Term of Council Priorities

Charting our Course | Themes | Priorities, Outcomes and Actions

Priorities, Outcomes and Actions

Priority Outcome Actions (2011) Actions
(2012–2014)
Strategic Plan Themes
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions Protect the community by managing the negative impacts associated with climate change Develop and adopt Climate Change Strategy Confirm short and long term targets for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions Implement Climate Change StrategyDevelop greenhouse gas monitoring program following implementation of strategy to track progress on achieving targeted emission reductions
  • Environment
Increase waste diversion Reduce the negative impact of waste on the environment Update long term Waste Management Strategy Ensure compliance with Waste Diversion Act Establish new short and long term targets for Waste Diversion Implement long term Waste Management Strategy Achieve short term diversion targets
  • Environment
  • Service Excellence
Reduce per capita water consumption Optimize use of existing infrastructure and minimize negative impact to natural environment Review Water Efficiency Plan Realign existing Water Smart Peel to meet requirements of Water Opportunities Act Implement Water Efficiency Plan
  • Environment
  • Service Excellence
Improve storm water management Reduce the citizen risks associated with flooding and address broader environmental impacts Develop storm water management framework with area municipalities and conservation authorities Establish targets Support implementation of framework recommendations adopted by Council
  • Environment
  • Public Safety
  • Service Excellence
Assess water and wastewater capacity Ensure water and wastewater capacity meets anticipated community needs through 2031 Update Water and Wastewater Plans Consultant award for lake system (Q1) Consultant award for groundwater systems (Q2) Implement endorsed plans
  • Environment
  • Community Health
  • Service Excellence
Enhance integrity of wastewater collection system Optimize the cost of treatment Reduce the risk of bypass events and the resulting impact on the environment Reduce the extent to which homes are exposed to surcharging events Develop framework for Inflow and Infiltration Strategy Continue to pilot tactics in support of Cooksville Creek Task Force Enhance inspection program Undertake risk-based condition assessment to identify critical areas Develop a Region-wide program
  • Environment
  • Community Health
  • Service Excellence
Increase supply of appropriate housing options Increase access to appropriate housing and prevent homelessness Invest in housing and homelessness prevention Increase rent-geared-to income and rent supplements Provide home ownership assistance and rental and utility arrears supports Present policy options to Council to address housing wait list over the long term Implement Council endorsed plan for infrastructure (new development, redevelopment, and infill), rent-geared-to income subsidies and rent supplements, and state of good repair
  • Social Development
  • Service Excellence
Review the core services delivered by Human Services Determine the appropriate mix of Regional services and service delivery model to respond to community needs Review core services in response to shifting roles across municipal, provincial and federal governments

Assess the impacts of affordable housing and social assistance reform, technology modernization and employment strategy Present policy options to Council that assess the impact of full day learning
Implement endorsed recommendations
  • Social Development
    Increase active transportation Determine the appropriate mix of Regional services and service delivery model to respond to community needs Reduce the proportion of trips generated by cars, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving citizen health

    Develop Peel’s Active Transportation Plan
    • Community Health
    • Transportation
    • Service Excellence
      Optimize early child development in Peel Ensure expectant mothers are healthy before and during pregnancy, birth outcomes are positive, and the attachment relationship between parent and child has been firmly established during the first year of life Conduct research and develop and/or confirm interventions that support optimal child well-being Release Perinatal and Child Health Status Reports Continue to work with hospitals on breastfeeding Provide programs and policies to educate and support mothers and infants from preconception through the first year of life Work with Child and Youth Initiative
      • Community Health
        Assess the impacts of the aging population on health and human services delivered Determine the appropriate mix and service level of Regional services to respond to community needs Develop a Seniors Plan to understand the impacts of the aging population on existing services Provide policy options to Council to guide future service planning Implement endorsed plan Implement endorsed plan
        • Community Health
          Explore the feasibility of community paramedicine partnerships and strategies Reduce nonessential transports to area hospitals Determine the appropriate mix and service level of Regional services to respond to community needs Present policy options to Council Implement endorsed actions
          • Community Health
            Complete arterial roads review Ensure the respective responsibilities of the Region and area municipalities related to Peel's road network are clear, transparent, efficient and effective Finalize Arterial Road Review Present findings to Arterial Road Review sub-committee Implement endorsed changes resulting from review
            • Transportation
            • Service Excellence
              Update Long Term Transportation Plan to meet current and future needs Ensure that Peel’s transportation needs are planned for through to 2031 Update Long Term Transportation Plan Implement endorsed plan
              • Transportation
              • Service Excellence
                Improve efficiency of goods movement in Peel in collaboration with Peel Goods Movement Task Force Support the competitiveness of businesses, and the availability of high quality jobs in Peel Develop Goods Movement Task Force Action Plan Implement endorsed plan
                • Transportation
                • Service Excellence
                  Increase capacity (trips) available through accessible transportation services Address the transit needs of Peel's residents with all types of mobility impairments in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Update Accessible Transportation Program Master Plan Develop flexible model for service delivery using appropriate portfolio of modes Increase and improve cross border transportation for clients Increase customer satisfaction ratings Implement endorsed plan
                  • Transportation
                  • Cultural Development
                  • Service Excellence
                    Develop Long Term Financial Plan Ensure the long term financial outlook for the Region is sustainable Develop and engage Council in Long Term Financial Plan Develop Strategic Use of Debt Policy Report to Council on the impact of incorporating private side infrastructure (noise walls, private side connections, and driveway rehabilitation costs) into State of Good Repair program Update Development Charges and Administrative By-laws Propose a framework to Council for a utility rate structure which reinforces water conservation practices, while better matching revenues to costs Implement the plan Update financial policies and report on compliance Implement debt policy and report on compliance Implement private side infrastructure policy and report on compliance Maintain Development Charge By-law Implement new utility rate structure
                    • Service Excellence
                      Promote a supportive environment for healthy weights Reduce overweight/ obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease through increased physical activity and increased consumption of fruits and vegetables Conduct literature review to identify key priority areas for action Complete policy work related to built environment (i.e. identifying opportunities to influence urban and regional planning) and School Food and Beverage Policy Produce discussion document on policy interventions Ensure all Peel schools (385 schools) comply with the provincial nutrition standards by 2012 Two external organizations will adopt healthier food policies for their programs Increase the walkability of Peel as a result of two new policy changes adopted into urban and regional planning processes
                      • Environment
                      • Community Health
                        Build community capacity Build a viable Peel community through contributing to the sustainability and effectiveness of the not for profit sector Maintain service levels for community agencies and present policy options to Council to set priorities and direction Invest in research to inform decision-making Support funding for two community hubs Invest in community partners through neighbourhood development with focus on youth Implement Regional Diversity Strategy to influence the delivery of inclusive and equitable services to the community Work with Child and Youth Initiative and other community partners to prevent youth violence and maximize services for ages 0–24 Advocate to province to complete Mental Health and Addictions Strategy and to increase funding for services in Peel Implement three-year Council approved plan and annual grants and community programs as informed by RBA trends and learnings
                        • Social Development
                        • Cultural Development
                        • Public Safety
                        • Service Excellence
                          Support tobacco free living Reduce the prevalence of smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke to reduce smoking related diseases Conduct review of tobacco strategy frameworks Implement new strategies for the prevention and cessation of smoking and for the protection of others from the effects of second-hand smoke Initiate Ottawa-model cessation program with Trillium hospital Expand hospital based cessation programs Launch cessation program in primary care Others to be determined
                          • Community Health
                            Reduce paramedic response times Achieve better health outcomes through timely paramedic response to emergency calls Increase service hours by 7,665 hours Continue to implement the provincially funded Hospital Offload Nurse Program Continue working with Council to advocate to province to implement a more centralized ambulance dispatch system for the GTA Implement legislated provincial response time framework Monitor response time and revise strategies
                            • Community Health
                              Influence other levels of government Ensure the needs of the Peel community are considered and reflected in policy decisions of upper tier governments Implement an advocacy strategy to influence other levels of government Monitor strategy and revise as appropriate
                              • Service Excellence
                                Enhance the delivery of Regional services and related municipal, government and community services through integrated service delivery Improve client access to services Increase percentage of first contact resolution Offer more self service options Ensure a consistently high quality client experience Ensure efficient use of resources Develop client grouping and channel strategy Commence implementation of technology to support customer contact management system Enhance coordination for 211, 311, 911 and seniors’ portal Implement Access Peel counter service at 7120 Hurontario and the Peel Heritage Complex Complete implementation of the Integrated Service Delivery operational model, including technology, training, and data collection and analysis
                                • Service Excellence
                                  Proactively address emerging planning policy issues through an update to the Regional Official Plan Ensure the Regional Official Plan is responsive to changing community, socioeconomic and demographic considerations Identify and analyze issues that may affect Official Plan Report to Regional Council to recommend a public meeting to consider the need for an Official Plan review Conduct Official Plan review based on approved work plan
                                  • Service Excellence

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