Peel Regional Paramedics Commend Life- Saving Actions of YMCA Staff
Regional Council received a delegation from Peel Regional Paramedic Services’ (PRPS) Chief Peter Dundas, recognizing three members of the Mississauga City Centre Drive YMCA staff for starting CPR, calling 911 and using a public access defibrillator to save a life. Susan Babcock, Ryan Hamilton-Miller and Darius Wrathall jumped into action when a member fell unconscious on March 14, 2013.
Throughout Paramedic Week from May 19 – 25 2013, the service is encouraging the public to learn CPR, particularly hands-only CPR, and to use public access defibrillators.
Last year alone, Peel Paramedics responded to over 1,000 cardiac arrests – every second counts.
Dan Labrecque Awarded Brampton Citizen of the Year
Regional Council congratulated Dan Labrecque Commissioner of Public Works on being awarded the 2012 Brampton Citizen of the Year. Dan was recognized at a ceremony in Brampton, where his family, friends and colleagues joined in celebrating his many contributions to making Peel a supportive and inclusive place to live through his many years of volunteering.
Update on 2012 Implemented Water Efficiency Measures
Regional Council received a report on the progress of Peel’s Water Efficiency Plan. Originally implemented in 2005, the Water Efficiency Plan (WEP) has reduced excessive water use and supported the management of water and wastewater systems. In 2012, several water efficiency initiatives led to an average annual day savings of 3.8 MLd.
The WEP was reviewed in 2012 and new strategies were developed to account for recent marketplace changes, Regional strategic goals and to align with current legislation. The new Water Efficiency Strategy (WES) outlines updated measures and targets for 2013 – 2025. The core direction of the WES going forward is towards education and outreach.
Update on Region of Peel Accessible Transportation Master Plan
Regional Council received a presentation on the Region of Peel Accessible Transportation Master Plan (ATMP).
The purpose of the ATMP is to help understand and plan for current and future accessible transportation needs; comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA); work with partners to improve user choices and benefits; partner with transportation providers in Peel to improve service provision; ensure policy of inclusion is embedded in all programs; and, support provincial, regional and municipal transit planning efforts to enable ease of cross-jurisdictional trips.
The completion of the project, accompanied by a final report to Regional Council, is slated for June 2014.
Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee
Regional Council established an Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee to discuss and explore the complex issues and decisions facing the Region of Peel as a result of the aging population. The broad and comprehensive policy discussions that the Steering Committee will be engaged in will enable the development of recommendations about the Region of Peel’s role in delivery, funding and advocacy.
The members of the Steering Committee are: Regional Chair Kolb (ex-officio), Councillors Foley, Mahoney, Miles, Moore, Morrison, Paterak, Starr and Tovey.