TV - OMNI TV Focus Punjabi - Toronto, 19/05/2020 - FEATURE, 5 min, Punjabi
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Summary Translation: The Region of Peel is working with Peel Police, the school board and community partners to develop a Community Safety and Well-being Plan. Facilitator of the Plan Manvir Bhangu said there are three areas of focus. One is mental health and addictions. Many in the community use alcohol or drugs, and this is a big issue to address. Another area is discrimination and racism. This also has a gender angle. The third area is family violence. They want to understand these areas better, including the reasons, and how to prevent the issues. The Region is holding consultations through virtual sessions and will prepare a report. The reporter passed on the PeelCSWB social media handle and email. Indus Community Services CEO Gurpreet Malhotra said services addressing violence in the home have not grown with the population. We erect barrier upon barrier and then act surprised when our families face horrible challenges. Bhangu said they are doing research and talking to families, youth and service providers and will write a report addressing actions that youth, families and organizations can take. People can come forward and talk to them one-on-one about their needs and the gaps they see.
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