Social Services and Community Charities

A Child’s Voice Foundation™(BN: 887549285RR0001) is a national charitable organization dedicated to creating and managing programs which tangibly support and enhance the physical and emotional well being of children from financially disadvantaged families in Canada who are facing illness or disability. 

The Alzheimer Society Peel (BN: 132657396 RR0001) was incorporated in 1983 as a charitable non-profit organization to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias; to help find the cause, prevention and cure.  Since that time, our Chapter has diligently worked to support families and individuals affected by the disease. The Society serves the Region of Peel through our offices in Brampton and Mississauga.  Our Chapter promotes public and professional awareness of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and offers a variety of programs and services.  All services and programs operate either free of charge or for a nominal fee. We offer Day Programs, counselling, support and bereavement groups, public education, the First Link Program, volunteer opportunities and access to a 24 hour respite care home. Alzheimer Society Peel works with all service providers to ensure that optimum health and social services are provided for the family and persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in the Region of Peel. 

Armagh (BN: 118789635RR0001) is a non-profit, Second-Stage Supportive Transitional Housing program for women and their children who have experienced abuse. Armagh provides vital services and resources that enable women and their children who have experienced abuse, to recover from the violence, provide a safe environment with access to support, tools, programs, and resources that will help them on their journey and take steps to regain a self-determined and independent life that is free from violence. Armagh is the only Second-Stage Supportive Transitional Housing program in the Region of Peel, providing supportive housing for this vulnerable segment of the Region’s population. The women who come to Armagh have already taken one of the hardest steps ever - to break away from the cycle of violence and abuse in which they and their children have been living. With your support, together we can continue making it possible for women who have been abused to change their lives and the lives of their children.

Associated Youth Services of Peel (AYSP) (BN: 13361 7522 RR0001) is a non-profit organization, established since 1986, which offers mental health and youth justice services to children, youth and families residing in the Peel Region. We work from a client-centred, strength-based approach and believe, through support, individuals can reach their potential. Our services are provided free of charge to residents of our service community. We offer numerous mental health services such as: Tangerine Walk-In/Brief Therapy; Children and/or Family Programs such as the Working Together with Families  0-6 Program, Challenges Program, Family Connections program, Group (Parenting) Services, Parent Adolescent Counselling Program, the Adolescent Team Program as well as the Multisystemic Therapy Program; Adolescent Programs such as the Reaching Adolescents In need Program (RAIN), Transitions Program, Transitional Aged Youth Outreach (TAYO), Youth Beyond Barriers (YBB- LGBTTIQQ2S) as well as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Program. AYSP also offers these youth justice programs: Section 23 (in partnership with PDSB); YMHCW Program; Community Service Order Program; Enhanced Extrajudicial Sanctions Program; Extrajudicial Measures Program; Extrajudicial Sanctions Program; Youth Justice Committee Program, the Attendance Centre, and our Volunteer Program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel provides quality mentoring programs to children and youth ages 6 – 17.  Since 1967, Big Brothers Big Sisters has inspired and empowered children and youth through mentoring and supportive relationships to reach their full potential.  There are currently 11 core mentoring programs provided including:  Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring, Group Mentoring, BCAC Mentoring, Big Bunch, Conversation Club, In-School Mentoring, Teen Mentoring, Go Girls! , Game On! , Jump Math and After-School Program. Serving as role models, mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for family, peers and community.  Each time a child is paired with a mentor it starts something incredible – a life changing relationship built on friendship, trust and empowerment. There are currently 200 children and youth in need of a mentor.  You can make a difference in as little as a few hours a month. Whether it’s in the form of time or money, there is no more important investment we can make than in helping the children in our community realize their true potential.

Breakfast with Santa Foundation

The Breakfast with Santa Foundation (BN: 878867126RR0001) is offering nutritional solutions to childhood hunger and life skills programming by positively impact the lives of children in distress in our community. We strive to be a portal of hope to the enhancement to a child’s quality of life. Our Summer Breakfast Program ensures children who ordinarily depend on school breakfast programs don’t go hungry during the summer months when those school programs are non-existent.  Our “A Snack at a Time” provides healthy snacks and drinks to children who go to school hungry and do not bring snacks, drinks or lunch to school. Breakfast With Santa Foundation’s “A Morning with Santa” Christmas Breakfasts affords children and their families who otherwise would not have the opportunity to partake in the Season’s festivities an opportunity to spend a morning especially designed with them in mind. Nutritious and delicious buffet breakfasts are served, puppet shows, colouring books, carols, elves, fairy tale characters, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a treasured present to take home for Christmas morning.

The Canadian Cancer Society (BN: 118829803RR0001) is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. Your donations help us achieve our mission by enabling us to fund innovative cancer research, provide support services and information to patients and caregivers, influence public policy through advocacy and engage more Canadians in the fight against cancers. Donate today and join us in the fight for life!

The Community Foundation of Mississauga (BN: 892395112RR0001) is part of one of the fastest growing charitable movements building community vitality. We are a member in good standing of Community Foundations of Canada. We serve all of the people and neighbourhoods of Mississauga from Port Credit in the south to Meadowvale in the north. Working with our donors and the broader community, we invest in building strong and resilient places to live, work and play to: vitality depends on long-term resources for long-term solutions—so we work with donors to build endowment funds that ensure vital futures for communities; vitality comes from all corners of a community, so we grant funds to the widest possible range of organizations and initiatives; vitality needs leadership, so we bring people together from all parts of our communities to stimulate new ideas, build participation and strengthen community philanthropy.

Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin

The Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin (BN: 129778882RR0001) champions good mental health for everyone and supports the full participation of those with mental illness and addictions in the life of the community.

Connect 4 Life (BN: 848974648RR0001) is on a mission is to enhance the potential of individuals with disabilities by strengthening their independence and contributions to society; and to promote positive social change by transforming public perception.

Eden Food for Change

At Eden Food for Change, our vision is Good Food For All! Eden Food for Change seeks to provide people with the food they need today through our two Food Bank locations.  As well, we provide the skills people need to prepare healthy food at home through our Learning Kitchen. Our Fresh Produce Box program provides everyone in the community with the opportunity to access affordable fruits and vegetables with multiple pick-up locations around western Mississauga.

The Friends of the Mississauga Library System (BN: 132230186RR0001) is a volunteer, non-profit citizens' organization which was established in 1989. Its main purpose is to promote literacy and extend the programs and services of the library system within our community. FOL provides financial and material support to augment the services of the Mississauga Library System in its role as a cultural, educational and recreational resource for the benefit of the residents of Mississauga. Our Mission encompasses support for literacy as a fundamental skill required to take full advantage of library services, and support for library-related educational activities in recognition that a well-trained staff is essential to the effective provision of library services.

Heart House Hospice (BN: 132155011RR0001) helps people make the most of every moment.  We support the residents of Mississauga and Brampton with much needed in-home support when they are faced with a life-limiting illness.  Hospice programs include hospice counselling, in-home volunteers, day program, complementary therapies, spiritual care, bereavement support and counselling for children and youth who are living with the dying or death of a family member at no cost to families.   We receive partial funding from the government but to bridge the gap, we must raise $595,000 annually relying on the generosity of corporations, foundations, community minded citizens, service clubs and special events. Together, we make a meaningful difference in people’s end of life experiences.  

Indus Community Services

Indus Community Services is a charitable, community based organization serving the community from 5 locations in Mississauga & Brampton. Our services are non-political and non-religious. Our mission is to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to the Peel community, enabling integration and supporting their settlement, social, health and educational needs. We offer Settlement Services for Newcomers, English Language Classes, Job Search Workshops, Programs for Seniors and Family Counselling Services.

Our mission at Interim Place (BN: 107510059RR0001) to provide shelter, support, counseling and advocacy to help abused women and their children break the cycle of violence. We are a women-centered, anti-racist, anti-oppressive, non-profit organization serving the diverse population of the Region of Peel. Our vision is to create social change where women have economic, social and political justice; and all forms of violence are eliminated in the lives of all women and their communities. Our herstory at Interim Place has been providing shelter and support services for women in Peel Region who face violence for over 31 years. In 1979, the Social Planning Council of Peel Region identified the need for a shelter and Interim Place was born.  Since 1981 Interim Place has assisted well over 40,000 women and children over the years find safety, heal and build lives free of abuse.

JFJ Hope Centre (BN: 118974104RR0001) offers support to families in this community.  Women and men who are struggling with an unplanned pregnancy are offered counselling free of cost to explore their options. Parents who are unable to provide for their children may access emergency supplies including diapers, wipes, formula, and clothing at The Care Closet.  Parents can also access programs where they will learn practical skills including nutrition, time management, employment skills, and more. And lastly, after years of walking with men and women through unplanned pregnancies, Relationship Compass, a youth education program, was developed to empower youth to build healthy relationships and consider the consequences of unexpected pregnancies.  The program is designed to give youth tools to examine their values, define their boundaries and understand that they have choices.  We hope this program will prevent the heartbreak that often comes with an unplanned pregnancy.

Nexus Youth Services

Nexus Youth Services provides services for youth between the ages of 14 and 24 years of age who live in Mississauga, Caledon and Brampton. We work with youth to create a safe, relaxing and respectful environment that celebrates youth culture in all its diversity. With safety comes freedom for youth to explore opportunities for personal development, tackle problems and achieve new goals.

Peel Children's Centre

Peel Children’s Centre (PCC) is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, children’s mental health agency. Established in 1985, PCC serves the mental health treatment needs of children and youth living in Peel Region. Today, PCC has grown to become one of the largest children’s mental health treatment organizations in Canada and the Lead Agency for Peel Region.

Renewed Computer Technology (RCT) (BN: 875058828RR0001) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that empowers learners, educators and not-for-profit organizations with increased access to information and communications technology (ICT), skill development and learning opportunities, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Safe City Mississauga (BN: 135050227RR0001) is a not for profit, charitable organization, mandated to deliver crime prevention education, programs and projects that contribute to Mississauga being a safe place to live, work, learn and play. With a vision of a crime-free city for all, Safe City Mississauga helps the community prevent crime by increasing awareness through programs and services that mitigate risk factors associated with criminal behaviour; through information and education events and campaigns; and by providing leadership and community mobilization on the issues related to crime prevention. Utilizing effective crime prevention strategies, our core services include: Aspire Tutoring; Crossroads Youth Academy and Assemblies; Counter-Act; Cyber Ambassadors; Neighbourhood Watch; and Public Information & Education Relations (Events, Campaigns, Communications). Put simply, we want to stop crime before it starts.

The Compass (BN: 862352754RR0001) is a Food Bank and Outreach Centre that was founded in 2002 and is supported by 18 churches in south Mississauga.  We service all of southern Mississauga from Oakville to Etobicoke everyone south of the QEW (postal codes L5E, L5G, L5H & L5J).  We are primarily a volunteer run organization, with only two staff members. At present we offer over thirteen programs run by volunteers in leadership roles.  Our programs are designed to meet the needs of the poor and help to address the root causes of poverty.  

The Dam (BN: 889327466RR0001) is a safe community for youth and young moms offering love, respect and dignity for all. Since 1995 we have been a relational presence in the lives of youth. Through the relationships we form we Develop, Assist and Mentor youth and young moms along the journey towards reaching their full potential.

Mississauga Association for Independent Living (M.A.I.L.)

Mississauga Association for Independent Living (M.A.I.L.) is a volunteer driven organization offering meaningful programs for individuals with developmental disabilities over the age of 16 in the Peel Region. Our programs include Life Skill Enhancement Programs, Social Night Program as well as recreation programs.

The Mississauga Food Bank (BN: 118927011RR0001) is the central food bank in Mississauga, Ontario, serving 2.5 million meals each year through our network of member agencies including neighbourhood food banks, breakfast clubs, hot meal programs, shelters, youth drop-ins and more.

The Shoebox Project for Shelters (BN: 833095045RR0001) is a national registered charity whose gift collecting drives are organized and run by local volunteers in 32 cities across Canada and operated under one national umbrella. The charity was started in Toronto in 2011 by Caroline Mulroney (daughter of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney) and her three sisters-in- law. In that first year they delivered 400 boxes to 5 shelters. In 2014, 17,000 women in 293 shelters and 70 communities across Canada received gift boxes. Our mission is to engage and empower Canadians who want to give back through a simple gesture to their communities by providing gifts during the Christmas holiday season for women and teenaged girls who are in crisis, who access outreach programs, who are living in shelters. These gifts are housed in festively decorated shoeboxes and have a value of approximately $50. They contain necessities and little luxuries -lotion, haircare, makeup, personal care products, chocolate, warm socks, hats- that these women do not have access to, or the means to purchase during a difficult time. This is the only organization that caters to women and teen girls. Traditionally organizations cater to children at Christmas and the women go without. 

United Way of Peel Region (BN: 108102807RR0001) is focused on poverty reduction. Collectively, we work to reduce poverty, prevent poverty and support people living in poverty right now.

Vita Centre (BN: 891981235RR0001) is a registered non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing a range of supports to parents with children under age six. Vita Centre provides free counselling services, various parenting programs, and resources and supports for our clients in the Peel region. We are always looking to grow our reach and services for our clients.

Volunteer MBC

Volunteer MBC is a Volunteer Centre that fosters and develops volunteerism in the Peel region, serving the cities of Mississauga and Brampton, and the Town of Caledon, by raising awareness of the power of service.

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