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The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, May 9, 2013.

 Topics in this Issue:
- The Peel Region Strategic Goods Movement Network Study (SGMNS)
- Peel Regional Police Presentation of an Overview and Status Report of Provincial Adequacy Regulations
- The Ontario Healthy Kids Panel Report
- ErinoakKids – Redevelopment Project and Capital Campaign

The Peel Region Strategic Goods Movement Network Study (SGMNS)


Paul Kerry, Network Development Manager, Ontario Canadian Pacific Rail (CP Rail); Gordon Graham, Director, Business Development Intermodel, Canadian National Railway (CN Rail); and, Jamie Wright, Senior Operations Effectiveness Manager, Purolator Inc., acknowledged Regional Chair Kolb, Regional Council and Region of Peel staff for demonstrating leadership in goods movement. They expressed their support and noted the positive experience and outcomes related to the Peel Strategic Goods Movement Network Study (SGMNS), and expressed their appreciation for the inclusion of the goods movement industry in discussions, regarding the opportunities and requirements for a goods movement network in Peel.

Regional Council endorsed a proposal for action item 20 of the SGMNS. Action item 20 calls for the development of a strategic goods movement network that will preserve and protect existing and potential truck priority routes for goods movement throughout the Region of Peel. This will help support the economy by providing a system that moves goods quickly and efficiently, while reducing environmental and community impacts.

The Strategic Goods Movement Network Study (SGMNS) will identify those strategic roads that connect major goods-generating activities and promote a seamless connection within peel and provincial highways. Further, the study will provide a strategy for implementation.

Form more information on the Peel Region Strategic Goods Movement Network Study, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/council/agendas/pdf/rc-20130509/report-pw-a1.pdf

(2013-372 to 2013-374 inclusive)
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Peel Regional Police Presentation of an Overview and Status Report of Provincial Adequacy Regulations


Jennifer Evans, Chief, Peel Regional Police (PRP), provided a presentation on provincial adequacy regulations. The presentation specifically highlighted community feedback, police workload, policing pressures and budget reduction risks. The results of the community survey demonstrated that satisfaction with PRP is high and that 9 out of 10 residents feel safe in their neighbourhood. Furthermore, Chief Evans indicated that crime rates in the region have declined overall but the PRP workload has increased. Future pressures on PRP were identified as conducted energy weapons, DNA utilization, electronic fingerprint submissions, counterfeiting and eCollision reporting.

For more information on Peel Regional Police community safety strategies please visit: http://www.peelpolice.on.ca/en/crimeprevention.asp

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The Ontario Healthy Kids Panel Report
  Regional Council received a report providing a summary of the recommendations arising from the provincially-appointed Healthy Kids Panel. The report presents its 23 recommendations as a three-pronged strategy under the following categories: Start All Kids on a Path to Health; Change the Food Environment; and, Create Healthy Communities. The report concludes that childhood obesity is an urgent problem; that Ontario is lagging behind other jurisdictions with respect to a coordinated strategy and that multiple interventions in various domains are necessary to ensure a more significant overall impact.

The Region of Peel’s Supportive Environment for Healthy Living (SEHL) strategy focuses on addressing issues that contribute to physical inactivity, unhealthy eating and sedentary behaviours. Given Peel Public Health’s role and active involvement in chronic disease prevention and promotion and protection of child health and well-being, it is well positioned to collaborate with the provincial government on improving the health of children in the Region of Peel.

To view the Ontario Healthy Kids Panel Report, please visit


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Human Services
ErinoakKids – Redevelopment Project and Capital Campaign


Regional Chair Kolb was requested by Regional Council to write a letter to the President and Chief Executive Officer of ErinoakKids to convey support for the valuable services they provide to residents of the Region of Peel.

ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development, Ontario’s largest children’s treatment centre, provides an array of services for children with disabilities and support for their families. They currently service over 12,500 children and youth annually and approximately 70% of the treatment takes place in the Region of Peel.

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services approved an application for special project infrastructure funding in May 2011 and three new facilities are expected to open early in 2017. Two of the facilities will be located in the Region of Peel.

ErinoakKids will be launching a $20 million capital fundraising campaign in the fall of 2013 to assist with covering the costs of furnishings, installing fixtures and supplying equipment for each new facility.

For more information about the ErinoakKids Redevelopment Project and Capital Campaign, please visit: http://www.erinoakkids.ca

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Meetings at a Glance

Next Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc
Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Committee Investment Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.

Next Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory
Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 21, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.

Next Public Meeting -
Re: Revisions to Regional Official Plan

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - Immediately Following
the Public Meeting

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 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: Friday November 22 2013


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