Polycultural is a multicultural melting-pot perfectly reflecting Canada’s diversity. Founded in 1993, Polycultural is dedicated to hosting an open and inclusive environment for all.
Visit any one of our seven locations around the GTA and you’ll feel it: a culture filled with care and genuine connection. We believe in providing a holistic approach to serve the needs of our community by providing a diverse range of programs.
Currently, we serve clients in over 20 different languages in our five locations, including: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Croatian, Dari, Farsi, Hindi, Mandarin, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tamil, Ukrainian, Urdu and more.
Individuals and communities have an equal opportunity to be productive members of the Canadian society.
Our vision is to be the organization of choice for individuals and communities seeking support.
Our mandate is to provide initiatives, activities, and services that respond to the varying needs of our clients.
History of serving immigrants begins when Polish Immigrant Aid Services offered assistance to refugees from Poland
A second agency was formed to assist Polish speaking communities under the name of Polish Canadian Community Services
The two agencies serving the Polish immigrant community merged under the name of Polish Immigrant and Community Services
The agency name was changed to Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services to better reflect services provided to the many different language and cultural groups of our clients
The agency was registered as a charity and obtained a charitable status
A new Peel-Halton Integrated Services Reception Centre was opened to provide immediate and essential services to government assisted refugees
Afghan refugees were provided with immediate and essential services at the Port of Entry from August under the emergency evacuation initiative