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Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services

Site: Mississauga Office

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-403-8860
Toll Free Phone 1-844-493-5839
Fax 905-823-6760
E-Mail info@polycultural.org
Website www.polycultural.org
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/Polycultural?fref=ts
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/polycultural
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Marwan Ismail, Executive Director
Funding United Way - United Way Greater Toronto
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID19 -- all offices are open for appointments, services are offered remotely over the phone, zoom, email
  • call 1-844-493-5839
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Settlement services -- needs assessment, information and referral to community and social services
  • support with finding housing, child care, registering children in school and health care
  • help filling out government forms including housing and immigration sponsorship forms
  • help with connecting to language classes
  • workshops to reduce stress of adjusting to Canadian culture
Supportive counselling -- provides short-term counselling for difficulties adjusting to life in Canada and assistance in overcoming challenges

Peel Halton Integrated Services Reception Centre

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) -- needs assessment, including emergency needs
  • life skills support including orientation in clients' language on a variety of topics, such as federal and provincial programs and services, health care issues, managing money, education system, family life, employment
  • referrals to community services and other settlement programs
  • assistance with searching for, viewing, selecting, and moving into permanent accommodations
Commissioner of Oaths -- for verifying documents

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) in English, upon assessment by Achēv -- see separate entry, 

Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) -- assists newcomer students and their families with settling into schools and the community
  • outreach program based in elementary and secondary schools from mid-August to end of June
Youth Achievers
  • for youth 6-12 years of age
  • after school activities including coding, robotics, homework club and life skills
The Homework Club
  • after-school mentoring program offered to school age boys and girls
  • provides academic support and homework mentoring with a high school student or adult volunteer
New Horizons Program for Seniors -- social and recreational activities
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm; also by appointment Mon 4:30-6 pm
Areas Served RAP -- Peel and Halton regions; other services southwest Mississauga -- Hwy 401 (north) to Queen Elizabeth Way (south), Winston Churchill Blvd (west) Hurontario Rd (east)
Boundaries RAP -- Peel and Halton regions * other services southwest Mississauga -- Hwy 401 (north) to Queen Elizabeth Way (south), Winston Churchill Blvd (west) Hurontario Rd (east)
Eligibility All newcomers including permanent residents and Convention refugees; RAP -- government assisted refugees

Application Call for information; Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) -- by referral
Languages Albanian; Arabic; Chinese (Cantonese); Chinese (Mandarin); English; Hindi; Pashto; Polish; Punjabi; Spanish - SWIS service only; Urdu
Fees Service - for Commissioner of Oath ; None - for Settlement Services
Site Information
Located In Community Mississauga
Address & Map
Sheridan Centre; 2225 Erin Mills Pkwy
Mississauga, ON
Canada L5K 1T9
 
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Intersection Erin Mills Pkwy and Queen Elizabeth Way
Mailing Address Sheridan Mall; Box 210, 2225 Erin Mills Pkwy 
Mississauga, ON 
Canada L5K 1T9
Physical Access Designated parking at entrance ; wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; easy access to elevator ; wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Child / Family Services ; Community Programs ; Government / Legal ; Newcomers ; Older Adults ; Sports / Recreation ; Youth
HCSD Sub Heading All Sports ; Community and Recreation Centres ; Community Legal Services ; English as a Second Language ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Older Adult Recreation Resources ; Other Sports ; Recreation for Children / Families ; Recreation for Older Adults ; Recreation for Youth ; Refugees ; Youth Recreation Resources
Service Categories Adult Mentoring Programs ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Certificates/Forms Assistance ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Commissioner of Oaths ; Cultural Transition Counselling ; English as a Second Language ; General Recreational Activities/Sports ~ Older Adults ; Neighbourhood Multipurpose Centres ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Families ; Resettlement Assistance Program ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Subject Tutoring ; Youth Enrichment Programs

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