The Face of Poverty in Peel

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The Face of Poverty in Peel

Come and learn about poverty and income disparity in Peel from Michelle Bilek, a long time community activist and advocate on issues of poverty and homelessness. She will discuss the face of poverty in Peel and what we can tangibly do about it.

Peel region, comprised of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga is the second largest municipality in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). With a population of more than 1.4 million residents, Peel has grown into a prosperous economic and diverse region for most of its residents. Underlying this rapid growth however, are signals that not all residents have been experiencing its benefits in the same way

Over half (52%) of neighbourhoods are low-income, primarily at the expense of middle income neighbourhoods. In other words, the gap between the rich and poor has grown. Poverty is about income, but also about the inability for individuals and families to live independently, focus on wellness and be involved in community life.

Suggested donation $10.00, all proceeds will go to The Compass Outreach Centre without which those suffering in the neighbourhood of our Congregation, would have little support. As always, this event is “pay what you can”.

This is a presentation of UCM’s Social Justice Committee. For more information contact Debbi Callander at


January 8


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


The Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga
84 South Service Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5G 2R9 Canada




Debbi Callander

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