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The following are decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, April 22, 2010.

 Topics in this Issue:
- Peel Region Living City Carbon Calculator and Life is Better in Peel Campaign
- National Volunteer Week
- Internal Audit Awareness Day
- Emergency Preparedness Week

Peel Region Living City Carbon Calculator and Life is Better in Peel Campaign

Regional Council received a delegation from Chandra Sharma, Watershed Specialist, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), and Adam Rosenberg, Manager, Client Relations, Zerofootprint, announcing the public launch of the “Peel Region Living City Carbon Calculator and Life is Better in Peel Campaign.” The campaign engages and encourages residents to undertake small actions to reduce carbon emissions. Zerofootprint has customized a carbon footprint calculator that includes Peel Region specific data and links to other government programs, including Regional initiatives such as Water Smart Peel, Smart Commute and Grown in Peel.

For more information on the “Peel Region Living City Carbon Calculator and Life is Better in Peel Campaign”, please visit www.lifeisbetterinpeel.ca/.

Overview of the Peel Public Health Diabetes Project and the Diabetes Prevention Project in the South Asian Community in Peel

Regional Council received a delegation from Dr. Colin Saldanha, Medical Director, Saldanha Health Centre and Joyce Temple-Smith, Executive Director, Malton Neighbourhood Services, providing an overview of the Peel Public Health Diabetes Project and the Diabetes Prevention Project in the South Asian Community in Peel. Diabetes is a growing issue in the South Asian community and Dr. Saldanha stressed the importance of the programs offered by the Region of Peel in raising public awareness of the disease. 

Joyce Temple-Smith stated that Malton Neighbourhood Services was one of the local agencies involved with the Peel Public Health Diabetes pilot project.  Malton Neighbourhood Services staff worked with Peel Public Health representatives to provide weekly health clinics which focussed on diabetes prevention through nutrition and exercise and offered culturally relevant information to the South Asian community.

For more information about Peel Public Health and Diabetes, please visit www.peelregion.ca/health/.

National Volunteer Week

Regional Council proclaimed April 18 to 24, 2010 “National Volunteer Week”. National Volunteer Week provides an opportunity to pay special tribute to volunteers across Canada who give of themselves to better their communities and the lives of others. Region of Peel volunteers provide a valued link between our programs and our diverse communities. Across Regional departments, over 3,000 volunteers are contributing to the success of Regional programs within the community.

For more information on volunteering at the Region of Peel, please visit www.peelregion.ca/volunteers/.

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Recognizing Canada Health Day, Nursing Week and Paramedic Week and National Year of the Nurse in the Region of Peel

Regional Council proclaimed May 12, 2010 “Canada Health Day”. The Canadian Public Health Association and the Canadian Healthcare Association designated May 12 as Canada Health Day in 1981. In the Region of Peel, there are over 2,300 staff who provide a wide range of health and emergency services that benefit over 1.2 million residents of Peel, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Regional Council proclaimed May 10 to 16, 2010 “National Nursing Week”. National Nursing Week is sponsored by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and is celebrated every year to coincide with Florence Nightingale’s birthday, founder of modern nursing. Nurses are the largest group of health-care providers in Canada, representing more than one-third of the health-care workforce. At the Region of Peel, there are Nurses working in long term care centres providing direct client care daily; in public health preventing illness and promoting health for residents of all ages; and in human resources contributing to a healthy work environment.

Regional Council proclaimed 2010 “International Year of the Nurse”. 2010 is the centennial year of the death of the founder of modern nursing – Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). Nurses honour the legacy of Florence Nightingale and other nurses, midwives and healthcare workers of the past and present, who have shown how personal actions can make a world of difference. Nurses are actively involved in the promotion of health for the citizens of the Region of Peel during this historic milestone and beyond.

Regional Council proclaimed May 16 to 22, 2010 “Paramedic Week”. Each year Peel Regional Paramedic Services respond to over 80,000 emergency calls for assistance. Paramedics provide a vital and valuable pre-hospital emergency medical service to the residents of Peel. Peel Regional Paramedic Services provide life saving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

(2010-345 to 2010-348 inclusive)

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Internal Audit Awareness Day

Regional Council proclaimed May 27, 2010 “Internal Audit Awareness Day”. The Audit Committee is assisted by Region of Peel internal auditors who ensure that the Region is operating in a fiscally responsible and accountable manner and also provides assurance that the programs are working effectively and are being delivered efficiently.


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Emergency Preparedness Week

Regional Council proclaimed May 2 to 8, 2010 “Emergency Preparedness Week”. Emergency Preparedness Week is declared annually, since 1995, by Public Safety Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Events for the 2010 Emergency Preparedness Week will focus on the theme “Is your family Prepared?” Events will be held throughout the week in collaboration with the local municipalities at various locations throughout Peel.

For more information on Emergency Preparedness, please visit www.peelregion.ca/prep/.

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Meetings at a Glance

Next Region of Peel Accessibility
Advisory Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 – 1:00 p.m.

Next Emergency Management Program
Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 29, 2010 – Cancelled

Next Emergency and Protective Services
Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 29, 2010 – 9:00 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 6, 2010 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Audit Committee
Thursday, May 13, 2010 – 8:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, May 13, 2010 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, May 13, 2010 – 11:30 a.m.

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: Wednesday April 28 2010


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