Family Services of Peel
Family Services of Peel (FSP) was established in 1971 as a non-profit, registered charitable organization to provide family and community support services for the people of Peel. As a multi-service agency, FSP provides professional counselling, educational programs, employment support services, and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families, as well as support for victims of violence and abuse.
Sensitive to cultural and social diversity, FSP is a community-based agency that works to strengthen families, couples and individuals through guidance, coaching, mentoring, education and support, and to ensure the provision of the highest standards of care for our clients and community, FSP has experienced, qualified, and skilled professionals who work from a person-centred, anti-oppression, and anti-racism framework.
PEAPN currently represents over 50 members from non-profit organizations, municipal/regional/provincial government, post-secondary institutions, faith-based communities, businesses, senior groups, and more.
Family Services of Peel is the lead agency of PEAPN. In addition, Peel Institute on Violence Prevention, the research arm of FSP, supports PEAPN as needed in all its research endeavours in order to stay current and relevant.
Family Services of Peel is the main applicant for the Building Equitable Economies for Immigrants and Refugees in Peel Region in partnership with the Institute of Management and Innovation at the University of Toronto.
The Institute for Management & Innovation at the University of Toronto
Professor Toh will lead the data collection and data analysis including demographic information of newcomers and refugees to gain a broader understanding of the refugee population base. She will leverage existing resources at IMI and the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), including the Culture, Relationships and Well-Being Lab. Professor Toh is the director of the lab, which comprises more than half a dozen postdoctoral, graduate (masters and doctoral), and undergraduate student researchers. Other funding, media, and communications supports are available through the UTM, including the Vice Principal’s Research Office and the Office of Communications, which will help to promote and advance the work of this project. We will meet with Professor Toh once a week for the entire length of the project.
Peel Institute of Research and Training
The Peel Institute of Research and Training (formerly The Peel Institute on Violence prevention) is the research arm of Family Services of Peel which was established as a collaborative initiative focusing on social and health research and training. The Framework in Equity, Anti-oppression, and Anti-racism guide the activities of the Institute. The institute operates from a data-driven, evidence-informed, impact evaluation model. It includes the combined perspectives of the diverse population of Peel, clients, survivors, service providers, community agencies, policymakers ,and academia.
The Peel Family Pathway Project is sponsored by The Tamarack Institute
The Tamarack Institute is an organization that supports and develops collective action to solve major community issues such as lack of shelter. They believe in the power behind engaging citizens to action, leadership and teamwork, and forming lifelong bonds to end poverty and building a peaceful and equitable society.
The Tamarack Institute and WES Mariam Assefa Fund selected six organizations for funding by a People’s Panel through the Building Equitable Economies for Immigrants and Refugees in the Peel Region funding opportunity; among these was Family Services of Peel.
For more information about the Building Equitable Economies for Immigrants and Refugees in the Peel Region funding opportunity and the People's Panel visit their website: https://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/participatory-grantmaking