in 2004 included the Regions on-going commitment to
public transit, preserving our natural environment, addressing
solid waste concerns and ensuring the continued movement of
traffic through a series of efforts to help ease road congestion.
Some of these achievements are: leading the Smart Commute
initiative in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTAH);
distribution of 5,000 backyard compost units to further reduce
landfill by 800 tonnes annually; and completion of construction
on various roads throughout the Region to provide immediate
consistent with our long-term plans as described in Vision
2026, we continue to focus our energies to ensure an enviable
quality of life for all residents through safe and caring
year, affordable housing, community supports for seniors and
accessibility planning for disabled persons are also constant
Regional focal points. During the past year, many goals have
been achieved, including: increasing the number of long-term
care beds to reduce waiting lists; successful implementation
of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA), resulting in with
recognition from the Province of Ontario, and a case study
development to be shared other provincial organizations as
a best-practice model; and assisting 284 households
to maintain their residences through the Homelessness Prevention
Program, and in association with local community groups.
Region is a growing, diversified community. We continue to
face our challenges with commitment and vigor.
we are extremely fortunate to be blessed with an exceptional
team of staff; including a strong Senior Management team whose
dedication is unwavering to our work before us.
truly confident that by working together co-operatively
with our community partners - our efforts and focus will continue
to enhance the quality of life for the residents, businesses
and visitors of York Region.
Chief Administrative Officer