The City of Brampton continues to invest in a stronger future for local health care, with Brampton City Council approving $2.5 million in funding to support Sheridan College’s new Centre for Healthy Communities.
To provide better care for people living with chronic diseases and help fuel Peel Region’s critical need for medical professionals, the Centre for Healthy Communities will:
- Train the next generation of nurses and allied health professionals in Brampton to look after the people of Brampton, Peel and Ontario; and support a shared vision for culturally competent care.
- Be a living lab of innovation and partnerships between students, academics, medical professionals, technology innovators, social service providers and residents.
- Help address hallway health care by addressing chronic disease management through interprofessional, preventative care.
- Propel economic growth locally and regionally through an estimated 200 to 500 new jobs in construction, maintenance, education, health care and administration, industry partnerships and enhanced transit connections for the area.
- Increase postsecondary options in Brampton by adding graduate certificates in Clinical Kinesiology, Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Research, and, pending provincial approval, Bachelors of Nursing and Osteopathy.
The City’s funding complements Sheridan’s $20 million investment and will support planning and consultation toward a new building at the Davis campus in Brampton. Some of the new programming will begin as early is fall 2022, while the rest will become available pending approvals and development of the new spaces.
Fair Deal for Brampton
On January 22, 2020, the City of Brampton declared a health care emergency and launched its advocacy campaign, “Fair Deal for Brampton” – requesting additional funding from the Province to bridge Brampton’s health care gap. The City continues to take steps to address the health care emergency in Brampton and to ensure that the next generation of health care practitioners can train locally in the city.
For more information on the Fair Deal for Brampton campaign visit Brampton.ca.
- In March 2021, the City welcomed a budget announcement from the Provincial government to fund the expansion of Osler’s Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness into a new hospital.
- As part of the 2022 Budget, the City showed its commitment to health care expansion by designating $62.5M of funding towards the local share for the new Peel Memorial Hospital. In April, the City approved a one per cent hospital levy to build on this commitment and support health care expansion.
- In March 2022, the Government of Ontario announced that it is expanding medical school education to build a stronger, more resilient healthcare system, including adding 80 undergraduate seats and 95 postgraduate positions for the Ryerson University School of Medicine in Brampton when it opens in 2025. In July 2021, Brampton City Council voted in favour of a $1 million planning grant to help fund a future School of Medicine in the city, matching the funding invested by the Province of Ontario earlier that year. Establishing a medical school in Brampton has been a significant part of the City’s ongoing advocacy work and was included in the City’s 2022 Ontario Pre-Budget Submission.
- In April 2022, the Province announced that it is investing $21 million to further support Osler’s transformation of Peel Memorial into a new inpatient hospital with a 24/7 emergency department and expand cancer care services at Brampton Civic Hospital.
“The City of Brampton is dedicated to strengthening our local health care system to one that fosters local talent, creates economic growth and meets the needs of our residents. Not only will this commitment to Sheridan College’s new Centre for Healthy Communities improve the availability of health care for our residents, but also strengthen sustainable economic development locally, helping attract and retain jobs and talent, including an estimated 200 to 500 full-time jobs at the Sheridan campus in Brampton alone."
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“Residents of Brampton deserve world class health care and education right here in our growing city. As the area Regional Councillor for Sheridan College, I was pleased to support this investment that will help deliver on improving access to quality post-secondary education out employers need talent for, while helping address health needs of the community.”
- Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor, Wards 3&4, City of Brampton
“Brampton is one of Canada’s fastest-growing and youngest communities, and as a City of Opportunities, we are dedicated to expanding postsecondary opportunities for our residents and being prepared for future health care needs. This investment in Sheridan College’s new Centre for Healthy Communities will help fuel Brampton’s need for medical professionals and provide local educational opportunities for residents.”
- Paul Morrison, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
“We are thrilled to increase postsecondary options in Brampton especially by focusing on the critical needs of the community when it comes to addressing chronic diseases. Half of Peel residents have at least one diagnosed chronic disease and 73 per cent of Brampton’s population are a visible minority and lack access to culturally competent care. This community needs the Centre for Chronic Disease Management that will be part of this project to address the critical prevention and management needs for people living with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases, which push people to emergency rooms. By providing at least 700 new postsecondary health care seats in Brampton, we’re helping keep local, highly trained health care professionals in Peel Region.”
- Janet Morrison, President and Vice-Chancellor, Sheridan College
As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to more than 700,000 people and 75,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable and successful. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at www.brampton.ca.
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