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PLASP Recognized with United Way of Peel for Mentoring at Brampton Board of Trade Business Awards

Exactly one week after PLASP Child Care Services hosted their annual Volunteer and Student on Placement Recognition Event at the Mississauga Convention Centre, they received the Mentoring Award at the Brampton Board of Trade’s Business Excellence Awards. PLASP tied with the United Way of Peel to receive this prestigious award.   

“We’re proud of our organization for receiving this award, especially in light of this year being our 40th anniversary,” said Lynn Hiebert, PLASP CEO. “To share this award with the United Way of Peel is an honor, and we are proud of the work that we do along with the United Way to support families in Peel.”

At the recognition event on April 21, PLASP recognized the contributions of almost 1,500 volunteers and students on placement. At the event, special guests MPP Cristina Martins, Parliamentary Assistant to Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade and Regional Councillor Annette Groves from the Town of Caledon commended PLASP volunteers and students on placements for contributing more than one million hours of service over the past 40 years. 

PLASP representatives and volunteers at the Brampton Board of Trade Business Awards

The PLASP Annual Volunteer and Student on Placement Recognition Event, Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. From left to right: Paul Street, PLASP Board President, MPP Cristina Martins, Parliamentary Assistant to Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, Natalia Kuzma and Shawntae Wallace, PLASP volunteers and 5 years of service award winners, Regional Councillor Annette Groves from the Town of Caledon and Lynn Hiebert, PLASP CEO.

PLASP provides a vibrant, teaching, mentoring and learning environment for more than 1,200 staff and 1,500 volunteers and students on placement. These individuals are essential to augmenting the high quality care PLASP provides to the children in their programs. Staff, volunteers and students on placement gain valuable life skills while engaging with children in fun, age-appropriate activities that are play-based and child-led. 

PLASP is a not-for-profit, charitable, community based organization providing accessible, affordable, high quality child care.  Located in more than 200 schools throughout Peel and Toronto, programs include; before school, lunch, after school and P.A. Day trips.  PLASP also operates 22 early learning and child care centres for children ages 6 weeks to five years of age.

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Tawny Barratt
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