United Achievers' Community Services (UACS) is a charitable, multi-service organization serving primarily Peel Region's Caribbean and Black communities. We are committed to strengthening and enhancing the quality of life of families and individuals, by providing culturally-appropriate programs, services, resources, education and training.
What We Do
United Achievers’ Community Services (UACS) Inc. provides culturally-enriching and appropriate programs and services that assist individuals and families in finding solutions to their needs. We create hope within individuals and inspire them to break through barriers to a world of possibilities.
Our aim is to assist our clients by providing pathways for them to achieve their full potential and contribute to improving their health, well-being and quality of life.
We offer the following programs:
- Building Healthy Families: a program offered in partnership with the Peel Children’s Aid Society, the objective of which is to keep families together as they are counselled through difficult situations.
- Healthy, Active and Wise Seniors: this program brings together more than 200 seniors in three partner locations (Chris Gibson Community Centre, Fortinos Brisdale in Fletchers Meadow and Nance Horwood Place) where they engage in exercises (including zumba and yoga), jewellery making, a weekly congregate hot-meal lunch and educational sessions.
- Fresh Start for Women: this program seeks to reduce the incidences of abuse against women through individual counselling and support groups. We work in partnership with Interim Place, a shelter for abused women in the Region of Peel, to provide transitional housing for women who need a safe place away from their abusive situations.
- Children & Youth: we offer a number of programs including:
- Black Leaders of Tomorrow, a Youth Entrepreneurship Mentoring Program, in which youth 16 to 24 years who aspire to own their business or already do so are mentored to become better business leaders.
- Arts, Literacy & Tutoring Club, where children ages six to 13 are offered individualized tutoring in subjects they are struggling with in school.
- Spelling Bee, held under the auspices of Spelling Bee Canada, the UACS has been a regional host for the academically-focused competition in Brampton.
- Summer Camp, an eight-week day camp for ages 6 to 14 where children are engaged in activities that broaden their horizon and give them a better appreciation for their environment.
- Youth Outreach Worker Program, provides support for youth who are struggling to cope with mental health issues.