It's official - United Way of Peel Region and United Way Toronto & York Region to join forces for greater community impact

October 26, 2017 – This morning, one month after the Boards of United Way of Peel Region and United Way Toronto & York Region voted to unanimously recommend a merger, United Way of Peel Region members echoed this decision with a yes-vote. This outcome solidifies next steps to officially move forward with a merger.

“We’re inspired and encouraged by this vote of confidence from our members,” said Thomas Dyck, Chair of United Way Peel Region’s Board of Directors. “This reassurance from community tells us we are moving in the right direction. We’ll be able to strengthen our sector's capacity to respond to the issues that our region and its people are facing, and do so in a way that is fiercely local.”

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United Ways in Peel, Toronto and York Region join forces for greater regional impact

(September 27, 2017) – On the heels of United Way of Peel Region’s unanimous Board vote, United Way Toronto & York Region’s Board echoed the same recommendation — to move forward with a merger between the two organizations.

In their recommendation, the Boards cited significant alignment between the two United Ways. The two organizations have the same mission, vision, and core values, and their strategic plans share the same community priorities.

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United Way of Peel Region kicks off 2017 fundraising campaign across Peel RegiOn

PEEL REGION (September 15, 2017) – This morning, United Way of Peel Region kicked off its annual workplace fundraising campaign at the Century Gardens Community Centre in Brampton.

Over 200 community members joined Kris Smith, 2017 Campaign Chair and Executive Vice President, Downstream, Suncor Energy, Bruce McCuaig, Board Vice Chair and Executive Advisor at the Privy Council Office, and Anita Stellinga, Interim President and CEO at United Way of Peel Region at the breakfast rally.

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Pulling for U! – UPS Hosts Plane Pull in Support of United Way of Peel Region

PEEL REGION (June 29, 2017) – Last Saturday, teams gathered at Toronto Pearson International Airport, equipped with determination, not passports, for the second annual UPS Plane Pull, Pulling for U!   

UPS organized the initiative in support of United Way of Peel Region where teams of 15 people took on the challenge of pulling a 20,000 tonne, Airbus A300, UPS Brown tail plane, 50 feet across the tarmac in the shortest amount of time.

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United Way of Peel Region Shares 2016/17 Community Impact and Recognizes Outstanding Partners

PEEL REGION (June 27, 2017) – Over 200 community leaders gathered at the Courtyard by Marriott in Brampton for the announcement of United Way of Peel Region’s 2016/17 Community Impact. Sonia Boyle, Vice President, Human Resources at GE Canada delivered the keynote address, highlighting the importance of mental health in the workplace.

During the event, United Way released its annual Community Impact Report that highlights where donor dollars were strategically invested last year in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga to support those who are struggling.

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United Way of Peel Region Highlights $1.3 Million in Mental Health Supports

PEEL REGION (May 3, 2017) – United Way of Peel Region is focused on poverty reduction. Collectively, we work to reduce poverty, prevent poverty and support people living in crisis right now. Through research and best practice, we know that mental health and addictions play a critical role in feeding into the cycle of poverty.

During Mental Health week, United Way is highlighting a continued investment of over $1.3 million to support critical mental health services to meet the growing need in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. This funding is part of the annual investment of over $7 million made throughout Peel Region by the United Way.

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United Way of Peel Region Celebrates Community Achievement

PEEL REGION (March 2, 2017) – Over 350 people came together at the Mississauga Convention Centre to celebrate United Way’s Community Achievement.

Hosted by Jam Gamble, this year’s event highlighted the significant contributions of United Way’s partners - corporate, government, labour, community groups, partner agencies and residents.

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Over 140 people woke up alone, cold and grateful this morning after participating in the Longest Night.

PEEL REGION (February 18, 2017) –

In empty parking lots and quiet streets across Peel this morning, over 140 people woke up in their frozen cars feeling relieved that the night was over. They participated in United Way of Peel Region’s 3rd Annual Longest Night event to raise awareness and much needed funds for United Way’s homelessness strategy. With the temperatures hovering around the freezing mark for most of the week participants began preparing for this immersive experience last night.

Anita Stellinga, Interim President and CEO, United Way of Peel Region joined City of Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey, Councillor Martin Medeiros, Chief Jennifer Evans, Member of Parliament, Brampton North, Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament, Brampton South, Sonia Sidhu and Member of Parliament Brampton West, Kamal Khera in Garden Square in Brampton.

“This is my third time participating in this event and I can tell you it doesn’t get easier. The isolation, the fear, the cold it all adds up and truly makes it feel like the longest night in my life. To think we have people in our communities who experience this everyday motivates me to continue working with our partners like the Region of Peel to address this issue.” said Anita Stellinga, Interim President and CEO, United Way of Peel Region.

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United Way of Peel Region Announces the Appointment of Anita Stellinga as Interim President and CEO

PEEL REGION (February 7, 2017) – United Way of Peel Region’s Board of Directors has appointed Anita Stellinga as Interim President and CEO to ensure a smooth transition while the Board conducts a search for a permanent President and CEO.

Anita began her career with United Way in 1995, progressed through various positions and was appointed Vice President, Community Investment in 2011.  She has also previously supported the organization in a transition role as the Interim Director of Resource Development in 2010. She will continue in her role as Vice-President, Community Investment.

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