United Way of Peel Region’s Black Community Advisory Council, in collaboration with the Social Planning Council of Peel, the Black Community Action Network and the F.A.C.E.S. Collaborative launched the 2015 F.A.C.E.S. report on Monday, May 4, 2015.
The F.A.C.E.S. report - Facilitating Access, Change and Equity in Systems – examines the social well-being of Black youth in Peel Region and the supports needed to ensure the opportunity to thrive. The research presented is a compilation of demographic and socio-economic data as well as key interviews with service providers and Black youth themselves.
Funding for the F.A.C.E.S. report was provided by the Region of Peel and sponsored by the Social Planning Council of Peel.
Fighting an uphill battle
A Socio-Economic Profile of the Black Population in Peel, 2006 & 2011
Socio-Economic Status of the Black Population by Peel Neighbourhoods, 2006
The taxonomic method is used to measure and analyze variations among the neighbourhoods with respect to the socio-economic status of Blacks in Peel. The findings of this research reveal many differences among Blacks in Peel both within and among neighbourhoods, with the neighbourhood of Urban Caledon (L7C) having the highest percentage of Blacks of high socio-economic status, and that of East Brampton (L6T) having the highest percentage of Blacks of low socio-economic status. The findings of this study can be used to inform the development of public policy and the provision of services for the Black community.
An Inventory of Agencies that Serve the Black Community and Youth in Peel Region
Fourteen (14) Black-focused organizations in Peel Region.
Three (3) mainstream agencies offering specific services for the Black community (for Black seniors).
Four (4) agencies in Toronto serving the Black population in Peel. (mental health, HIV/AIDS prevention, youth in the criminal justice system)