Regional Council proclaimed the
month of September, 2005 Literacy Month in the
Region of Peel.
Ontario Works, Children's Services
and the Peel-Halton-Dufferin Adult Learning Network
have partnered to raise awareness of events promoting
literacy and lifelong learning in Peel throughout
the month of September 2005.
Over the last year more than 275,000
hours of training to more than 2,000 learners
was delivered by service providers. Literacy programs
promoted during this time will help the 20,000
children per year who are using and participating
in quality, literacy-rich programs.
Smith, Boys and Girls Club of Peel and Jonathan
Charron, Breakfast for Kids Coordinator regarding
Student Nourishment Program and Breakfast for Kids
Regional Council received a presentation
on the Student Nourishment Program, formerly known
as Breakfast for Kids. Peel's Social Services
Department was chosen as the lead transfer payment
agency for the Student Nourishment Program for
the central-west region of the province.
Social Services will receive 100%
of the provincial funding and transfer it directly
to the Boys and Girls Club of Peel to implement
the Peel program and coordinate sites across Halton,
Wellington and Waterloo. The Social Services Department
will ensure the program operates as stipulated
in the provincial guidelines and meets the service
objectives of the program.
Regional Council recognized the
award-winning work of Communication Services and
program staff who earned eight awards for communications
Regional Councillors congratulated
staff on their achievements and noted the content
and quality of materials developed to communicate
with residents, employees and other key stakeholders.
Some of the awards won are:
Canadian Public Relations
Society (CPRS) National Award of Excellence
2 International Association
of Business Communicators (IABC) International
Gold Quill Awards
Update on the Control
of Seasonal Taste and Odour in Drinking Water
Regional Council approved a contribution
in the amount of $15,000 to fund research in 2005
into the cause of taste and odour in drinking
The current taste and odour of
drinking water is caused by Geosmin, a substance
produced by algae. Ongoing research is needed
to better understand why the taste and order occurs
and to determine the best management strategies.
The research will be conducted
by the Ontario Water Works Research Consortium.
The Ontario Water Works Research Consortium is
comprised of municipalities that draw their water
from Lake Ontario, and scientists from government
agencies and universities.
Regional Council received a report
from Social Services that updated Council on the
success of the evening care program at Chinguacousy
Child Care Centre. This program supports families
who work outside of traditional business hours.
Twenty one children have been
enrolled in evening care over the past 12 months,
with current registration in the evening program
fluctuating between 15 and 20 children.
Numerous media outlets have reported
on the availability of this program which has
increased community awareness.
Regional Road 1 (Erin Mills Parkway), Owner: The
Credit Valley Hospital - City of Mississauga, Ward
Regional Council approved a proposal
to construct a park at 2200 Eglinton Avenue. The
park is to be named the Cancer Survivors' Park
and is a part of the expansion project at Credit
The encroachment will be located
on Regional Road 1 (Erin Mills Parkway) and consist
of shrub and perennial plantings, in-ground floodlighting,
various types of concrete sidewalks and paving,
and a sign.
By-law 59-2005: A
by-law to regulate disclosure of food safety inspection
information to the public.
In December, 2004 Regional Council
endorsed a mandatory food safety performance disclosure
program. This program requires Peel Health Inspection
Summary signs be posted near the main public entrance
to an establishment after a public health inspector
has conducted an assessment. The Peel Health Inspection
Summary Signs, also called disclosure signs, will
be coloured to indicate the outcome of the assessment.
The disclosure signs are defined
PASS/green (substantial compliance),
CONDITIONAL PASS/yellow (significant
CLOSED/red (immediate health
As of November 1, 2005 posting
of disclosure signs at food establishments within
the Region of Peel will be required by their operator
after their assessment.