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News release: May 26, 2022

Region of Peel Marketing and Communications team receives IABC Gold Quill Award of Merit

Brampton - (May 26, 2022) – The Marketing and Communications team at the Region of Peel was recognized by the International Association of Business Communications (IABC) with a Gold Quill Award of Merit for their work on Doses after Dark!

For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide. Gold Quill is the only awards program that honours the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale. All IABC Gold Quill Award entries are evaluated by international professional communicators with more than 10 years of experience, and the award is known and acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards program in the industry.

Doses after Dark was Canada’s first overnight vaccination clinic, designed and hosted by the Region in May 2021. The campaign focused on vaccinating more people in a 32-hour period than ever before, with the target of connecting ‘hard to reach’ and vulnerable audiences. Strategically hosted at the International Centre in Mississauga, a location selected as Peel’s harder to reach residents (shift workers, truck drivers, etc.) passed by daily, the evening set a record for most vaccines administered at a single clinic since the start of the mass vaccination campaign.

The campaign exceeded all expectations by a wide range and set a national standard and name for the community and Region of Peel staff. Doses after Dark was the most successful media campaign in the Region of Peel’s history, earning almost $3.4 million in Earned Monetary Value (EMV), and reaching hundreds of thousands of viewers.

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We are incredibly proud of this accomplishment and everyone on our Marketing and Communications team that supported this effort. This recognition truly shows the passion and dedication they have displayed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic response. Congratulations!

Gary Kent, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services.

Media contact

Bethany Lee
Manager, Strategic Client Communications
Region of Peel
Tel: 905-867-8857

About Peel Region

In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.