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On October 5, Peel Children’s Centre (PCC) welcomed donors, sponsors and community partners for an evening reception in recognition of their generous support. The event was held at Credit Valley Golf Club in Mississauga.
Following a warm welcome from PCC’s Board President, Patricia Grady, and CEO Humphrey Mitchell, Child & Family Clinician Dannika Mete introduced a mother who spoke about her experience in the Peel Infant-Parent Program (PIPP)* and Intensive Child & Family ages 0-6 (ICF 0-6) program.
The mother spoke about how, through education, role play and modeling, PIPP helped her better understand her infant’s personality and development. Through self-reflection and connection with her clinician and other parents, PIPP also helped the mother get to know herself as a parent, a role she had struggled to feel comfortable in since the birth of her older child. The mother also highlighted how ICF 0-6 helped not only her and her infant, but her husband and older child as well. She credited both programs with bringing her family closer together and helping them grow into stronger family unit.
The mother’s story beautifully illustrated the impact PCC donors have on children, youth and families in Peel, and the evening concluded with several cheque presentations by dedicated corporations and foundations. Peel Regional Police donated $15,500 raised from their annual Mother’s Day Brunch in support of PCC programs and services, and HydroOne Brampton presented a cheque for $10,000 raised from their 10th Annual Golf Tournament, also in support PCC programs and services. John William Burgess Enterprises Inc. presented a cheque for $7000 in support of PCC’s Concurrent Disorders program, and the Mississauga Firefighters Benevolent Fund Association donated $2500 in support of PCC’s summer camp program. Finally, Kotak Law presented a cheque for $2500, also in support of PCC’s programs and services.
Thank you to all the generous supporters who contribute to PCC's vision of A Caring Community Working Together for Children and Youth. Your support makes a difference.
* PIPP is offered in partnership with The Region of Peel
Alexandra Macgregor, Communications Specialist
905-795-3500 ext. 2297