The Vietnamese Community Centre of Mississauga

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Goals

The Vietnamese Community Centre aims to provide programs that assist newcomers in developing essential skills for integrating into Canadian society.

Our goal is to ensure that programs and services provided by VCCM and other organizationis in the region are accessible to the general population.

We strive to embrace diversity and the traditions our newcomers bring, and hope to enrich the multicultural community.


Settlement Services

The Vietnamese Community Centre assists newcomers living in the Region of Peel to appy for SIN, OHIP, legal and financial assistance, non-profit housing, and settlement related services.

We organize support groups for women, youth, and seniors to facilitate their integration into the Canadian society.

Our services provide settlement and counseling assistance for members of the community.

We also offer interpretation adn translation services if needed as well as probation counseling.


Education

We assist new immigrants with registration procedures for enrolling in educatioinal institutions.

The VCCM works with the Peel Board of Education in order to provide heritage language programs, E.S.L, Language and skills training, citizenship classes, mathematics, and computer classes.

We provide employment resources such as resume writing, essential skills, and job search techniques.

We also hold seminars and workshops to inform the community of issues concerning the Canadian legal system and humal rights.


Language Assessment Benchmark

All prospective students for the LINC program need to have their English skills tested at an assessment centre before enrolling. Please call (905) 891-3825 to book an appointment for testing at the nearest available centre.


Cultural Services

The Vietnamese Community Centre organises and participates in various cultural festivals, religious ceremonies, and Canadian celebrations in order to develop a community engaged with seniors and youth.

We inform the community about upcoming activities and events such as:

  • Forming a community based music ensemble to perform on holidays
  • Establishing local competitive teams to participate in annual events
  • Summer picnics
  • Camping trips
  • Scenic sightings