Heritage Skills Development Centre (HSDC) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1993. It was founded by a group of women who observed a gap in the integration services available to new- immigrants, refugees and minorities in the Greater Toronto Area. Our mission is to promote the health, social, cultural and economic sufficiency of marginalized, at-risk, newcomers individuals, including: youth, women, seniors and their families. HSDC continues to assist individuals and families in building stronger foundations through integrative and empowerment programs and services.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Capacity Building & Training Programs
Youth Entrepreneurship program, information Technology Training Program, Web Development Training, Sewing and Fashion Design Training, Computer and Internet Training Program, French as a Second Language Program for Children and Youth, Newcomer Parent Support, Enhanced Youth Outreach Worker Program, Employment Preparation.
Our Social Program include: Community Workshops, Youth Peer mentorship, Life Skills Development, Senior Support Programs, Victims Week Celebrations, Leadership Skills Development, Addiction and Mental Health Support , Girls Leadership Programs, Violence Prevention Initiatives.
Referral & Information Services
HSDC provides support and referrals for newcomers and marginalized individuals to the justice system, legal professionals, health care services, educational institutions, housing, translation and interpretation services, employment, social services and government services.
Supportive Counseling and Mentorship
HSDC provides support and referrals to the justice system, legal professionals, health care services, educational institutions, housing, translation and interpretation services, employment, social services and government services.
Arts & Culture
Celebration events and festivals such as the: Scarborough Afro Carib Fest, Canada Day Celebration, Black History Month, Annual Community BBQ, etc. These activities help to bridge cultural gaps, celebrate diversity, create unity and community bonding, while promoting local businesses and showcasing talented local artists. The events also help to build the economy by attracting tourists as well as contribute to community development.
Programs and events