2010 Peel Region United Way Campaign Cheque Presentation
The 2010 Region of Peel employee United Way campaign surpassed its original goal of $325, 000 and raised a total of $355, 085 though numerous fundraising initiatives over the past year. The Peel Regional Police employee campaign raised an impressive $155, 900 for a combined total of $510, 985. Shelly White, CEO, United Way of Peel Region, noted that the 2010 United Way of Peel Region Campaign raised $13, 882, 962, making it the most successful campaign to date.
Regional Chair Kolb congratulated former Regional Councillor Maja Prentice and Councillors Patricia Mullin and Paul Palleschi, who were each recognized by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for their long service to the residents of the Region of Peel. Regional Chair Kolb acknowledged their contributions to Regional Council as well as their dedicated support to their cities and the residents of Peel.
Water Efficiency Plan: Annual Update on 2010 Implemented Water Efficiency Measures
Regional Council received an update regarding the Water Efficiency Plan. Originally implemented in 2005 to respond to increasing demands for water and wastewater treatment systems in the Region of Peel, the program aims to improve environmental sustainability. In 2010, the program targeted seven specific efficiency measures, including the Residential Toilet Replacement Program and the Humidifier Rebate Program.
2009 Chief Medical Officer of Health Annual Report
Regional Council received information regarding the Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer of Ontario. The report consistently aligns with the Peel Public Health 10-Year Strategic Plan in areas of preventative health and highlights the importance of public policy across all levels of government in achieving public health goals. The Region of Peel was acknowledged in the CMO’s Annual Report for their efforts in community design and for implementing the Peel Health Development Index that prioritizes Regional health promotion.
Update on the Region of Peel Seniors’ Low-Income Dental Plan
Regional Council received an update regarding potential changes to the Region of Peel Seniors’ Dental Program to maximize benefits for qualifying seniors. The Low-Income Dental plan was launched in 2008 and is completely funded by the Region. The program faces growing demand and has begun a waitlist to facilitate the response. Councillor Moore and Councillor Paterak, as Chair and Vice Chair of the Health section of Regional Council, in addition to Councillor Mahoney, will meet with staff and stakeholders to determine how to maximize the efficiency of the program.