|Description: Black and white glossy photograph with white border. A photograph of Mayor Hazel McCallion posing with an unidentified group of people believed to be from the United Way. The group are all standing outside the Civic Centre beside a pole that bears the United Way Flag. Mayor McCallion is seen holding up an unidentified certificate.|
United Way of Peel has been helping the local communities of Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga since its inception in 1967. United Way of Canada came into being with the Community Chests and Councils division of the Canadian Welfare Council, formed in 1939 to deal with issues of health and welfare planning during the Great Depression. In 1975 it adopted the United Way name. The United Way of Peel in actively involved in sponsoring conferences, workshops and seminars on various social issues and its research has helped to created services in Peel such as Interim Place for battered woman, Our Place Peel for homeless youth, and Mississauga Community Legal Services. The City of Mississauga is actively involved with raising money for the United Way by hosting and organizing several fundraising events with employees and the public.