News & Updates
Stay caught up on the latest news and events happening at Our Place.
Youth Wish List
Many have asked how they can help. The Youth Wish List is a list of our most needed items. Donations can me dropped off at our head office located at: 5170 Dixie Road, Suite 206, Mississauga, ON.
The Home Depot Orange Door Project
The Home Depot launched their Orange Door Holiday Campaign from Nov 30 – Dec 19. We would like to give thanks to the three Home Depot stores that have chosen Our Place Peel as their charitable organization: 7011 Etobicoke South, 7130 Mississauga West and 7132 Mississauga Brittania.
Every $2 donation made at any one of these stores will go towards Our Place Peel’s programs to support our youth! We are very thankful for their support. You can also make an online donation to the Orange Door Project.
Raising the Roof #ToqueCampaign2021
We are partnering with Raising the Roof for their annual Toque Campaign. The Toque Campaign is a fun and easy way to participate in preventative solutions to homelessness. With the purchase of a toque, face mask, ball cap or socks, you are supporting programs at Our Place Peel as well as Raising the Roof’s national homelessness prevention initiatives across Canada.
We will be selling toques, face masks, ball caps and socks for the campaign. If you would like to purchase any of these items, please contact email@example.com.
Truth & Reconciliation
In honour of the children who lost their lives at residential schools and in recognition of the survivors and their families, Our Place Peel has changed the colour of its logo until September 30.
The orange logo signifies our commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous people in Canada, and to help dismantle the racist and colonial practices that are embedded in systems, including the homeless youth sector. In a show of solidarity, Our Place Peel will participate in the Orange Shirt Day to signify our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation.
Brampton Youth Shelter
In 2021, Our Place Peel acquired the Brampton Youth Shelter so that we could provide more support to homeless youth in our community. This allowed us to provide an additional 40 beds to youth – keeping them off the streets, working with them to prevent homelessness, diverting them from emergency shelter when possible, assessing their needs and providing quality service and care in a supportive environment.
Thank You, Ontario Trillium Foundation!
Our Place Peel would like to give a very special thank you to Ontario Trillium Foundation through its Resilient Communities Fund. Through their generosity and commitment to Our Place Peel, we were able to invest in shelter renovations to build a safe and welcoming space for our youth!
The program supports community-based organizations that deliver programs and services in Ontario and need funding to recover and build capacity, resilience and sustainability.