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Organization: Peer Project - Youth Assisting Youth  
Phone Numbers: 416-932-1919
Toll-Free: 1-877-932-1919
Fax: 416-932-1924
5734 Yonge St, Suite 401
Toronto, ON
M2M 4E7
Intersection: Yonge St and Finch Ave E
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Executives: Sally Spencer - Chief Executive Officer
Contacts: John van Rhee - Director, Programs and Client Services
Service Description: Matches children and youth with volunteer mentors * parent support * monthly activities * workshops -- child abuse, multiculturalism, behaviour management, mentoring, bullying, mental health, learning challenges * literature in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Urdu

Community Connections Mentorship Program -- for newly arrived youth immigrants and refugees * group activities to help orient newcomers to their new community and establish social and professional networks * trained and experienced volunteer mentors assist, with focus on citizenship and civic engagement or skills and career development

Fees: None
Application: Referrals for children -- through medical, legal, social service or educational authorities * interested youth volunteers -- call for details of next orientation meeting, or visit website
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Children and youth 6-15 years experiencing emotional, behavioural, social or cultural adjustment difficulties, including newcomer children in Canada less than 10 years * volunteers -- youth 16-29 years
Languages: English ; Arabic ; Bengali ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Dutch ; Hindi ; Portuguese ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Urdu
Area(s) 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: Child Abuse and Welfare
Child Safety
Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services
Mentoring Programs for Children and Youth

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