Peel Children’s Centre is grateful for the funding we receive from governments and our individual, corporate, foundation and community donors. With generous financial support, we are renovating a facility in Brampton for our Residential Treatment Program for children ages 7 to 11. PCC recently provided a tour of the site for our funders and donors.
We also hosted a reception to thank our major donors. Read on for a report on these special events.
“EXTREME RENO” HARD HAT TOUR
PCC held an “Extreme Reno Hard Hat Tour” on November 9th to thank the funders who have enabled us to renovate a residence to house our Residential Treatment Program for latency-aged (7–11) children. Located on Queen Street in Brampton, the new facility will be larger than our current residence for this age group, enabling PCC to serve more children in a therapeutic and safe environment.
We were delighted that Hon. Laurel Broten, Minister of Children and Youth Services, was able to celebrate with us. Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services has provided a capital grant of $450,000 towards the renovations. We are also grateful for leadership gifts of $25,000 from the TD Bank and $10,000 from CIBC, which will help PCC furnish the residence. PCC is still accepting donations towards this important project. Please visit peelcc.org/donate to make a donation.
Other elected officials also joined the celebration. We welcomed Hon. Peter Fonseca, Labour Minister and MPP, Mississauga East; Hon. Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Natural Resources and MPP, Brampton Springdale; Dr. Kuldip Kular, MPP, Bramalea-Gore-Malton; and Mr. Emil Kolb, Chair, Region of Peel.
Jonathan Saunders, Residential Counsellor, shared the story of a child who was treated in PCC’s current Tullamore residence for latency-aged children. This boy, who had serious mental health difficulties following years of abuse, is now thriving and has won awards at school.
In the photo:
Front row: Margaret Whitwell, Associate Vice President, CIBC; Emil Kolb, Chair, Region of Peel; Hon. Laurel Broten, Minister of Children and Youth Services; Bruce McKay, District Vice President, TD Bank.
Back row: Evan Whittington, Contractor; Bill Hall, Architect.
DONOR RECOGNITION EVENT
PCC invited major donors, sponsors and partners to an evening reception on November 3rd at the Credit Valley Golf Club to thank them for their generous support. Roman Boychuk, President, and Humphrey Mitchell, Executive Director, explained how PCC counts on donations to meet the Peel community’s need for mental health services for children, youth and their families.
To illustrate the impact of donations, Susan Elbe, Clinical Supervisor, shared the story of a PCC client being raised by his grandparents following his mother’s struggles with mental illness. After being suspended from school because of serious behavioural issues, this youth came to PCC and has been highly successful in residential treatment. He is attending school again and earning marks in the 90s. Everyone was moved by a touching letter in which this youth shared his hopes and dreams for a bright future as a computer scientist.
The occasion also afforded CIBC the opportunity to present a $25,000 leadership gift in support of PCC’s Intensive Child and Family Services for children/youth ages 7 to 17.
Thank you to all the generous supporters who are part of PCC’s Caring Community Working Together for Children.