who we are and what we do

We are a non-profit organization that aims to help the public - the community by providing free services such as lessons, events and creates content through this website and our social media.

 

While we are not professionals in the field, we aim to bring awareness towards mental illness and wellbeing and do our best to provide support through these services. 

New services and content are always being brainstormed and planned. To keep up to date, we do our best with researching current events as well as highlighting local and new businesses, artists and content creators!

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How it started

Pastor Alex Pacis applied to Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) to start a project with the initial intention of helping/supporting others, especially the youth who have been affected by the pandemic. As the team grew, more ideas and goals were made for this organization to actively and effectively support the community. We are currently being funded by CSJ however we plan to continue even when we're not funded anymore by supplementing it with potential sponsors. 

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a message from pastor Alex

As a young man of 19, I came to Canada in October of 1974, wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, expecting to accomplish many things that I only dreamt of in my childhood years. Now that I am 66 and semi-retired, Canada did not disappoint me. As a matter of fact, it has given me way beyond my wildest expectations.

But I am sad to say that the Canada I knew has changed a lot today and sadly I would say not all for the best. Set aside what everyone is going through due to the pandemic, Canada, in fact the world, has changed a lot and it scares me. I want us to be prepared, from the families to the churches to the communities we are in to help the young people of today in facing the challenges that I have not seen in decades.

If our young ones who have just embarked on their careers are met with issues that will force them to walk away from the very principles they held onto while at home, they will be lost, and I don't know if they will be able to create a Canada that we can all believe in.

In our way, we want to offer help, respite, companionship to young people out there that may be suffering from mental health issues, feel uncertain about their future, or are frustrated by the lack of clarity for the path they are taking. We are here. We offer a hand to help, a bit of time to ease your pain and even an open door to help us with our movement: to create a caring community where diversity is celebrated, personal self-worth is elevated, friendship is always placed at the top of our priorities, and participation is sought after like hunting for treasures.

Check us out, enjoy what we offer, critique what we publish with your loving comments, and participate where our gifts may need enhancements. We want to journey in this new Canada with you. As an African saying goes: "If you want to travel fast, go alone, if you want to travel far, go together.”

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currently looking for donors

Our team is currently looking into finding sponsors and applying for grants to continue operations. However, we are accepting donations from any individual that finds value in our cause.

Support our Cause!

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Any amount helps!

However, you are eligible to receive tax benefits if you donate 25$ or more!

We also give complimentary stickers as a "thank-you" to our patrons who donated.

 
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Milestones

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JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

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Contact Us

Address: Westdale Mall | Unit 13, 1151 Dundas St. W, Mississauga, ON, Canada L5C 1C6

Email: cpmicentrebookstore@gmail.com

Phone: 905-896-3186