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Committees and Advisory Boards

Committee and Advisory Committees are created by Council resolution to investigate and report on a particular matter or concern. Generally, membership is comprised of Regional Councillors. Membership on certain committees, such as the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group, includes not only Regional Councillors, but also staff from the area municipalities and representatives of organizations based within the Region of Peel. The expanded membership provides these committees with additional technical knowledge and unique perspectives on the issues under discussion.

These committees have no legal identity as part of the organizational structure, nor do they possess any statutory powers. Generally, they look to Regional Council for their authority to act, except for the Interim Period Approvals Committee.

Accessible Transportation Master Plan Council Advisory Group

The mandate of the Advisory Group is to provide strategic guidance on the continued implementation of the Accessible Transportation Master Plan (ATMP). The Advisory Group will act in an advisory role to support the transitions outlined in the ATMP in consideration of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and in addition, provide guidance on policy changes, budget updates and program changes.

The term of appointment shall be for a term ending upon the dissolution of the Advisory Group or at the end of the term of Council, whichever comes first, or until their successors are appointed.

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Audit and Risk Committee (ARC)

The objective of the Audit and Risk Committee is to assist Regional Council and associated Boards and Agencies in the discharge of their governance, accountability and controllership responsibilities by advising that risks are being appropriately addressed through strong governance, a risk/control and compliance framework, appropriate stewardship and an effective internal audit activity.

The term of appointment for Regional Councillors is for a period of 24 months, which coincides with the term of appointment of the Enterprise Programs and Services section of Regional Council Chair and Vice-Chair, or until their successors are appointed by Regional Council. The term of appointment for non-elected members is 48 months, which coincides with the term of Regional Council.

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Debt Issuance Committee (DEBT)

The Debt Issuance Committee is delegated the authority to make the final decisions with respect to the following matters to the extent that the authority has not already been delegated:

  1. The authority to enact debenture by-laws to authorize the issuance of debentures where the project debt authority has already been approved by Council.
  2. The entering into of financing and other agreements in connection with long-term borrowings offered through governments and their agencies.

The members of the Debt Issuance Committee shall serve by virtue of their positions until their successors are appointed.

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Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to advise Regional Council about systemic barriers and diversity issues in the community, external and internal, that may impact Regional policies, programs and services. Areas of focus will be: anti-racism, anti-Black racism, equity, inclusion and, approaches to training and accountability.

The term of appointment shall be for the term of Regional Council or until successors are appointed.

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Emergency Management Program Committee (EMPC)

The mandate of this Committee is to advise Council on the development and implementation of the Regional Emergency Program. The objectives are to annually review the Regional Emergency Management Program and provide recommendations for its revisions as required as well as to annually review the Region of Peel Emergency Plan.

The term of appointment shall be for the term of Regional Council or until successors are appointed.

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Government Relations Committee (GRC)

The mandate of the Governmental Relations Committee (GRC) is to: develop, coordinate, implement and monitor government relations strategies, based on Regional Council endorsed advocacy positions, with Members of the Provincial Legislature, the Provincial Government, members of the Parliament of Canada, the Government of Canada, and related governmental agencies, including lower tier municipalities; to Organize meetings with the Prime Minister, Premier, Ministers, MPs, MPPs, as well as community stakeholders/organizations; and Monitor activity with major municipal sector associations [e.g. Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA)] and recommend engagement strategies with these organizations.

The term of appointment shall commence following the establishment of the Committee by Regional Council. The members shall continue in office until the end of the term of Regional Council or until their successors are appointed.

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Health System Integration Committee

The purpose of the Committee will be to advise and provide direction on issues related to Peel’s health system in order to advance integration of Regional programs. The priorities of the Committee will be developed through policy discussions about the role that Regional programs play in relation to the province and the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), and how the integration of those services that fall outside of the LHIN’s framework (e.g. Paramedic Services and Public Health), can be improved to better serve the health requirements of Peel residents across their lifespan.

Members of the Committee shall be appointed for a term ending upon the dissolution of the Committee or at the end of the term of Council, whichever comes first.

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Interim Period Approvals Committee (IPAC)

The mandate of this Committee is to provide assurance to the public that continuity of conduct of regional business is administered in an efficient, effective and economical manner during Interim Periods.

Council’s powers and authority is delegated to the Interim Period Approvals Committee during Interim Periods to the full extent permissible by law, with the exception that Council’s powers and authority respecting the hiring or firing of employees is not so delegated during any time when there is no regular meeting of Regional Council scheduled for a period of more than 21 days after the date of the previously scheduled regular Regional Council meeting or, when pursuant to section 275 of the Municipal Act, 2001 there is a period of restricted acts in the year of an election (a “lame duck” period) known as an "Interim Period".

The term of appointment is for a period of 24 months, which coincides with the term of appointment of the Enterprise Programs and Services section of Regional Council Chair and Vice­ Chair.

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Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG)

The mandate of the Working Group is to keep Regional Council informed of the issues and concerns of the farming industry, agricultural organizations and the rural community in Peel. The membership provides input on how agricultural and rural issues can be incorporated into Regional and local municipal Official Plan goals, objectives, policies and programs. The group assists the Region of Peel in its efforts to protect agricultural lands as a natural resource of major importance to the economic viability of the Region.

The term of appointment shall be for the term of Regional Council or until successors are appointed.

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Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC)

The Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) (formerly the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee, under Resolution 2003-525) was established on July 3, 2008 under Resolution 2008-899.  The Committee shall act in an advisory capacity to Region of Peel Council as outlined in the Region of Peel Procedure By-law 9-2018, section 9.2.2.  The Committee advises Regional Council on: ways to improve opportunities and remove barriers for persons with disabilities with respect to programs and services delivered by the Region of Peel; the requirements and implementation of the Accessibility Standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA); and, the preparation, implementation and effectiveness of the Region of Peels Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.  The Committee reviews in a timely manner all site plans and drawings described in section 41 of the Planning Act and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulations of the AODA as pertaining to the Design of Public Spaces Standards.  All other functions will be performed as specified in the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA), AODA and subsequent regulations.

The term of appointment shall be for the term of Regional Council or until successors are appointed.

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Regional Council Policies and Procedures Committee

The mandate of this committee is to review the Region’s Council operational structure, procedures and regulatory tools and provide recommendations to Regional Council regarding: Council transparency and accountability; Council’s effective and efficient decision making structures and procedures; and, methods/tools to build on current practices.

The term of appointment shall be for the term of Regional Council or until successors are appointed.

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ROPA 30 Appeals Oversight Committee (R30AOC)

The ROPA 30 Appeals Oversight Committee was struck with authority to provide instructions to Thomson, Rogers on all matters relevant to the ROPA 30 OMB hearing including the hiring of expert witnesses, save and except for decisions with the potential to resolve the appeals such as agreement to mediate or settlement instruction. On April 13, 2017, Regional Council retained Thomson, Rogers to defend the Region of Peel’s interest concerning appeals to Regional Official Plan Amendment 30 (ROPA 30).

The term of appointment shall be for the term of Regional Council, or upon dissolution of the Committee, whichever occurs first, or until their successors are appointed by Regional Council.

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Strategic Housing and Homelessness Committee

The Strategic Housing and Homelessness Committee’s mandate is to advise on the implementation of the five strategies of the Peel Housing and Homelessness Plan (PHHP) and to provide strategic and public policy oversight for housing and homelessness, including recommendations to Council on strategic matters pertaining to the Service Manager, long-term affordable housing development plans and the Peel Housing Corporation.

The Committee is comprised of seven members of Regional Council; including one member from each local municipality and the Regional Councillors who hold the position of Chair and Vice Chair of Human Services.

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Waste Management Strategic Advisory Committee (WMSAC)

The mandate of the Waste Management Strategic Advisory Committee is to provide strategic guidance on the implementation of the Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Strategy and the Infrastructure Development Plan.

Chairs and Vice-Chairs of sections of Regional Council are appointed for 24 month terms; members of the WMSAC will be appointed in conjunction with the election of Chairs and Vice-Chairs of sections of Regional Council.

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