CURRENT PROGRAMS

Current Programs

We have different program for people from all backgrounds. We’d love to have you. Come on the journey with us.

English/Literacy/Personality Development Programs:

Lessons are student-centered and designed to help new Immigrants/Seniors get to a basic level of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Designed for students who may have little or no education, to help them achieve their individual goals.

Computer and Technology Programs:

Enrolled students receive from 2-3 hours a week of computer literacy instructions at our fully equipped computer facility. These workshops will introduce you to computer basics essential for today’s times., such as Operating computers, using Word, Excel, Internet and Social Media (including Smartphones). Seniors, New Immigrants and Hindi/Urdu speakers are encouraged to join.

Beginner Computer Training Classes for Seniors 55+ and New Immigrants

Things you will Learn: Basics of using a computer and its components • Getting comfortable with settings & buttons• Recognizing computer threats & scams • Computer Games• Emails & Internet • Microsoft Word & Excel.

Social Media Training Classes for Seniors 55+ and New Immigrants

Things you will Learn: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp • Working with and sharing photos • Creating photo albums • Become thoroughly familiar with all settings & buttons

Seniors Drop-in Sessions:

Core Objective of this program is engagement & inclusion of seniors in the community. Seniors are often isolated and have great difficulty adjusting to a new culture/country. This program/sessions provide a unique opportunity for them to mingle with their peers, have casual conversations to improve their communication skills, gain confidence, getting aware of things around us including going to the stores, taking public transportation, seeing a doctor etc. Registered seniors will be permitted to use our facilities i.e., Laptops, Internet, Watch TV/Cable and enjoy Refreshments served during recess hours.

Program offers seminars/informational sessions in Health Care, Safety/Security, referrals to programs/services – Free Banking, Free filing of tax returns and many others.

Previous Programs

We have different program for people from all backgrounds. We’d love to have you. Come on the journey with us.

PEACE has provided several programs serving Seniors from different communities:

Computer Literacy Skills: A few goals are to enable Seniors operate the Computer including using applications such as Word, Excel and the Internet. A strong emphasis is around the use of Internet, its advantages and also risks associated with improper use. The idea is to enable Seniors browse the Internet for news (awareness of what is going around), pursue hobbies, learn newer skills, do online shopping, enable them to express themselves through Social Media (Facebook, Twitter) and communicate with friends and families through the use of Skype, WhatsApp etc.

Food Bank drive for Seniors in GTA in collaboration with other organizations.

Informational Sessions: We have been conducting various informational seminars targeting Seniors mostly during recess hours of the Computer Sessions. Speakers are invited from specialized areas to share their experience and knowledge. Some sessions which we have had in the past include:

  1. Traffic Safety
  2. Health Awareness (including CPR & AED Trainings)
  • Personality Development

Rights & Responsibilities as a new Immigrant
Resources available in the Community for different needs.
Prevention of Elder Abuse

  • Use of Internet, Online Scams

PEACE has organized Picnics to connect Seniors & Youth with group activities to bridge the interaction gap and let families come together which otherwise they wouldn’t have in such a setting.

Syrian Refugee Support Program: New Syrian Refugees/families ran into difficulties with the welfare authorities, as their documentations were not properly completed. While, their information is being rectified, these families were not receiving proper financial aid for their daily living expenses. To reduce their hardships, PEACE stepped up with a Grocery program wherein more than 60 families were helped to cover their grocery needs. The chronic delays in processing payments for child benefits has been a hardship for all these families who were living on the edge. With your support, we now have many thankful families who are now slowly getting integrated with our society and some of them are giving it back to the community.