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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, September 18, 2003.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Region of Peel's First Annual Accessibility Plan - September 2003
- Gurbax Malhi, MP, Presents a Cheque from Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) for "Open the Door to Better Futures Project"
- Prime Minister's Award of Excellence for Early Childhood Educators
- World Breastfeeding Week 2003 - October 1-7, 2003
- Week of the Child - October 18-26, 2003
- Execution of Agreement to Provide Advanced Care Paramedic Training
- Direct Negotiation with Canadian Resource Recovery Limited, Document #2003-286N


 Delegations/Presentations
Region of Peel's First Annual Accessibility Plan - September 2003
 

Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor and Glenn Barnes, Chair, Region of Peel's Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) Presented an overview of the Region of Peel's First Annual Accessibility Plan as required under the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001, (ODA), to Members of Regional Council.

The 2003 plan will serve as a starting point for future years' annual plans allowing for identification of required financial resources, formal education programs and work plans.

Regional Council approved the cost of providing support to the Region of Peel's Accessibility Planning Program under the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 including the position of Accessibility Coordinator and the necessary funds for the remainder of 2003.

(2003-897)
(2003-898)
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Gurbax Malhi, MP Presents a Cheque from Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) for "Open the Door to Better Futures Project"
 

Gurbax Malhi, MP, for Bramalea-Gore-Malton-Springdale, presented the Region of Peel with a cheque in the amount of $215,103 from Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) for a second session of the "Open the Door to Better Futures Project" a work experience, mentoring and life skills training program for young single parents.

In 2001, HRDC approved funding of $253,586 to implement a six month pilot program in Peel. The program provided 22 young single parents with work experience in a Regional childcare centre with support and mentoring provided by Regional staff.

Krista Campbell, Participant, provided Members of Regional Council with an overview of the program and its benefits to single parents.

(2003-908)
(2003-909)
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Prime Minister's Award of Excellence for Early Childhood Educators
 

Carolyn Parrish, MP, for Mississauga Centre, presented the Prime Minister's Award of Excellence for Early Childhood Educators to Sonia Tavares, Resource Teacher, Cooksville Child Care Centre.

The Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education honours outstanding and innovative early childhood educators who excel at fostering the early development and socialization of children in their care. Employed with the Region of Peel Children's Services department since 1992, Sonia looks beyond her work at Cooksville Child Care Centre and actively participates in the child care community at large.

(2003-910)
(2003-911)
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 Proclamations
World Breastfeeding Week 2003 - October 1-7, 2003
 

Regional Council proclaimed the week of October 1-7, 2003 as World Breastfeeding Week in the Region of Peel, as requested by the Health Department.

World Breastfeeding Week is a global campaign to raise awareness and support for breastfeeding. This year's theme is "Breastfeeding in a Globalized World for Peace and Justice.

A variety of programs and services are being offered by Peel Health to promote breastfeeding to a broad and diverse population.

(2003-916)
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Week of the Child - October 18-26, 2003
 

Regional Council proclaimed the week of October 18-26, 2003 as Week of the Child in the Region of Peel, as requested by the Health Department.

The "Week of the Child" was established by the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO), following the 1979 United Nations International Year of the Child.

The Week of the Child is held annually during the third week of October, and encourages communities to focus on the needs, rights and interests of children. The Region of Peel shares common principles and goals with the AECEO.

(2003-918)
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 Management
Execution of Agreement to Provide Advanced Care Paramedic Training
 

Regional Council approved a three-year agreement with Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, School of Health Sciences, to provide advanced care paramedicine education.

Advanced care paramedicine will provide Paramedics in the Region of Peel with the skills required to deliver advanced pre-hospital medical interventions such as IV therapy, drug therapy, advanced airway management, advanced patient assessment skills, advanced ECG
interpretation, advanced cardiovascular care along with defibrillation, cardioversion and cardiac pacing.

(2003-924)
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Direct Negotiation with Canadian Resource Recovery Ltd., Document #2003-286N
 

Region Council approved a recommendation that the Region of Peel enter into Direct Negotiation with Canadian Resource Recovery Limited to extend the existing purchase order for waste transfer and haulage services for waste from Brampton Community Recycling Centre, the Britannia Public Waste and Recycling Depot, and for unacceptable waste from the KMS Peel Energy from Waste Facility, for a 6 month period ending December 31, 2003 at an estimated cost of $580,000.

(2003-945)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 2, 2003- 9:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, October 9, 2003 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Public Meeting of Regional Council
October 9, 2003 - 7:00 p.m.

Next Long Term Care Subcommittee Meeting
October 16, 2003 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting
October 16, 2003 - 1:00 p.m.



For additional information on any of the items in Decisions, please contact the Region of Peel, Clerk's at 905-791-7800, ext. 4320.


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Revised: Thursday April 16 2009

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