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For Immediate Release:
March 8, 2012

Region of Peel and Peel Regional Police Employees Raise More than $500,000 for Local United Way

BRAMPTON, ON. (March 8, 2012) – Despite tough economic times in 2011, employees of both the Region of Peel and Peel Regional Police dug deeper into their pockets and presented a joint cheque today to the United Way of Peel Region for $519,748. The presentation was made during the Regional Council meeting.

Last year both employee campaigns exceeded their goals, raising funds through personal donations and fundraising events. Through the hard work and generosity of dedicated employees, the Region of Peel surpassed its initial target by more than $27,000, raising $377,777. Peel Regional Police also exceeded its campaign goal, raising $141,971. The United Way has been the Region of Peel’s corporate charity for more than 35 years and provides services to 56 community agencies throughout Peel. 

“Together, we are proud to support the United Way of Peel Region as they build upon services and programs that benefit the whole community,” said Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, CEO and Chair of the Peel Police Services Board. “We are committed to continue working together to ensure the future health and prosperity of Peel’s communities.”

“The Region of Peel and Peel Regional Police are truly essential and valued partners,” said Shelley White, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Peel Region. “We would like to thank everyone who gave, volunteered and acted on behalf of United Way. United, we are creating lasting change for hundreds of thousands of people across Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.”

The Region of Peel was also honoured with the 2011 Outstanding Public Sector Joint Union-Management Campaign Award at the United Way of Peel Region’s 2011 Community Achievement Celebration on Feb. 9, 2012.

The award was presented to the Region of Peel, in partnership with the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 966, Ontario Public Service Employees Union Local 277, Ontario Nurses’ Association, Ontario Public Service Employees Union Local 280, and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 175.  This award recognizes workplace campaigns run jointly by union members and management that exemplify teamwork, leadership and community giving in the public sector.

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 Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.

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Left to Right: Marilyn Friedman, Chief Development Officer, United Way of Peel Region, Inspector Sam Checchia, Peel Regional Police, Carri-Lynn Holmes, Peel Regional Police, Constable Dean Renpenning, Peel Regional Police, Chief Mike Metcalf, Peel Regional Police, Regional Chair Emil Kolb, Shelley White, CEO, United Way of Peel Region, David Szwarc, CAO, Region of Peel, Andre Oliveira, 2011 UW Campaign Co-Chair, Region of Peel (EBS), Elka Vandenburg, 2011 UW Campaign Co-Chair, Region of Peel (EBS), Judette Walker-Miller, 2011 UW Campaign Vice Chair, Region of Peel (Health Services), Gagan Buttar, 2011 UW Campaign Vice Chair, Region of Peel (Health Services), Dave Wakely, Peel Regional Paramedic Services, OPSEU Local 277



Mei Ling
Communication Co-ordinator,
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4575,

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



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