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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, October 5, 2006.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Regional Council Proclaims the Week of October 14 to 22, 2006 "Week of the Child"
- Region of Peel to Recognize International Day of Disabled Persons on December 3, 2006
- November 15, 2006 is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day in Peel
- Regional Council Approves Speed Limit Changes on Regional Road 19 (Winston Churchill Boulevard) in the Town of Caledon


Proclamations
Regional Council Proclaims the Week of October 14 to 22, 2006 "Week of the Child"

The Week of the Child was established by the Association of Early Childhood Educators, Ontario (AECEO), following the 1979 United Nations International Year of the Child. It is a time to focus on the needs, rights and interests of children to heighten public awareness of the value of Early Childhood Education.

The Peel Branch of the AECEO effectively encourages community participation in the "Krayons for Kids" Campaign. Thanks to the generosity of Peel residents, materials from the 2006 campaign will be received by the Children's Aid Society, Peel Living Community Families, and the Victim Witness Program at the Ontario Court of Justice (Brampton Court House). There will also be a Week of the Child reception, and presentation of an achievement award to a person who has made significant contribution to the field of Early Childhood Education.

Children are vital to the growth and spirit of communities. Therefore, Region of Peel Children's Services has consistently worked to ensure that its 11 Child Care Centres provide nurturing, inclusive environments where children can develop healthily through early learning opportunities.

Families in Peel can access 761 licensed child care spaces throughout Mississauga and Brampton. Financial assistance is also available so that more families can benefit from the 3034 spaces in over 360 child care and recreation programs in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon. For more information on child care services provided by the Region of Peel, visit:
http://www.peelregion.ca/childcar/index.htm.

(2006-975)
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Region of Peel to Recognize International Day of Disabled Persons on December 3, 2006

United Nations' International Day of Disabled Persons promotes an understanding of disability issues and aims to mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The United Nations' theme for this year, "E-Accessibility," aims to improve access to new information technology, such as Internet and adaptive technology, and equipment for persons with disabilities.

The disabled community in Canada exceeds 13 per cent of our population, and it should be recognized that persons with disabilities contribute in many valuable ways to the community - as entrepreneurs, decision-makers, employees, musicians, artists, volunteers, parents and grandparents.

Further to fostering awareness in the Peel community, International Day of Disabled Persons offers an opportunity for Regional staff to focus on one of the Region's strategic objectives: "To develop the ability of all Regional staff to effectively and proactively identify and address accessibility barriers," as listed in the third Accessibility Plan of the Region of Peel.

(2006-984)
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November 15, 2006 is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day in Peel

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a system of hardware and software used for storage, retrieval, mapping and analysis of geographic data. GIS Day highlights the many uses of GIS technology and its contribution to global planning and development, and preservation of the natural environment.

This year, GIS Day will be held on Wednesday, November 15, during Geography Awareness Week (November 12-18). Users and vendors are encouraged to open their doors to schools, businesses and the general public to showcase real-world applications of this important technology.

The Region of Peel Planning department will be organizing a demonstration of GIS technology at the Peel District School Board, Central Board Office (HJA Brown Education Centre) in Mississauga. High school students will have the opportunity to tour the displays and ask questions, as well as to exhibit GIS work performed throughout the semester.

Worldwide, thousands of organizations host GIS Day events in more than 81 countries, educating millions of students and adults about GIS technology.

(2006-1009)
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Public Works
Regional Council Approves Speed Limit Changes on Regional Road 19 (Winston Churchill Boulevard) in the Town of Caledon

The existing posted speed limit of 80 km/hour on Regional Road 19 will be reduced to 70 km/hr, from Beech Grove Sideroad to Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit Road/Bush Street) in the Town of Caledon.

From 100 metres north of Ballinafad Road to 2,440 metres north of Regional Road 9 (King Street), the speed limit will be reduced to 60 km/hr. In addition, the existing posted speed limit of 60 km/hr will be reduced to 50 km/hr from King Street to 2,440 metres north of King Street.

The Region of Peel received requests from various residents and Councillors to investigate a speed limit reduction on Winston Churchill Boulevard. Peel staff conducted radar studies to evaluate the area and determine which sections of the road require reductions to posted speed limits.

(2006-942)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Emergency and Protective Services Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 1:00 p.m.

Next Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, October 26, 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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