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The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, February 13, 2014.


 Topics in this Issue:
- Region of Peel - Smart Commute Regional Employer for 2013
- The Region of Peel Receives the OPWA Project of the Year Award in Transportation
- Regeneration Community Outreach Program - Champion the Coldest Night of the Year
- Update on the Healthy Smiles Ontario Program

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Delegations
Region of Peel - Smart Commute Regional Employer for 2013
 

Regional Council received a delegation from Geoff Quinn, Security Manager and Chair; Aaron Gaul, Peter Paz and Adam Arnold, Program Managers, Smart Commute Brampton-Caledon, recognizing the Region of Peel as a Smart Commute Regional Employer for 2013.

Regional Chair Kolb advised that the Region of Peel received this award for its outstanding effort in encouraging employees to walk, cycle, take transit, carpool or telework. He also stated that the Region of Peel Transportation Demand Management Team works hard to provide staff with options, such as Transit discounts, carpooling and Bike Friday to encourage employees to use alternate modes of transportation instead of driving to work alone.

Geoff Quinn presented the award on behalf of Smart Commute Brampton-Caledon, stating that the Region of Peel is a leader in sustainable transportation and that Smart Commute Brampton-Caledon has the highest participation rate in the Greater Toronto Area.

For more information about Smart Commute Programs and Services in the Region of Peel, please visit:
http://www.peelregion.ca/pw/transportation/planning-business/progserv.htm

(2014-87 and 2014-89)

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The Region of Peel Receives the OPWA Project of the Year Award in Transportation

 

Regional Council received a delegation from Joe Johnson, President, Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA), who presented the 2013 OPWA Project of the Year Award in Transportation to the Region of Peel's Mississauga Road Solution Project Team.

Regional Chair Kolb advised that the Region of Peel received the award in the Transportation less than $2 million category, for the Mississauga Road Environmental Assessment (EA) project. The project raised the level and profile of engagement and partnerships for the delivery of EAs in the Region of Peel and the award recognizes the Region of Peel's commitment to preserving the environment, engaging stakeholders and delivering on important projects. He recognized and thanked the members of the EA team and acknowledged the partnerships developed with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Credit Valley Conservation, local municipalities, Hydro, CN Rail and the development industry.

For more information about the award, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/council/agendas/pdf/rc-20140213/report-pw-b1.pdf

(2014-88 and 2014-89)
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Proclamations
Regeneration Community Outreach Program - Champion the Coldest Night of the Year

 

Regional Council proclaimed February 22, 2014 “Regeneration Outreach Community's Coldest Night of the Year” in support of the hungry and homeless in the Region of Peel.

Regeneration Outreach Community is a not for profit program that serves people in Brampton living with poverty and those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser has partnered with Regeneration to host the WALK in Brampton on Saturday, February 22, 2014. The WALK provides participants the opportunity to experience some of the challenges faced by those experiencing homelessness while raising funds for supports to the marginalized.

The Peel Outreach team partners with Regeneration to support individuals and families living with poverty in the Region of Peel and the Region of Peel also funds Regeneration through the Community Investment Program.

For more information about Housing and Homelessness in the Region of Peel, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/social-services/homelessness/index.htm

(2014-95)
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Health
Update on the Healthy Smiles Ontario Program
 

Regional Council received an update on the Region of Peel's Healthy Smiles Ontario Program. Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) is a 100 per cent Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) funded program that provides dental services and preventative care to children and youth from low-income families.

Since the program was launched in October 2010, Peel's HSO program has enrolled a total of 4,586 children. There are approximately 48,000 children living in Peel with a household adjusted income of $20,000 or less who are not receiving Ontario Works benefits and are therefore eligible for the HSO program.

Peel Public Health was successful in advocating for an additional $500,000 for the 2013 budget year which will provide oral care to an additional 1,200 children.

Effective April 2014, the financial eligibility threshold for the HSO program will be increased and the MOHLTC has also announced plans to integrate six Ministry-funded dental/oral health service programs for children and youth into a single program in August 2015.

The HSO program for children improves access to oral health prevention and treatment services for low-income families. Peel Public Health recommends continued advocacy efforts to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to ensure that program funding meets the dental health needs of children in Peel.

For more information about the Peel Healthy Smiles Program Ontario, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/dental-health/forms_hso.htm

(2014-141)

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Meetings at a Glance

Next Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 25, 2014 - 1:00 p.m.

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 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 February 21 2014

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