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For Immediate Release:
December 3, 2010

Peel Immigration Web Portal Celebrates
Two Years and 100,000 Visits

WHAT: The Region of Peel, Peel Newcomer Strategy Group, and local partners focused on the needs of newcomers, will celebrate the second anniversary and 100,000 visits to immigrationpeel.ca the Regionís immigration web portal. The portal is one of 21 sites developed by Ontario municipalities, and funded by the provincial and federal governments, to support successful integration of newcomers into their communities.† The portal is one of several Peel initiatives focused on the needs of immigrants, others include:
  • Peel Newcomer Strategy Group
  • Peel Labour Market survey (2010)
  • Immigrant Experience Discussion Papers
  • Strategic Diversity Strategy
WHO: This event brings regional, provincial and community partners together to celebrate the portalís dual milestones. Speakers include:
  • Emil Kolb, Regional Chair
  • Khalil Ramal, MPP of London - Fanshawe and
    Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
  • Laureen Rennie, Executive Director, Peel Newcomer Strategy Group
  • Rekha Lekhani, Content Lead, Peel Immigration Web Portal††
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 6, 2010
10 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Region of Peel 10 Peel Centre Dr., Council Chambers, 5th floor
Brampton, ON, L6T 4B9


Joan Endersby
Senior Public Affairs Associate
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4655

Rekha Lakhani
Project Leader, Peel Immigration Web Portal
Region of Peel
905-791-9400 ext. 8031

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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