Donations & Fundraising

Imagine the courage it takes and the anxiety that follows when you arrive in a foreign country where the only language you speak is not spoken and you do not know anybody? Now Imagine you have your whole family with you or you are a single mother with her children or youth without family? How do you begin your settlement journey?

 

This is where African Community Services of Peel comes in. Your donation, however small, allows ACS to help clients in the time of their greatest need. ACS appreciates donations and in-kind support from local businesses and community members and thanks you for your decision to donate to us. Your donation helps us achieve our mission and mandate and improves the lives of new Canadians in their settlement process.

We thank you for considering donating to us and no donation is too small.  We welcome all donations, whether it is a one-time gift, a monthly or recurring donation, or a planned gift. By donating to ACS, you enhance our capacity to provide highly effective services with positive outcomes for our clients in a confidential culturally, and language-appropriate manner where all clients feel respected and validated.  

Fundraising

We welcome your interest in helping us raise funds for our organization’s programs and services. We welcome your fundraising support in:

 

  • Generating ideas for fundraising

  • Helping us implement our fund-raising initiatives

  • Donating to the United Way of Toronto/Peel/York, one of our main funders

  • Designating your UW donations to ACS

  • Implementing a fund-raising activity in support of ACS

  • Donating items, we can raffle to raise funds

 

Please call or email our office if you would like to donate to us or to assist us in fund-raising.

News and Events

Everyday is Black History Day

Celebrate your 

'Everyday Champion'

Tell us who is your 'Everyday champion' is. Send us a video, a photo, or a voice message. We may feature it in celebrating your 'Everyday champion' right here!

This week's ACS' 'Everyday Champion' is - see below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RMsKEAiVQE

For more details please contact ACS

905 460 9514

Email: info@africancommunityservices.com

Resources

Immigration & Citizenship Canada

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html

Travel

https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist

Employment Insurance & Sickness Benefits for COVID - 19

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-sickness/apply.html

COVID 19 Benefits https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Covid 19 Resources

https://13134685-8c94-4d04-7301-28b9db8bbdfb.filesusr.com/ugd/8fc68c_9696160c82c445a187016c3148e3d38e.pdf

Free Tax Clinics

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program.html

https://schulich.yorku.ca/future-students/business-excellence-academy/

If you can think of any Black teenagers in your circle, it would be great for them to check out this program.  The Schulich Business Excellence Academy is a four-week and 2 hours a day program, students can learn business, marketing, entrepreneurship and so much more.  It’s only for Ontario students.  Applications open May 1 and there’s an info session on May 12 (parents/guardians welcomed).

Mental Health Resources

Children's Mental Health Ontario cmho.org/findhelp. Enter the region to find more information on local supports.

 

 

 

Seniors Support 

https://letsconnect.brampton.ca/seniors-task-force