People Helping People

Brampton/Caledon Community Living $1,700

Recognizing its clients need for ongoing support, Brampton/Caledon Community Living established an endowment fund with the Foundation in March 2003. In partnership with its volunteers, their families, and the community, Community Living supports people with developmental disabilities and helps them to lead enriched and meaningful lives. The $1,700 grant will enable Community Living to continue its respite and family services support and referral service, which connects individuals and families to available community programs.

Children's Aid Society of Peel $500

Since 1912, the Children's Aid Society has been making a difference in the lives of Peel Region's youth. The Society has assisted more than 16,000 children and 7,800 families. Today, thanks in part to its donors, the Society is able to provide support for the prevention of child abuse and neglect and to further skills in development and socialization throughout the community.

Unfunded by the government, the Society's annual grant makes continued support for these programs possible.

St. Leonard's House (Peel) $20,000

The Rotary Club of Brampton has always held concern for those marginalized by society because of their past transgressions. To alleviate these concerns and change the future, the Rotary Club contributed $20,000 to St. Leonard's House to purchase 60 more beds for the Rotary Resolve House in Peel. For men in transition, the Rotary Resolve House expansion furthers their opportunity to re-acclimate to society in a place of safety, belonging, dignity, nourishment, and education.

African Community Services of Peel $2,400

For eight years, African Community Services of Peel has been providing seniors support programs to enhance their opportunities to participate in a range of activities. A $2,400 gift from the Robert and Nancy Bell Fund went directly to the Seniors Sewing Club project to encourage creativity and participation and engage newcomers in a productive enterprise in their new community.

John Howard Society of Peel-Halton $1,650

Founded on the belief that youth at risk do not have to live a life of crime, the John Howard Society is using the $1,650 it received in 2004 to develop its Youth Referral Service. This service will make it possible for the Society to work with police and other service providers to provide meaningful interventions for referred youth and to address their involvement in crime. An investment in intervention now will give identified youth a second chance at a productive and
meaningful future.