May 18, 2010
For immediate release
CALEDON - As part of Paramedic Week, Peel paramedics including Chief Peter Dundas spent some time sprucing up the Caledon campus of Peel Children’s Centre (PCC) – an organization that provides mental health services for Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga children and youth under 18 years old.
Michelle Mouratidis, Brad Bowie, Verena Jones and Chief Dundas worked with the organization’s property maintenance crew, Doug Clattenburg Sr. and Doug Clattenburg Jr., applying mulch to and pruning trees, weeding and planting gardens, and top-dressing areas of the campus.
“I’m very proud of my staff for dedicating their time to an organization that’s committed to giving Peel kids with mental health challenges and their families the support they need,” said Peter Dundas, Chief Peel Regional Paramedic Services.
“Peel Children’s Centre is extremely grateful to Chief Peter Douglas and the Peel paramedics who so generously volunteered their time today. On behalf of the children, youth and staff at our Caledon campus, thank you,” said Humphrey Mitchell, Executive Director, Peel Children’s Centre.
PCC is a fully accredited, charitable, not-for-profit children’s mental health centre that has served Peel since 1985. Each year PCC provides 5,700 services free-of-charge to 3,700 children/youth under age 18, and their families, who are experiencing serious mental health challenges such as aggression, defiance, impulsivity, anxiety, depression, attachment disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and self-harm.
“Our Vision at Peel Children’s Centre is, ‘A Caring Community Working Together for Children.’ The paramedics’ contributions today exemplify this spirit of community collaboration,” Mitchell said.
“We had a great time helping out at the Caledon campus and are looking forward to future volunteer opportunities with the Peel Children’s Centre,” said Brad Bowie, Public Education and Awareness Officer.
For more information about their services and residential treatment programs, or to get involved, visit www.peelcc.org.
Photo, l. to r.: Michelle Mouratidis, Peel Paramedic; Marla Bloomfield, Development Coordinator, PCC; Mora Thompson, Communications Specialist, PCC; Verena Jones, Acting Manager, System Performance, Peel Regional Paramedic Services; Peter Dundas, Chief, Peel Regional Paramedic Services; Ceri Harnden, Director, Economic and Business Development, PCC; and Doug Clattenburg Sr., Maintenance Coordinator, PCC.