Leadership gifts from RBC Foundation and DTZ Barnicke support children's mental health


June 21, 2011


Mississauga – Tonight at the Annual General Meeting of Peel Children’s Centre (PCC), RBC Foundation and DTZ Barnicke presented leadership gifts to support PCC’s continuum of mental health services for children, youth and their families in Peel Region.


Tammi Lisson, Vice President, RBC Royal Bank and a member of the Board of Directors at PCC, presented a grant cheque of $40,000 towards PCC’s Group Services.


“I am delighted that this grant from RBC Foundation will help more than 300 Peel children or youth benefit from evidence-informed Group Services focussing on early intervention and prevention of mental health issues,” said Lisson.


PCC offers a broad range of parenting, child and parent, and special purpose groups. Examples include COPEing with Toddler Behaviour, Learning about ADHD, SNAP™ (Stop Now and Plan), Feeling C.A.L.M. (Combat Anxiety and Learn to Manage), and Teen Talk.


“Peel Children’s Centre is extremely grateful to receive another leadership gift from RBC,” said Humphrey Mitchell, PCC’s Executive Director. “With cumulative donations to PCC approaching $200,000 over the past nine years, RBC is our largest corporate supporter.”


John Kennedy, Vice President/Broker, DTZ Barnicke Limited, also presented a $40,000 gift.


“DTZ Barnicke believes in providing generous financial support to charities like PCC that offer high quality services and make a positive difference in the communities where we work,” Kennedy said.


Kennedy explained that DTZ Barnicke had provided commercial real estate advice as PCC considered accommodation options for its main office. DTZ is giving back a portion of its fees as a charitable donation.


“DTZ Barnicke exemplifies corporate social responsibility in its work with the charitable and not-for-profit sectors,” Mitchell said. “As a result, we have a win/win partnership that benefits at-risk children, youth and families.”


“Many thanks to RBC and DTZ Barnicke for these generous leadership gifts to Peel Children’s Centre and the community we serve,” said Mitchell.


PCC is a community-based, not-for-profit, charitable organization that has provided a continuum of high quality mental health services for children, youth and their families since 1985. The Centre serves 3,700 children/youth annually with a budget exceeding $18 million. Information about the Centre and its services is available at www.peelcc.org.

Media enquiries: Mora Thompson, Peel Children’s Centre

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