Overview and Status Report of Provincial Adequacy Regulations and Addressing the 2015 Budget Target
Regional Council received a delegation from Jennifer Evans, Chief, Peel Regional Police (PRP), who presented an overview and status report of Provincial Adequacy Regulations and addressed the 2015 Budget target. She also highlighted the 2013 Community Survey that confirmed high satisfaction with the work of PRP.
Several Members of Regional Council offered their congratulations to PRP on its 40th Anniversary and noted their pride in Peel’s police force. Also, Regional Chair Kolb advised that Chief Evans would be taking on the role as President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police for the 2014-2015 year.
Regional Council approved the enactment of a By-law to implement stop control for all four directions of travel on
Regional Road 19 (Winston Churchill Boulevard) at Ballinafad Road/Erin Halton Hills Townline. The overhead flashing beacon will be converted to red in all directions. In addition, the existing 1-way stop controlled “T” intersection of Winston Churchill Boulveard at Olde Base Line Road will change to an all way (3-way) Stop.
Regional Council approved a recommendation from the Arterial Roads Review Ad Hoc Steering Committee to name a new section of road stretching from Highway 50 to King Street in Caledon, “Emil Kolb Parkway” (Regional Road 50) as a lasting tribute to Regional Chair Kolb for his contributions to the Region of Peel and dedication to public service.
Creating Supportive Environments for Healthy Living in Licensed Child Care
Regional Council received a report informing of the recommendations resulting from a licensed child care policy review to address healthy eating, physical activity and sedentary time in licensed child care settings in Peel. A joint submission from Peel Public Health and Human Services staff to the Ministry of Education was made to inform provincial child care policy with the goal of improving the health of children attending licensed and unlicensed child care.
Peel Public Health, Human Services and key stakeholders are working together to create environments which support healthy behaviours in child care.
Regional Council received an update on the services and support that Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYC’s) provide to children and families in Peel. OEYCs in Peel provide universal and specialized programs based on the needs of families in local communities. Since their inception in 2002, Ontario Early Years Centres have supported thousands of children and families through a wide range of early years programs and services and as such, are proving to be a valuable component of a comprehensive “early years” system.