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African Community Services of Peel

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-460-9514
Fax 905-460-9769
Primary Contact Eunice Mbugua, Programs Manager; Phone: 905-460-9514 ext 225; Email:
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Settlement, integration, education and social services for newcomers * registered charity
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1993
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

Residency Requirements: Peel Region and area
Application Call for information
Languages Edo; Fanti; Other - 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
Canada L6X 5A5
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Intersection Nelson St W and 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 ; Child Abuse ; Child Abuse Resources ; Child Abuse Services ; Counselling for Abused Women ; Home Support ; Home Support Programs ; Interpretation / Translation ; Multicultural Organizations ; 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 ; Sexual Assault Support ; Social Clubs ; Social Clubs/Events ; Summer Employment ; Summer Employment for Youth ; 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 ; Child Abuse Counselling ~ Black Community ; 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 ; 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 ; Peer Support Services ~ Abused Women ; Social Clubs/Events ~ Older Adults ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Abused Women ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ~ Abused Women ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Prevention ; Summer Employment ; Volunteer Opportunities ; Wellness Programs ~ Black Community ; Youth Enrichment Programs ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Youth Violence Prevention

Agency Overview

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