Our History
Family Services of Peel was established in 1971 as a non-profit, registered charitable organization to provide family and community support services for the people of Peel.
FSP Mission

Through leadership, research, collaboration and innovation, we support families and individuals in Peel to transform their lives.

FSP Mission

FSP Vision
FSP Vision

Transforming Lives in Peel

FSP Vision

FSP Value
FSP Value


Excellence, Leadership, Innovation

Service Accessibility & Inclusion

Partnership & Collaboration

Engaging Community

Client Driven


FSP Value
What We Do?
Family Services of Peel was established in 1971 as a non-profit, registered charitable organization to provide family and community support services for the people of Peel.
As a multi-service agency, we provide professional counselling, educational programs, employment support services, support for people with developmental disabilities and their families, as well as support for victims of violence and abuse. Sensitive to cultural and social diversity, Family Services of Peel is a community-based agency that works to strengthen families, couples and individuals through guidance, coaching, mentoring, education and support.
To ensure the highest standards of care for our clients and community, we have experienced, qualified, and skilled professionals who work from a person centered anti-oppression, anti-racism framework. Family Services of Peel is a fragrance free environment.
(Business/Registration Number 10737 6279 RR0001)
Apart from our programs and services, Family Services of Peel (FSP) is also in active pursuit of projects and initiatives to build capacity, community impact and overall health and wellbeing of individuals. On an average, FSP conducts eight to 10 projects per year.

Further resources available in your community


  • AIDS & Sexual Health Infoline: 1-800-668-2437
  • The Mainline (harm reduction, drug use): 1-800-686-7544
  • Peel HIV/AIDS Network: 1-866-896-8700
  • People with AIDS Foundation: 416-506-1400
  • Sexual Health Information, Health Line Peel: 905-799-7700


  • Arborcare: 905-451-1100
  • Bereaved Families of Ontario: 905-848-4337

Counselling Services

  • Family Services of Peel: 905-453-5775
  • Catholic Family Services of Peel-Dufferin
    • Bram: 905-450-1608
    • Miss: 905-897-1644
  • Elizabeth Fry Society: 905-459-1315
  • Good2Talk for post-secondary students (24 hrs): 1-866-925-5454
  • John Howard Society
    • Bram: 905-459-0111
    • Miss: 905-275-9117
  • Mental Health Services Information/Intake: 416-521-4006
    • Brampton Civic Hospital Clinic: 905-494-2120
    • Credit Valley Hospital Child and Family: 905-813-4421
    • Ontario Mental Health Helpline: 1-866-531-2600
    • Trillium Health Partners Children & Youth: 905-451-4655
  • Nexus Youth Services: 905-795-3518
  • Peel Children’s Centre: 905-795-3500
  • Peel Family Mediation: 905-456-4700 x5662
  • Polycultural Immigrant & Community Service: 905-403-8860
  • Rapport Youth & Family Services: 905-455-4100


  • COAST Peel (Crisis Outreach and Support Team): 289-748-0123
  • Distress Centre Peel/Spectra (24 hrs)
    • Bram: 905-459-7777
    • Toll Free (Caledon): 1-800-363-0971
    • Miss: 905-278-7208
    • Elder Abuse: 905-278-3141
  • Emergency Assistance: 911
  • Kids Help Phone (24 hrs): 1-800-668-6868
  • Peel Children’s Centre (24 hrs): 416-410-8615
  • Peel Crisis Capacity Network: 905-273-4900
  • 24.7 Crisis Support Peel Dufferin: 905-278-9036
  • Peel Regional Police: 905-453-3311
  • Polycultural Immigrant & Community Service: 905-403-8860
  • Trillium Crisis Intervention Team: 905-848-7495

Drugs and Alcohol

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA GTA): 416-487-5591
  • CAMH (Centre for Addiction & Mental Health): 1-800-463-2338
  • Cocaine Anonymous: 1-866-622-4636
  • Drug Rehab: 1-855-461-9961
  • Greater Toronto Al-Anon and Alateen: 416-410-3809
  • Narcotics Anonymous: 1-888-811-3887
  • Ontario Drug & Alcohol Helpline: 1-800-565-8603
  • PAARC Back on Track Program: 905-629-4927
  • Peel Addiction Assessment and Referral Centre: 905-629-1007
  • Smokers’ Helpline: 1-877-513-5333
  • The Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Centre: 905-813-4402
  • William Osler Addiction Counselling Services: 905-796-3005
  • William Osler Withdrawal Management Centre: 905-456-3500
  • YMCA Youth Substance Abuse Program
    • Bram: 905-276-9322
    • Miss: 905-276-9322

Eating Disorders

  • Central West Eating Disorder Program
    • Credit Valley Hospita: 905-813-4505
    • Halton Healthcare Services: 905-845-2571
    • William Osler Health System: 905-494-6621
  • National Eating Disorder Information Centre: 1-866-633-4220
  • Sheena’s Place: 416-927-8900

Employment and Income

  • ACCES Employment (Bram): 905-454-2316
  • Caledon Community Services: 905-584-2300
  • Canada Child Benefit (CCB): 1-800-387-1193
  • Canada Learning Bond: 1-800-622-6232
  • Centre for Education & Training (Bram S): 905-457-4747
  • Coalition for Persons with Disabilities: 1-866-969-9734
  • COSTI Employment Services (Bram): 905-459-8855
  • Dixie Bloor Employment Services: 905-624-2442
  • ECLYPSE Youth Resource Centre
    • Bramalea: 905-790-7707
    • Brampton: 905-866-6900
  • Employment Insurance (24 hrs): 1-800-206-7218
  • Employment Ontario Hotline: 1-800-387-5656
  • Family Services of Peel – Employment Services: 905-366-0322
  • Humber Community Employment Services. (Bram): 905-455-4073
  • Ontario Disability Support Program
    • Bram: 1-877-466-5025
    • Miss: 1-800-361-0897
  • Ontario Works: 905-793-9200
  • Polycultural Immigrant & Community Service: 905-403-8860
  • Service Canada: 1-800-622-6232
  • Social Insurance Number (select option 3): 1-800-206-7218
  • YMCA Employment Resource Centre (Miss): 905-276-9322

Food Banks and Emergency Food Services

  • Eden Food for Change (Miss): 905-785-3651
  • Knights Table (Bram): 905-454-8725
  • Seva Food Bank: 905-361-7382
  • The Exchange (Caledon Community Services): 905-584-2300
  • The Mississauga Food Bank: 905-270-5589
  • The Open Door (Square One Shopping Centre): 905-276-9136
  • The Salvation Army Family Services
    • Bram: 905-791-1085
    • Erin Mills: 905-607-2151
    • Meadowvale: 905-824-0450
    • Miss: 905-279-3941


  • Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline: 1-888-230-3505
  • Polycultural Immigrant & Community Service: 905-403-8860
  • YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program: 1-877-525-5515

General Information

  • Caledon Community Services: 905-584-2300
  • Canadian Human Rights Commission: 1-888-214-1090
  • Centre for Equitable Library Access: 1-855-655-2273
  • City of Brampton: 905-874-2000
  • City of Mississauga: 905-615-4311
  • Community Mobilization Team (Peel Police) 905-453-3311
  • Developmental Services Ontario (Peel Direct Line): 905-453-2747
  • Family Education Centre: 905-452-0332
  • Polycultural Immigrant & Community Service: 905-403-8860
  • Town of Caledon: 1-888-225-3366

Hospitals and Health Services

  • Brampton Caledon Community Living.
    • Bram: 905-453-8841
    • Cal: 905-857-9691
  • Brampton Civic Hospital (William Osler): 905-494-2120
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Peel..: 905-451-2123
  • Central West Community Care Access Centre: 1-888-733-1177
  • Community Living Mississauga 905-542-2694
  • Credit Valley Hospital: 905-813-2200
  • Dental Clinic, University of Toronto: 416-864-8000
  • East Mississauga Community Health Centre: 905-602-4082
  • LAMP Community Health Centre: 416-252-6471
  • Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: 1-800-268-1153
  • Mississauga Halton Community Care Access: 1-877-336-9090
  • One-Link: 1-844-216-7411
  • Peel Public Health: 905-799-7700
  • Peel Regional Paramedic Services: 905-791-7800 x3951
  • Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000
  • Mississauga Hospital: 905-848-7100

Housing & Shelters

  • Family Life Resource Ctr. (Salvation Army) (Bram): 905-451-4115
  • Habitat for Humanity Mississauga ReStore: 905-828-0987
  • Interim Place North: 905-676-8515
  • Interim Place South: 905-403-0864
  • Landlord and Tenant Board: 1-888-332-3234
  • Our Place Peel (16-21 years): 905-238-1383
  • Peel Access to Housing: 905-453-1300
  • Peel Living: 905-453-2500
  • Peel Youth Village (16-30 years): 905-791-5576
  • Region of Peel/Salvation Army
    • Angela’s Place (families in transition): 905-795-8742
    • Cawthra Shelter (homeless women/couples): 905-281-1272
    • Peel Family Shelter (homeless families): 905-272-7061
    • Wilkinson Road (homeless men): 905-452-1335
  • St. Leonard’s Place Peel: 905-457-3611
  • Street Helpline Peel: 1-877-848-8481
  • Supportive Housing in Peel: 905-795-8742

Legal Services

  • N. Peel & Dufferin Community Legal Services: 1-866-455-0160
  • Law Society Referral Service: 1-800-268-8326
  • Legal Aid Ontario: 1-800-668-8258
  • Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration: 1-800-267-7329
  • Mississauga Community Legal Services: 905-896-2050

Multicultural Community

  • African Community Services of Peel: 905-460-9514
  • Brampton Multicultural Community Centre: 905-790-8482
  • Canadian Hearing Society: 1-866-603-7161
  • Catholic Crosscultural Services: 905-457-7740
  • COSTI Immigrant Services: 905-459-6700
  • Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre: 905-629-1873
  • Indus Community Services: 905-275-2369
  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada: 1-888-242-2100
  • Malton Neighbourhood Services: 905-677-6270
  • Mississauga Mandarin Association: 905-766-1681
  • Newcomer Centre of Peel: 905-306-0577
  • Peel Multicultural Council: 905-819-1144
  • Polycultural Immigrant & Community Service: 905-403-8860
  • Punjabi Community Health Services: 905-677-0889
  • United Achievers’ Community Services Inc: 905-455-6789


  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel: 905-457-7288
  • Boys&GirlsClub of Peel: 905-721-1789
  • Brampton Library: 905-793-4636
  • City of Brampton Parks & Recreation: 905-874-2300
  • City of Mississauga Library System: 905-615-3500
  • City of Mississauga Recreation: 905-615-4100
  • Town of Caledon Parks & Recreation: 905-584-2272 x7327

Sexual Assault / Abuse

  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline (24 hrs): 1-866-863-0511
  • Chantel’sPlace (Trillium Health Partners): 905-848-7580 x2548
  • Family Services of Peel (Abuse Prevention): 905-453-5775
  • Hope 24/7: 1-800-810-0180
  • Peel Children’s Aid Society (24 hrs): 1-888-700-0996
  • Peel Regional Police – Special Victims Unit: 905-453-3311
  • Victim Services of Peel (24 hrs): 905-568-1068


  • BramptonTransit: 905-874-2999
  • Caledon Community Services Transportation: 905-584-2300
  • GO Transit: 1-888-438-6646
  • Mississauga Transit (MiWay): 905-615-4636
  • Peel TransHelp: 905-791-1015
  • Student Transportation of Peel Region: 1-800-668-1140


  • Birthright International: 1-800-550-4900
  • East Mississauga Community Health Centre: 905-602-4082
  • Family Services of Peel (LGBTQ Services): 905-453-5775
  • Health Canada: 1-866-225-0709
  • Healthy Sexuality Clinics (Peel Public Health)
    • Brampton/Caledon: 905-791-5905
    • Fairview (Central Mississauga): 905-270-0587
    • Malton: 905-678-0788
    • Meadowvale: 905-270-5662
  • Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line: 1-800-268-9688
  • Peel HIV/AIDS Network: 1-866-896-8700
  • PFLAG Canada (Sexual Orient./Gender Identity): 1-888-530-6777
  • Queer Exposure: 905-602-4082

Accessibility is about giving people of all abilities opportunities to participate fully in everyday life.

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) became law on June 13, 2005. Its goal is to ensure that all Ontarians have fair and equitable access to programs and services, and to improve opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Family Services of Peel is compliant with the following AODA standards:

  • Customer Service
  • Employment
  • Information and Communication

Please review Family Services of Peel’s AODA Customer Service Policy.

Learn more about the the Accessibility Laws Ontario has in place to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

Governance and Leadership
Board of Directors
Management Team
Katie Fong (President)
Katie Fong
Katie Fong joined the Board of Family Services of Peel in October 2019. Katie currently holds a position as a Senior Program Manager at University Health Network and Altum Health. With over 15 years of experience in this field working on complex digital and clinical programs at the regional and provincial level, she is focused on driving health system changes that improve patient, caregiver and clinician experience, as well as health outcomes. Katie holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biochemistry (biotechnology specialization) from the University of Waterloo, along with a Masters in Health Administration degree from the University of Toronto. She is certified in the areas of Project Management, Change Management, Black Belt Lean Six Sigma, and is part of the Canadian College of Health Leaders. Having grown up in Mississauga, Katie is passionate about giving back to the community and hopes to bring her thought-leadership to help break down barriers and support those in need.
Mustafa Alausaje
Vice President
Mustafa AlAusaje joined the Board of Family Services of Peel in January 2021. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and a Master of Science in International Business Management with Marketing at Heriot-Watt University, UK. He is also a certified Project Management Professional and holds a certification of IoT from MIT. He is currently the Communications Director for Network and Technology at TELUS, where he leads the team responsible for developing and executing integrated communications strategies for technology, innovation, and wireless network connectivity. Mustafa brings more than 15 years of diverse experience in marketing communications, digital transformation, operations, and customer service, previously holding senior roles at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Airbus, Four Communications Group, as well as the foreign and commonwealth office and the UN. A father of two girls, Mustafa is an advocate for girls in STEM and a supporter of diversity and inclusiveness, often reflecting that within his teams.
Mustafa Alausaje (Vice President)
John Peellegoda (Secretary/Treasurer)
John Peellegoda
John Peellegoda joined the Board of Family Services of Peel in April 2022. John holds a CPA, CA designation and began his career in the finance and investments industry, before pivoting to public accounting, where he worked in the audit and restructuring practices. After earning his designation, he returned to industry and joined a publicly listed power and utilities firm, where he built and managed the treasury team across multiple cross-border financings. In 2018, he joined the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, as Treasurer, where he leads airport-wide financings, financial planning, and capital planning. Spending much of his youth and adult life in the Region of Peel, John is a strong believer in making a positive impact to the community through leadership and service.
Jassi Kaur
Jassi Kaur
Jassi Kaur, joined the Board of Family Services of Peel in November 2023, arrives with a wealth of expertise as a self-driven IT and Technology Transformation leader. With over 15 years in IT leadership and a Bachelors in Computer Science, Jassi's journey has been about more than just tech—it's been about people. Through complex projects and team collaborations, Jassi's focus has always been on making things better, whether by streamlining processes or enhancing productivity. Beyond the tech realm, Jassi's heart lies in advocating for diversity and empowering girls in STEM fields. Jassi brings a unique blend of expertise, empathy, and a genuine desire to uplift those in need, further enriching the mission of Family Services of Peel.
Leanne Goldstein
Leanne Goldstein owns and operates an all-women law firm, Leanne Goldstein Law, P.C. The firm adopts a trauma-informed approach to lawyering with an emphasis on advocating for individuals with disabilities in workplace environments and individuals with long term disability claims, critical illness, and life insurance claims. Leanne has been a practicing lawyer for 26 years. Leanne was admitted to the Law Society of Ontario in 2002. Prior to that, Leanne practiced as an Attorney in a different jurisdiction with a large international law firm. In Ontario, Leanne initially practiced personal injury litigation with one of the top ten personal injury law firms. She then devoted the next 20 years to representing individuals denied disability benefits at two leading long-term disability practices in Ontario before operating her own firm. Leanne is a Member of ADRIO and Member of the Law Society of Ontario in good standing. Leanne has been a speaker at various organizations including the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and various professional organizations including EHN and Parkinson’s Canada. She is the author of multiple published articles and a book chapter. Leanne is a volunteer lawyer at “The 519 Legal Clinic” providing legal advice in disparate areas to LGBTQ2S communities. Leanne is a mentor to students in the LPP program at Toronto Metropolitan University and she informally mentors Internationally Trained Lawyers. Leanne has completed a course through TCAS working towards her Q. Arb designation. She enjoys providing educational webinars to local community groups and various disability support groups. Leanne has been a Reach out Response focus group participant – an organization advocating for and creating transformational change in Toronto's mental health crisis services and partnering with the City of Toronto to support the city in developing a framework for a non-police mental health emergency service. In her roles as lawyer and volunteer, Leanne has enjoyed working with many individuals in the Region of Peel. Leanne is passionate about community service and contributing in every way she can.
Leanne Goldstein
Muneeb Ruhi
Muneeb Ruhi
Muneeb Ruhi joined the Board of Family Services of Peel in November 2022. Muneeb is a highly accomplished executive leader with extensive experience defining enterprise innovations and leading business transformation programs to deliver and unlock business value. With over 20 years experience leading various cross functional teams in retail, technology, investment banking, post-secondary education, and healthcare sectors, he has held multiple roles in operations, commercial services, end user technologies, teaching faculty, and digital transformation offices. Muneeb holds an MBA from Schulich School of Business, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has served as board member on multiple non-profit organizations.
Eworitsemogha Joshua Adedamola
A dedicated and accomplished professional with over a decade of experience in managing business operations, performance, and stakeholder relations across diverse sectors demonstrates a proven track record of driving organizational success through strategic leadership, project management expertise, and effective communication. With a solid foundation in project management, Joshua has successfully led high-profile initiatives, including the construction of multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects, achieving significant cost reductions and streamlining processes to enhance project delivery timelines. Joshua can navigate complex stakeholder landscapes and foster collaborative relationships and has been instrumental in driving consensus and achieving shared goals. Joshua brings extensive experience in strategic communication, public consultation, and engagement, having spearheaded initiatives that foster economic opportunities for underrepresented communities and facilitate inclusive decision-making processes. His adeptness in facilitating compliance, risk management, and change implementation ensures alignment with organizational objectives while mitigating potential challenges. Adept at conducting comprehensive research and analysis, Joshua leverages data-driven insights to inform strategic decision-making and drive continuous improvement initiatives. His commitment to professional development is evidenced by a robust portfolio of certifications, including Project Management Institute (PMI) certification and Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) accreditation, complemented by additional training in areas such as strategic thinking and negotiation. Committed to making meaningful contributions both professionally and within the community, Joshua actively engages in volunteer activities and serves on advisory boards, demonstrating a passion for driving positive change and fostering inclusive economic development. Overall, Joshua is a results-driven professional with a diverse skill set, leadership acumen, and a relentless commitment to driving organizational success through strategic vision and execution excellence.
Eworitsemogha Joshua Adedamola
Gajindra Maharaj
Gajindra Maharaj is an Associate Professor in the School of Administrative Studies within the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University. With a robust educational background in accounting, including a Ph.D. and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, as well as a B.A. in Finance and a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, Gajindra brings a diverse skill set to academia. In addition to his academic role, he has significant industry experience, particularly in engineering consultancy and management roles in various organizations. He is also actively engaged in professional associations, including the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, among others. His research interests encompass a wide range of topics related to accounting, finance, and governance, as evidenced by his numerous peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.
Gajindra Maharaj
Joe Filippelli
Joe Filippelli is an accomplished professional with extensive experience in internal audit, advisory services, and compliance across various industries. Currently serving as a Financial Governance Partner at Hazelview Investments, he manages engagements related to internal audit, internal controls, and compliance for private and public companies. Joe holds a Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ontario and a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors from York University's Schulich School of Business, where he received prestigious awards and participated in an exchange program at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy. His academic achievements and professional expertise reflect his commitment to excellence in accounting and business management.
Joe Filippelli
Sandra Rupnarain (Executive Director)
Sandra Rupnarain
Executive Director
Jack Britstone
Director, Finance
Jack Britstone (Director, Finance)
Brenda Armour (Director, Human Services)
Brenda Armour
Director, Human Services
Monica Riutort (Director, Peel Institute For Research & Training)
Monica Riutort
Director, Peel Institute For Research & Training
Sylvia Knight-yard
Manager, Developmental Services
Sylvia Knight-yard (Manager, Developmental Services)
Amaka Agu (Manager Counselling)
Amaka Agu
Manager, Counselling Services
Shoshan Bazi  (Manager Employment Services)
Shoshan Bazi
Manager, Employment Services
Angel Datu
Office Manager
Angel Datu  (Office Manager  )
Rasha Elali  (Executive Assistant  )
Rasha Elali
Executive Assistant
Our Funders

Thanks to our funding partners, positive life change is happening in Peel.

FAQ & Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy
What are the eligibility requirements to receive services at Family Services of Peel?
Anyone living or working in the Region of Peel is eligible to receive services. The areas served include Bolton, Brampton, Malton, and Mississauga.
How long does Family Services of Peel keep my file?
All client records are securely and confidentially maintained for seven years. After this period, client files are destroyed. You have the right to review your file.
Are services available in languages other than English?
Yes. Services are available in a number of languages. Depending on the program there may be a fee for translation services.
Are the staff qualified enough to help me?
To ensure the highest standards of service for our clients and community, our staff are highly experienced and qualified professionals who reflect the richness of our diverse community.
What are the lenses that staff work out from?
There is an emphasis on client growth and development, promoting situational change and participation and empowerment from an anti-oppression framework.
How old do I have to be to receive services?
Service eligibility varies by program. To learn more about eligibility for the service(s) you are seeking, please connect with our Intake Department at 905-453-5775.
Does the agency meet accessibility standards?
Yes. Family Services of Peel is compliant with the Ontario Regulation 429/07 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act- Customer Service Standard.
How can I access services at Family Services of Peel?
You may access services by contacting our Main Office (905) 270-2250 or Intake Department (905) 453-5775. You may also visit us at 5975 Whittle Road, Suite 300, Mississauga ON. L4Z 3N1.
Will the information I share remain confidential?
All information you share with us is confidential and will not be shared with anyone without your signed consent.
What approaches do staff utilize to support clients?
Staff utilize approaches and models of service deemed most suitable to the intellectual, cognitive, emotional, social, cultural, spiritual and philosophical background of the client.

Family Services of Peel takes all necessary steps to respect your rights and works diligently to respond in a professional and sensitive manner to any concerns. The Agency is committed to ensuring that all information collected is treated as confidential as per the PIPEDA and PHIPA Acts.

Policies and procedures regarding confidentiality and privacy ensure that all staff are aware of and respect the sensitivity of personal information. Industry standards is used to protect all information submitted through our website. Please note that Family Services of Peel is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites that are linked on our website.

All agency policies and procedures are reviewed as needed and any changes made to our privacy and confidentiality policies are updated accordingly on our website. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us.


Just Walk-In
No appointments, free, immediate, private, and confidential Walk-In Counselling is available every Wednesday and Saturday. Meet with our professional and qualified multicultural staff for support, advocacy, and referrals to other available services.
For more information, please call our Intake Department at 905-453-5775 or send an email to [email protected] or visit our website https://fspeel.org