Vicky's Track Record
Advocate for OMB reform. Vicky Dhillon has joined forces with MPP Jagmeet Singh to support Bill 20 for OMB reform
Advocate for OMB reform. Vicky Dhillon has joined forces with MPP Jagmeet Singh to support Bill 20 for OMB reform. He believes that the only way to grow communities in a responsible manner is to return the power to make decisions on development back to the municipality’s planners.
Most recently, Vicky Dhillon opposed the development of townhomes on a parcel of land that was initially planned for much needed commercial development. The developers proposing the townhome project threatened to take the City of Brampton before the OMB, knowing the long process would cost the tax payers money.
Vicky Dhillon successfully fought to keep Martin Ferrier from coming to Brampton
Vicky Dhillon successfully fought to keep Martin Ferrier, a violent convicted serial rapist, from coming to Brampton. At the time of the planned visit in 2008, thirty-five-year-old Martin Ferrier had already spent 15 years behind bars. He was once labelled an “incurable psychopath” by mental health experts and had been convicted of over 60 crimes. He relocated to Montreal following his 2006 release from custody but planned to come to Brampton where several of his relatives live.
Councillor Vicky Dhillon joined Canadian Forces, medics and volunteers from United Sikhs in their humanitarian aid efforts on the ground in Haiti
Following the devastating Haitian earthquake in January 2010, Councillor Vicky Dhillon joined Canadian Forces, medics and volunteers from United Sikhs in their humanitarian aid efforts on the ground in Haiti. This catastrophic event left over 3 million Haitians displaced, and had a death toll estimated at over 150,000.
Prior to leaving for Haiti in February, Vicky Dhillon participated in a variety of fundraising events. During his 8-day stay in Haiti, he assisted with demolition efforts and the development of temporary shelters, as well as distributing supplies which included food, clothing, shoes and tooth brushes brought from Brampton.
Vicky Dhillon was instrumental in the development and construction of Batsman Park which opened in spring 2013
Vicky Dhillon was instrumental in the development and construction of Batsman Park which opened in spring 2013. With 23 acres (9.3 hectares) of community park space and an addition 6.8 acres (2.7 hectares) of woodlot, this park features four senior soccer fields, two cricket pitches (synthetic wicket surface, natural grass fields), a splash pad, junior and senior playgrounds, three half-court basketball courts, comfort station (washrooms and vending machines), and more than 1km of lit asphalt walkways, with benches throughout park.
As Wards 9 & 10 grew, residents required a community centre to address a variety of recreation and community needs
As Wards 9 & 10 grew, residents required a community centre to address a variety of recreation and community needs. With strong support from Councillor Dhillon, the City undertook a multi-phase project to build the Gore Meadows Library and Community Centre. The 35,000 square foot community centre has a gymnasium with bleacher seating, change rooms, a fitness room and large and medium sized program spaces for a variety of uses. Phase 1 also included the construction of a 35,000 square foot library, featuring bookable computer stations and portable computers, a computer lab for training and programming exercises and individual and group study rooms. Outside, a reading garden offers a tranquil space to enjoy a book, there is a skateboard park, basketball courts and an accessible playground. Phase two is currently out for tender. The project will include an aquatics centre, expanded fitness centre, and a spray pad.
As a City Councillor, Vicky participates on a number of committees within City Hall and is involved with numerous community groups.
As a City Councillor, Vicky participates on a number of committees within City Hall and is involved with numerous community groups. As Vice-Chair of both the Community Services and Planning Design & Development Committee, Vicky is an integral part of the future of our community, with strong focus on community development and our residents’ quality of life.
Vicky is also an active member of the following committees:
- Brampton Growth Plan Steering Committee
- Environmental Master Plan Steering Committee
- Taxi Cab Advisory Committee
- Brampton Public Library Committee
- Brampton Sports Hall of Fame Board of Governors
- Brampton Cricket Advisory Committee
- Brampton Sports Alliance
- Information Technology Ad-hoc Committee
- Fire Grievance Committee
- Budget Committee
In 2012, Vicky Dhillon had the distinct honour of receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to honour him for his work in our community. For his dedication and community work, the Peel Multicultural Council honoured Vicky with a Volunteer Appreciation Award. He was the recipient of the President Scouts Award.
In 2013, Vicky was elected for a second term to represent the City of Brampton at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the national voice of municipal government. Vicky has the distinction of being the only member of Brampton City Council to be elected to FCM this term and sits on two board committees, the Standing Committee on Community Safety and Crime Prevention and the Standing Committee on International Relations. Since 1901, the elected members of FCM actively advocate for the needs of municipalities and their citizens, ensuring their reflected in federal policies and programs.
Vicky sits on the Advisory Board for the Punjabi International Film Festival (PIFF) and International Film Festival of South Asia (IFFSA). PIFF | IFFSA | Toronto is the biggest South Asian Film Festival in North America. This seven day extravaganza showcases a diverse, language independent, selection of the best feature films, documentaries and short films from around the world, on themes of Punjabi | South Asian culture and identity. In addition, the festival also features concerts, gala events, film parties, seminars, workshops and networking opportunities with government representatives, business leaders, local organizations that support film development, film stars, producers, directors, members of the