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Regional Councillor Brampton Wards 1 & 5

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.

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 never supported dissolution of Peel

BRAMPTON, ON (December 1, 2023) – Updated independent data has confirmed that dissolving the Region of Peel would create serious financial hardship and uncertainty for the taxpayers of Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon.

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.

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.

Councillor Santos appointed as FCM’s Chair of Municipal Finance, Infrastructure and Transportation Standing Committee

BRAMPTON, ON (August 28, 2023) – The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has announced that Brampton Regional Councillor Rowena Santos has been appointed by FCM President Scott Pearce as Chair of the Standing Committee Municipal Finance, Infrastructure and Transportation 2023-2024.    FCM’s Standing Committee on Municipal Finance, Infrastructure and Transportationdrives board capacity building with a […]

Managing Rapid Grass Growth for a Beautiful Brampton

Brampton is responding to more rainfall and an unexpected acceleration in the grass growth rate. Grass is growing faster, causing overgrowth and requiring special attention from the city’s grass maintenance services.