Caledon has a rapidly growing South Asian ethnic group that currently constitutes 10% of the Town’s
population. There is a clear need to increase cultural awareness of this group in the population at large.
South Asians in Caledon also require culturally appropriate resources and services to avail of, which are
currently lacking. The Region of Peel has services that can be accessed, but nothing is delivered within
Caledon itself. Recognizing these needs, a group of citizens has collaborated to help create Caledon’s
first-ever South Asian Advocacy Committee.
To increase South Asian cultural awareness and help facilitate access to resources and services to South
Asians in Caledon that they are most in need of.
To create harmony, appreciation, and understanding between South Asians and other nationalities
within Caledon and being able to provide South Asians with resources and services they require to thrive
socially, mentally, and physically in the community.
To synergize the knowledge, understanding, and resources of various leaders and organizations to
strategize and implement action plans that will raise South Asian cultural awareness and create enhance
deliverable resources and services to the South Asian community of Caledon to improve their quality of
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