The Ethiopian Association in the Greater Toronto Area and Surrounding Regions provides social service programs to people of Ethiopian origin.
1. SETTLEMENT SERVICES:
Information & orientation
Interpretation & translation services
General counselling (Family, Immigration, Legal)
Assistance in finding Housing and shelter
Referrals (training, education, employment etc.)
2. LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION FOR NEWCOMERS TO CANADA (LINC)
Computer-assisted English Language Training (Literacy to Level 4/5).
School trips, support letters to Social Service Agencies, summer school program (for ages 5-12).
Childminding for children (6 months to 5 years old) of LINC Students & Token Support for those who qualify.
We have 5 well trained teachers, 4 childminders, an outreach worker and a coordinator.
3. EMPLOYMENT SERVICE
Job search & placement
Counselling or training & education
Preparing Professional resumes and cover letters
Training in successful interview techniques and presentation skills
Assistance in business plan and start-ups
4. CRISIS COUNSELLING
Long term counselling and follow-up for mental health patients
Life skill training & workshops
AIDS & Drug prevention awareness
Family counselling & support program
Crisis intervention and education
5. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION SERVICES
Assistance in employment
Organizing youth activities
Workshops on issues affecting youth
6. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES
Research on community health
Organizing community forums
Exploration of group economic opportunities
7. SENIORS PROGRAM
One in one counseling in mental health & crisis situations
Socializing meetings, sewing and knitting activities
Workshops on health and social issues
Facilitate Conflict Resolution
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English
Area Served: Toronto