BBOT honours United Way of Peel Region with Mentoring Award

PEEL REGION (April 27, 2016) – The red carpet at Pearson Convention Centre was rolled out at the Brampton Board of Trade’s annual Business Excellence Awards where United Way Peel Region received the Mentoring award.

Brampton Board of Trade presents the Mentoring award to a business person or organization that best helps support youth, newcomers or new entrepreneurs to be successful in the Brampton business community.

“I’m very happy the Brampton Board of Trade recognizes the important role that United Way plays in supporting the social economic growth and success of our community,” says United Way of Peel Region President and CEO, Shelley White, “Coming from the business community, this recognition truly validates our work and proves that everything we do has the power to change and impact the lives of those struggling in Peel.”

The evening, co-hosted by Jaipaul Massey-Singh, past chair of Brampton Board of Trade and Christina Walkinshaw, one of North America’s top female comedians, was equal parts fun and inspiring. Business leaders from all over Brampton were recognized for making an outstanding impact in the business community.    

United Way of Peel Region is proud to share the 2016 Mentoring award with PLASP Child Care Services.

White continues, “When we say Together we are Possibility, we mean it. We need everyone at the table to make lasting change. We are able to create sustainable poverty-reduction solutions, locally. However, we are only able to do that with your ongoing support. Thank you!”

About United Way of Peel Region

Established in 1967, United Way of Peel Region inspires people from all walks of life to come together to raise funds, volunteer and motivate policy and attitude changes that lead to the improvement of people’s quality of life in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. United Way’s community investment focus is to help individuals and families move from a life of poverty to one full of possibilities, to ensure all children have the opportunity to be all they can be, and to build strong communities. For more information on United Way’s work in the community visit:

About The Brampton Board of Trade

The Brampton Board of Trade has generated enterprise productivity and community prosperity for thousands of business and civic champions, since 1887.

Media contacts:

Roy Saad | Manager, Stakeholder Engagement
416-356-6344 (mobile) | | @unitedwaypeel