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News Release: March 30, 2020

Region of Peel COVID-19 Community Response Table

Brampton, ON – Mar. 30, 2020 – To support Peel's most vulnerable residents during COVID-19, the Region of Peel has convened a Regional Community Response Table (Table) and is collaborating with local community partners, health and social service organizations and the not-for-profit sector on planning, operations and service delivery.

"Our goal is to help local agencies to support vulnerable and at-risk populations by responding to the emerging needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic." said Janice Sheehy, Commissioner of Human Services at the Region of Peel. "The Community Response Table will help us develop an inclusive and responsive solution to facilitate information sharing, problem-solving and community collaboration during this time."

With more than 60 organization representatives, the Table consists of staff from the Region and from its partner communities – Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. It also includes community stakeholders and various not-for-profit agencies across Peel. To help identify and address needs, Table participants are encouraged to provide knowledge of their organizations, sectors and communities. The Table is a forum for discussing shared challenges, opportunities and solutions and disseminating information about community impacts and resources.

The Region of Peel's Human Services and Health Services departments recently conducted a survey with more than 200 local agencies to evaluate the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the service-provider landscape. The Community Response Table convenes several times each week, for the foreseeable future to identify, prioritize and respond to urgent organizational and community needs.

Important information resources

To learn more about the Regional Community Response Table, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/community-response-table or email COVID19CommResponse@peelregion.ca

Important information on Regional services will be kept up to date on www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus and on Twitter @regionofpeel.

For local municipal service updates:

Media contacts

Gehna Singh Kareckas
Manager, Strategic Client Communications
Region of Peel
647-821-5814

Ann-Marie Koumettou
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
289-541-8622

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.