Update: Here are some of the many programs offered by PH and funded by you and moi, the Canadian taxpayer (begging the question: You freaking kidding me?):
Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)- offers free courses to adults, childcare service (for participants) and transportation * teaches students to communicate effectively in 5 key areas: reading; writing; speaking; Canadian geography and history * offers classes from the Literacy Level to Level 6Leaving aside for the moment the puzzling reality that Arab anti-Zionists offer services in Mandarin (what's up with that?), it is evident that we're getting an awful lot for our money--a lot of anti-Israel propaganda and Zionhass, that is.
Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program (ISAP) - provides comprehensive services to new comers assuring quick settlement and adaptation in Canada * services include: general information about life in Canada; healthcare, education, employment-related services, transportation, housing and social assistance, translation and interpretation, referral to community resources, youth settlement services * offers services in English, Arabic and Mandarin
Seniors Committee - organizes monthly dinner gatherings for the older men in the community to share food and thoughts * organizes activities and events such as card games, computer-literacy training, and field trips to festivals, national parks, and recreation areas
Youth Committee - aims to bring youth from the community together in a space where they can work toward common goals * youth mentorship - for youth at risk, as well as for students needing help with school work, university applications, standardized tests (e.g. LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, etc) * Youth Study Group & Oral History Project - in coordination with the Palestine House Resource Centre * brings youth and seniors from the community together to record the narratives and stories of our people, and to research, document and record these stories * group trips - picnics, paintball games, sporting events, theatre and music performances, etc * organizing social events and gatherings to bring people together, raise money, and showcase local talent * organizing sporting events, such as basketball and football (soccer) pick-up games and tournaments in the area, as well as supporting the community's athletic teams
Arts Programs - offers arts and performance projects aimed at preserving heritage art forms (such as dabkah and oriental/ Eastern music) * develops contemporary art (such as theatre and contemporary Eastern music) that builds on a history of Palestinian cultural production * hosts occasional art and photo exhibits, invites artists to give presentations about their work, and organizes trips to arts festivals in Toronto, Montreal and Detroit
Dabkah Classes/ Dabkah Troupe - for beginners and Dabbeekeh * dance-form that symbolizes a connection to the land
Heritage Archive - In coordination with the Palestine House Resource Centre, the arts program is working to build an archive of Arab and Palestinian artwork, and art resources * materials collected include digitized artwork * books of and about Arab and Palestinian art * political poster art * taped theatre, music and dance pieces and performances
Update: Palestine House is one of the lovely outfits that backs Israeli Apartheid Week.