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Regional Councillor Brampton Wards 1 & 5

Brampton Neighbourhood Association Guide available plus new neighbourhood grant opportunity

Brampton City Council approved a new Neighbourhood Association Guide during the June 21, 2023 Committee of Council meeting, including a new grant stream of up to $1,500 for eligible groups and projects. The guide provides valuable information to residents on how to establish their own neighbourhood associations, foster a sense of community and encourage collaborative efforts to improve Brampton’s diverse neighbourhoods.

Community Safety Update: February 2024

Thank you to the many residents and businesses in downtown Brampton and across Wards 1 & 5, for providing feedback regarding community safety issues. In the fall of 2023, we hosted a Community Safety Townhall meeting with residents, in collaboration with the Region of Peel and Peel Police. Several items have been actioned including recent announcements and advocacy related to auto-theft, increased support for Place-based Peel Outreach, Neighbourhood Associations , Peel Police CIRT and more. The work to tackle mental health and addictions, homelessness, and crime, particularly in the downtown core is ongoing.

Residential Rental Licensing Starts JAN 2024

The Residential Rental Licensing (RRL) Pilot Program, a two-year initiative for rental landlord registration and licensing, was approved during the March 29, 2023 Committee of Council meeting. The program’s framework was subsequently presented to the Committee of Council on September 20, 2023, and received unanimous approval.

Individual and collective action to end violence against women

December 6th marks The École Polytechnique massacre, also known as the Montreal massacre, an antifeminist mass shooting that occurred in 1989, where fourteen women were murdered. It also marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The City of Brampton continues to stand at the forefront of action to end violence […]

Brampton Food Hub Collaboration on Food Insecurity

Food insecurity in Brampton and Peel Region is a growing challenge. Recent statistics for Peel Region show that 111,925 residents (8%) live in poverty in Peel. Food prices have increase by 11.4% year over year. Find our more about a new collaboration of community groups working to help.

Downtown Brampton Neighbourhood Tackles Community Safety Challenges

Over 40 residents participated in the Central Public School Community Safety Workshop along with representatives from Peel Police, Region of Peel Human Services, By-law Enforcement, City Security, the City’s Community Safety team, Welcoming Streets Outreach, Regeneration Outreach, Mayor Brown, Councillor Santos and Councillor Vicente and their support teams.

Community Safety Meeting Scheduled

Residents in the Downtown Brampton area and along the Etobicoke Trail Creek have seen a rise in crime, drugs, mental health issues and encampments in the area. We’re taking the issue very seriously and convening a community safety meeting with the goal of creating an action plan and follow-up.

A Summer of Community Impact and Youth Empowerment: My Internship with Councillor Santos

As the sun sets on my unforgettable summer internship with Councillor Rowena Santos, I find myself reflecting on the incredible experiences I’ve had while working on two remarkable events: the Teramoto Park Cleanup and the End of Summer Youth Connect. These events not only allowed me to grow as an individual but also provided a platform for our community’s youth to make a meaningful impact.

Gender-Based Violence declared an epidemic in Peel Region

The City of Brampton and Peel Region has declared gender-based violence and intimate partner violence an epidemic. In a motion brought forward by Councillor Navjit Kaur Brar and Councillor Rowena Santos at Brampton Committee of Council on June 21, council unanimously agreed that the problem is an epidemic and must be addressed with increased supports by all levels of government.