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Decisions Newsletter

The following are decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, March 5, 2009


 Topics in this Issue:
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Region of Peel and the Peel Regional Police Employees United Way Campaigns

- “Hands Only” CPR Program
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Peel Children's Aid Society: Poverty Report entitled “Greater Trouble in Greater Toronto (GTA): Child Poverty in the GTA”

- Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR) –Proposing Changes Related to Natural Heritage, Agriculture, Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management
- Expansion of the Children in Need of Treatment (CINOT) Program
- Human Services Plan
- Customer Contact Centre 2008 Year End

Delegations/Presentations

Region of Peel and the Peel Regional Police Employees United Way Campaigns

 

Regional Chair Emil Kolb, David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel and Mike Metcalf, Chief, Peel Regional Police, presented a cheque on behalf of the Region of Peel and the Peel Regional Police Employees United Way Campaigns to Shelley White, Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Peel Region (UWPR) in the amount of $437,626.

For more information on the United Way of Peel Region please visit their website at www.unitedwaypeel.org/

(2009-174)
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“Hands Only” CPR Program
 

Regional Council received a presentation by Verena Jones , Chair, Peel Region CPR Coalition, Peel Regional Paramedic Services, regarding the “Hands Only” CPR Program. Ms Jones reported that 35 to 55 per cent of cardiac arrests are witnessed by a bystander, usually a family member or friend. In the Region of Peel, 26 per cent of hospital cardiac arrest patients receive bystander CPR. The goal of the Peel CPR Coalition is to raise the percentage of bystander CPR for cardiac arrest victims. The Peel Coalition for CPR Awareness is focussed on increasing public awareness of the importance of bystander CPR and educating the public in order to reduce the fear associated with performing CPR.

(2009-176)
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Peel Children's Aid Society: Poverty Report entitled “Greater Trouble in Greater Toronto (GTA): Child Poverty in the GTA”
 

Regional Council received a presentation from Paul Zarnke, Executive Director, Peel Children’s Aid Society, on a poverty report from the Toronto Children’s Aid Society titled “Greater Trouble in Greater Toronto (GTA): Child Poverty in the GTA”.

Paul Zarnke reported that 50 per cent of Ontario’s children in poverty live in the GTA. Between the years 1997 and 2005, the Region of Peel experienced a 51 per cent increase in the number of children living in poverty. Fifteen per cent of the Region of Peel’s population (167,000) live in poverty and the median household income in Peel decreased by 6.5 per cent from 2000 to 2005. Paul Zarnke stated that the greater share of children living in poverty has shifted from Toronto to Peel and York Regions. Currently one in six children in the Region of Peel live in poverty. Social Services in the Region of Peel are underfunded with the Region receiving one-third the required level of children’s mental health services it requires and with the lowest childcare funding in Ontario.

For more information on the Peel Children’s Aid please contact http://www.peelcas.org/.

(2009-178)
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Environment, Transportation and Planning Services
Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR) –Proposing Changes Related to Natural Heritage, Agriculture, Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management
 

Regional Council approved a schedule for a public meeting and information sessions regarding the Regional Official Plan Amendment related to Natural Heritage, Agriculture, Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management. The public meeting will provide opportunity for the public to provide input with respect to the proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment.

The public meeting will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at Region of Peel Headquarters in the Council Chamber.

For more information on the Regional Official Plan Amendment related to Natural Heritage, Agriculture, Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management please visit www.peelregion.ca/planning/officialplan/list-amendmts.htm.

(2009-182)
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Health

Expansion of the Children in Need of Treatment (CINOT) Program

  The Children in Need of Treatment (CINOT) program will be expanded to teens aged 14-17 years for basic dental care, as well as emergency treatment and general anesthetic for all children under the age of 17. The Province will provide 100 per cent of the funding of the treatment cost for the expansion in 2009. Cost-sharing with the province is anticipated for implementation on January 1, 2010.
(2009-193)
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Human Services
Human Services Plan
 

The Human Services Plan sets the direction for the Human Services department for the next three years and sets out a plan to merge services into one delivery model. Janet Menard, Executive Director, Human Services, stated that the Human Services Plan supports the Regional Strategic Plan, The Common Purpose and reflects the values and service principles of the Region of Peel.

The Human Services plan is based on a consultation process which began in April, 2008 and involved over 700 consultations. The process included focus groups with staff and clients; drop in sessions for staff members; community forums; an on-line survey; a customer satisfaction survey and meetings with members of Regional Council. The next step in the process will be the development of the service delivery model for the Human Services department.

(2009-196)
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Management
Customer Contact Centre 2008 Year End
 

Regional Council received information regarding the 2008 Year End of the Customer Contact Centre (CCC). In 2008, the CCC received 783,591 calls and responded to 5,417 emails. The CCC scores eight out of 10 on Client Satisfaction Surveys. In 2009 the CCC will begin, with the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, offering 3-1-1 service, which will provide additional access to Regional programs.

(2009-206)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, March 12, 2009 – 1:00 p.m.

Next Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 – 1:00 p.m.

Next Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee
Thursday, March 26, 2009 – 8:00 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 26, 2009 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Youth Violence
Prevention Steering Committee

Thursday, April 2, 2009 – 8:15 a.m.

Next Greenlands Securement Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, April 2, 2009 – 8:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, April 2, 2009 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Grants Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 2, 2009 – Immediately Following Regional Council

For a complete listing of the 2009 Council and Committee meeting schedule, please follow the link below:

2009 Council and Committee Meeting Schedule


All meetings are held in the Region of Peel Council Chamber, Fifth Floor,
10 Peel Centre Dr., Suite A, Brampton, unless other wise noted.

*Peel Youth Violence Prevention Steering Committee meeting will be held in the 5th Floor Boardroom, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.
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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