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Afghan Women’s Organization – Support for Youth

Group Name: Afghan Women’s Organization – Support for Youth

Description: Afghan Women’s Organization (AWO) first opened its doors to address the needs of Afghan women living in Ontario. AWO began by offering English training and settlement services for newly arrived Afghan women. Not only have we significantly expanded these particular services, but have also considerably broadened the scope of our projects and programs. Currently, the AWO’s various projects and programs are assisting hundreds of Afghan refugees immigrate to Canada; helping ease the settlement process for many new immigrants in Ontario; providing resources to find employment and training opportunities; offering psychological support; and creating individual and group counseling for families, seniors and youth.

The AWO youth program is mandated to assist Youth in all aspects of adaption and integration into Canadian society through culturally-competent and linguistically –appropriate services and programs. We also provide services that are innovative and responsive to newcomer youth needs. Our program works collectively to engage youth and provide services that are creative, innovative and welcoming.

Who we serve:
The AWO Youth Program serves all Afghan Youth ages 14-29 that live in Toronto and peel region
The program has a special focus on newcomer youth and youth who are at risk
We also work in collaboration with families, and other organizations to address the needs of newcomer youth.

Where: 789 Don Mills Rd., # 700 | Toronto, ON M3C 1T5

When: Please call for more information on location and times.

Contact: 416-588-3585 | |

Tangerine Walk-in Counselling

Group Name: Tangerine Walk-in Counselling

Description: Tangerine Walk-In Counselling is a free service for children, youth and families who live in the Peel Region. Tangerine offers a unique single-session approach to counselling. As a walk-in service, we are able to support children, youth and families when they need it most. We help our clients develop a clear plan of action that recognizes and builds on their own strengths and abilities. Sometimes we refer our clients to other services but, in many cases, a single visit to Tangerine is all our clients need in order to feel better about their situation and take the necessary steps toward positive change.

Tangerine Walk-In Counselling is available free of charge to children and youth, up to their 18th birthday, and their parents, caregivers or adult supporters. Adolescents aged 12 to 17 may access this service independently. *** Tangerine Walk-In Counselling is only available to residents of the Region of Peel. We see families and their children for a wide range of reasons including:

  • Parents/caregivers/guardians frustrated with child/youth behaviours
  • Children, youth and families experiencing significant change such as a new school, a new relationship, or a new community
  • Challenges for children and youth that impact how they feel about themselves
    Issues for youth and/or their parents/caregivers relating to LGBT, including gender identity and sexual orientation
  • Relationship issues (friendships, dating, siblings)
  • Children and youth experiencing anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns
  • Strong feelings that are impacting behaviour at home, school or in the community
  • Youth experiencing difficulties at school or with parents
  • Youth involved in the justice system
  • Youth in transition
  • Youth who are at risk of homelessness
  • Grief and loss

Where: 160 Traders Blvd. East, Suite 100 | Mississauga, ON L4Z 3K7

When: Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last walk-in session is at 6:00 p.m.) Wednesdays and Thursdays are the other counselling days at other locations. Please call for more details.

Contact: 905-795-3530 |

Peel Postpartum Mood Disorder Program

Group Name: Peel Postpartum Mood Disorder Program

Description: The Peel Postpartum Mood Disorder Program aims to build the community’s capacity to respond to families at risk for or experiencing postpartum mood disorder (PMD). Many women experiencing PMD don’t receive the support they need as it often goes undetected and undiagnosed. Service providers play a key role in recognizing the symptoms of PMD and referring families to the appropriate resources. Their website provides education, skill development and useful resources for service providers and families in the Region of Peel.

Treatments vary and include counselling, support, medication, therapy, and self-care. Mild to moderate PMD may respond to counselling and increased support, often found through joining a support group or through help from her partner and family.

Where: 6677 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle, Unit 60 | Mississaug, ON L5N 2R5
1801 Lakeshore Road West, Unit 101 | Mississaug, ON L5J 1J6

When: Wednesdays from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. (Meadowvale). Thursdays from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. (Lakeshore).

Contact: Raji Kaur 905-459-8439 Ext. 4 | 905-567-4156 (Meadowvale) | 905-822-1114 (Lakeshore) | |

Centre for Independent Living in Toronto -Peel Peer Support

Group Name: Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) – Peel Peer Support

Description: CILT is a consumer-controlled, community-based resource organization. We help people with disabilities to learn Independent Living skills and integrate into the community. (Please note: CILT is a resource agency and does not do any political, systemic or group advocacy!)
CILT operates on the philosophy of the Independent Living movement which was developed in response to traditional rehabilitation services models. CILT’s aim is to develop and implement dignified social services that empower individuals rather than create dependencies. We encourage people with disabilities to take control of their own lives by exercising their right to examine options, make choices, take risks and even make mistakes.

Peel Peer Support
CILT has been running peer support programs in Peel Region for approximately 3 years. We have built up a consumer base of approximately 175-200 members, ranging from 20 to 70 years of age. During the 3 years, the following accomplishments have been made:

  • Peel Diner’s Club and Peel Accessible Restaurant Directory
  • Peel Peer Horizons Newsletter
  • Peer Support Workshops

Where: 365 Bloor St. E., Suite 902 | Toronto, ON M4W 3L4

When: To register for the next meeting or for more details about this interactive group contact the PDN Coordinator.

Contact: Nancy 416-599-2458 Ext. 227 | TTY: 416-599-5077 | | |

Peel HIV/AIDS Network

Group Name: Peel HIV/AIDS Network

Description: The Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN) is committed to serving diverse people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and to limit the spread of the virus through support, education, advocacy and volunteerism.

They provide confidential, respectful and non-judgmental services that promote the health of people living with and at risk of HIV/AIDS. They recognize value and respect diversity from a variety of cultures, sexualities and individual choices when serving our community. They value the trust that the service users, volunteers, staff, donors, funders and supporters have in us and we are committed to being transparent and accountable to them when using our resources.

Where: 160 Traders Blvd E, Unit 1 | Mississauga, ON L4Z 3K7

When: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call for information regarding the annual meeting.

Contact: 905-361-0523 | 1-866-896-8700 | |

Eden Place Outreach & Drop-In Centre

Group Name: Eden Place Outreach & Drop-In Centre

Description: Open since 1998, Eden Place is a peer-run community drop-in centre that also offers outreach peer support groups throughout the Region of Peel, to assist individuals in reaching the recovery goals. Anyone 16 years of age and over, who experiences mental health concerns can visit Eden Place for a variety of mental health services, including recreational peer support groups, WRAP programs, vocational support, and more.

Some of the groups they offer are Depression, Awareness & Understanding, Health & Wellness, Self-Esteem, Men’s Group and Coffee Talk. Please call ahead if interested in attending. The times and days are posted monthly online at their website. Must be over 16 years old to have access to these support services.

Where: 7700 Hurontario St., Suite 601 | Brampton, ON, L6Y 4M3

When: Please visit the calendarpage for the current month’s Activity Schedule.

Contact: 905-451-3934 | |

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