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About Us

We provide services to people who are concerned with their own or someone else’s involvement with alcohol, drugs, gambling, gaming and other select behavioural dependencies. We also provide programs and services for those living with mental health challenges. 

We’re committed to offering quality services to a diverse population. We believe in and recognize the uniqueness of each individual with their own experiences and strengths. Our person-centred approach considers all aspects of your life.

As a not-for-profit charitable agency, we are funded by the Ministry of Health, through Ontario Health Central Region. We are fully accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation. PAARC is a proud partner of the Mississauga Ontario Health Team, the Central West Ontario Health Team, and the Hills of Headwater Ontario Health Team.

PAARC participates in one-Link, a single point of access for referrals to 10 addiction and mental health service providers serving Mississauga and Halton Region. When you call one-Link, a service coordinator will ask you questions that will help them refer you to the most appropriate health provider to meet your needs. For more information about one-Link, please click here.

Our Corporate Values





Delivering quality, community-based services for people with addictions and concurrent disorders.


Making a positive difference in the lives of people impacted by addictions and concurrent disorders.

PAARC values a person-centred approach. This means that we listen to what is important to you, share our professional expertise with you, and then together you and your counsellor decide on your goals and how you will reach them. Our approach is strength based, and we support harm reduction.

As professionals, we adhere to the Code of Ethics and standards of practice as set out by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. PAARC’s employees adhere to professional codes of conduct.

Our Programs

We offer a variety of programs and services for people experiencing challenges related to their own or someone else’s substance use, gambling, gaming or other select behavioural dependencies.

We also have programs for individuals who are living with mental health challenges.


Staff Members

Operational Values

  • We believe in the dignity and worth of all human beings.
  • We recognize the right of humane treatment of anyone experiencing substance use problems, gambling problems, mental health concerns and other problems.
  • We value an environment which is caring, open, trusting, accepting and welcoming. We celebrate the diversity of people, perspectives, cultures, skills and other areas.
  • We will assist in the improved quality of life of every person served, endeavouring to provide the highest feasible quality of care.
  • We will maintain proper professional relationships with all persons served, assisting them to help themselves, and referring them promptly and appropriately to other programs or individual professionals when their treatment plan so indicates.
  • We will respect confidentiality with regard to records and materials concerning persons served in accordance with PAARC and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care guidelines, and applicable law.
  • We will ensure that all interpersonal interactions with clients served are non-exploitive and essential to their good recovery.
  • We will give due respect to the rights, views, and positions of other addiction counsellors and related professionals.
  • We will respect agency policies and procedures and cooperate with any associated agency management as long as this remains consistent with recognized standards, procedures, and ethics.
  • We will contribute ideas and findings regarding alcohol and other drug addiction treatment and recovery through appropriate channels to professionals in the field.
  • We will regularly evaluate personal strengths, limitations, biases, or levels of effectiveness, always striving for self-improvement and seeking professional development by means of further education and training.

Thank You to Our Funding Partners

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5170 Dixie Road, Suite 302
Mississauga, ON L4W 1E3

Phone: 905-629-1007
Email: admin@paarc.com

PAARC Non-Discrimination Policy

PAARC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), national origin (ancestry), Canadian citizenship status, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or military status in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and involuntary termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

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