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For Immediate Release:
March 1, 2010

Peel Housing Corporation to Be Recognized as First Canadian Social Housing Provider to Achieve Certification From the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (frpo)

WHAT: The Federation of Rental-Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) is the province’s leading advocate for quality rental housing. FRPO will make a delegation to the Peel Housing Corporation’s Board of Directors and present them with an achievement award for certifying all 70 Peel Living facilities under FRPO’s Certified Rental Building Program.
WHY: Peel Housing Corporation is the first social housing provider in Canada to achieve certification under FRPO Certified Rental Building Program – a stringent quality assurance program for rental housing providers. Certification ensures all 16,060 residents in Peel Living’s 70 building communities receive housing that meets highest standards of quality and building management best-practices.

Peel Living is the Region of Peel’s non-profit housing company. Also known as Peel Housing Corporation, it operates as an independent Corporation of the Region of Peel and is administered by the Region’s Human Services Department.

WHEN: Thursday, March 4, 2010, 11:30 a.m. (Estimate, depending on Council agenda)
WHERE: Region of Peel Council Chambers – 10 Peel Centre Dr., Suite A, 5th Floor, Brampton
WHO: Peel Housing Corporation
  • Paul Palleschi, President and Regional Councillor
  • Patricia Mullin, Vice President and Regional Councillor
  • Glen O’Brecht, General Manager
  • Janet Menard, Commissioner of Human Services
  • Peel Housing Corporation Board Members and Executive

Federation of Rental-Housing Providers of Ontario (frpo)

  • Vince Brescia, President & CEO 
  • David Horwood, Chair, Board of Directors
  • Ted Whitehead, Director, Certified Rental Building Program


Peel Living Contact:
Joan Endersby
Sr. Public Affairs Associate
Region of Peel
905-791-7800 ext 4655

FRPO Contact:
David Eisenstadt
The Communications Group Inc.
416-696-9900 ext 36

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



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