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For Immediate Release:
June 22, 2010

Launch of Peel's Aboriginal Family Program

BRAMPTON, ON. (June 22, 2010) – To coincide with National Aboriginal History Month, the Region of Peel, in partnership with the Malton Neighbourhood Services, Ontario Early Years Centre at Bramalea Civic Centre, is launching Peel’s first Aboriginal Family Program.

“We learned through focus groups that Aboriginal families in Peel would value culturally appropriate programs that focused on their heritage,” said Helen Lewis-FitzGerald, Community Engagement Specialist, Region of Peel. “As a result of this feedback, the Aboriginal Family Program will offer families with children aged zero to six years an opportunity to learn about First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures.  Through stories, song and art, we hope to educate and inspire young minds and ensure Aboriginal culture remains strong.”

The program will run every Friday, beginning June 25, from 1-2:30 p.m. at 150 Central Park Dr. in Brampton. Aboriginal families interested in attending the program can call 905-791-7800 ext. 8715 for more information.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit www.peelregion.ca.



Judy Carter
Early Childhood Outreach Worker for Aboriginal Community
905-791-7800, ext. 8715

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



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