Institute of Public Administration of Canada Recognizes Peel Public Health with a Silver Award
Dr. Robert Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC); and Lisa Purdy, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, advised Regional Council that Peel Public Health had been honoured with the 2011 Institute of Public Administration of Canada Silver Award in the Health Care Category of the IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards.
The IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards recognizes and rewards organizations that have shown outstanding leadership and excellence by demonstrating vision, commitment and capacity to set a new course in the pursuit of better outcomes.
Peel Public Health has been recognized for its demonstrated leadership in integrating evidence-informed decision making into the work of its divisions to determine the most appropriate public health services for Peel’s community and residents.
Regional Council received a presentation from Oscar Castaneda, GIS Analyst, and Inspector Paul Donnelly, Officer in Charge, Operational Planning and Resources, Peel Regional Police.
To meet the growing demand for crime data, Peel Regional Police developed an in-house internet crime mapping application that will provide residents of Brampton and Mississauga with a graphic and interactive tool that shows a snap shot of crime in their neighbourhoods.The application will provide interactive mapping that will allow residents to learn more about criminal activity in Peel Region and to provide an impetus for engaging in problem solving.
Regional Council proclaimed April 28th as an annual Day of Mourning in honour of lives lost and injuries in the workplace and to represent the Region of Peel’s commitment to a safe and healthy workplace.
The Region of Peel firmly supports a comprehensive approach to a healthy workplace, recognizing that a healthy workplace is achieved not only through focusing on the physical environment and occupational health and safety, but also on workplace culture and the encouragement of positive personal health practices of employees.
The Region has 22 mandated Joint Health & Safety Committees comprised of management, union and non-union staff representatives who meet regularly to discuss workplace safety.
Regional Council received the 2011 Annual Summary Report regarding water treatment and quality in the Region of Peel.
The municipal drinking water systems in Ontario are governed by the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002, and its regulations. The Ontario Drinking-Water Systems Regulation prescribes stringent and mandatory requirements to monitor, test and report drinking water quality. The owner of a drinking water system must prepare a summary report and present it to the municipal Council by March 31 of each year.
The number of operational events reported for 2011 has been reduced by 40 percent from last year, owing to the implementation of a Quality Management System and enhancing the water system operations and maintenance programs.
2010 Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario
Regional Council received information regarding the 2010 Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario: Health, Not Health Care – Changing the Conversation.
The report highlighted the increasing burden of chronic disease in Ontario, much of which is preventable, and the central role that healthy public policy must play in creating conditions for more people to live healthier lives.
The report highlights four of the most important determinants of health as income and social status, education and literacy, employment and working conditions and healthy child development.
The Region of Peel and Peel Public Health have articulated a commitment to healthy public policies through Term of Council and Strategic priorities, and continue to work to implement them.
Regional Council approved the appointment of Region of Peel Chief Administrative Officer, David Szwarc, in conjunction with his joint selection by the Regional Municipalities of Halton, Durham and York, to the Board of Directors of the Housing Services Corporation (HSC).
The objectives of HSC include improving the operation, efficiency, and long-term sustainability of moderate and low-income housing providers and improving the management of their physical assets. In addition, HSC is empowered to undertake research and provide advice to the Province, service managers and housing providers.