Regional Council proclaimed the week of May 5
to 11, 2003 as Mental Health Week in the Region
of Peel, as requested by Peel Alert, an association
of eight affiliated agencies and a designated
individual who deal with mental health issues.
Peel Alert is supported by the Region of Peel.
Mental Health Week is celebrated annually usually
early in May in communities across the country.
Regional Council proclaimed the week of May 29
to June 4, 2003 as Children's Water Awareness
Week, Peel Children's Water Festival 2003 in the
Region of Peel.
The Peel Children's Water Festival is celebrated
annually with 2003 being the eighth year that
the event has been held in the Region of Peel.
The Festival aims to introduce and reinforce critical
environmental issues to elementary school children
This year's event will be held at Heartlake Conservation
Area in the City of Brampton.
Regional Council proclaimed the week of May 4
to 10, 2003 as Emergency Preparedness Week in
the Region of Peel, as requested by the Corporate
"Prepare Now! Learn How!" is this year's
theme for Emergency Preparedness Week. Two events
to celebrate Emergency Preparedness Week were
held in the Region of Peel - the Bramalea City
Centre in the City of Brampton and the Square
One Shopping Centre in the City of Mississauga.
Both events were held to increase public awareness
of emergency preparedness by providing the tools
and strategies to help the public know what to
do before, during and after any emergency.
Association of Municipalities
of Ontario's (AMO) Recommendations on Revising Social
Regional Council endorsed AMO's Ontario Child
Supplement proposal which calls for the Province
to make revisions to the social assistance programs
in Ontario that will benefit children and their
The proposed changes to the current system will
remove children from the Ontario Works social
assistance program, reduce child poverty, and
generate municipal savings which would be reinvested
in services to assist families with low income
in Peel maintain employment.
Donation for the
Construction of a Memorial Education Facility to
Honour the Sacrifices by all Canadians in World
Regional Council approved a donation of $2,500
for participation in the Group Brick Program as
part of the construction of a memorial education
facility at the Juno Beach Centre to honour the
sacrifices of all Canadians in World War II.