As Peel’s population continues to evolve, so does the need for purposeful and well-informed investments in the community’s health and human services. The United Way of Peel Region (UWPR) and the Region of Peel (ROP) have a long history of working in strong partnership to strengthen and enhance the human services sector in the Region of Peel.
In 2007, ROP and UWPR partnered in a joint planning process resulting in the Community Investment Strategy: Investing for Resilience. The engagement led to the culmination of the Peel Counts 2011 Report: Collective Impact through Results Based Accountability.
Call to Action
The Peel Counts report was a call to action for our community. It catalyzed the need to improve how Peel uses and builds on data in order to inform and enhance its planning of supports and services. It also provided practical next steps and ongoing support to build knowledge and capacity.
Where We Are Today
As a region, Peel has identified multiple priorities (***link to priorities page) that are significant in improving the quality of life of residents. As a community, we have already seen much success in our collaborative approach to planning improvements in health and social priorities. However, to have large scale impact, Peel needs to move towards having measurable change at a population level, ensuring that the root issues of the priorities are being addressed.
In May 2014, the ROP and the UWPR commissioned an “Inquiry Report” to make recommendations for systems reform for Human Services that would:
- Maximize and leverage all regional and provincial resources
- Identify and enable alignment across all existing work
- Build capacity and data literacy to improve IMPACT on the wellbeing of Peel residents
To support this work, a Transitional Senior Leadership Committee was formed to act as the backbone support needed at this time. With these changes, we are now in a better position to strategically leverage each other’s resources and work together more effectively.