About us

African Community Services of Peel (ACS) is a not-for-profit community based charitable Organization that provides settlement and integration services and programs that facilitate the early settlement of newcomers to Peel and the surrounding areas.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the quality of life of members of the newcomer community in Peel by providing them with the support, information and services necessary for healthy integration into Canadian society.

Our Mandate is to:
  • Identify and address challenges associated with duality of cultures among newcomers.Provide programs and services that promote cross cultural understanding and address barriers to communication, access and integration.
  • Facilitate opportunities for self development within the immigrant community.
  • Network with other service providers with similar goals and objectives

 

Brief History

African Community Services was started in 1993 by a group of concerned community members that identified the need for an agency to serve the settlement and integration needs of newcomers of African descent in the region of Peel and the surrounding areas.

The agency was incorporated as a not-for-profit community based organization under the Laws of Ontario in 1994 and became a registered charity in 2000. It is a United Way of Peel funded agency and also enjoys the financial support of federal, provincial, local governments as well as that of charitable organizations, local community businesses, community donors and individuals.

Programs and services are provided free of charge to any community member that needs our services irrespective of race, color, ethnicity, religious background, gender, age or country of origin and are provided in a respectful and professional cultural and language specific environment.


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