Having a voice in decisions that impact our social services is one of the fundamental reasons I chose to run for the Regional Councillor seat for Bolton. My background in dealing with nonprofit and social service organizations, for the past 8 years, has shown me first hand the challenges that they face on a day-to-day basis. I believe that human services are crucial to the health of our community and that we don’t always have a full appreciation for them until we need them.
In Peel, the Fair Share Task Force maintains that there are large inequities in the per capita funding received in Peel in comparison to the rest of the province. Together with the United Way of Peel, Caledon Community Services, Caledon Parent Child Centre, and dozens of other member organizations they have taken up the fight to see the funding formula changed so that Peel receives our fair share. From childrens’ services, to support for our seniors, and everything in between, these are vital services in our community. Needing, and deserving, our fair share.