ACIC facilitates access to social services tailored to the needs of Afghan community.
Afghan Empowerment Committee (AEC), who oversees the social services of the community, is committed to working together with Afghan families to empower their lives by improving their social, spiritual, mental, and physical wellbeing.
ACIC`s social services include:
Information, guidance and referrals on following settlement topics:
Canadian Citizenship (adults & minors), Permanent Resident card, Canadian travel document for non-citizens’ applications
Seniors’ social & government benefits
Subsidized child care and housing
Volunteering and mentorship
Canada Child Tax Benefits
Community Legal Clinics
Other social, economic & government services based on your needs
Mental Health & Addiction Services
Case management, counselling, and education
Connecting to appropriate services including counselling, psychotherapy and social services in English and Farsi.
Non-clinical short-term counselling for individuals with addiction issues and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, and anger management
Mental health and addiction information sessions
Education on maintaining and developing psychological wellbeing as well as common addiction and mental health issues and their treatments
Interpretation services while attending mental health professionals
Linking to credible sources
Connecting to field experts
Islamic discussion forum
Providing spiritual support
Raising awareness about religious and spiritual events
Assisting with Islamic research
Clarifying misconceptions about religion
Encouraging healthy and happy lifestyle while observing cultural and religious values
Connecting the community with recreational activities available in local community centres
Developing regular recreational activities for the community members at the ACIC and other facilities for different genders and ages
We help navigate families through the health care system.
Supporting Afghan seniors in both Farsi and English languages to stay active, healthy, and independent through creating exercise groups, recreational programs, trips, and information counselling sessions on a healthy lifestyle
Connecting seniors to resources available, including home care and health care services while utilizing available funds
Women and Children
Providing health care services and resources to support and empower women and families through informational counselling and workshops
Health Care Funding
Assisting in accessing health care and funds including the Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) program, Trillium Drug Program (TDP) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).