by 6 Peel and Students Jagitjit Billing, Schae Linton
and Kristen Morency
Regional Council endorsed the Peel Children's
Charter of Rights as presented by Success by 6
at the May 24 General Committee meeting. To show
their support Regional Council has invited a Success
By 6 Peel member agency to present one of the
Rights, each month, at a Regional Council meeting.
Regional Council also proclaimed November 20,
2007 "Day of the Child".
Regional Council approved the presentation of
Peel's 2007 Actions to Improve Air Quality at
the 2007 Smog Summit held in Toronto. The eighth
annual Smog Summit is scheduled for June 7, 2007,
and focus on 'Action for Clean Air'. The Smog
Summit provides Federal, Provincial and Municipal
government leaders with an opportunity to announce
new initiatives that commit to reducing smog,
air pollution and greenhouse gases and concludes
with the signing of the Toronto and Region 2007
Inter-governmental Declaration on Clean Air. The
Region of Peel has been a signatory to the Inter-governmental
Declarations since 2001.
Regional Council proclaimed June "Seniors'
Month," which is an annual nation-wide celebration
to honour seniors contribution to the life and
vibrancy of this community. Seniors continue to
serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important
and active members of this community. Their contributions
past and present warrant appreciation and recognition
and their stories deserve to be told.
Leadership Award for Promoting Citizen-Centred Approaches
to Service Delivery
Roy Wiseman, the Region of Peel Chief Information
Officer (CIO) and Director of Information Technology
Services was recognized by Peel Regional Council
on May 24th, for winning the 2007 Heintzman Leadership
Award. Mr. Wiseman was chosen as the winner by
his peers from municipal, provincial, territorial
and federal levels of government for his outstanding,
innovative and transformational leadership.
Regional Council received the updated 2007 Grown
in Peel, Buy Fresh Guide which features 26 farms
and markets and provides information on when vegetables
and fruit are at their peak of freshness and best
Cart-Based and Front-End Bulk Recycling in Multi-Residential
Regional Council approved amending of the Waste
Collection and Disposal Agreement with Waste Management
of Canada Corporation (WMCC) to include provisions
for front-end bulk recycling collection at approximately
50 per cent of the multi-residential buildings,
municipal locations and schools in Mississauga
and Brampton, at an estimated total cost of $7,807,063.
Regional staff was authorized to purchase front-end
bulk recycling bins from WMCC to replace a portion
of the existing cart-based system at an estimated
total cost of $182,080 in 2007, $136,560 in 2008
and $136,560 in 2009.