|July 18, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility
Advisory Committee (AAC)
|1.||Call to Order|
|2.||Approval of Minutes|
|3.||Approval of Agenda|
|5.||Consultation Session for the Renewal of the Region of Peel and Town of Caledon Accessibility Plans|
|7.||Report from the Accessibility Planning Coordinators|
|8.||Report of the Accessibility Advisory Committee Chair|
ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (AAC)
The Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory
Committee met on July 18, 2006 at 9:38 a.m. in the Mississauga Room, Regional
Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.
|Members Present:||H. Bajwa; G. Barnes; G. Carlson; W. Goursky; S. Hames¨; M. Horn*; N. Husain; T. LeRoux; R. Paterak|
|Members Absent:||E. Kolb, due to personal matters; M. Tymkow|
R.K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; J. Elias Joukema, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Executive Office; C. Grant, Town Prosecutor and Solicitor, Town of Caledon; N. Koltun, Town Counsel/Director of Legal Services, Town of Caledon; A. Macintyre, Acting Regional Clerk and Director of Clerk's; C. Thomson, Acting Manager, Legislative Services; M. Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Corporate Services; S. Jurrius, Acting Legislative Co-ordinator, Legislative Services
*See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures
Glenn Barnes, Chair, presided
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
That the minutes of the June 20, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved.
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
That the agenda for the July 18, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved.
CONSULTATION SESSION FOR THE RENEWAL OF THE REGION OF PEEL AND TOWN OF CALEDON
ACCESSIBILITY PLANS (ORAL)
Facilitated by Janine Elias Joukema, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Executive Office, Region of Peel and R. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor
Janine Elias Joukema, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Executive Office, Region of Peel, informed members that the goals of the session are to identify the accomplishments, strengths and areas for key improvements and to prioritize the future actions of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC).
Significant accomplishments of the AAC over the past year were identified and include: the development of partnerships with other Regional Programs (i.e. Liveable Peel, Peel Children's Water Festival and Lunch-and-Learn Sessions with the departments of Health and Social Services) and providing input in Regional projects such as the Joint Use Facility (10 Peel Expansion); the John Street Seniors Residence; and, the 10 Peel Centre Dr. Front Ramp.
M. Horn, Citizen Member, arrived at 9:45 a.m.
Opportunities for improvement were discussed, as follows:
Councillor Hames departed at 11:03 a.m., due to other municipal business
Janine Elias Joukema summarized the objectives and actions contained in the Service Strategy Business Plan (SSBP) for the AAC and identified key actions that need to be prioritized by the Accessibility Planning SSBP Steering Committee.
Some members expressed concern regarding the role of the AAC in dealing with other government agencies and organizations through correspondence. Regional Councillors present at the meeting noted that Regional Council adopts the minutes and recommendations of the AAC and trusts that the Committee exercises good judgment when advocating with other levels of government or other organizations within its mandate.
The key actions identified by the Committee at this meeting will be submitted to the Accessibility Planning SSBP Steering Committee. Janine Elias Joukema encouraged members to continue submitting opportunities for improvement in the future. Janine Elias Joukema acknowledged and thanked the Committee for their significant contributions to the Region of Peel and the achievements over the past years.
Members of the Committee thanked Janine Elias Joukema for her role as facilitator and wished her all the best in her future endeavours.
7. REPORT FROM THE ACCESSIBILITY PLANNING COORDINATORS
8. REPORT OF THE ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR
9. OTHER BUSINESS
10. NEXT MEETING
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Region of Peel Administrative Headquarters
Peel Room, 1st Floor
10 Peel Centre Dr.
The meeting adjourned at 11:29 a.m.