Who We Are
Tropicana Community Services, a Toronto-based multi-service organization, provides all youth, newcomers, people of Black and Caribbean heritage and others in need with opportunities and alternatives that lead to success and positive life choices. Our mission is achieved through culturally appropriate programs such as counselling, child care, educational and employment services and youth development.
Tropicana Community Services Organization was founded in 1980 as a non-profit community organization to serve disadvantaged youth and their families, particularly those from the Caribbean. The first major project implemented was counselling services aimed at teenaged drop-outs in a high need area of Scarborough, Ontario. In 1984, Tropicana established formal links with the United Way of Greater Toronto, and was the first organization from the Black and Caribbean community to become a United Way member-agency.
Today Tropicana is a growing service-delivery agency with programs designed to address issues affecting all youth, newcomers, members of the Caribbean and Black communities and others in need. Current services include counselling, settlement services, tutoring, youth leadership programs, Success Through Aggression Replacement Training, March break and summer camps, day care, employment counselling, and youth drop-in.
Tropicana’s staff, with assistance from dedicated and committed volunteers, is able to assist thousands of adults, youth and children each year. We are proud of our accomplishments over the past 29 years and invite you to join us in fulfilling our goal of working together to help each other.
We run many programs jointly with other organizations. A few of our partners are listed below:
- Toronto District School Board
- City of Toronto
- George Brown College
- East Metro Youth Services
- Ontario Disability Support Program
- Robertson House
- Scarborough Centre Ontario Early Years Centre
- Rosalie Hall
- St. Stephens Community House
- Toronto Police Services
- Toronto Community Housing Corporation
- Toronto Public Health
- Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Scarborough
- York University