Neville Award Presented to Anne Fenwick, Director
of Family Health, in Recognition of her Significant
Contributions to the Peel Community in Children's
Mental Health Services
Mary Neville Award for 2006 was presented to Anne
Fenwick, in acknowledgement of her significant
contributions in the areas of prevention and early
intervention in children's mental health services.
Humphrey Mitchell, Executive Director, and Linda
Berkowitz, Manager, Clinical Services, Peel Children's
Centre, were both on hand to present the award
to Anne Fenwick.
1997, Anne Fenwick co-founded 'Success by 6 in
Peel' - an early childhood community initiative
designed to improve outcomes for all children
from birth to 6 years of age. She is presently
involved in developing the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Disorder community initiative.
received a standing ovation as members of Regional
Council extended their appreciation to her and
the entire staff of Peel Health for their important
Council Proclaims October 2, 2006 'World Habitat
United Nations General Assembly created World
Habitat Day in 1985 as a time to reflect on the
state of human settlements and the basic right
to adequate shelter. Global celebration of this
date also serves as a reminder of the collective
responsibility for the future of human habitat.
UN-Habitat theme for 2006 is 'Cities - Magnets
of Hope,' which was chosen to remind all of us
that the world is witnessing the greatest migration
in its history of people into towns and cities.
All municipal leaders share the challenge of finding
solutions to alleviate poverty in cities, reduce
pollution and facilitate sustainable urban growth
Council proclaimed October 2, 2006 'World Habitat
Day,' which reflects the commitments of the Region
of Peel to the provision of affordable and appropriate
housing, social services, health, strategic planning
and other key services to the citizens of Peel.
Council to Recognize November 8, 2006 as World Town
Planning Day (WTPD)
in 1949, World Town Planning Day (WTPD) is now
celebrated in 30 countries on four different continents.
The Region of Peel Planning Department, in its
affiliation with the Canadian Institute of Planners
(CIP) and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute
(OPPI), endorses WTPD as an opportunity to highlight
the importance of sound planning in creating liveable
communities in Canada.
Region of Peel recognizes the many valuable contributions
of professional planners and their commitment
to public service. WTPD in Canada will also serve
to publicly recognize citizens who have shown
dedication to improving their communities. WTPD
will remind future generations about the importance
of neighbourhood, the need for personal involvement
in policy making, and the fragile nature of the
Council Urges Provincial Minister of Health to Consider
Re-inclusion of Large Community Food Events in Ontario
Food Premises Regulation
of Peel Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr.
Megan Ward, advised Regional Council of concerns
surrounding amendments made to the Ontario Food
Premises Regulation, under the Health Protection
and Promotion Act. The June 15, 2006 amendments
currently exempt certain groups from the food
preparation, transportation and serving standards
in the Regulation. These groups include farmers'
markets, religious groups, service clubs and fraternal
organizations that hold events for members and
the general public.
exemption means that public health inspectors
cannot enforce the specific standards contained
in the Regulation, therefore potentially increasing
risk of food-borne illness. The primary concern
for Regional health staff is the large number
of events with attendance being as high as 100,000
people for a single event, held in Peel venues
each year. Peel Public Health Inspectors have
advised groups responsible for food preparation
to conspicuously post signage indicating that
their food premises has not been inspected in
accordance with the Regulation. Peel health officials
will continue a proactive approach to educate
food handlers and event coordinators about proper
food preparation, handling, transportation and
Council directed Chair Kolb to write to the Minister
of Health and Long-Term Care, and the Chief Medical
Officer of Health for Ontario, advising of the
concerns raised by Regional Council and the Acting
Medical Officer of Health, recommending that very
large events at which food is served not be exempted
from the Ontario Food Premises Regulation.
Approves Implementation of New and Improved Community
Safety Zones (CSZ) in Caledon
New Community Safety Zones (CSZ) have been approved
for Regional Road 24 (Charleston Sideroad) in
Caledon, in the vicinity of Kennedy Road, and
on Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road). Staff from
Caledon Central Public School requested that a
CSZ be implemented near the school in order to
deter aggressive driving behaviour.
In addition, Regional Council approved the extension
of the existing CSZ on Regional Road 14 (Mayfield
Road) by 185 metres west of Bramalea Road, in
the vicinity of Mayfield Secondary School.
Community Safety Zones (CSZ) are incorporated
in the Ontario government's road safety strategy.
They are intended to discourage unsafe driving
in school zones with high traffic volume. The
primary consequence of a CSZ designation is that
all moving offences related to motor vehicles
will be charged with an increased fine if committed
within the boundaries of a CSZ.