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Decisions Newsletter

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Decisions Newsletter (pdf)

The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, November 22, 2012.


 Topics in this Issue:
- Heart and Stroke Foundation
  The Burden of Tobacco: The Use and Consequences of Tobacco in Peel
- Multi-Year Accessibility Plan
- Summer Job Challenge Overview and Update

 Delegations
Heart and Stroke Foundation

 

Andrew Lotto, Manager of Resuscitation for the Heart and Stoke Foundation provided statistics related to reported resuscitation events in Peel Region and highlighted improvements required in order to match survival rates of the best jurisdictions in the world, such as Seattle. The Peel Region cardiac arrest survival rate is 8.7 per cent, while some of the best regions have survival rates of 15 to 20 per cent.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends that municipalities commit to implementing a broad public education campaign to raise awareness around issues such as the ease of CPR training and use of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) and work with the Heart and Stroke Foundation through the Ontario Defibrillator Access Initiative (ADAI) to ensure AED’s are placed in all sport and recreation facilities, as well as, schools.

The Commissioner of Health Services advised that staff would be reporting to a future meeting of the
Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC) with information on the current system of PADs and will provide recommendations on the role the Region of Peel could play to create a more coordinated system.

For more information on the Heart and Stroke Foundation, please visit www.heartandstroke.ca

( 2012-1313)
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Health
The Burden of Tobacco: The Use and Consequences of Tobacco in Peel

 

Regional Council received a report presented by Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health on the effects and consequences of smoking tobacco in Peel. Although there have been many successes in the battle against smoking, and smoking rates have dropped, there are still an estimated 167,700 smokers in The Region of Peel.

Dr. Mowat concluded that while the reduction of Peel’s smoking rate is positive; the existing 15 percent smoking rate places a considerable burden on the overall health of Peel’s population as well as on the health care system.

Regional Council requested that the Medical Officer of Health investigate potential amendments to the Smoking By-Law that would prohibit students form smoking within a certain distance of schools.

For more information about Tobacco and Smoking visit Peel Health Tobacco: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/

(2012-1367 and 2012-1368)
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Management
Multi-Year Accessibility Plan
 

Regional Council approved the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan to comply with the requirements of the Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation (IASR), which is listed under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). This plan reflects the continued dedication of the Region of Peel to create accessible Regional programs, services and a workplace that ensures full participation of individuals with disabilities.

Under the AODA, accessibility planning requirements have shifted from preparing annual accessibility plans to preparing a multi-year accessibility plan every five years.

The insight of the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) members have strengthened the plan and

provided a solid foundation for addressing the accessibility concerns within the programs and services of the Region of Peel.

For more information regarding Accessibility planning, please and visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/corpserv/makingway.

(2012-1327)
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Human Services
The Burden of Tobacco: The Use and Consequences of Tobacco in Peel

 

In 2010, Regional Council approved the Region’s participation in the Summer Job Challenge by hiring 60 youth who would otherwise likely miss out on summer employment. 2012 was the third summer that the Summer Job Challenge provided employment to vulnerable youth.

The initiative employs youths between the ages of 16-24 and is targeted to, but not limited to, youth living in social housing, high-need neighbourhoods, single parent households and low to mid income families.

Over the past three years, 211 youth with various backgrounds and levels of education were able to gain valuable experience in a job market that offers limited employment opportunities.

For More information about the Summer Job Challenge please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/council/agendas/pdf/rc-20121122/report-hs-a2.pdf

 

(2012-1321)

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Meetings at a Glance

Next Regional Council Budget Meeting
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Regional Council Budget Meeting
Friday, December 7, 2012 - 9:30 a.m.

Public Meeting of Regional Council
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 8:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Regional Council Budget Meeting
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - Immediately Following Regional Council


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.


Decisions is published after each Regional Council meeting.
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Revised: Monday December 03 2012

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