Tropicana Community Services Organization

1385 Huntingwood Drive Scarborough ON M1S 3J1

mmclean@tropicanacommunity.org

416-439-9009

http://tropicanacommunity.org

About:

Tropicana Community Services, a Toronto-based multi-service organization, provides all youth, newcomers, people of Black and Caribbean heritage and others in need with opportunities and alternatives that lead to success and positive life choices. Our mission is achieved through culturally appropriate programs such as counselling, child care, educational and employment services and youth development.

History:

Tropicana Community Services Organization was founded in 1980 as a non-profit community organization to serve disadvantaged youth and their families, particularly those from the Caribbean. The first major project implemented was counselling services aimed at teenaged drop-outs in a high need area of Scarborough, Ontario. In 1984, Tropicana established formal links with the United Way of Greater Toronto, and was the first organization from the Black and Caribbean community to become a United Way member-agency. Today Tropicana is a growing service-delivery agency with programs designed to address issues affecting all youth, newcomers, members of the Caribbean and Black communities and others in need. Current services include counselling, settlement services, tutoring, youth leadership programs, Success Through Aggression Replacement Training, March break and summer camps, day care, employment counselling, and youth drop-in.

Donations:

Donations to Tropicana Community Services can be made through Canada Helps. https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/14943

Fundraising:

If you're interested in fundraising for Tropicana Community Services or to participate in the great work we do, please visit our website at www.tropicanacommunity.org and follow the links in the menu for either volunteering or creating your own third-party events.

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