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Formerly known as Jamaican Canadian Association

Organization: CAFCAN  
Phone Numbers: 416-740-1056 ; 416-746-5772
Fax: 416-746-7035
Jamaican Canadian Association
995 Arrow Rd
Toronto, ON
M9M 2Z5
Intersection: Weston Rd and Sheppard Ave W
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Executives: Floydeen Charles-Fridal - Executive Director
Service Description: Aims to deliver programs and services, to provide a physical hub, and to advocate to improve the well-being and equity of Jamaican, Caribbean & African-Canadian communities

Educational, vocational, immigration and employment counselling * settlement services * family orientation and adjustment * housing information and assistance * assistance in filling out forms * social and recreation programs for seniors * young offenders rehabilitation program

Leaders in Partnership (LIP) -- for children 7-14 years with serious behavioural problems at risk of suspension from school * 10-week recreational program addressing the social and emotional needs of children in developing a more positive attitude towards school and their community* in collaboration with schools and Toronto Police 31 Division

Kujichaguilia Club (K-Club) -- for young offenders or youth at risk of offending, 16-26 years, of Afro Caribbean and other ethno-cultural heritage * culturally-attuned staff provide individual counselling, group support, anger management, conflict resolution to help participants integrate into family and community life

Parenting Program -- for individuals and families * individual support, family mediation, mobile crisis counselling, and crisis intervention * referrals to community resources, support dealing with custody issues, visitations, home assessments, family court parental assessments and advocacy

Youth Outreach Worker -- for children and youth 12-21 years * engages and connects youth with services * collaborates with other community resources

Violence Against Women -- support to women and children 16 years and older who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence or incest * individual, couple, group and crisis counselling * legal and parenting support * also safety planning and lifestyle management

Caribbean Canadian Seniors Club (CCSC) -- members meet Tuesdays and Thursdays * social interaction and recreational activities

Fees: None - social services
Application: Call or drop in
Eligibility / Target Population: Social services open to all * membership -- African-Canadian or Caribbean persons or appreciation of Jamaican heritage
Languages: English * Akan * Twi
Area Served:
Bolton Caledon, Bramalea, Brampton, Burlington, Dufferin, Durham North East, Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, Halton Hills, Milton, North Etobicoke, Malton, West Woodbridge, North West Mississauga, North York, Oakville, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, South Etobicoke, South West Mississauga, Toronto, Wellington, York - Toronto, York Region  
See Also: Crisis Intervention
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Fitness, Recreational and Social Programs for Seniors
Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services
Mental Health for Children and Youth
Parenting Education

This information was last completely updated on November 9, 2017

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