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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, June 8, 2006.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults Housing (PAWGOAH)
- Regional Council Proclaimed June 27, 2006 as Canadian Multiculturalism Day in the Regional Municipality of Peel
- Regional Road complaints on the Ontario's Worst Roads Website - Various Locations in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon
- Success By 6 Peel Community Report Card
- Grow in Peel, Buy Fresh 2006 Guide


 Delegations/Presentations
Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults Housing (PAWGOAH)
 

Regional Council received an update from Neil Prashad, Chair, Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults Housing (PAWGOAH) on the activities of the group and noted that due to the efforts of this Committee, the Region of Peel is at the forefront of addressing the housing needs of older adults.

The volunteers of PAWGOAH were recognized and thanked for their hard work and dedication.

(2006-557)
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 Proclamations
Regional Council Proclaimed June 27, 2006 as Canadian Multiculturalism Day in the Regional Municipality of Peel
 

Canada first adopted a multiculturalism policy in 1971, and in 1988, passed the Canadian Multiculturalism Act. The multiculturalism policy ensures that all citizens can keep their identities, can take pride in their ancestry and have a sense of belonging. The federal government officially declared June 27th to be Canadian Multiculturalism Day in 2002. The annual event is intended to bring Canadians together in order to strengthen mutual understanding and respect. Canadian Multiculturalism Day gives an opportunity to learn and appreciate the contributions that various communities and multicultural groups make to Canadian society.

The Region of Peel is one of the most multicultural communities in Canada, with 93 ethnic groups and 60 languages spoken. Peel Region Council has, in its Strategic Plan, set its commitment to valuing multiculturalism as follows: "Peel will be a healthy, vibrant and safe community that values its diversity and quality of life".

Regional Council has resolved that June 27, 2006 be proclaimed Canadian Multiculturalism Day in the Region of Peel.

(2006-601)
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 Public Works
Regional Road complaints on the Ontario's Worst Roads Website - Various Locations in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon
 

Regional Council received a report regarding Ontario's worst roads. The report highlighted that despite the substantial roads system within the Region of Peel, there were no Region of Peel roads listed in the top 20 locations on the Ontario's Worst Roads website. These positive results are due to the high standards by which roads within the Region of Peel are maintained.

Most of the complaints received, regarding roads in the Region of Peel, on the website were found to be roads that are either under construction; Environmental Assessments (EA) are in progress or were just completed in advance of construction; or road projects are on hold pending property acquisition or awaiting Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) results prior to road projects being undertaken.

(2006-563)
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 Human Services
Success By 6 Peel Community Report Card
 

Regional Council requested that the Regional Chair write a letter on behalf of Council, to the Chair of Success By 6 to thank all the partners and participants for their commitment and efforts.

Success By 6 Peel is a non-profit initiative that focuses on giving children the very best start in life. It is a community-based partnership with the United Way of Peel Region and includes more than 60 partners in business, labour, health, education, social services and government. It seeks to raise public awareness of the importance of early learning in children under six years of age. It is guided by a Council of Champions, with representation from the 60 partner agencies and Regional Councillors.

Investing in well-being and school readiness of children has been proven, through extensive research, to pay significant dividends in quality of life, economic growth and avoidance of future health, social and safety cost. The Region has supported Success by 6 through seed funding, council representation on the Council Champions, and active engagement at all levels and from several Regional departments, including Health, Social Services and Planning.

(2006-576)
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Planning
Grow in Peel, Buy Fresh 2006 Guide
 

Regional Council received a report and a presentation providing an overview of the launch of the first annual Grown in Peel, Buy Fresh 2006 Guide and the GrownInPeel website. Created in partnership with the, Region of Peel Planning department, Peel Public Health and the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG).

The annual Grown in Peel Guide includes a map of Peel Region illustrating the location of local farms and farmer's markets that have applied to participate in the 2006 guide. Applications were sent out through the Peel Federation of Agriculture mailing list in February 2006, and were reviewed by Peel Public Health and the Environmental Health Division. Markets listed are approved for selling prepared/processed foods (baked products, jams, and other canned preserves) as well as perishable foods such as meat, milk, cheese, and eggs.

The annual Grown in Peel guide also includes detailed information on each listing (address, phone number, hours of operation, and products available), a seasonal availability guide, and planning and health messages. This annual guide will be updated every year and distributed in June at the beginning of the growing season.

A downloadable version of the map, as well as links to other related information, will be included in the GrownInPeel website This website is referenced in the guide and will also be linked through the City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, the Town of Caledon and the Region of Peel Websites.

(2006-610)
(2006-612)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Audit SubcommitteeMeeting
Thursday, June 29, 2006 -- 8:30 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 29, 2006 -- 9:30 a.m.

Peel Living Annual General Meeting
Thursday, June 29, 2006 -- 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. 4526.


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