ACSA

   

COMMUNITY SERVICES | Working with Scarborough residents to build strong and healthy communities

About ACSA

Who we are: 

ACSA acts as a bridge between people who need help and those who can provide it. ACSA is a multi-service agency that provides programs and services for families, children, youth, seniors, the homeless, newcomers, and the vulnerable populations in our community. Over the years ACSA has been funded by all levels of government, several foundations, schools, local faith communities, and The United Way of Greater Toronto

As this organization has been running for over 40 years, our programs have changed to reflect the ever-changing community needs. Community Engagement enables entire neighborhoods to work together to address issues together as a community. 

 

Land Acknowledgement: 

Before we start, I would like to acknowledge that the land I am standing on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. I also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Williams Treaty signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands. We also acknowledge all Treaty peoples – including those who came here as settlers – as migrants either in this generation or in generations past and those who came here involuntarily, particularly as a result of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Today we pay tribute to the ancestors of those of African origin and descent.

The work of ACSA and inclusion and it’s important for us to remind ourselves of all the communities living here in Scarborough. As settlers on this land, we must confront our own privileges and notions of solidarity with Indigenous communities on Turtle Island. For today’s gathering, we center our intentions around this land’s covenant of only taking what we need, leaving space for others, and keeping the space cared for.

 

                                           


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I knew from day 1 that they [ACSA] really strives to make people's lives better. They helped me get back on track and better my life tremendously.
R. MacLean, July 2022

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