What We Do
At Roots Community Services (RootsCS) we strive to help build a vibrant society by inspiring individuals and families to lead healthy and well-balanced lives and become strong contributors within their various communities. With a focus on the Black, African and Caribbean Canadians, our programs and services are offered from a culturally-appropriate perspective and within an anti-oppression, anti-racism framework. Our programs, which are Pathways to Wellness, are geared toward children aged 6 years to seniors well into their 90s.
host of the Caribbean Pavilion at Brampton’s annual multicultural festival held in July
CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish - providing toys and food baskets for families in need
Tax Clinic - offering free tax preparation services during the tax filing period (March and April), in collaboration with the Canada Revenue Agency.
Shoe Box Project - providing high-quality personal items for women in need
Food Baskets - in collaboration with Basket Brigade Canada, supports families in need during holiday periods (Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) with food and other necessities
Spelling Bee - supports the Brampton regional competition which inspires students to expand their vocabulary, communication skills and self-confidence, by building a foundation for future academic achievements
Toronto Star Christmas Fund - a Christmas toy drive providing toys for approximately 100 of our clients with children each year
Training - each year we train approximately 20 college and university students who choose to do their co-op placement with us
Advocacy - we serve on numerous committees in the Region of Peel to help shape and change policies to ensure equitable and equal opportunities for all residents
Make a difference!
We cannot do it alone and so rely on you – our funders, donors, volunteers – to help us build a strong community that holds a brighter future for our children and youth, a peaceful place for our seniors, and a safe and clean environment for everyone. There are a few ways you can help to make a difference. Which one will you choose?Get Involved