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Organization: Parkdale Intercultural Association  
Phone Numbers: 416-536-4420
Fax: 416-538-3931
Email: pia@piaparkdale.com
Website: www.piaparkdale.com
Address:
1257 Queen St W
Toronto, ON
M6K 1L5
Intersection: Dufferin St and Queen St W
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, also Tue, Thu 5 pm-8:30 pm * some Saturday programs
Executives: Michael Nguyen - Executive Director
416-536-1783
Contacts: Marek Kurek - Office Manager
416-536-4420 ext 25
Kim Lee - Intake Worker
416-536-4420 ext 21
Service Description: Settlement Program (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program) and Newcomer Settlement Program -- information and referral * translation and interpretation * assistance with government applications and form filling * citizenship classes and facilitation of ceremonies in partnership * drivers licence written test preparation classes * computer classes * participates in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) in English, upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto, childminding and TTC tokens available -- see separate entry

Employment services * drop-in resource centre * referral to employment centres * job search training * resume preparation * workshops * access to computers, Internet, fax, photocopier

Newcomer Youth Program -- social, educational and recreational services * information and outreach * employment assistance * peer tutoring * leadership development * in partnership with Parkdale Community Information Centre, 1303 Queen St W

Educational and cultural activities * year round income tax clinic by appointment * Tibetan Seniors Program on Saturdays * anti-racism and access and equity programs * community events, festivals

Child Minding Training Program in partnership with Four Villages Community Health Centre, Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre, and Parkdale Community Health Centre

Services also offered at 1365 Queen St W, 416-536-1783, fax 416-532-2531 -- Saturday social and exercise program for Spanish or Vietnamese seniors

Fees: None
Application: Drop in or call for appointment
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Open to all * LINC Program -- permanent residents/landed immigrants or Convention refugees
Languages: English ; Arabic ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Hindi ; Hungarian ; Japanese ; Nepali ; Polish ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Tamil ; Tibetan ; Tigrinya ; Vietnamese
Area(s) Served:
East York, Toronto  
See Also: Employment Assistance
English/French as a Second Language (ESL/FSL) Training Programs
Ethnocultural Groups
Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services
Translation and Interpretation Services

This information was last completely updated on October 3, 2017

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