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Brampton launches online resources for city’s disabled youth



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Brampton launches online resources for city’s disabled youth

Brampton is taking important steps to ensure there are enough resources for disabled youth in the city.

Back in March, Mayor Patrick Brown announced that the City of Brampton would continue to take important steps to address the COVID-19 situation through the launch of a Youth Support Taskforce.

This group, which is co-chaired by City Councillors, Harkirat Singh and Charmaine Williams, will help coordinate access to information and resources that Brampton’s youth need most during this time.

They will also work closely with the City of Brampton Emergency Operations Centre and City staff managing effective response to get ahead of COVID-19 and coordinate the resources and support that youth currently need.

This Task Force will look to support opportunities for engaging youth as the City’s libraries and recreation centers are closed, coordinate with the Region of Peel on child care supports and shelter for vulnerable youth, coordinate supports and information for youth on mental health organizations in Brampton and provide additional engagement opportunities for volunteers and stakeholders to support the Brampton’s youth.

The COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force for Brampton youth has an online list of accessibility supports and disability resources that the public can have access to during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The website offers a variety of resources for all ages and for those who require assistive technology and resources that are youth-specific.

“While City Hall remains closed to help protect Brampton residents and employees, Council continues to work to ensure we are collaborating to support Brampton residents, especially our youth,” said Mayor Patrick Brown back in March.

“This new task force will ensure we are engaging Brampton’s youth in meaningful ways, ensuring they have spaces to learn, stay active, and engaged with the supports they need, whether that is recreation options, mental health support or shelter. Together with our stakeholders, we are committed to minimizing the impact of COVID-19 on Brampton’s youth.”

Currently, residents can browse COVID-19 and people with disabilities in Canada, TransHelp, Autism Ontario, How COVID is Changing Remote Work for People with Disabilities and so much more for support.

You can visit their website for more information.

Photo courtesy of the City of Brampton

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