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Pictured from left to right. Front row: Judy Rivard, Ella Basic, Margareta Zorica and Diane Wilson. Back row: Edgar Solon, Dan Imitroff and Philip Manzano. Stacie Irwin is not pictured.
In late August, United Way welcomed eight talented, enthusiastic and energetic members to the campaign team.
Each year individuals are either loaned by their employer or sponsored by an organization to United Way for a 14-week period.
We sincerely thank the following companies for their support of this unique and vital program:
Please join us in welcoming our loaned and sponsored representatives and wishing them great success in their 2012 Campaign work.
The remarkable individuals listed below are not only making a difference in their respective fields, they’re making a lasting difference across the Greater Toronto Area by committing themselves to helping others.
By giving their time, talent and experience, they are taking the lead in helping United Way create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our communities.
We thank them for mobilizing the power of caring Peel citizens in order to make a positive impact on the social issues our communities are facing.
The Region of Peel’s 2012 United Way Employee Campaign will be hosting its 3rd annual 5 km Run, Walk and Roll Event and 1 km Kid’s Course on Saturday, October 27. This one-of-a-kind community run boasts professional chip tracking and great prizes, including best costume.
It’s a great opportunity for your staff, family and friends to come together for a bit of fitness and a whole lot of fun.
There are many ways to get involved. See how by visiting http://www.peelregion.ca/uw/peel5k/.
Because you give, United Way is able to help people move from poverty to possibility. Because you volunteer your time to fundraise and gather pledges, we are able to build healthy people and strong communities. Because you are taking action, we are helping kids be all they can be. We can’t do this vital work without you — by coming together at the Region of Peel’s Run, Walk and Roll Event for United Way we’re able to build a better city for everyone.
Banana costume or not, let’s come together on Saturday, October 27. Sign up your team today.
Are you between the ages of 14-24 and want to make a positive impact in Peel? We want to hear from you!
For the fourth consecutive year, United Way and the Region of Peel are collaborating on Youth in Action grants. Granting opportunities of up to $2,000 focus on youth-led projects that offer creative youth-initiated ideas to address community issues across Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.
Interested in starting change? Click here for more information.
1 in 5 persons will experience diagnosable mental health problems or illnesses in their lifetime; in Peel that represents 259,362 residents. (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
The number of domestic violence cases in 2010 (14,113) rose from 2009 (13,319) or 6% (Peel Regional Police Services Annual Performance Report, 2010)
There is a 6 to 8 month waitlist for counselling and 12 to 15 months for specialized sexual abuse treatment. (Peel Counts 2011)
About 1 in 10 seniors (12,000) in Peel has experienced abuse; and 3 of 4 cases are never reported. (Portraits of Peel 2011)
There are long wait lists for mental health services, addiction treatment, and counselling for victims of abuse.
Over 20,000 new immigrants settle in Peel (Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga) each year; 48.6% of the Region’s residents are newcomers. (Portraits of Peel 2011)
2012 Kick-off - September 6, 2012Sponsored by
Employee Campaign Chair training - September 13, 2012
Employee Campaign Chair training for agencies - September 25, 2012
2nd annual Unity in Diversity Fundraiser Gala - September 29, 2012 Sponsored by
5K Run, Walk and Roll Region of Peel's 5K for United Way - October 27, 2012
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