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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.

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Sep06

The significance of Labour Day

Written by // Shelley White Categories // Collaborations

The 8-hour movement you didn’t know you celebrated

Of course everyone loves Labour Day, you get an extra day off work! But, did you know you were celebrating a substantially progressive social movement this weekend?

That’s right!

Labour Day’s origins lie in the labour union movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. So now you know who to thank for that balanced work-life structure that’s a reality for many of us doing our part to make the economy churn.

Aug29

Pulling for U!

Written by // Jagneet Singh

Pulling for U!

What if I told you there was an event going down in Peel that was action-packed and adrenaline-filled? And what if I told you it’s also for a great cause ?

Yes, you read that correctly. This might be the most epic way you could raise money this month, possibly in 2016, and maybe even ever.

Jul25

Gotta Catch 'Em All

Written by // Roy Saad

Gotta Catch 'Em All

These last few weeks all I’ve heard is "Gotta Catch 'Em All”. Of course, I’m referring to the phenomenon that is Pokémon Go. This game has got everyone outside and interacting with friends and neighbours. I’ve talked more to my neighbours in the last week than I have in the last 12 years.

The news is full of negative stories – people walking off cliffs or into traffic, thieves using Pokémon to target victims, and so on. But I’ve really seen the positive. I understand completely why mental health experts are applauding the app as it helps people cope with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. Pokémon Go is getting people to go outside and become an active part of their community.  They’re talking to each other and helping each other. It’s a beautiful thing.

Jul15

Who you gonna call?

Written by // Jagneet Singh

Who you gonna call?

Imagine if you could simply call someone to extinguish poverty.

Who would you call?

Well, unfortunately, life isn’t a movie like Ghostbusters and poverty cannot simply be extinguished. In 1980, 2% of Peel’s neighbourhoods were considered low income. Today, that number is at 45%. It’s sometimes hidden, like ghosts lurking around, but the poverty crisis in Peel is real.

May13

United for Fort McMurray

Written by // Shelley White Categories // Collaborations

United for Fort McMurray

Like all Canadians, United Way of Peel Region is heartbroken by the situation facing thousands of residents in Fort McMurray and its surrounding communities. We want to do everything we can to help.

With United Way Fort McMurray staff and volunteers currently affected by the evacuation order, United Ways  across Canada have been offering their help.

Even though we may not be directly affected by the events ongoing in Alberta, United Way of Peel Region stands united with Fort McMurray as residents and families begin the long road to recovery.

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