2014-media-releases

Peel employees show that Peel can Depend on them through United Way Day of Caring™

PEEL REGION (November 13, 2014) – On Thursday, hundreds of volunteers spread across Peel to roll up their sleeves to show that they care about community. Depend and United Way came together to promote healthy, active and independent living throughout at individual’s life with a focus on volunteering.

A group of 200 volunteers from all over Peel spent the day picking up litter, planting trees, organizing donations, assembling craft kits and much more. With 22 project locations across Peel, there were hundreds of volunteers coming together to create a meaningful impact in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, while learning more about United Way of Peel Region’s investment in the community.

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United Way of Peel Region to redefine possibility in Peel with 2014 fundraising campaign

BRAMPTON (September 18, 2014) – Today, at The Journey Neighbourhood Centre in Brampton, with thundersticks in hand and enough energy to fill a stadium, 500+ United Way of Peel Region supporters roared to a crescendo chanting, “WE ARE POSSIBILITY”. The new rallying cry aims to capture the hearts and minds of the community.

Joined by volunteers and partners, Chuck Hounsell, 2014 Campaign Chair and Senior Vice-President of Payment at TD Bank, and Shelley White, President and CEO of United Way, announced a fundraising target of $12.4-million.

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United Way of Peel Region shares Investing for Impact report at Annual Meeting Meeting

BRAMPTON (June 24, 2014) – This morning, at its annual meeting, United Way of Peel Region released its 2013/14 Investing for Impact report.

This report represents a new way of doing things – a new way to measure United Way’s investments in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. For the first time in its history, United Way is reporting in real-time – data collected by agency partners by individuals served, geography, disability and mental health from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014..

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United Way Youth Ambassador named one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20

MISSISSAUGA (May 28, 2014) – United Way of Peel Region congratulates youth ambassador Wali Shah on being a recipient of this year’s Top 20 Under 20™ Award presented by Youth in Motion.

“Wali Shah does not have your typical story. But his passion to overcome obstacles and become an advocate for other young people are what truly sets him apart,” says Shelley White, president and CEO, United Way of Peel Region.

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Chuck Hounsell set to lead 2014 United Way Campaign

PEEL REGION (April 10, 2014) – As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, United Way of Peel Region is thrilled to announce Chuck Hounsell as Chair of the 2014 Campaign.

In this volunteer role, Hounsell will lead United Way in raising funds to create pathways out of poverty and make the greatest impact possible on the most pressing social challenges in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.

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United Way of Peel Region announces $7.2 million in Community Priorities Fund investments

MISSISSAUGA (April 2, 2014) – After a thorough allocation process, United Way of Peel Region announced today it will invest $7.2 million in 2014/15 in a network of social programs and services through its Community Priorities Fund.

“Poverty is the result of many factors and overlapping social issues. No single initiative can address them all,” says Shelley White, president and CEO of United Way. “We have a holistic, long-term strategy in place that tackles poverty on many fronts across Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. The Community Priorities Fund is part of our overall investment strategy.”

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United Way strengthens neighbourhoods through Strong Neighbourhood Grants

MISSISSAUGA (February 28, 2014) – United Way of Peel Region is pleased to announce the three projects being funded through its Strong Neighbourhood Grants:

  • The Journey Neighbourhood Centre (Brampton)
  • The Exchange (Caledon)
  • The Sheridan/Clarkson Neighbourhood Family Program (Mississauga).

The Strong Neighbourhood Grants total $240,000 over two years. They will support community integration, improved access to services and supports, and ensure residents have a say in the solutions implemented in their own neighbourhood.

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United Way’s Young Leaders Council celebrates youth at 2013 Youth Spirit Awards

MISSISSAUGA (February 12, 2014) – On February 12, 2013, United Way of Peel Region’s Young Leaders Council hosted the Youth Spirit Awards at General Mills Canada.

The Youth Spirit Awards celebrate fundraising efforts by students in Peel Region – from six years old to 26! The four categories include:

  • Social Spirit (Best use of social media)
  • Helping Hands (Most volunteers)
  • Uniquely Yours (Most innovative ideas)
  • Biggest Bucks (Most money raised).

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United Way of Peel Region’s 2013 Campaign raises $12.702 million

MISSISSAUGA (February 6, 2014) – United Way of Peel Region, with the support of  thousands of donors and volunteers from across our community, United Way of Peel Region has raised to date $12.702-million of its 2013 $13.3 million goal.

Over 500 people came together at the Mississauga Convention Centre this evening to celebrate their hard work. United Way also presented Spirit Awards (list attached) to several organizations and individuals to recognize their efforts in the campaign and their volunteer work in the community.

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United Way leads community research to better understand mental health services available to Peel residents

MISSISSAUGA (January 22, 2014) – Today, United Way of Peel Region released the results of a community research project – Mapping the Mental Health System in Peel Region: Challenges and Opportunities– to better understand the mental health services available to the residents of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

One in five people in Canada will experience diagnosable mental health problems or illnesses in their lifetime; in Peel that represents 259,362 residents. Mental illness affects people of all socio-economic backgrounds. In many circumstances, people with mental illness often live in chronic poverty, and poverty can be a significant risk factor for poor physical and mental health.

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