The South Asian Advisory Council, also known as Apna Peel was established in May 2009. It assists the United Way in understanding the needs and challenges of Peel’s South Asian community and in building strong community relationships. The formation of Apna Peel is part of a broader United Way initiative to foster and build relationships and address key social issues within ethno-specific communities in Peel.
South Asian Advisory Council Activities
In keeping with the mandate, the council also focuses its work on researching and raising awareness and challenges within the South Asian community, promoting understanding of United Way and raising funds to support United Way’s work.
The council is a volunteer group of people of South Asian descent living or working in Peel Region. Council members constitute a mix of individuals coming from diverse subgroups of the South Asian region, comprising of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.
The members either work or reside in the Region of Peel.