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Decisions Newsletter

The following are decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, March 4, 2010.

 Topics in this Issue:
- Region of Peel and the Peel Regional Police Employees United Way Campaigns
- International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Peel
- Homelessness Partnering Strategy Extension 2009-2011 – Funding Allocation Update
- Proclamation of Events Weeks
- Low-Income Dental Program for Youth

Delegations
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 $450,998.

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

(2010-113)
 
Human Services
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Peel
 

Regional Council proclaimed March 21, 2010 “International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination”. In 1966, the United Nations created the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination honouring the victims of the Sharpeville massacre. Racism destroys the fabric of society, creating barriers to opportunities, prosperity, fairness and democracy, divides communities and erodes the human spirit. It is everyone’s duty to work towards the elimination of racism and discrimination to achieve a civil society where we all have the right to live in conditions of dignity, respect and peace.

(2010-140 and 2010-141)
 
Homelessness Partnering Strategy Extension 2009-2011 – Funding Allocation Update
 

Regional Council endorsed recommendations made by the Homelessness Partnering Strategy Allocations Sub-Committee and the Community Advisory Board to create sustainable projects that aim to reduce homelessness. Federal funding in the amount of $1,874,020 will be used to fund the projects.

For more information about homelessness in the Region of Peel please visit www.peelregion.ca/social-services/homelessness/index.htm.

(2010-144)

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Public Works
Proclamation of Events Weeks
 

Regional Council proclaimed the following events on behalf of the Public Works Department:

March 22, 2010 was proclaimed “World Water Day”. World Water Day was created to raise the profile of water quality. In the Region of Peel, World Water Day promotes the Water Smart Peel program; one of the program goal’s is to reduce individual water consumption by 10 per cent by 2015.

April 16 to 22, 2010 was proclaimed “Earth Week”. Earth Week educates residents on how to practice the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) and composting to divert waste. Throughout the month of April a number of Green Day events will be held at shopping malls and grocery stores promoting composting and the Region of Peel Organics Program.

May 2 to 8, 2010 was proclaimed “Compost Awareness Week”. The purpose of this event is to increase participation in backyard and worm composting and raise awareness about the Region of Peel goal of diverting 70 per cent of our waste from landfills by 2016.

May 2 to 8, 2010 was proclaimed “Drinking Water Awareness Week”. The Region of Peel will be promoting source water protection, water conservation and various environmental programs and initiatives. The Water Smart Peel program will be promoting the importance of managing water resources through tours and in-class presentations.

May 9 to 22, 2010 was proclaimed “Public Works Week”. The main objectives of Public Works Week is to integrate employees; encourage them to engage in professional and personal development and to assist them in understanding the value of a “career” in Public Works.

May 27 to June 2, 2010 was proclaimed “Children’s Water Awareness Week”. During this week the 15th Annual Peel Children’s Water Festival will take place at Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton. Family Fun Day will be on Saturday, May 29, 2010. More than 500 secondary students will have the opportunity to volunteer and develop interpersonal leadership skills.

October 18 to 24, 2010 was proclaimed “Waste Reduction Week”. The focus of this week is to educate residents about different ways to manage their waste, including tours of the Community Recycling Centres for school and community groups.

For more information on any of the events please visit the Public Works Department’s webpage at http://www.peelregion.ca/pw/.

(2010-175 to 2010-181, inclusive)
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Health
Low-Income Dental Program for Youth
 

Regional Council endorsed the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) start-up funding for a new Low-Income Dental Program for youth and ongoing operational funding to the end of the fiscal year 2012/13. The Region of Peel will be entering into funding agreements with community partners for the implementation of the Low-Income Dental Program.

For more information on the Low-Income Dental Program for youth please visit www.peelregion.ca/health/freedental/.

(2010-200)
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Meetings at a Glance


Next Greenlands Securement Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, March 25, 2010 – 8:00 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 25, 2010 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Region of Peel Accessibility
Advisory Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 – 1:00 p.m.

Next Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, April 1, 2010 – 8:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, April 1, 2010 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, April 1, 2010 – Cancelled

For a complete listing of the 2010 Council and Committee meeting schedule, please follow the link below:

2010 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: Monday March 29 2010

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