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Indus Community Services

Indus Community Services




Indus Community Services is an accredited, not-for-profit community benefit organization that has served local communities for over 33 years. Originally founded as India Rainbow Community Services, this registered charity is supported by its donors and by all three levels of government. Indus Community Services, through its professional staff, is a leader in the provision of culturally appropriate services to newcomers, families, women and seniors.

Services for Newcomers Include:

* Information & Referral – Newcomers receive information and referrals for services to settle in Canada

* English Language Training (LINC) – The English language training program helps newcomers improve their overall English communication skills and provides supervised childcare

* Employment Services: Newcomers receive extensive job search training, skills assessment, guidance on resume and cover letter
writing, coaching for a successful interview, labour market research, opportunities to attend job fairs and
network and access to a Resource Centre and use of computers, telephone, fax and photocopier

* Bridging Program for Human Resources Professionals: A seven-week program offered in partnership with Humber College supports internationally trained individuals to succeed in the Canadian labour market.

* Community Connection Program: Newcomers are encouraged to identify their needs and areas of support, and in turn be matched with volunteers who live in the community.

* Entrepreneurship Program: A unique training program tailored specifically to meet the needs of newcomers who have some basic sewing skills or interest in sewing and alterations. The program aims to spark the entrepreneurial spirit by providing the skills, knowledge and language to start their own sewing and alterations business.

Health Services Include:

* Adult Day Services: Assistance for adults and seniors with high care needs, those with challenging behavior and also provides specialized care for clients with dementia-related illnesses in a secure and therapeutic environment

* Caregiver Support Group: Organized on a monthly basis for caregivers and volunteers. Meetings are designed to educate, inform and empower those providing care to seniors. Participants will learn more about common illnesses and receive information and referrals to relevant community programs.

* Friendly Visiting Program: Provides social and emotional interaction for isolated seniors in the comfort of their home, hospital, or in a long-term care facility. Screened and trained volunteers engage clients in one-on-one meaningful activities

Family Services include:

* Child, Youth and Parenting: Counselling support for parents and families dealing with cultural and inter-generational conflict, support with positive parenting strategies and assistance in understanding full range of support services.

* Community Mental Health Support: Housing and Support in Peel (HASP) is a partnership with Supportive Housing in Peel (SHIP) and delivers housing support services to individuals residing in SHIP units. SHIP provides safe and affordable housing and Indus Community Services provides case management, service coordination and person centered support to SHIP residents.

* Family Court Support Services: Provides support to victims of domestic violence navigating the family court system. Provides an understanding to rights to assist in making informed decisions on matters related to custody, child support, spousal support, and division of property and assets.

* ACES Program for Women (Advocacy, Counselling, Empowerment & Safety): Provides culturally responsive counselling to victims of domestic/family violence and abuse, and personalized strategies to help promote healthy relationships and wellness in the victim and their family.

Volunteers are asked to email a volunteer application and resume to volunteer@induscs.ca with subject heading as “Volunteer (name)

Contact Information

Email info@induscs.ca


Address 3038 Hurontario St, Suite 206
Mississauga, ON L5B 3B9


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