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.
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.
Human Services Transition
and Integration Project Recognized with a Bronze
Award at the 2010 IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership
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.
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.
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
For more information on Catholic Family Services of Peel please visit www.cfspd.com/.
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.
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.
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.
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.