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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, March 10, 2011.


 Topics in this Issue:
- Citizen Education, Awareness and Engagement
- Understanding the Early Years Malton (UEY) – Final Report to the Community
- Human Services Transition and Integration Project Recognized with a Bronze Award in the 2010 IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards
- Human Services Revolving Capital Fund (HSRCF)
- Catholic Family Services Family Justice/Child Advocacy Centre
- Park Royal and Clarkson Older Adult Initiative
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Member Appointments to the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group for the 2011-2014 Term of Council

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2010 Region of Peel Employees’ United Way Campaign

- Draft of the Region of Peel Strategic Plan and Term of Council Priorities: 2011 to 2014

 Delegations/Presentations
Citizen Education, Awareness and Engagement
 

Regional Council received a presentation from Peter MacLeod, Principal and Co-Founder, MASS LBP, regarding a new approach to citizen education, awareness and engagement. Peter MacLeod advised Regional Council that the Citizens Assembly approach that MASS LBP uses emphasizes learning and includes strategies to educate participants with respect to who does what within the various levels of government. MASS LBP proposes to work with Regional staff to increase the public’s awareness about Regional services, specifically for public engagement, education and validation of Regional Council’s 2011 to 2014 Term of Council Priorities.

For more information on MASS LBP please visit http://www.masslbp.com.

(2011-169, 2011-170 and 2011-215)
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Understanding the Early Years Malton (UEY) – Final Report to the Community
 

Regional Council received a presentation by Paul Favaro, Chief of Assessment, Peel District School Board regarding the final report to the community on Understanding the Early Years Malton. UEY Malton is a federally funded research and community engagement project sponsored by the Peel District School Board. The focus of UEY is to empower community members to use evidence-based research to support healthy developmental outcomes for children in Malton. UEY will continue engaging Malton residents through Malton Alliance, a citizen group from Malton established and emerging ethno-cultural population, and social services representatives.

For more information on UEY Malton please visit www.peel.edu.on.ca/Maltonkids/index.htm.

(2011-171 and 2011-172)
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Human Services Transition and Integration Project Recognized with a Bronze Award at the 2010 IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards
 

Regional Council received a presentation from Robert Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), and Steven Stewart, Partner, Deloitte, regarding the Region of Peel's Human Services Transition and Integration Project which was recognized with a Bronze Award in the Municipal Category of the 2010 IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards. The IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards program recognizes and rewards organizations that have shown outstanding leadership and excellence by demonstrating the vision, commitment and capacity to set a new course in the pursuit of better outcomes.

For more information on IPAC please visit www.ipac.ca.

(2011-173 and 2011-178)
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Human Services
Human Services Revolving Capital Fund (HSRCF)
 

Regional Council approved the establishment of the Human Services Revolving Capital Fund that will allow the Region to assist community partners with capital projects. The fund will help community agencies achieve system improvements through investment in their infrastructure with an interest-free capital loan. The fund will be managed through the Region of Peel Grants Ad hoc Committee.

For more information on the Grants Ad hoc Committee please visit www.peelregion.ca/council.
(2011-175 and 2011-176)
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Catholic Family Services Family Justice/Child Advocacy Centre
 

Regional Council approved a loan the to Catholic Family Services Family Justice/Child Advocacy Centre for the funding of a multi-service facility housing the first Family Justice/Child Advocacy Centre in Peel. The centre will be located in Brampton.

For more information on Catholic Family Services of Peel please visit www.cfspd.com/.

(2011-176 and 2011-175)
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Health
Park Royal and Clarkson Older Adult Initiative
 

Regional Council received information on the Park Royal and Clarkson Older Adult Initiative. The Older Adult Initiative started in July 2009 and has since held a Health and Wellness Fair and conducted a web based survey to identify interests of older adults to support their independence. The Initiative has allowed residents to successfully age within the community using local resources provided by the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel.

For more information on Seniors Programs please visit www.peelregion.ca/ltc/resources/seniors.htm.

(2011-180)

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Management
Member Appointments to the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group for the 2011-2014 Term of Council
 

Regional Council approved the appointment of the members to Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG). They are: Nick Ferri, Heather Laidlaw, Karen Hutchinson, Gary Mountain, Randall McLeod, Brian Ellsworth Abu Taher and Ludwick Lipowski. The members join Regional Chair Emil Kolb and Regional Councillors Patti Foley and Allan Thompson on the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group for the 2011-2014 Term of Council. PAAWG was established in 1997 to create a closer link between the agricultural community and the Region of Peel.

For more information on PAAWG please visit www.peelregion.ca/council.

(2011-205)
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2010 Region of Peel Employees’ United Way Campaign
 

Regional Council received information on the 2010 Region of Peel Employees’ United Way Campaign. The Employee’s United Way Campaign surpassed its 2010 goal, reaching a total of $355,085. The Region’s combined total with Peel Regional Police was $510,985.

(2011-214 and 2011-174)
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Draft of the Region of Peel Strategic Plan and Term of Council Priorities: 2011 to 2014
 

Regional Council approved the Region of Peel Strategic Plan and Term of Council Priorities: 2011 to 2014. The Strategic Plan is a seven goal plan to ensure that the Region of Peel is a safe, healthy, prosperous, sustainable and inclusive community that protects its quality of life. Regional staff will report bi-annually to Regional Council on the progress in meeting the goals and actions of the Strategic Plan and Term of Council Priorities outcomes.

(2011-2011-215, 2011-169 and 2011-170)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Emergency and Protective
Services Committee Meeting

Thursday, March 24, 2011 – 8:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, March 24, 2011 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, March 24, 2011 – 11:30 a.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: Monday March 14 2011

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