Council Info - January 18, 2017
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Sunnyside Home receives perfect score in quality and safety audit
For the first time ever, Sunnyside Home has achieved a perfect score in a nationally recognized quality and safety audit, giving the Region's long term care home exemplary standing. Sunnyside met or exceeded all 506 requirements around standards of excellence, safety practices to reduce potential harm, patient safety culture, and resident experience.
Waterloo Region Housing engages tenants
Waterloo Region Housing (WRH) provides safe and affordable housing to over 2,700 individuals and families living in 62 different housing communities across Waterloo Region. In 2017, WRH will be undertaking a tenant engagement strategy to provide tenants with meaningful opportunities to collaborate with WRH to create better homes and build better neighbourhoods. A broad range of tenants will be participating and engaged, using five tenant engagement methods:
1) Participation and input into decision-making of capital programs;
2) The Waterloo Region Housing Tenant Advisory Committee;
3) Economic development and employment programs;
4) A region-wide tenant newsletter; and
5) Local tenant councils.
Council agrees to support 2021 Canada Games bid
Council will provide a letter of support to the Regional Sport Tourism Office bid for the 2021 Canada Summer Games. The Region plans to support the games with in-kind services like transit, emergency services, waste management and airport services. The Canada Games are the largest multi-sport games hosted on a bi-annual basis in the country. It brings with it approximately 3,500 athletes; 1,000 coaches and support staff; 6,000 volunteers; 650 media; and 20,000 spectators. The economic impact is estimated at about $100 million.
The following tenders/contracts were approved by Council:
- $2,149,810.00 to Stantec Consulting Ltd. for the detailed design and services during construction for the Hespeler Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades in the City of Cambridge.
- $ 696,600 to AECOM Canada Ltd. to provide engineering and detailed design services during construction for the Kitchener Wastewater Treatment Plant Influent Systems improvements in the City of Kitchener.
- The Region of Waterloo will retain the legal firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) to provide legal services on an as-needed and as-requested basis in connection with the implementation of the King-Victoria Transit Hub. Under the proposed retainer, legal services will be provided on a task assignment basis.
For more information, contact:
Bryan Stortz, Director, Corporate Communications, 519-575-4408
Regional Clerk's Office, 519-575-4420