Africanadian Mediation and Community Services (AMCS)
is a non-profit community based conflict resolution service in Toronto,
AMCS was incorporated in August 2001 as a community
based non-profit and charitable organization to assist the African,
Caribbean communities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) resolve
disputes in English and major African
languages by volunteer community mediators who are trained in the
process of mediation and problem solving.
The mission of AMCS is to assist in resolving disputes and conflicts
arising in personal relationships with neighbours,
peer groups, families, at work places, schools, and communities
at large, and to provide counseling on anger management, family
and peer relationships, as well as settlement and integration services
to members of the African and Caribbean Communities in Toronto and
others who may seek our services, in order to make our communities
safer and more friendly to live in.
AMCS provides professional conflict resolution services with regards
to family disputes, neighbourhood conflicts, landlord/tenant problems,
family conflicts, friendship disputes, workplace disputes, interpersonal
relationships, teen-adult problems at school, home, and in the community.
The conflict resolution service also encompasses counseling services
on parenting, anger management, building youth leadership for the
at-risk youth, school drop outs and restoring communal harmony in
case of racial discrimination, hate crimes and systemic barriers
against members of African and Caribbean communities. AMCS also
intervenes with African Canadian Parents whose children have been
taken away by Children’s' Aid Society to reunite the family by correcting
and changing inappropriate behaviour in the family through counseling
AMCS is a multi service agency and the programs and
services of the organization are mentioned briefly on the Program
and Services page.