PCYI Commemorates Family Day with the launch of a NEW Music Video featuring the Peel Children's Charter of Rights PCYI in collaboration with the Peel Children's Charter of Rights Committee and the Reel Stages Choir is proud to present the Peel Children's Charter of Rights Music Video. “As we come together to celebrate families on Monday, February 20th, we encourage parents and children to embrace their rights throughout the year," says Naomi Ishmael, 12-year old Charter Ambassador. Click here to view the video.
A special thank you to Noel Marcial and the Reel Stages Choir for developing and producing the video in partnership with Broken Dolly Productions. PCYI, on behalf of its members and partners, wishes everyone in Peel a happy and safe Family Day!
We've Moved! The Peel Children and Youth Initiative and Success By 6 Peel have moved into the Community Door located at 50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 417, 4th Floor Linkway, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C3. Please visit Contact Us for our new email and telephone numbers.
Collective Impact The concept and practice of "collective impact" has been well described by Strive, a US partnership of over 300 local leaders and organizations who share an interest in improving student achievement. Participating organizations create a single agenda that is supported by common outcome measurements and evaluation methods and are encouraged to align their work, coordinate activities, share resources and support the shared goals of the group. Read the full article published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review here.
Success By 6 Peel supports the Ontario Government's decision on early day learning partnership with child care service providers
We welcome the McGuinty government's decision to allow school boards to offer extended day services in an integrated full day learning program through third party providers. .../more
Success By 6 Peel launches new SDA Online Tutorial We are pleased to announce the launch of a new, interactive Online Tutorial for the Service Delivery Area database. The tutorial is part of a region-wide training initiative facilitated by Success By 6 Peel that assists Peel Service Providers in becoming familiar with the database’s tools and resources. The comprehensive tutorial provides an overview of the database, and case-study modules that guides learners through information and data searches. Learn more...
Naomi Ishmael, Peel Children's Charter of Rights Ambassador 2011
Naomi Ishmael talked to the general assembly the Peel Children's Charter of Rights on January 18th to the general assembly at St. Brigids Elementary School. The Reel Stages Choir joined in a performance of "We Got Rights." Learn more about the Charter
Did you know?
1 in 5, or 21,200 children in Peel are living in poverty.
49% of recent immigrant children in Mississauga and 39% in Brampton live in a low income situation.
Peel has the longest social housing waiting list in Ontario; of the 13,328 people on the waiting list in 2008, only 6% (773) were housed from the centralized waiting list.
Of the 12,000 clients per month at the Mississauga Food Bank, 68% are families with children.
About 300 infants are born each year at below healthy weight levels.
The 2007 Early Development Instrument (EDI) data for Peel reports that 32% of children are not ready for school.
In 2008, for every 1,000 children aged 0 to under 12, there were only 10.5 licensed child care spaces available in Peel.
Between April 2009 and March 2010, Peel Children’s Aid investigated 11,564 calls from concerned citizens, teachers, doctors, families and the police in relation to children or youth who might be in need of protection.