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Opportunity Alert! Big Brothers Big Sisters Peel Seeks Adult Mentors from the Black Community

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Opportunity Alert! Big Brothers Big Sisters Peel Seeks Adult Mentors from the Black Community

The Ontario Black Youth Action Plan (OBYAP) is a brand new, province-wide program for Black youth, which will support up to 25 locally developed mentorship initiatives across the province. There is a need for positive role models for Black youth not only across the province, but, more specifically, across Peel Region.

Black children and youth represent 44 per cent (70,700) of the 116,225 Black residents in Peel Region. Research shows that Black youth in Peel have little access to positive role models. What better way to combat that than with mentorship programs within the Black community?

If you’re an adult within the Black community and you want to have a massive impact on Black youth, and ultimately make a real difference, this incredible opportunity is for you. Here’s what Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel has to tell you about how you can get involved in their initiative:


Labour of Love

National Volunteer Week 2017

As we close out National Volunteer week, I wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge our amazing brothers and sisters in the labour movement who volunteer with United Way of Peel Region.

Nationally, United Way and the Canadian Labour Congress have partnered together since 1988. Representing over 3 million individuals, the Canadian Labour Congress is the largest federation of unions in Canada. Unions care deeply for their communities, Working on issues related to social justice and improving the quality of life for individuals and families. Working together with United Way at a national and local level, the Canadian Labour Congress engages and endorses the support of United Way across Canada.


Spotlight on Dev

National Volunteer Week 2017

Dev Sarkar is Chair of the Allocations Committee. The Allocations Committee is a standing committee of the Board that works closely with the Community Investment Cabinet to develop and provide oversight to the annual citizen review process for the Community Priorities Fund.


Volunteers guide the way

National Volunteer Week 2017

At United Way of Peel Region, volunteers and professional staff work together in partnership to achieve our mission. The Board of Directors consists of a strong group of volunteers that share their vision, passion and expertise in every facet of the organization, helping to ensure resources are used for the greatest impact.


Spotlight on Josh

National Volunteer Week 2017

Josh Busuttil has experienced his share of trials and tribulations. Following a diagnosis of Tourette’s Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder he continued to struggle with adversity. Depression took its toll on him. He was in a dark place when he enrolled in a United Way funded program at a Mississauga-based agency.

“It took a lot of hard work and faith as I fought through the dark times in my life, and have now come out the other side into the light,” says Josh. “I had to change my old habits to achieve this feeling of inner peace--a peace that I hope that everyone will one day also get to experience for themselves.”

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