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Decisions Newsletter Council Members
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, April 26, 2012.


 Topics in this Issue:
- Long Term Care Medical Directors’ 2011 Annual Report
- Malton Community Building Project
- 100th Anniversary of Child Protection Services in Peel
- Canada Health Day
- National Nursing Week
- Paramedic Week
- Homelessness Health Strategy
- Food Security in Peel
- Regional Fire Coordination - Annual Report

 Delegations
Long Term Care Medical Directors’ 2011 Annual Report

 

Regional Council received the 2011 Annual Report of the Long Term Care Medical Directors. Dr. Harry Earle, Senior Medical Director, Long Term Care (LTC), presented Council with an update on the medical status of the residents and the supporting care and services delivered at the LTC centres. Overall, Peel LTC centres saw a decline in the number of falls and aggressive incidents in 2011, due to valuable divisional response programs. Peel Long Term Care provides services for over 700 LTC residents each year and is committed to providing high quality medical care and services.

For more information on Long Term Care in Peel please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/ltc/

(2012-507 and 2012-508)
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Malton Community Building Project

 

Regional Council received a presentation providing an overview of the community development work accomplished by the Malton Community Building Project (MCBP). The MCBP works to empower leadership in the Black and South Asian Communities and promotes a more integrated Malton. Through multiple phases, the MCBP strives to build community networks while providing education and support to service the cultural needs of the community.

For more information on the Malton Community Building Project please got to: http://www.mnsinfo.org/MCBP.html

(2012-511)
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Proclamations
100th Anniversary of Child Protection Services in Peel

 

Regional Council recognized April 23, 2012 as the 100th Anniversary of Child Protection Services in the Region of Peel. Peel Children’s Aid (CAS) held its inaugural meeting in 1912 and has since grown with the support of the community. Peel CAS responded to over 11000 calls within the last year regarding children’s safety. The theme of events and awareness campaigns in the upcoming year will celebrate the centennial anniversary.

For more information visit: http://www.peelcas.org/aboutus.asp?page=169

(2012-509 and 2012-510)
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Canada Health Day

 

Regional Council proclaimed May 12, 2012, Canada Health Day. Dedicated to celebrating health service employees, Canada Health Day in Peel acknowledges health services staff that provide quality, client-focused care and services.

To find out more about Peel Public Health visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/

(2012-519)
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National Nursing Week

 

Regional Council proclaimed May 7 to 13, 2012, National Nursing Week. Nursing Week in the Region of Peel is dedicated to recognizing the service and care provided by long-term care, public health and occupational health nurses in the Region. The theme for this year’s Nursing Week is “Nursing - The Health of our Nation.”

To find out more about the nurses in your community visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/about/ourstaff.htm

  (2012-520)
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Paramedic Week

 

Regional Council proclaimed May 20 to 26, Paramedic Week. Peel Regional Paramedic Services respond to over 85 000 emergency calls each year, providing life-saving care to the residents of the Region of Peel 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Paramedic Week recognizes over 400 Peel Regional Paramedics for the dedicated and vital care they provide.

For more information on Paramedics in Peel, visit:
http://www.peelregion.ca/paramedics/

  (2012-521)
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Health
Homelessness Health Strategy

 

Regional Council received a report on the development of Peel’s Homelessness Health Strategy (HHS). The HHS has several components geared to improving the equity of access to health services. The Strategy works to support homeless and at-risk populations and educate the community on the unique health needs of the homeless and at risk members of the community. The Strategy also aims to optimize funding and resources available to the HHS.

To view the full report and for more information on the Homelessness Health Strategy visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/council/agendas/pdf/rc-20120426/report-he-a1.pdf

  (2012-522)
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Human Services
Food Security in Peel

 

Regional Council received a report regarding the food distribution efforts of the food banks and food organizations in Peel. Food security is one of four issues that will be addressed in an upcoming strategy being developed by the Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy. Successful food security in Peel requires the continued commitment by various stakeholders in addition to the efforts by the charitable food sector.

To find the emergency food service provider in your municipality please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/eating/foodbanks/index.htm

(2012-527)
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Management
Regional Fire Coordination - Annual Report

 

Regional Council received the 2011 Annual Fire Coordinator’s Report. The position of Regional Fire Coordinator rotates annually with Brampton Fire Chief, Andy MacDonald assuming the position for 2012. The Regional Fire Coordinator works to ensure that the municipal fire plans coordinate with each other and conform to the Regional Emergency Plan. In addition, the Regional Fire Coordinator ensures there is ongoing communication among all municipal fire services. The Regional Fire Chiefs are committed to working together to ensure the ongoing safety and protection of all Peel residents. Regional Council thanked Mississauga Fire Chief John MacDougall for his efforts in 2011.

For more information on the fire services role in Regional emergency preparedness go to: http://www.peelregion.ca/prep/help_whodoes.htm

(2012-533)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Community Investment Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 3, 2012 - Cancelled

Next Intergovernmental Relations
Advisory Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 3, 2012 - Cancelled

Next Waste Management Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 3, 2012 - Cancelled

Next Early Learning and Child Care in Peel
Council Task Force Meeting
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 8:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 11:00 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: Friday May 04 2012

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