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Decisions Newsletter

The following are decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, June 4, 2009


 Topics in this Issue:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
- Peel Childrens’ Charter of Rights, The Right to Play
  Update on the Funding Gap in Health and Social Services in the Greater Toronto Area/905
- TransHelp Advisory Committee 2008 Annual Report
- A Gathering: Peel’s Aboriginal Celebration
- Seniors’ Month – June 2009

Delegations/Presentations
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
 

Deirdre Morrison-Mohamed, Fund Development Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel provided an update on the activities of the organization. She stated that the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel operate six core mentoring programs which provide services for 1,350 children, and currently over 300 children are on the wait list.  There are 1,600 active volunteers involved in the agency.  Big Brothers Big Sisters host four major fundraising events each year. 

Deirdre Morrison-Mohamed presented Councillor Saito with the 2008 Top Fundraiser Award and Councillor Gibson with an award recognizing the City of Brampton as the winning team at the Bowl for Kids Sake event.

(2009-586)
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Peel Childrens’ Charter of Rights, The Right to Play
 

The Hon. William Davis, Ambassador, Peel Children's Charter of Rights and Jim Grieve, Co-Chair, Success by 6 Peel, presented the final of 12 Rights under of the Children’s Charter of Rights, the Right to Play. The YEAH (Youth Energize and Harmonize) Chorus premiered the Peel Children's Charter of Rights theme song: "We've Got Rights!’, while elementary and secondary school students joined Mr. Davis in highlighting the Right to Play and taking a final brief look at each Right in the Charter.

For more information on the Peel Children’s Charter of Rights please visit http://successby6peel.ca/.

(2009-591)
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Update on the Funding Gap in Health and Social Services in the Greater Toronto Area/905
 

Regional Council received an update from Shelley White, Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Peel, on the Funding Gap in Health and Social Services in the Greater Toronto Area/905.  Regional Council passed a resolution requesting that the Government of Ontario address the funding shortfall.

(2009-592– 2009-593)

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Environment, Transportation and Planning Services
TransHelp Advisory Committee 2008 Annual Report
 

Glenn Barnes, Chair, TransHelp Advisory Committee (TAC) presented the Committee’s 2008 Annual Report. The annual report identifies potential enhancements, observations, recommendations and TAC outcomes for review in the following year. The following are some of the 2008 TransHelp accomplishments:

·        Piloted on-demand same day service

·       Participated in community events including the Children’s Water Festival; Flower Day Parade; and Rick Hansen’s “Wheels in Motion” event.

·        Extended hours of service from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. seven days a week.

 For more information about TransHelp please visit www.peelregion.ca/transhlp/.

(2009-613)

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Human Services
A Gathering: Peel’s Aboriginal Celebration
 

Regional Council received information regarding the second annual “A Gathering: Peel’s Aboriginal Celebration.” The event, organized by the Early Learning Services division in partnership with the Peel Aboriginal Steering Committee, is funded through the Best Start initiative.  The celebration took place on June 6, 2009 at Chinguacousy Park, Brampton.

For more information on “A Gathering: Peel’s Aboriginal Celebration please visit www.peelregion.ca/children/agathering.

(2009-590– 2009-646))
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Proclamations
Seniors’ Month – June 2009
  Regional Council proclaimed June 2009 “Seniors’ Month.”  June 2009 marks the 25th Anniversary of Seniors’ Month in the Province of Ontario. Seniors continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of the community.  A number of activities will be taking place at Peel’s Long Term Care Centres and in the community to celebrate and recognize the important contributions seniors continue to make in our communities.

(2009-630)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network
Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 18, 2009 – 8:15 a.m.

Next Audit Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, June 18, 2009 – 8:30 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 18, 2009 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory
Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 – 1:00 p.m.

Next Greenlands Securement
Subcommittee Meeting

Thursday, June 4, 2009 – 8:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, June 25, 2009 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, June 25, 2009 – 11:30 a.m.

Peel Living Annual General Meeting
Thursday, June 25, 2009 – 12:00 p.m.

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 June 11 2009

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