Brampton - Having regard for the aging immigrant population in Peel and the gaps in services for this demographic, the Coalition of Agencies and Seniors Serving Immigrant Seniors (C.A.S.S.I.S) was formed by eight service providers to improve the quality of life for seniors in Peel and develop the capacity of agencies to better serve immigrant seniors.
CASSIS is a member-based organization open to all individual seniors, not-for-profit groups, organizations and government agencies serving immigrant seniors in Peel. Our mission is to be a collective voice for them and agencies committed to and working on their behalf. CASSIS is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and has approximately 40 members representing different community based not-for-profit agencies.
On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 CASSIS will be hosting a conference and Expo, entitled “EngAging Immigrant Seniors
” from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Sagan Banquet Hall (Derry Road/Hurontario Street). This free conference will bring together newcomer immigrant seniors of Peel Region to engage in creative dialogue and have a voice on issues that impact their lives and well-being, in a safe environment that will include translators. Countries/regions selected to participate were chosen based on the 2011 Statistics Canada results and include Caribbean, China, Egypt, India, Iraq, Latin America, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal
, and Sri Lanka
. Service providers and agencies will also share their services and information with a wide cross section of Peel’s immigrant seniors.
For more information, contact Vikki Ali at Vikki.Ali@cassispeel.org or 905-629-3044 ext. 234. Participant registration can be completed at http://cassis-seniorsconference.eventbrite.ca
The deadline for registration is November 15th, 2013