News release: January 14, 2021
Region of Peel's Proposed 2021 Budget now available
BRAMPTON, ON (January 14, 2021) – The Region of Peel's proposed 2021 Budget is now available. Regional Council discussions of the Operating and Capital Budgets begin on Thurs., Jan. 28 at 9:30 am.
The development of the Region's 2021 Budget was guided by the Strategic Plan and the community priorities recommended for consideration prior to the budget, including additional resources for service level adjustments due to COVID-19.
The proposed 2021 Budget includes investments of $3.7 billion to improve peoples lives in their time of need, ensure communities are integrated, safe and complete, and ensure government is future-oriented and accountable.
These investments support the community by providing:
- Paramedic response to 135,000 calls
- 744,000 accessible transportation trips
- Police response to 248,000 events
- 590 million litres of safe drinking water each day
- The management of 552,000 tonnes of waste
- The maintenance of $30 billion of infrastructure such as roads and buildings
In addition, there are Regional programs designed to support Peel's most vulnerable populations.
The proposed 2021 Budget also includes:
- Affordable transit subsidies for low income individuals in Brampton and Mississauga
- Homelessness supports
- Dental Services to low income seniors
- Tax relief for low income seniors and those with disabilities
The proposed 2021 Budget reflects $6.4 million in continuous improvement efforts. The Region applies a variety of continuous improvement strategies to ensure the budget is efficient. This work was highlighted when the Region received Excellence Canada's enterprise wide Platinum level accreditation, the only public sector organization in Canada to achieve such recognition.
Copies of the proposed 2021 Regional Operating and Capital Budgets are available at peelregion.ca/budget.
Quick facts and additional resources
- The proposed 2021 Budget balances the need to maintain core services, continue the response to COVID-19, protect the community, and respect the taxpayer.
- The Region's Continuous Improvement program is a demonstration of its commitment to delivering services that are effective and efficient.
- The Region's services such as Long Term Care, Affordable Housing, Child Care and Ontario Works are designed to support Peel's vulnerable populations.
- The 2021 Budget deliberations will begin with the Regional Budget Corporate Overview presentation on Thurs., Jan. 28 at 9:30 am.
- Due to the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 there will be limited public access to the Council Chambers. Pre-registration is required by emailing the Office of the Regional Clerk. The meeting will be live streamed on peelregion.ca
More information can be found at, peelregion.ca/budget
Region of Peel
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 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 @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.