Volunteer Week in
the Region of Peel - April 23 to 29, 2006
Council Proclaimed the Week of April 23 to 29,
2006 'Volunteer Week' in the Region of Peel, to
coincide with National Volunteer Week, an annual
springtime celebration that honours the people
who donate their time and energy to their fellow
citizens. The slogan for this year's event is
'Volunteers Grow Community'.
2005, over 1,700 volunteers contributed their
time and effort to enhance many of the services
the citizens of Peel receive from the Region.
Region of Peel will host a Volunteer Recognition
event on April 24, 2006 to honour the outstanding
results that are achieved by volunteerism in the
delivery of Regional programs and services.
Proclaimed the Following Event Weeks in the Region
16 to 22, 2006: Earth Week
May 7 to 13, 2006: Compost Awareness Week
May 7 to 13, 2006: Drinking Water Awareness Week
May 14 to 20, 2006: Public Works Week
May 25 to 31, 2006: Children's Water Awareness
proclamation of event weeks demonstrates an acknowledgement
by Peel of environmental issues and highlights
the commitment made to integrate environmental
priorities into a range of programs and services.
Events are celebrated in a variety of ways in
order to raise awareness and educate residents
about Regional programs and services.
Appointment to the
Chinguacousy Health Services Board
Gael Miles was appointed to the Chinguacousy Health
Services Board for a term ending on November 30,
2006, or until a successor is appointed by Regional
Chinguacousy Health Services Board was incorporated
in November 1973 to establish and operate a system
of community health services for residents of
the Brampton area. The mission for the Chinguacousy
Health Services Centre is to raise the level of
health and promote wellness within the community.
practice has been to appoint a Brampton member
of Regional Council to this position. Councillor
Gael Miles has been the Regional representative
to the Chinguacousy Health Services Board since
Conference held on February 10, 2006 in MIssissauga
Council received a report from the Planning Department
detailing the successful 'Liveable Peel' Conference
held with key stakeholders on February 10, 2006
in Mississauga as part of the Liveable Peel community
185 participants, including Federal, Provincial
and Municipal staff, community leaders, academics,
consultants, developers and other private and
public sector stakeholders attended the conference
to further explore ideas for Liveable Peel and
to gain input and direction on the scope of tasks
associated with the initiative.
messages resulting from the conference included
the need for a high degree of collaboration and
integration among sectors; the need for adequate,
sustainable and predictable funding for many topic
areas explored during the conference; the need
to educate the public about community sustainability
and lifestyle choices; and the need for political
support and community champions to lead change.
Council approved the 2006 West Nile Virus (WNV)
activities of the 2006 plan include encouraging
the public to report dead Crows, dead Blue Jays
and stagnant water. Intensified monitoring of
sites previously identified with repeated positive
mosquito batches will be conducted in order to
target the known populations of Culex mosquito
species in urban areas of Peel.
Public Health will be continuing to work with
key local stakeholders to further improve and
implement the 2006 WNV Prevention Plan.
continues to experience West Nile Virus activity,
especially in communities located adjacent to
Lake Ontario. A program of public education, surveillance
and mosquito reduction in targeted areas has been
successful in reducing the risk and number of
confirmed human WNV cases in Peel. The rate of
human WNV cases in Peel was among the lowest in
Ontario in 2005.