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News release: February 22, 2024

Peel Region and Peel Regional Police raise $268,000 for United Way

United Way

Peel employee United Way campaigns have donated more than $4 million over the past decade to help those in need in the Peel community.

BRAMPTON, ON (February 22, 2024) – At Regional Council today, Peel Region announced that employees of Peel Region and Peel Regional Police Service raised a combined total of $268,130 in the 2023 United Way fundraising campaign. Peel employees exceeded the campaign fundraising goal, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to supporting Peel’s communities.

Regional Chair Nando Iannicca presented two cheques totalling $268,130 to Anita Stellinga, Chief of Staff & Corporate Secretary of United Way Greater Toronto on behalf of Peel employees.

Peel Region is one of United Way’s longest-standing partners with 45 years of continuous fundraising history. These funds support United Way in delivering services that meet the urgent needs of Peel residents who have been affected by economic downturns, unaffordability and the inequities that divide our community. Through these donations, Peel employees help those in need in our community and unite under a worthy cause.

United Way Greater Toronto supports 71 agencies that deliver more than 90 programs to communities across Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga. Last year, over 300,000 Peel residents received a helping hand from United Way Greater Toronto.

I’m so proud of the generosity and dedication shown by Peel’s employees throughout the 2023 campaign. It’s heartwarming to see the impact of coming together with such enthusiasm to support this great cause. Thank you to everyone from every corner of the organization who participated and helped make the campaign a resounding success.

Nando Iannicca, Peel Regional Chair.

“I am immensely proud of our Peel Region employees for once again surpassing our fundraising goal for United Way Greater Toronto, despite the uncertainties and challenges faced last year. Raising over $268,000 speaks volumes about our organization's culture of compassion and giving. This contribution will make a tangible difference in the lives of our neighbours in need.

Gary Kent, Chief Administrative Officer, Peel Region.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Peel Region and Peel Regional Police for the continued partnership. A sincere thank you to the exceptional staff and volunteers, whose generous support is a driving force in our ongoing fight against poverty. These contributions power over 90 programs across Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga, creating a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. Through our long-standing partnership with decades of history and trust, together, we continue to build a region where every individual and family has opportunity and hope.

Daniele Zanotti, President and CEO, United Way Greater Toronto.

About United Way Greater Toronto

As the largest non-government funder of community services in the GTA, United Way Greater Toronto reinforces a crucial community safety net to support people living in poverty. United Way’s network of agencies and initiatives in neighbourhoods across Peel, Toronto and York Region works to ensure that everyone has access to the programs and services they need to thrive. Mobilizing community support, United Way’s work is rooted in ground-breaking research, strategic leadership, local advocacy, and cross-sectoral partnerships committed to building a more equitable region and lasting solutions to the GTA’s greatest challenges.

Media contact

Haide Hall
Communications Specialist
Peel Region 

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.