17th International Women's Day Gala
When: March 22 2019
Where: Mississauga, Canada
PCHS Foundation is hosting an annual ‘Fundraising Gala’ where five female leaders who are making a difference in the community are honored and celebrated. This event is now in its 17th year! It has become one of the highlights in the South Asian social calendar as THE event to attend. The theme for this year’s event is Rising Up. It will be a fun filled night of excellent food, entertainment, prizes, a silent auction, and networking with an expected attendance of 500 people!
The celebration of this event will be held on:
Friday March 22, 2019 at 6:30pm
Sagan Convention Centre and Banquet Hall
7180 Edwards Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5S 1Z1
We are raising funds for a few programs which are not funded by any level of government. Funds raised will go directly to the programs.
Langar on Wheels
Far too many frail seniors are unable to prepare meals for themselves. Tucked away at home, out of sight, they are vulnerable to illness, weakness and medical complications arising from hunger and poor nutrition. Langar on Wheels is a response from PCHS to keep them healthy and away from long-term care facilities. We buy the ingredients for meals that are familiar and comforting to South Asian seniors, and prepare it according to the dietary needs of each person. Then we deliver fresh, hot nutritious meals to their home. We are only able to provide meals for 15 seniors and there are currently 40+ seniors on our wait list.
Domestic Violence Program
PCHS’ Domestic Violence initiative falls under the Family Enhancement Program which is not funded. The program supports abused women who are fleeing domestic violence. Often shelters are unavailable therefore they need assistance in securing a safe basement apartment. Often they are fleeing these situations with nothing or very little and require clothing or supplies for themselves and/or their children. At times they also require first and last month’s rent.
Human traffic sexual abuse survivors Program
This is a new program in its beginning stages. It will be aimed at assisting those who were forced into sexual slavery. The program will provide resources and opportunities to start a new life lifestyle and assimilate back into back into society.
This will be a youth friendly safe space named the Hangout. The purpose of this space will be to help promote and nurture the skills of youth that excel in the arts, writing/poetry, gaming/tech and social activism. This space will also allow for the youth to be engaged with positive role models and mentors and provide an opportunity for them to volunteer in the community.
The Hangout is a place where energy is taken and used to create something positive and promote the growth of the youth. How we will achieve this:
Provide mentors for youth in the areas of their interest.
Create a safe and secure place for them to come as they please and engage in the activity of their choice.
Provide volunteer opportunities in the community (ie. Park clean ups, soup kitchen, visiting seniors)
Help them overcome and avoid behaviors that can ruin their lives.