Projects and initiatives to build community impact and overall health and wellbeing of individuals.
The Active Parenting program provides new parents with information and resources on topics such as: You and Your Child, Preventing Problems, Encouraging Positive Behaviour, and Preparing for School Success.
To be eligible, families must have at least one child between the ages of zero and five. The Active Parenting Flyer has additional information on the program structure and registration process.
Gender and Migration Study
The Gender and Migration Study is a collaborative effort between Family Services of Peel and University of Toronto – Mississauga Campus.
The project is called “Mothers and Daughters – Building Bridges through technology”. The project flyer includes details on how to participate.
In a response to COVID19, the Agency adopted a virtual model of work in early 2020. The data collected showed that a new model of work and service delivery is an eventuality. Research on a Hybrid Model Project is underway. The model to be implemented in June will provide services in ways that are efficient, effective, and accessible to the community and flexible for staff.
Funded by OTF and managed by the FSP Research Institute.
Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network
Family Services of Peel is the host agency and community lead for Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network (PEAPN), since 2019.
Established in 2003 PEAPN consists of agencies serving seniors, service providers, community advocates, and seniors with the objective to educate, raise awareness and develop a more collaborative approach to elder abuse, and support seniors who have been abused.
Moving forward, the goal is to continue building on the work and expand PEAPN as it continues growing and expanding in resource and function.
Social Tables for Seniors
This unique initiative aims to reduce the impact of isolation among seniors in Peel. Isolation of seniors is already an issue that has been exacerbated with COVID-19. According to research, social isolation increases the risk of abuse, impacts social, emotional psychological, and cognitive health, and is associated with higher levels of depression and suicide.
Community Connectors from the Hispanic, Caribbean, and Chinese communities bring seniors together through the use of social media tools, such as YouTube, WhatsApp, and Zoom. The aim is to build community connections and reduce isolation during and after the pandemic.
Connect with our Intake Department to learn more: 905-453-5775.