ; Arabic ; Edo ; Fanti ; Ga ; Ibo ; Lingala ; Somali ; Swahili ; Twi ; Yoruba ; as well as other African languages and dialects
Fees None ; Membership available
Site Information
Located In Community Brampton
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
HCSD Main Heading Abuse / Assault ; Arts / Culture ; Child / Family Services ; Disabilities ; Emergency / Crisis ; Employment / Training ; Health Care ; Newcomers ; Older Adults ; Sports / Recreation ; Youth
HCSD Sub Heading All Sports ; Counselling for Abused Women ; Home Support ; Home Support Programs ; Interpretation / Translation ; Newcomer Employment Programs ; Newcomer Employment Resources ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Older Adult Recreation Resources ; Other Sports ; Programs for Home Support ; Recreation for Children / Families ; Recreation for Older Adults ; Recreation for Youth ; Refugees ; Social Clubs ; Social Clubs/Events ; Victims of Abuse Support Programs ; Victims of Crime Support Programs ; Youth Recreation Resources
Service Categories Adult/Child Mentoring Programs ~ Black Community ; Certificates/Forms Assistance ~ Older Adults ; Crime Victim Accompaniment Services ~ Abused Women ; Cultural Transition Counselling ; Escort Programs ~ Older Adults ; Family Counselling ~ Black Community ; Friendly Outreach Programs ~ Black Community ; General Counselling Services ~ Black Community ; General Mental Health Information/Education ~ Black Community ; General Recreational Activities/Sports ~ Older Adults ~ Black Community ; Geriatric Counselling ~ Black Community ; Immigrant Benefits Assistance ; Immigrant Mutual Assistance Associations ~ African Community ; Immigrant/Newcomer Accompaniment Programs ; Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs ; Intergenerational Programs ; Interpretation/Translation ~ African Community ; Leadership Development ~ Black Community ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ African Community ; Social Clubs/Events ~ Older Adults ~ Black Community ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Abused Women ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Prevention ; Volunteer Opportunities ; Wellness Programs ~ Black Community ; Youth Enrichment Programs ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Youth Violence Prevention

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