Projects and Initiatives
Anti-Black Racism

Of the many ventures championed by the Anti-Black Racism Committee of Family Services of Peel, the most significant was the submission of a proposal entitled, “Peel Community Anti- Black Racism Social Action Response” to the Digital Citizen Contribution Program to examine the behavioral and psychological underpinnings of the spread of disinformation and other harmful content in Canada as it relates to Black youth.

The purpose of the project is to document the existing expertise of individuals and community organizations regarding misinformation as it relates to racism in the media, particularly on social media, and to encourage and identify innovative responses to build awareness and change attitudes.

As a part of our work, we will develop a Knowledge Translation Plan to disseminate knowledge accumulated from this project. This project will result in outcomes that will assist organizations working with the target population to ensure that critical needs are met, evidence-based services and programs are developed, evidence-based policies are implemented, and a research agenda is considered.

Apprenticeship Service
The Government of Canada has launched the Apprenticeship Service to help and support small and medium-sized employers (SMEs) to hire new first-year apprentices at level 1 in 39 Red Seal trades while helping, at the same time, first-year apprentices to acquire the hands-on work experience that they need to establish a career in the skilled trades.

For more information, visit:

Apprenticeship Service
Canada Summer Jobs
The Canada Summer Jobs program was established as a component of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, under which financial assistance is provided to employers to encourage them to hire youth to help them in acquiring employment and/or career related skills.
Each year, Family Services of Peel offers four to six jobs for this program for work related to administration, career development, human resources, and accounting.
Canada Summer Jobs
Gender & Migration Study
The Gender and Migration Study is a collaborative effort between Family Services of Peel and University of Toronto – Mississauga Campus. The project is called “Mothers and Daughters – Building Bridges through technology”. The project flyer includes details on how to participate.
Gender & Migration Study
HT Mobile Health Clinic Services
Our health and trauma mobile health clinic offers free and confidential services, such as sexual health screening, birth control, trauma counselling, pregnancy tests, Hep B Screening, STI Screening, and HIV Testing.
A health card is not needed to access the clinic. Clinic hours are Fridays from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm. To access services, connect with our Intake Coordinator at 416-301-1195 or [email protected]
Resources and information:
  • Family Services of Peel: Mobile Clinic Poster
  • Sex Trafficking 101
  • Recognizing the Signs
  • Canadian Statistics
  • Support for Survivors
Mobile Health Clinic Services
Hybrid Model
In a response to COVID19, the Agency adopted a virtual model of work in early 2020. The data collected showed that a new model of work and service delivery is an eventuality. Research on a Hybrid Model aims to provide services in ways that are efficient, effective, and accessible to the community and flexible for staff.
Funded by OTF and managed by the Peel Institute of Research and Training, the research project was completed in June 2022.
Hybrid Model
Human Trafficking

Family Services of Peel was successful in a very competitive proposal process and was awarded 3 year funding to address Human Trafficking. The focus of this project is to increase the capacity of service providers in Peel Region to be able to effectively support women survivors of trafficking and their families on their journey to recovery and healing.

The Human Trafficking Advisory Committee provides advice, guidance, support, and recommendations with regards to the project, addressing Human Trafficking in Peel.

The committee members are:

  • Sandra Rupnarain
  • Monica Riutort
  • Angela Carter
  • Alma Arguello
  • Dr. Firdosi Mehta
  • Dr. Hanni Stoklosa
  • Dr. Susan Bartels
  • Katarina MacLeod
  • Nikki Clarke
  • Svjetlana Delic


Jumpstart to Success Bootcamp
In partnership with the Peel Halton Workforce Development Group, the Jumpstart to Success Bootcamp aims to:
  • Engage communities in a locally-driven process
  • Facilitate a local planning process
  • Organize events and activities
Using industry-specific, tailored bootcamps, this project aims to create a pool of specifically trained local jobseekers to meet local employer needs in the manufacturing and supply chain and logistics industries.
Jumpstart to Success Bootcamp
Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network
Family Services of Peel is the host agency and community lead for Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network (PEAPN), since 2019.
Established in 2003 PEAPN consists of agencies serving seniors, service providers, community advocates, and seniors with the objective to educate, raise awareness and develop a more collaborative approach to elder abuse.
Moving forward, the goal is to continue building on the work and expand PEAPN as it continues growing and expanding in resource and function.
Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network
Peel Family Pathways Project

The Family Services of Peel, including the Peel Institute of Research and Training, in partnership with Institute for Management & Innovation at the University of Toronto is developing an evidence-based Family Needs Framework through their study that focuses on fully understanding the needs of government-assisted refugees and immigrants.

By doing this, the framework hopes to establish better services for Peel government assisted refugees and immigrants. Upon completed research, the Family Needs Framework should inform settlement practices, impact immigrant and refugee services, and further develop the existing literature on newcomer integration.

The Peel Family Pathways Project Advisory Committee provides advice, guidance, support, and recommendations with regards to the project.

The committee members are:

  • Ali Salha
  • Berna Bolanos
  • Marta Orellana
  • Najma Iqbal
  • Zari Gill
  • Sandra Rupnarain
Seniors Project

Family Services of Peel (FSP) and Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network (PEAPN), were awarded a 2022 Change Fund grant from the Region of Peel to address the issue of the increased abuse of older adults in the Region of Peel. The goal is to strengthen political (federal, provincial, regional, and municipal) and community ties, and “step in” to address issues impacting the well-being of seniors in the Region.

Peel Region’s senior population is increasing at three times the rate of the rest of Ontario and Canada. Our initiative aligns to the Regional Priority of Elder Abuse, a social issue that has been defined by the United Nations (2020) as a “single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person”.

The objectives of the Project are to:

Update, collect, analyze, and summarize existing evidence of the needs of seniors in the Region of Peel, by applying quantitative and qualitative methods.

To strengthen advocacy by building and expanding the network of organizations and volunteers, and to search for solutions of the documented needs of seniors in the Region.

We encourage you to become involved in this Project by becoming a member of the Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network or the Seniors Project Advisory Committee.

For more information about the Seniors Project, contact:

Monica Riutort Director, Peel Institute of Research & Training, at Family Services of Peel via e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 905-270-2250 or 647 927 5579.

Skills Council of Canada
In November 2022, Family Services of Peel became partners with Skills Council of Canada (SCC), who is an Ottawa-based education technology organization that supports Canadians through access to skills development resources and the necessary tools to become job ready.
With a focus on the more vulnerable and underserved groups across Canada such as racialized youth, students, the underemployed, unemployed and their communities, SCC achieves its objectives through a collaborative partner network. By working with industry leaders and education experts across the country, SCC fosters opportunities for growth and employment through; skills assessment tools and reporting, online, self-paced skills development courses, access to tutors and mentors, connection to Work Integrated Learning (WIL), apprenticeship opportunities.
Skills Council of Canada
Social Tables for Seniors
This unique initiative aims to reduce the impact of isolation among seniors in Peel. Isolation of seniors is already an issue that has been exacerbated with COVID-19. According to research, social isolation increases the risk of abuse, impacts social, emotional psychological, and cognitive health, and is associated with higher levels of depression and suicide.
Community Connectors from the Hispanic, Caribbean, and Chinese communities bring seniors together through the use of social media tools, such as YouTube, WhatsApp, and Zoom. The aim is to build community connections and reduce isolation during and after the pandemic.
Connect with our Intake Department to learn more: 905-453-5775.
Social Tables for Seniors

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