The Regional Municipality Of York

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York Regional Council Highlights - May 11, 2017

Colin Goodeve named York Region’s new Deputy Regional Clerk

York Regional Council has endorsed Colin Goodeve as York Region’s new Deputy Regional Clerk.

Mr. Goodeve has more than 12 years of municipal experience, including serving as the Deputy Clerk and Council/Committee Services manager for the City of Kitchener since July 2013.

Additionally, Mr. Goodeve holds a master’s degree of Political Science (Public Administration) and a honours bachelor degree (BA) in Political Science, both from Brock University.

York Region’s Office of the Clerk acts as corporate secretary to York Regional Council and its committees leads the management of the Region’s information assets and heads access to information and privacy programs.

Mr. Goodeve will begin his new role on Monday, May 29, 2017.

The Regional Municipality of York and CUPE Local 905 Long-Term Care (LTC) reach four-year agreement

York Regional Council ratified a four-year agreement with CUPE Local 905 (LTC) at today’s Council meeting.

Details of the agreement include an average annual wage increase of approximately 1.7 per cent over the term of the contract. It also includes operational and scheduling improvements to enhance service delivery effectiveness.

York Region owns and operates two long-term care homes, one in the Town of Newmarket and one in the City of Vaughan, that together have a total of 232 beds. Residents receive nursing and medical care and personal support services in a flexible environment that supports their individuality and respects their cultural diversity.

Services provided by CUPE Local 905 (LTC) employees in these facilities include registered nursing, personal support, occupational and physical therapy, food and nutrition and maintenance and administrative support.

The contract for CUPE Local 905 (LTC) represents approximately 500 staff and expired on March 31, 2016. The agreement comes following a series of negotiations between the two parties over the past few months. This new agreement will expire on March 31, 2020.

York Region's unionized employees are represented by the York Region and Long-Term Care Unit(s) of CUPE Local 905 and the Ontario Nursing Association (ONA). Approximately 81 per cent of York Region’s total staff complement is represented by one of these three unions.

York Region hosts 6th annual Emergency Preparedness Fair

York Regional Council recognized May 7 to 13 as National Emergency Preparedness Week. To help raise awareness about the week, York Region will hold its 6th annual Emergency Preparedness Fair on Friday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

The fair will include exhibits and vehicles from York Regional Police, York Region Paramedic Services, local fire services, the Canadian Red Cross and St. John Ambulance. The event is a fun and informative event showcasing the importance of preparing yourself and your family for an unfortunate event of an emergency or disaster in York Region.

Additionally, York Region’s Emergency Preparedness Guide is a comprehensive resource that informs residents about the types of emergencies most likely to occur in York Region and how best to prepare and respond to them.

Infrastructure Week: May 15 to 19, 2017

Infrastructure Week (May 15 to 19) acknowledges the importance of infrastructure such as roads, pipes and water systems to our community and to our local, Regional and global economy.

York Region continues to advance the major infrastructure investments across our nine cities and towns. The 10-year capital plans for these investments total $4.7 billion and will ensure the necessary infrastructure is in place and maintained for current needs and future growth.

York Regional Council will meet on Thursday, May 18 (immediately following Committee of the Whole) in the York Region Administrative Centre Council Chambers, located at 17250 Yonge Street in the Town of Newmarket.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to almost 1.2 million residents, 50,000 businesses and 595,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

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Compiled by:
Jennifer Mitchell, Manager, Corporate Communications
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 71236
Cell: 905-955-2533

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