Peel Children’s Centre Celebrates Generous Donors at Evening Reception

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On Wednesday, October 4th, 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 Board President, Rudy Riske, and CEO Humphrey Mitchell, Child & Family Clinician Stephanie Rhys introduced a mother who spoke about her son’s experience in PCC’s Day Treatment program. The Day Treatment program is an individualized school-based program for children who are at risk of losing their school placements due to their struggles with mental health..issues.

The mother spoke about PCC’s commitment to her son, and in particular how the staff who support him in his Day Treatment classroom refuse to give up on him, even on “bad days.” She also shared how support from PCC has helped strengthen her family’s connection to each other, emphasizing that mental health is a journey, but it is one they are on together. She concluded by thanking the individuals and organizations that donate time and money to PCC. “You will probably never know the precise impact of your generosity,” she said it closing, “But please know that you have a made a difference.”

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. RBC Royal Bank of Canada presented a cheque for $50,000 in support of the Peel Coordinated Intake Network; McCormick Canada presented a cheque for $34,561 in support of PCC’s programs and services; and the Community Foundation of Mississauga presented a cheque for $23,000 in support of PCC’s Summer Camp and Connect After School programs. Peel Regional Police presented a cheque for $16,020 raised from their annual Mother’s Day Brunch, and John Williams Burgess Enterprises Inc. and the Mississauga Firefighters’ Benevolent Fund also donated $7,500 and $3,000, respectively, to support PCC’s programs and services. Scotiabank was also honoured for having donated $37,400 since 2012 through the Scotiabank Team Community Program.

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.

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