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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, February 23, 2012.

 Topics in this Issue:
- Public Meeting regarding the Retail Business Holidays Act
- Collaboration between Community Care Access Centres and Adult Day Services
  Ambulance Planning and Purchase
- Update on Hepatitis A - Case Identified in the City of Mississauga

 Public Works
Public Meeting Regarding the Retail Business Holidays Act


Regional Council approved the holding of a Public Meeting on June 14, 2012 to consider proposed amendments to exclude Family Day from Regional Retail Business Holidays Act exemption by-laws and to consider an application for an area exemption by the Port Credit Business Improvement Area under the Act.

The Notice of Motion given at Regional Council on September 8, 2011, proposing amendments to remove all existing exemptions under the Retail Business Holidays Act pertaining to Family Day was also referred to the public meeting.

Before the enactment of an exemption by-law, Council is required to hold a public meeting to permit any person who attends the public meeting an opportunity to make representations in respect of the proposed by-law. The purpose of the public meeting is to allow members of the public to comment, either in support of, or in opposition to the proposed exemption by-law.

For more information about the Report, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/council/agendas/pdf/rc-20120223/report-pw-a1.pdf

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Collaboration between Community Care Access Centres and Adult Day Services


Regional Council received an update on the implementation of the Community Care Access Centres’ (CCACs) expanded role in the assessment and placement of clients into Adult Day Services programs in Peel.

The CCACs are legislated by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and funded through the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to connect local citizens to home care, long term care, and other community – based services following injury, illness, or the complications of aging and disability. Every year over 600,000 Ontarians receive services through the CCACs, with elderly clients accounting for 56 per cent of those served.

The Central West LHIN has recently required that the Central West CCAC complete assessments for all clients seeking Adult Day Services. The Mississauga Halton CCAC has also begun assessing Adult Day Services applicants, however clients can be admitted to the program prior to receipt of the CCAC assessment.

A previous report to Regional Council in September 2011, titled “Expanded Role for the Community Care Access Centres”, provided an overview of how the expanded role for the CCACs is moving them towards becoming the single point of access to local health services and the potential implications of this new role for Regional Programs and Peel residents.

To view the report on the “Expanded Role for the Community Care Access Centres”, please visit:

For more information about Long Term Care in the Region of Peel, please visit:

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Ambulance Planning and Purchase


Regional Council authorized the purchase of 2012 ambulance fleet requirements from Demers Ambulances in the amount of $2,272,080 (excluding applicable taxes).

Demers is one of three vendors which meet the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s (the Ministry) standards and specifications and as such, are established as a Vendor of Record with the Ministry. The current Region of Peel ambulance fleet totalling 69 is comprised of 100 per cent Demers ambulances.

Regional Council also approved, based on certain conditions, that annual ambulance requirements be purchased through Demers Ambulances as the Region’s primary vendor for three additional years. Not only have the Demers Ambulance costs been consistent and the increases below the consumer price index, efficiencies can be realized in training, parts, and maintenance services through familiarity with equipment and layout.

To view the Report, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/council/agendas/pdf/rc-20120223/report-he-b1.pdf


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Update on Hepatitis A - Case Identified in the City of Mississauga


Paul Callanan, Director, Environmental Health, advised Regional Council that an employee of a food establishment in the City of Mississauga was identified as having Hepatitis A; having contracted the disease while travelling abroad. Peel Public Health sent letters to the other food handlers at the establishment, recommending that they consider receiving the vaccine against hepatitis.

A clinic was hosted by Peel Public Health staff and 12 of the 15 food handlers received the first part of the vaccine. A news release was issued advising that patrons of the establishment during the last week of January and first week of February should monitor themselves for signs and symptoms of Hepatitis A for 50 days. To date, no other associated cases have been identified.

For more information on Hepatitis A please visit:http://www.peelregion.ca/health/topics/commdisease/stdhepa.htm

For more information on Food Inspection Results in the Region of Peel, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/foodcheck/inspection.htm



Meetings at a Glance

Next Region of Peel Accessibility
Advisory Meeting

Thursday, February 28, 2012 -1:00 p.m.

Next Intergovernmental Relations Advisory
Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 11:00 a.m.

Next Waste Management Committee Meeting
Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - Cancelled

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 11:30 a.m.

All meetings are held in the Region of Peel Council Chamber, Fifth Floor,
10 Peel Centre Dr., Suite A, 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: Tuesday March 06 2012


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