Brampton - Hundreds of youth, families and community members attended the 1st Annual Brampton Youth and Community Service Fair today hosted by Member of Parliament Dr. Ruby Dhalla.
The fair provided students in high school who require 40 hours of community service to graduate, with an opportunity to learn about volunteer opportunities in their community. Numerous organizations were in attendance including Mayor Susan Fennell's Youth Team, United Achievers, Brampton Neighbourhood Resource Centre, the Brampton Springdale Youth Advisory Council, the Brampton Battalion and many more.
"It was inspiring to see so many young people out today who are eager to learn about how they can get involved in their community" said Dhalla.
As a passionate supporter and champion of young people Dhalla initiated the fair to empower youth with the spirit of volunteerism and to learn of the importance of giving back to your community. As the founder of the Brampton-Springdale Youth Advisory Council, Dhalla is dedicated to giving youth a voice in designing and developing solutions for the challenges they face including addressing youth violence.
"Youth are our future. Providing them with the tools and resources they need to succeed is in investment in the future of Canada" said Dhalla.
Dhalla thanks the North Bramalea United Church, the many volunteers and community organizations that helped make this fair a tremendous success.