PEACE recently held tableau training classes for groups of participants. Many of the students who completed our course and attended our sessions found very good jobs in their desired and related fields. Many of these students have provided testimony to the effectiveness of our training programs and the role they played in supporting these newcomers to achieve success and stability.
Last year after an attack on a church in Sri Lanka by a right-wing group, PEACE decided to host a gathering at a church service in Mississauga to showcase the solidarity of the Muslim community with members of the Christian communities. The church service was filled and attended by members of various communities, including PEACE and The CCIM. Furthermore, the Peel Police was also in attendance to assure the smooth sailing of the event. The multi-faith gathering was greatly appreciated across the community and create bonds of trust between the participants.
This present year, PEACE piloted a new Ramadan program during these pandemic times. Our team sponsored various grocery gift certificates, awarding them to various families in need. Our program sparked the freedom of choice to various households, as they purchased groceries to their own likings for the holy month.
The PEACE Services team was invited by Alhuda masjid in the city of Oakville to speak on the importance of seniors’ rights and responsibilities in a religious context. The program sparked discussion among the participants and helped raise awareness of the importance of engaging with community seniors. The event was deemed successful through the impactful conversations held and the feedback of attendees.
With the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, the PEACE Service’s teams piloted multiplied programs as part of our emergency response fund.
PEACE’s community involvement and connections allow our organization to effectively raise funds for those most in need.
PEACE has worked on-air with Prime Asia multiple times to raise awareness on various community issues as well as initiatives. Our Winter Blankets and Winter Accessories Project was one of our many programs with the network. Our team raised funds and purchased blankets along with winter accessories such as gloves, scarves, winter caps, socks to be distributed to various homeless shelters. We advertised our event through PrimeAsia TV, and the network’s viewers were prompted into participation.Various individuals in need came to our distribution locations to collect these items, as well as Peel Region Staff to collect for shelters. The function was arranged at the PrimeAsia TV site and many dignitaries were invited to support the cause. The program was a success and efforts were greatly appreciated for their impact and meaningfulness.
PEACE’s beliefs in empowerment through engagement and education have been exhibited through our regular Senior picnics. Occasionally our team arranges these day-long events for seniors and their families. These programs are held in conjunction with various senior groups and held at provincial parks across the GTA. The days are filled with food, games and relaxing activities. The purpose of these events is to strengthen our bonds with senior communities, as well as craft spaces for growth and trust.
PEACE’s belief in the importance of education was exhibited through our scholarship and program which was awarded to an excellent student involved in The CCIM. This partnership allowed our organization to support a student achieving excellence in academics and created an impactful and empowering connection.
PEACE gathered funds through Zakat donations from multiple Mosques. Consequently, these donations were distributed to various centres including A refugee centre on Queen and Parliament in Toronto named Sojourn House, a women’s shelter in Mississauga known as Nisa Centre, as well as a Muslim welfare centre. These donations were made possible through the engagement of communities and raising awareness of the importance of these causes through PEACE’s advocacy.
In one of our many Feed The Need programs, PEACE identified seniors within our communities who were in need of support and assistance. Subsequently, on an individual basis, our organization provided food and groceries to these individuals. Our services were tailored to the specific needs of these seniors, creating a personalized program of support.
PEACE Services launched a feed the needy program with the organization raising funds to provide meals for those in need. Our team partnered with Masjid e Imdadul for kitchen facilities, and together both cooked meals and created lunch boxes. These lunch packages were subsequently distributed across downtown Toronto and the Peel Region to many individuals. The program was impactful and formed strong relationships.
PEACE Services partnered with various Punjabi senior clubs, hosting an online fraud prevention seminar on safe internet use. Additionally, the clubs participated in playing card tournaments across Brampton. There were over 100 participants in each event, and members from various clubs competed for first, second and third place prizes. These prizes included cash, trophies and cups and the overall event was very enjoyable for the participants.
PEACE Services hosted a Seniors’ multi-faith seminar based on victim services in the Peel Region at the Cassie Campbell Community Centre. Toronto police officers along with the representatives from Peel Victim Services were invited to provide information, raise awareness and support the community’s elderly members who came from Sikh, Hindu and Muslim backgrounds among others. The seminar was engaging and interactive, prompting many questions and conversations between group members.
When the Canadian government sponsored a large number of Syrian refugees we got involved in the peel region with these families by piloting a Syrian refugee grocery program to over 60 families. We raised funds and provided personal service to these families who spoke no English and were brand new to Canada. We escorted them to various Arabic-speaking grocery stores where we provided money for them to purchase their groceries. This gesture was greatly appreciated. Subsequently, we organized a function to honour our donors and Refugee families and had an impactful entertainment program where many VIP dignitaries were invited. Dipika Damerla the Ontario Minister of senior affairs and Michael Palleschi the Regional councillor Brampton were among the many prominent voices in attendance. Syrian families were acknowledged as newly integrated Canadians and a delicious dinner was served in addition to speeches.
PEACE was invited by Thorncliffe Seniors’ centre, to raise awareness on frauds, scams and basic crime prevention tips within the community. The seminar provided information on the victimization of seniors by cybercriminals. Our team attended and hosted a session for a large group, and created a safe space for discussion and questions. MP of Don Valley West, Rob Oliphant was also present to further engage with the community. There was great positive feedback from participants on the lessons learned over the course of the event.
CCIM & PEACE Services bring to you an 'Informative Session on Covid Vaccinations'
Please note the event time change, new time 4 PM EST
Renowned Endocrinologist & Asst. Professor of Medicine & Endocrinology Dr. Nisha Haroon will help us clarify any questions or concerns we may have regarding vaccinations in general and Astra Zeneca in particular.
We are hoping this session will be beneficial to our communities at large and will increase our awareness of Covid vaccines.
Topic: Info session ON covid vaccines
Time: May 1, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87509643368?pwd=cWNSRURHU3IwOGRCekh3aFRtQ084UT09
Meeting ID: 875 0964 3368
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Our vision is to have a senior home for neglected seniors. Typically each person or couple in the home has an apartment-style room/suite including facilities for meals, gatherings, recreational activities, and some form of health care.
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
Things you will Learn: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp
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.