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Decisions Newsletter

The following Decision was made by Regional Council
at a Special Meeting held on Thursday, April 20, 2006
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 Appointment
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Region of Peel Appoints New Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Peel Regional Council Appoints New Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
 

At a Special Regional Council meeting held on April 20, 2006, Regional Council unanimously endorsed the selection of David Szwarc as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Region of Peel, effective immediately.

David Szwarc joined the Region of Peel in 1990 as Director of Ontario Works and moved into the role of Commissioner of Social Services in 2001.

(2006-387)
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The following are Decisions made by Regional Council
onThursday, April 20, 2006.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Region of Peel Receives the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting
- Regional Council Proclaimed the Week of May 15 to 20, 2006 "Paramedic Week" in the Region of Peel
- Regional Council Proclaimed the Week of May 7 to 13, 2006 "Emergency Preparedness Week" in the Region of Peel
- Regional Council Proclaimed May 18, 2006 "Internal Audit Awareness Day" in the Region of Peel
- New "Smoke Free Ontario Act" Becomes Law


 Delegations/Presentations
Region of Peel Receives the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting
 

Regional Chair Kolb and Councillor Gael Miles, Chair of the Management Section of General Committee announced that the Region of Peel received the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (CANFR) from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The Region of Peel also received the award for Financial Reporting Achievement.

This is the forth consecutive year the Region of Peel has received the award for financial reporting and represents an important accomplishment for the Region and its professional, dedicated staff.

(2006-400)
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 Proclamations
Regional Council Proclaimed the Week of May 15 to 20, 2006 "Paramedic Week" in the Region of Peel
 

Paramedic week takes place annually the third week of May, across Canada. Peel Region Paramedic Services (PRPS) responds to approximately 65,000 paramedic response calls annually, providing critical life-saving emergency medical care to over one million residents in Peel.

Some of the activities planned for the week include interactive demonstrations, activities and displays, staffed by Peel Paramedics, and an awareness barbecue lunch to be hosted by Peel Paramedics and Public Works, and ambulance ride-alongs for media and Councillors.

The Region of Peel is proud to join all paramedics across Canada in the celebration of Paramedic Week.

(2006-415)
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Regional Council Proclaimed the Week of May 7 to 13, 2006 "Emergency Preparedness Week" in the Region of Peel
 

Emergency Preparedness Week was introduced in 1995 by Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada to build public awareness of the emergency preparedness principles and system in Canada.

The National theme for 2006 is 'Everybody Has Their Reasons - Emergency Planning For Your Family'. Through a cooperative approach with our community partners, the Region of Peel will help local citizens of all ages learn how to prepare their families for an emergency. For more information, please click on the link below:
Peel's Regional Emergency Program (PREP)

(2006-414)
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Regional Council Proclaimed May 18, 2006 "Internal Audit Awareness Day" in the Region of Peel
 

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is the professional standard setting and training organization for internal auditing around the world. The association declared the month of May each year 'International Internal Audit Awareness Month', a time for auditing organizations to enhance their promotional activities.

One of the key roles of Internal Audit is to provide assurance to Regional Council through the Audit Subcommittee that Regional programs are working effectively and are being delivered efficiently.

(2006-418)
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Human Services
New "Smoke Free Ontario Act" Becomes Law
 

Regional Council received a report on the new Smoke Free Ontario Act that becomes law on May 31, 2006 and the implications for the Region of Peel.

This new law will prohibit smoking in all enclosed workplaces and enclosed public places in Ontario. Designated smoking rooms (DSRs) will not be permitted in any enclosed public place or enclosed workplace in Ontario.

All tobacco vendors will be subject to stricter laws on tobacco sales to minors, which include requiring photo identification from any individual who appears under 25 years of age.

(2006-406)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 11, 2006 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Audit Subcommitteel Meeting
Thursday, May 18, 2006 -- 8:30 a.m.

Next Regional Council Meeting

Thursday, May 18, 2006 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, May 18, 2006 -- 11:30 a.m.

Next Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility
Advisory Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 -- 1:00 p.m.

Next Emergency and Protective Services
Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 25, 2006 -- 9:30 a.m.

Joint Use Facility Meeting
Thursday, May 25, 2006 -- 1:00 p.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 or to obtain a copy of a report included in Decisions, please contact the Region of Peel, Clerk's Office at 905-791-7800, ext. 4526.


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