Indus Community Services

Service: Newcomer Services, Brampton Gillingham Office, Brampton Gillingham Office

Record #: PEL1172
Last Full Update: 25 Apr 2024

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-275-2369
Fax 905-459-4347
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Primary Contact Daksha Mulla, Manager - Language Programs; Phone: 905-275-2369 ext 3222; Email:
Alternate Contact Judy Labelle, Director, Newcomer Services; Phone: 905-275-2369 ext 1240; Email:

Agency Information

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding United Way - United Way Greater Toronto

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Services to assist and guide newcomers to Canada in accessing employment, education, training, housing, health, documentation and financial services

Newcomer Services

  • needs assessment and information and referral to community and social services
  • support with finding housing, child care, registering children in school and health care
  • help filling out government forms including housing and immigration sponsorship forms
  • help connecting to language classes
  • workshops to reduce stress of adjusting to Canadian culture
  • supportive counselling -- short-term counselling to clients who encounter difficulties adjusting to life in Canada and assistance in overcoming these challenges
  • Commissioner of Oaths for verifying documents
  • online citizenship test preparation classes

English Language Training

  • participates in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) upon assessment by Ach─ôv, see separate entry
  • part-time classes, mornings or afternoons
  • bus fare for eligible participants

Care for Newcomer Children (CNC)

  • child care for children ages 19 months-6 years while parents are attending LINC classes

Intersections (Support for 2SLGBTQ+ Newcomers)

  • private and confidential one-on-one settlement support
  • inclusive, safe and positive space
  • workshops, presentations and information sessions
  • resource library, movie nights, arts and crafts and fun activities
  • linkages to external services such as income tax clinics, Legal Aid, and other relevant community services
  • capacity building through community presentations and information sessions to help create welcoming communities that understand and respect the unique challenges faced by 2SLGBTQ+ newcomers

Entrepreneurship Program for Newcomers

  • learn sewing and clothing alterations, with skills, knowledge and language to manage a small business; work experience
  • goal to become financially independent and self-employed

Community Connections Program

  • for those in Canada less than 3 years; free of charge and available in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville
  • community support through volunteer befriending
  • orientation to the community and services such as banking, transit, education

Services for International Students

  • settlement counselling and orientation
  • employment information
  • information on housing, health care, financial supports, assistance filling documents and forms, referrals to community resources

Job Search Workshops

  • support newcomers with one-on-one employment counselling sessions
  • employment-related workshops and job fairs
  • facilitate the connection between employers and newcomers
  • bi-monthly


Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm

Areas Served Oakville ; Peel Region
Boundaries Peel Region, Oakville
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Permanent residents, refugees or refugee claimants, citizens, Minister's Permit Holders, and people with work or study permits

Call for information

Languages French - interpretation available upon request
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Brampton
Address & Map
60 Gillingham Dr
Unit 500
Brampton, ON
Canada L6X 0Z9
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Intersection Main St N and Bovaird Dr W
Mailing Address 60 Gillingham Dr 
Unit 500 
Brampton, ON 
Canada L6X 0Z9
Physical Access Fully accessible - Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance

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