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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, February 14, 2008.



 Topics in this Issue:
- 1 -  Peel’s Transitional Housing Initiative - Angela’s Place
- 2 - Peel’s Transitional Housing Initiative – Peel Youth Village
3 - Corporate Asset Management Award of Consulting Services
- 4 - Election of the Accessibility Advisory Committee Chair and Vice – Chair
- 5 - No Smoking in Vehicles with Children Under the age of 16

Human Services

Peel’s Transitional Housing Initiative - Angela’s Place

 

Regional Council received an update on the program operation of Angela’s Place, the first transitional housing facility for families, in Peel

Angela’s Place has now been operating successfully for 27 months, families are provided an opportunity to obtain an array of support services that allow them to gain the skills and abilities to live independently within the community and improve their chances of experiencing homelessness in the future.

Preliminary findings have demonstrated that Angela’s Place positively impacts the lives of the majority of families who reside there. Transitional housing is an intermediate step in the continuum of supports between emergency shelters and permanent housing. Transitional housing allows families who require some additional supports the opportunity to assess their current situation, evaluate their strengths and challenges and develop a case plan that will lead towards self-sufficiency.

Overall, the program provides safe and stable housing and opportunity for parents to develop personal skills while ensuring supports are provided to improve quality of life for their children.

Please visit www.peelregion.ca to learn more about this service.

(2008-158)
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Peel’s Transitional Housing Initiative – Peel Youth Village

 

Regional Council received an update on Peel Youth Village.

Peel Youth Village is a four-storey transitional housing facility that serves as a residential, recreational, training and education centre for up to 48 youth between the ages of 16 and 30. Occupants can stay up to a maximum of one year.

Peel Housing Corporation owns the facility while Ontario Works in Peel is responsible for operational management. The YMCA provides daily programming and staffing at Peel Youth Village, which operates seven days per week, 24 hours per day.

By the end of September 2007, there were a total of 589 registered members of the community utilizing the programs made available through Peel Youth Village.

The majority of former residents have indicated that they were satisfied with the services offered and would access the supports in the future, if needed. A number of youth still stay connected with staff and are now volunteering their time to speak with new residents.

(2008-159)
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Management
Corporate Asset Management Award of Consulting Services

Urban and Environmental Management Inc. was awarded with a two year contract in the amount of $900,000, for consulting services to support the development of Corporate Asset Management. Asset Management is a long-term, multi-staged, multi-project objective integrating people, technology, data, business processes, service standards and policies and is fundamental to developing and updating a long range reserve management strategy.

The first phase assignment will identify the work’s need to improve Asset Management processes and tools within each of the programs.

(2008-114)
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Election of the Accessibility Advisory Committee Chair and Vice – Chair

 

The Joint Peel – Caledon Access Advisory Committee appointed William Goursky as Chair and Naz Husain as Vice-Chair for the period January 29, 2008 to December 31, 2008.

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Health

No Smoking in Vehicles with Children Under the age of 16

 

Regional Council of Ontario directed the Regional Chair to write to the Premier to request an amendment to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act to ban smoking in all vehicles with children under the age of 16 present.

Children exposed to second-hand smoke are at a higher risk for respiratory illnesses including and not limited too asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia, as well as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and are at increased risk for developing certain cancers and heart disease in adulthood.

Levels of second-hand smoke can be 23 times more concentrated in a vehicle than in a house, and children are at particular risk for the effects of second-hand smoke because they breathe in more air relative to their weight than adults. This new law would become part of the Highway Traffic Act and, therefore would be enforced by police officers.

For more information on the effects of second-hand smoke please visit www.peelregion.ca

(2008-154)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Audit Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, February 28, 2008 – 8:30 a.m.

Next General Committee
Thursday, February 28, 2008 – 9:30 a.m.

Next South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement Steering Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 28, 2008 – immediately following General Committee

Next Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 6, 2008 – 8:00 a.m.

Next Regional Council
Thursday, March 6, 2008 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, March 6, 2008 – 11:30 a.m.

Next Committee of Revision Meeting
Thursday, March 6, 2008 – 1:30 p.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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Revised: Thursday April 16 2009

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