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Welcome to United Way of Peel Region's blog. Here we will share how your donation is making an impact in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. We will share information pertinent to our community and share your campaign highlights.

Together, we are possibility!

Feb06

Meet Chief Evans

Categories // From poverty to possibility

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Meet Chief Evans

Meet Chief Evans.
 

As Chief of Police I have seen first-hand the positive impact that United Way has on individuals in our community who need assistance and financial support.  

Poverty is a big thread that runs through many social and health issues in our neighbourhoods. Poverty is a complex issue which requires a multi-faceted response.

I have been involved with the United Way throughout my entire career.  Peel Regional Police have had a longstanding supportive relationship with United Way because as police officers we see first hand the impact that homelessness and poverty have on so many people in our community. United Way supports many worthwhile agencies within our community who assist people and change lives.

Everyone in our community deserves the opportunity to thrive.

Feb02

Meet Samra

Categories // From poverty to possibility

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Meet Samra

Meet Samra.
 
It wasn’t that long ago that I found myself homeless, broke and struggling to build a life of respect for myself and my two daughters. After escaping an abusive marriage, I know what it feels like to have nothing.
 
When I was facing tough times I was able to benefit from programs supported by United Way including women’s shelters and counselling for women escaping violence and abuse.
 
I am fortunate in that I am now in a position to help others. I believe that we can all make a difference and when we work together we can create change. A small action on our part can have a life-changing impact on someone else's life. I have been the recipient of many such actions, and now I see that impact my actions make on other people's lives. Paying it forward and helping each other is our biggest strength. If we support and empower each other, and reach out to those who have less than we do, we can all create a much better, happier, safer community.

Jan23

The Longest Night: put yourself in their shoes

Written by // Roy Saad Categories // From poverty to possibility

The Longest Night: put yourself in their shoes

My alarm went off at 6:21 a.m. – just the same as every other morning – except this morning I woke up to a very cold room. I checked the thermostat and discovered that our house was 15 degrees. Feeling cranky, I investigated and found out that at some time during the night our furnace had stopped working.

Yes, it was inconvenient. Yes, it was cold. Yes, we were upset. And yes, we are still fortunate. We called in a technician and were back up and running by the evening.

Nov21

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of Securities

In each of us, there is an intrinsic desire to give.
 
We give our time, thoughts, and money to causes everyday because it fulfills something inside us that connects us with a deeper meaning and a higher purpose.
 
Sometimes, we want to give but just don’t know how. The problems facing our community can feel insurmountable. It is important that donations make both an impact and “financial sense” for your family.
 
In addition to accepting donations via payroll deduction and online, United Way of Peel Region can accept gifts of securities and mutual funds. A gift of this nature entitles you to receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the donation, while not being subject to any capital gains tax.

Nov15

Joining forces to ignite change, one life at a time.

Written by // Dr. Jacline A. Nyman

As President & CEO of United Way Centraide Canada, I have the tremendous privilege of speaking with non-profit leaders across our country every day. I hear about the issues facing our communities – poverty, youth unemployment, a lack of affordable housing. And I know that these big issues affect us all, from coast to coast to coast, in each local city, town and neighbourhood.

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