New Directory for Young Peel Parents
BRAMPTON, ON. (February 16, 2011) - A new directory is available to help young parents find important community support during pregnancy and early parenthood. Developed by the Peel Young Parents Resource Group (PYPRG), the directory provides young parents in Peel with a convenient and easy way to find services they need to improve their family’s quality of life.
“It is important for young parents to know what support is available to them in their community,” says Joan Davison, Manager, Reproductive Health at Peel Public Health. “From accessing prenatal education and peer support to applying for the Child Tax Benefit, the Peel Young Parents website offers a quick and easy way to find and access key services.”
The Peel Young Parents website, PeelYoungParents.ca, offers one of Canada’s largest directories of programs and services targeted to meet the needs of young parents. Categories include counseling, breastfeeding support, abuse services, subsidized housing, education, child care and many others.
“Peel Young Parents Resource Group is committed to exploring what difficulties young parents face and collaborating to find solutions,” says Davison. “Parents and community partners identified the need for an easy way for young parents to find important services, and the Peel Young Parents website provides that.”
PYPRG meets every second month to discuss improving the quality of life for parents and those who are pregnant under age 25. Comprised of a diverse group of parents, community agencies and representatives from the Region of Peel, PYPRG aims to raise awareness and sensitivity about the issues faced by young parents.
Visit the website at: PeelYoungParents.ca. For more information on Peel Public Health’s pregnancy, parenting and breastfeeding programs, visit ParentinginPeel.ca.
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.