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Inspiring Peaceful Solutions

November 07, 2013

Inspiring Peaceful Solutions

In the summer of 2006, Rose Streete found herself homeless, jobless and penniless. With her fourth child on the way, her options were few. Living in a Mississauga shelter and a transitional home for a year with her children brought Rose’s life into full relief and set the stage for a story of resiliency and resolve that would change her life and inspire others to overcome obstacles in the way of their success.

Since moving into the Colonial-Collegeway neighbourhood of Mississauga in 2007, Rose has spearhead a dizzying list of community initiatives across the Peel Region, building a reputation as a motivational force who gets things done, from gathering volunteers for regional housing and park projects to hosting a community forum involving the Peel Regional Police. She also continued to build on the Mothers Anonymous support program she created in 2005. “I decided if not me, then who was going to bring about the change I wanted to see for my family?”

Now, Rose is continuing to transform her community as Project Coordinator for the Setting the Stage mentoring project for girls and young women to achieve economic prosperity in Mississauga. She is managing the creation of a core group of successful women in the GTA who have motivating stories of personal determination and perseverance behind their accomplishments.

Powerful stories that are offered willingly to those who choose to learn from them, Rose maintains. “Sheridan reinforced my belief in the ever-flowing milk of human kindness which stands at the ready to fill you with the strength, knowledge and courage to surpass any barrier and pursue your dream.”