News release: November 16, 2023
Peel Region's 2023 Continuous Improvement Program achieves significant cost savings
The program also improved service delivery and client experience.
BRAMPTON, ON (November 16, 2023) - Peel Region remains committed to delivering services that are effective and efficient. The Region's Continuous Improvement Program (CIP) delivers improved service outcomes that provide value for tax dollars and contribute to advancing Peel’s Strategic Plan and vision of Community for Life.
In 2023, a total of 31 CIP initiatives were completed by Peel, with $939,000 in cost savings and $3.32 million in cost avoidance achieved. Cost savings from these initiatives also contributed to the achievement of Peel’s annual savings targets.
Some of the notable initiatives include:
- Reducing energy use on peak demand days at Water and Wastewater facilities and working in partnership with the Province to receive lower electricity fee rates, which resulted in a cost avoidance of $1.844 million above the $6.6 million in cost avoidance reported in 2022.
- Cost savings of $450,000 achieved by reprocessing organics “compost overs” and recovering woodchips for amendment materials.
- Cost savings of $210, 000 achieved in a pilot program that reduced contamination in the collection and processing of blue-box recycling.
- Cost avoidance of $74,000 from staff time saved by automating processes used by staff to conduct public health investigations.
These cost savings and cost avoidance are reflected in Peel Region's 2024 budget as part of the overall savings of $5.7 million achieved for 2024. In addition to financial benefits, improved client experience, employee engagement, and environmental benefits have also been achieved.
Visit the proposed 2024 budget pages for more information.
During this time of uncertainty due to Peel's Transition, we remain committed to continuous improvement. The 2023 results are a testament of this commitment, and I am proud of Peel staff who continue delivering quality services to residents while saving taxpayer dollars.
Davinder Valeri, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services
About Peel's transition
The Ontario government announced the dissolution of Peel Region and the establishment of a Transition Board (TB) as part of Bill 112. The Transition Board was appointed to provide recommendations to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on a range of restructuring matters related to the dissolution of Peel Region to make Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon independent municipalities by January 1, 2025.
To learn about the Transition Board, how it will make these recommendations, and to provide feedback to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, visit Ontario's Peel Region Transition Board website.
During our transition, Peel remains committed to providing services to residents and businesses. For information about our transition, visit Peel's transition website.
About Peel Region
Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 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.