The Resource Centre
PIA provides its service users with free access to:
- Copying and Faxing
These facilities are available in our ‘Resource Centre’, which is located at 1257 Queen Street West, Toronto. Every year more than a thousand visitors make use of these resources.
The Resource Centre also provides many government application forms and a wide range of printed material with information on employment, health, education, legal issues and many other areas of interest to newcomers to Canada.
In order to use the Resource Centre clients must obtain a Resource Centre membership. Membership can be obtained free of charge by providing Identification documents or Immigration Status documents and by signing a ‘Resource Centre Policy Statement’, thus agreeing to comply with the rules and regulations of the Resource Centre.
CNC – Care for Newcomer Children
The Parkdale Intercultural Association operates a CNC (Care for Newcomer Children) centre in each of its locations to provide free long-term and short-term unlicensed child care for parents who are enrolled in LINC classes, workshops or who are receiving settlement services from PIA.
These CNC centres are open to children from 12 months to 12 years old.
Our Child Care Philosophy
Our Professional Standards
|Our qualified and experienced child care staff have received professional training (diplomas or
certificates) from the ECE (Early Childhood Education) program of Ontario. Our CNC programs
implement the childminding criteria established by CMAS (Childminding Monitoring Advisory
and Support) and provide a multicultural, supportive, all-inclusive and enriching early learning environment that protects the health and safety of newcomer children.Our CNC programs follow a play-based curriculum that encourages discovery, creativity and exploration. Our daily program is designed to help children learn and grow in positive ways. In addition to activities, children in our programs receive nutritious snacks and, when appropriate, have nap times.
(LINC Day Students)
Mon. – Fri. 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tue., Thu. 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
(LINC Evening Students)
Mon., Wed., Fri. 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Links to Government and Community Websites
|Government of Canada|
|Government of Ontario|
|City of Toronto|