Peel Region is a great community. But there are growing gaps: between the richest and poorest people, in the opportunities available, and in neighbourhoods that are doing well versus those that are falling behind.
Unfortunately, these gaps are threatening to undermine the long-term health and vitality of our community affecting all of us who live and work in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.
Our goal is to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. And the generous support of your organization and its employees, can help to bridge the growing divides.
Partnering with United Way of Peel Region ensures that your investment makes a difference in the very place that you live and do business. Together, we can improve the lives of people struggling in our community by providing immediate and lasting solutions that tackle poverty on many fronts.
WHY UNITED WAY?
It's what we know
- Our 45 years of trusted work throughout Peel Region offer us a “big picture” advantage, allowing us to target your support where it’s needed most.
- Through our research and our collaborations in social support programs we are able to dig deep into the community’s social issues, allowing us to make smart and timely investments on your behalf.
- Our local expertise, combined with the expertise of our partners, helps us improve the effectiveness of the community agencies we support — allowing them to do more, better.
- Our rigorous and ongoing review — of our work and the work of our funded agencies —ensures that we deliver results.
It's who we work with
- Our powerful, long-standing relationships — with government, labour, and throughout the private and social sectors —allow us to assemble the right people to effect meaningful change.
- Our 2,300 volunteers (who fundraise with us) — and our access to donated services — make us a lean and highly effective organization, and a leader in the sector.
- Our front-line community agencies use our stable funding, trusted brand and reputation as a leader to leverage further funding, allowing them to meet emerging needs and develop innovative solutions.
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To learn more about the growth of income disparity in Peel Region, read the three-part series published by The Toronto Star.
- April 6, 2013: Peel transformed from middle-class suburbia to income extremes
New data reveal that income disparity in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon are on par with many major Canadian cities.
- April 8, 2013: Peel Region a destination for immigrants, but jobs lacking
Immigration has fuelled the rise of inequality in Peel Region, where one-third of newcomers live on a low income.
- April 9, 2013: Peel Region services for poor stretched to limit
Emergency social services, child care and affordable housing have not kept pace with the rise of low-income families in Peel Region.