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City of Brampton announces Mayor’s COVID-19 Economic Support and Social Support Task Forces


BRAMPTON, ON (March 17, 2020) – Brampton Council continues to take significant steps to address the COVID-19 situation across the city. Today, the City of Brampton announced two specialized task forces to support the local economy and vulnerable communities: the Mayor’s COVID-19 Economic Support Task Force and the Mayor’s COVID-19 Social Support Task Force.

These two groups will work closely with the City of Brampton Emergency Operations Centre and City staff to coordinate effective responses.

Mayor’s COVID-19 Economic Support Task Force
This group will be co-chaired by Michael Palleschi, Regional Councillor for Wards 2 and 6 and Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor for Wards 1 and 5. It will be responsible for coordinating recommendations and measures to support business relief efforts in Brampton.

Council will work on these efforts with local stakeholders including the Downtown BIA and Brampton Board of Trade.

Mayor’s COVID-19 Social Support Task Force
This group will be co-chaired by Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor for Wards 1 and 5, and Jeff Bowman, City Councillor for Wards 3 and 4. This task force will coordinate recommendations and response to homelessness and food security to provide necessary social supports for Brampton’s vulnerable communities.

For the most current updates and frequently asked questions (FAQs) on City services and facility and programming closures, please visit: www.brampton.ca/covid19.

For current information from Peel Public Health, visit: www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus.

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“While City Hall remains closed to protect Brampton residents and employees, Council continues to work to ensure we are collaborating to support the local economy and vulnerable communities. Together with our stakeholders, we are committed to minimizing the impact of COVID-19 in Brampton.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
 
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Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca