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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, November 18, 2004.

 Topics in this Issue:
- 1 - Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) 2004 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards
- 2 - National Quality Institute's (NQI) Canada Award of Excellence (CAE) - Silver Level
- 3 - International Day of Disabled Persons - December 3, 2004
- 4 - New Long-Term Care Enhanced Resident Care Funding

  Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) 2004 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards

Andrew Pollock, Director of Waste Management, presented to the Members of Regional Council the 2004 Waste Minimization Awards from the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO), namely:

  • Municipal Awards - The Region of Peel was one of seven municipalities that received the Silver Awards. Municipalities generating between 151-215 kg of waste per capita, a 30% reduction from the estimated provincial average, received this award.

  • Environmentally-Sustainable Municipal Award - RCO cited Peel's leadership in municipal government, demonstrated by the awarding of Level Three in the Progressive Excellence Program from the National Quality Institute (NQI) and has the achievement of a 45.2% waste diversion rate. This year also saw the introduction of many new environmentally sustainable programs including: Water Smart Peel, a smog response strategy, hybrid vehicle introduction, a Regional Clean Air Plan and a Corporate Energy Management Division.

  • Waste Diversion Program Operator Award - Awarded to the Region of Peel-Brampton Community Recycling Centre. In 2003 alone, the Centre diverted 8,860 tonnes of material from landfill. It has improved reuse, recycling and disposal services to meet the waste management needs of Peel residents.

    The award recognizes either private or public sector waste diversion program operators involved in residential or IC&I collection and/or processing.

  • Chair's Award - The RCO unanimously selected the Region of Peel as this year's winner of this award based on the fact that Peel was a recipient of three other awards and that Peel's innovative programs and initiatives set the example for other municipalities to follow.

The Region of Peel also assisted the Citizens for a Clean Caledon, winner of the Not-for-Profit Organization Award by the RCO. It recognizes not-for-profit organizations participation in innovative waste minimization initiatives in 2004.

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  National Quality Institute's (NQI) Canada Award of Excellence (CAE) - Silver Level

Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel, presented the National Quality Institute's (NQI) Canada Award of Excellence (CAE) - Silver Level to Regional Council.

The Region of Peel is the first government in Canada to achieve NQI's prestigious Canada Awards for Excellence (CAE) - Silver Level. The Region of Peel was recognized for applying principles of excellence to its business practices.

The award was accepted by Regional Chair Emil Kolb; Mayor Susan Fennell, City of Brampton; Mayor Marolyn Morrison, Town of Caledon; and, Acting Mayor George Carlson, City of Mississauga during the Regional Council meeting held November 18, 2004.

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  International Day of Disabled Persons - December 3, 2004

Regional Council proclaimed December 3, 2004 as the International Day of Disabled Persons in the Regional Municipality of Peel, as requested by the Social Services, Corporate Services and People, Information and Technology Departments.

The 2004 theme, as declared by the United Nations, is "Nothing About US Without Us" and is based on the goal of full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation in society by persons with disabilities. The day will be commemorated by organizing educational seminars to develop the ability of Regional staff to effectively and proactively identify and address access barriers.

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 Human Services
  New Long-Term Care Enhanced Resident Care Funding

Regional Council approved the implementation of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's enhanced resident care initiative to increase direct personal care at Davis Centre, Malton Village, Peel Manor, Sheridan Villa and Tall Pines Long-Term Care Homes.

The Ontario Government's announcement of a funding increase for long-term care homes will improve the quality of care for residents. With these funds, the Region of Peel Long-Term Care centres will be able to increase direct personal care for the residents and to continue delivering high quality individual care and programming.

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Meetings at a Glance

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 2, 2004 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee
Thursday, December 9, 2004 - 8:00 a.m.

Next Public Meeting of Regional Council
Regarding Amendment of Water and
Wastewater (Sewer) Systems Fees and Charges

Thursday, December 9, 2004- 9:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, December 9, 2004- Immediately following the
Public Meeting of Regional Council

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, December 9, 2004 - 11:30 a.m.

All meetings are held in the Region of Peel Council Chamber, Fifth Floor, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, unless otherwise noted.

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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