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Community Cultural Support

Providing culturally sensitive and language specific programming.

What is the Cultural Outreach Program?

The Cultural Outreach Program is comprised of many counsellors and outreach workers whom are able to provide culturally sensitive and language specific programming. The Outreach Program is funded by United Way and the Region of York. We are able to provide counselling, Women’s Groups, workshops, and presentations in many different languages.

What We Do

Positive Parenting

Our staff are trained and certified in the Triple P Parenting Program, as well as other parenting programs. This program is world renowned and can provide a practical way to develop skills, strategies, and the confidence to handle any tricky parenting situation. Backed by scientific research, Triple P Parenting is a program that can be accessed by you in a variety of different languages. Triple P Parenting can be provided in a group or individual setting.

Women’s Support Groups

Women’s Support Groups are provided by our multilingual staff to provide a safe space for women to come together and talk about issues that they face in their everyday life. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Self-care and Resiliency
  • Stress and Anxiety Management
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Boundaries and Communication
  • Yoga, Zumba, Mindfulness

Check out our Calendar for more details on upcoming groups.

Counselling

Counselling is provided to individuals, couples, and families in various languages and through a culturally informed lens. Our counsellors are registered Psychotherapists and Social Workers who use a variety of modalities to support the various difficulties that clients may be going through.

Parent Ambassador Program

A program for newcomer families to get to know their community, schools, and other parents. Learn about the school system, different community programs, and other networks within your community. As a Parent Ambassador, you will be trained to collaborate with settlement workers to help other newcomer families to transition into York Region.

More Information

Languages Provided

  • Tamil
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Farsi
  • Mandarin/Cantonese
  • Gujarati
  • Punjabi

Locations

  • Markham
  • Vaughan
  • Richmond Hill

Fees

  • Cultural Outreach Groups: Free of Charge
  • Positive Parenting Programs: Free of Charge
  • Counselling: Based on a sliding scale but no fees for April and May due to COVID-19

*Childcare and Transportation Tokens Provided (As Needed)

“Talking about positive things about me and talking about group member’s positives in the group was so interesting and effective for me. Also, listening to other people’s experiences and their questions gave me more knowledge and had a positive effect on me.”

“Personally I enjoyed every moment of each class and all of the topics are useful and practical.”

“I have learned not to judge myself. I have come to know my weakness and work on that, knowing that I have strength as well. I have learned not to compare myself.”