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News release: June 8, 2023

Peel Region celebrates outstanding employee contributions

Brampton, ON. (June 8, 2023) - Today in Regional Council, Peel recognized outstanding employee contributions through Peel Celebrates. Peel Celebrates is an annual employee awards program that recognizes the outstanding contributions of employees, the work they have accomplished within the organization and the Peel community, and how they are making lasting impacts.

One hundred and forty award recipients, selected from over 675 employee nominees, were recognized across 12 awards. Award recipients are listed below. Learn more about Peel Celebrates and view the event photos here.

CAO Award for Excellence: Recipient - Mass Vaccination Program Team

Climate Action Innovation Award: Recipient - Hitesh Topiwala

Climate Action Innovation Award: Recipient - Samantha Paquette

Public Works Commissioner's Values in Action Award: Recipient - Zack Reed

Corporate Services Commissioner's Values in Action Award: Recipient - Samantha Ali and Soo-Jin Kim

Health Services Commissioner's Values in Action Award: Recipient - Vaccine Management Team

Human Services Commissioner's Values in Action Award: Recipient - Child Care Subsidy Unit in Early Years and Child Care Services Team

Community for Life Award: Recipient - Black, African, and Caribbean Communities Core Team

Innovate Award: Recipient - Robotic Process Automation/Intelligent Automation Team

Inspire Award: Recipient - Mary Andani

Spotlight People Leader Award: Recipient - Ann-Marie Case-Volkert

We All Belong Award: Recipient - Women in IT @ Peel Team

Wellness Award: Recipient - Suicide Prevention and Awareness Team

Wellness Award: Recipient - Waste Management Health and Safety Team

I am proud of the passion and commitment of our employees. These award recipients truly went above and beyond delivering programs and services to the Peel community. Peel Celebrates exemplifies our dedication in delivering outstanding public services and making a difference in the lives of our residents.

Gary Kent, Chief Administrative Officer

Media contact

Denise McDonough
Communication Specialist 
Region of Peel

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.