Honorable Jason Kenney Officiates the Official Opening of Peel Chinese Community Service Hub PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 19 September 2010 07:57

 

The Official Opening of the

Peel Chinese Community Service Hub

 

The Peel Chinese Community Service Hub (PCCSH) located in Mississauga was developed to enhance community access to programs and services in Peel. To mark the grand opening of the Hub, federal, provincial, regional and municipal leaders, along with community partners and volunteers gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony today. The Peel Chinese Community Service Hub is a five-year project funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

 

Guests included the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism; Bonnie Crombie, MP Mississauga-Streetsville; Bob Delaney, MPP Mississauga-Streetsville; Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion; Regional Councillor Allan Thompson on behalf of Chair Emil Kolb, Region of Peel; and Regional Councillor Carolyn Parrish.

 

PCCSH is a collaborative initiative between the Mississauga Board of Chinese Professionals and Businesses; Mississauga Chinese Business Association; Mississauga Mandarin Association; Region of Peel Human Services; Chinese Advisory Council, United Way of Peel Region; and Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association.

 

As a culturally sensitive, language-specific service centre for Chinese residents, the Hub also aims to link Peel’s residents of all ages and cultural backgrounds to various services, including volunteer opportunities, training and employment, and settlement services for new immigrants.

 

The Hub also offers office space for service providers and organizations where they can offer their own programs and services and outreach to the community.

 

Peel is home to more than 60,000 people of Chinese origin who make up 9.4 per cent of Peel’s visible minority population. The Hub was a recommendation based on the 2008 report, The Needs and Challenges of the Chinese Community in Peel Region by United Way of Peel’s Chinese Advisory Council.

 

For more information about PCCSH, visit www.pccsh.ca or call 905-361-2479.

 
 

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