As Bramptonians, this is our home and we care deeply about our growing city. As one of the fastest growing municipalities in the country, Brampton is also young and dynamic, with the lowest average age of any major city in Canada at just 36.5 years old. With an incredibly diverse community of people from over 234 different ethnic backgrounds, Brampton is also the largest majority-racialized city in Canada.
And yet so many people do not feel a sense of pride or connection with Brampton.
We have heard people in power use troubling rhetoric to describe our communities and families. We have seen Brampton’s leaders make decisions that affect our city’s prosperity in ways that do not serve the communities they represent. We have heard negative narratives of Brampton, often fuelled by xenophobia or racism, go unchallenged.
Many young people feel they cannot change Brampton, so instead they leave. Countless others are disengaged from civic spaces and democratic processes that affect every aspect of life in Brampton. The vast majority of us are not exercising our democratic power, and we want to change that.
We have a vision for a more equitable, connected and proud Brampton; a Brampton where every person is participating in our vibrant city and feels they belong here.
We know that if we want Brampton to change for the better, we’re going to have to work hard as a community of all ages, races, religions and walks of life. So, we’re coming together to build a Brampton for all, and we’d like you to join us!