Council Proclaims the Week of October 14 to 22,
2006 "Week of the Child"
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
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.
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.
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.
of Peel to Recognize International Day of Disabled
Persons on December 3, 2006
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.
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.
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.
15, 2006 is Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Day in Peel
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.
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.
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.
thousands of organizations host GIS Day events
in more than 81 countries, educating millions
of students and adults about GIS technology.
Council Approves Speed Limit Changes on Regional
Road 19 (Winston Churchill Boulevard) in the Town
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.
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.
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.