Economic Recovery Strategy: The Team

Message from Mayor and Councillors



“COVID-19 has been an economic firestorm for Brampton’s businesses and economy, as it has all over the world. I’m pleased that the City focused on recovery while providing in-the-moment support to local businesses, and I look forward to implementing the actions in this Strategy and bringing our City out of this pandemic with resilience and competitive advantage.”

- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton




“We are fortunate to have partners from across our community, including representatives from the Federal and Provincial governments, at the Economic Support Task Force table to discuss issues facing our local businesses and to plan for the recovery of the economy as we emerge from these unprecedented times. We are truly stronger together and we will move our City forward collectively.”

- Michael Palleschi, Regional Councillor, Wards 2 & 6; Co-Chair, Economic Support Task Force





“We have an outstanding City with great potential, and this Economic Recovery Strategy will help move us towards realizing our full potential as we emerge from COVID-19. Our residents and business community have come together through this crisis, and we will continue to work together to emerge stronger than ever.”

- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Co-Chair, Economic Support Task Force




Thank you to the members of the Mayor's COVID-19 Economic Support Task Force

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Brampton established an Economic Support Task Force to support businesses as they navigated the impacts of COVID-19.

  • Kamal Khera: Member of Parliament (Brampton West), Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, Government of Canada
  • Prabmeet Sarkaria: Member of Provincial Parliament (Brampton South), Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, for the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Province of Ontario
  • Todd Letts:  Chief Executive Officer, Brampton Board of Trade
  • Suzy Godefroy: Executive Director, Downtown Brampton BIA
  • Kristina Romasco: Chair, Downtown Brampton BIA and Owner/Operator, Dolcezza Custom Cakes
  • Andria Barrett: President, Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Pramod Goyal: President, Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce
  • Jenny Lo: Founder and President, Brampton Chinese Business Association
  • Badar Shamim: Vice President, Portfolio Manager at Generation PMCA Corp and Member of the Board of Directors, Canadian Turkish Business Council
  • David Kapil: Advisor, Kapil Financial Services and Chair of Board of Directors for New Brampton
  • Todd Kerr: Vice President, Real Estate, Giampaolo Investments Limited
  • Steven Schipper: Executive Artistic Director, Performing Arts City of Brampton