Region of Peel to Advocate for Support From Provincial Partners
The Region of Peel is participating in the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Annual Conference from August 13 to 16, 2017
BRAMPTON, ON. (August 10, 2017) – Today, the Region of Peel announced their continued participation in the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Annual Conference, which is taking place in Ottawa from August 13 to 16 this year.
The conference will give Peel an opportunity to meet with provincial ministers to help inform them about the challenges the Region is facing and the support it needs from the provincial government. This advocacy will help the Region of Peel achieve its vision of a Community for Life – a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities they need to thrive throughout each stage of their lives.
"Regional Council believes that having strong relationships with our provincial partners is vital to building a stronger Peel” says Regional Chair Frank Dale. “AMO provides our Council with a great opportunity to advocate for those things that truly impact Peel residents and businesses.”
This year, Regional Councillors will be meeting with the Hon. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services to advocate for an integrated Ontario Works service delivery model. The Region maintains that a more unified model would allow for integrated health, recreation and employment supports for single-support families, similar to Peel’s Families First program.
Regional Councillors will also be meeting with the Hon. Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure to advocate for predictable and sustainable funding for Peel’s municipal infrastructure.
Additional delegation meetings will be held with leaders from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Ministry of Housing, Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Ministry of Transportation, the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario and the New Democratic Party of Ontario.
To access the full briefing notes, please visit Peel’s Advocacy Page.
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and over 155,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.