Access, Equity & Human Rights Program
Works to increase community capacity while providing information on anti-racism, human rights and leadership skills for groups of internationally educated professionals as well as connect the youth to professional organizations to build their capacity to respond to challenges of racism and discrimination.
Some examples of the fields of work are: Social Work, Engineering, Nursing, Teaching, Physiotherapy, etc.
Caregivers’ Support Network
KCCMS has long advocated and given focus on addressing the needs of live-in Caregivers. Through this program, caregivers meet and discuss with fellow caregivers, share information, and give mutual support. KCCMS provides caregivers information, referral services and opportunities to enhance personal and professional skills.
Reunited Families’ Program
An outreach program to the families of current and former participants of the Live-In Caregiver Program; affected by the long separation due to the immigration process. Particular focus offered to newly arrived families and spouses to facilitate reunification and adaptation and improve family life in Canada.
Engaging seniors in activities that provide them an environment where they can reach out and give mutual support. The support groups that emerge in this undertaking help in addressing the concerns of the elderly in issues such as abuse, loneliness and family break ups. This program also handles the needs of seniors in their search for housing, employment, volunteer work as well as applications for pension and social services.
Youth between 13-24 are encouraged to join different activities organized by KCCMS throughout the year to develop their leadership skills. The centre also provides after-school programs such as educational seminars, information sessions, recreational activities, and summer camps.
KCCMS organizes support groups to enhance the leadership skills and capacity building of women. This is also the setting in which the agency conducts educational forums and engages in partnerships with other groups to uphold women’s rights. Counselling about abuse is also accessible in this service.
“You and Canada: Taking pride in our roots, looking forward to the future” is an educational session that KCCMS implements two times a year to help newcomers get oriented and informed about the Canadian way of life. The sessions also facilitate leadership training and volunteer development training to participants. This has been a very successful initiative of KCCMS and, in particular, has helped many newcomers in their settlement in Canada.