More than 230,000 people in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga are experiencing poverty and struggling to afford housing. With a wait list of 12,958 (in 2016), Peel has one of the longest social housing wait lists in the country. In our community, homelessness looks different - some families and individuals who lose their homes are turning to their cars for shelter. Spending the night in your car can make for one of the longest nights of your life. Itís uncomfortable. Itís difficult and itís cold, but itís a reality for many of our neighbours.
United Way of Peel Region works to reduce poverty and support those experiencing it.We invite you to make a difference in the lives of others. Join individual champions and teams of committed people to help create awareness and raise support for people strugglingy. By pledging to sleep in your car on February 9, you will gain a better understanding of the complexity of poverty in our community. Together, we can move people from poverty to possibility.
So, join us as we bundle up in our backseats to fight poverty in Peel.