Caledon presents first ever Accessibility Award for Business

 

The Town of Caledon today presented its inaugural Accessibility Award for Business to KeyKeeper, a manufacturer of secure night drop boxes and key drop boxes located in Bolton.

“Congratulations to Jonathan Weeden and the team at KeyKeeper,” said Mayor Allan Thompson.  “By creating a more inclusive and accessible workplace KeyKeeper is creating opportunity for people with disabilities to contribute. And what better time to recognize them than National AccessAbility Week..”

“We’re honoured to receive this award,” said Jonathan Weedon, owner of KeyKeeper. “It’s great that we can create a job in Caledon for a Caledon resident. It’s a win-win situation.”

The award recipient was selected by the Town of Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee and approved by Council.

“The award is an opportunity to raise awareness and to help people understand what accessibility is all about,” said Maureen Tymkow, Chair of the Accessibility Advisory Committee.

About the Award

The Accessibility Award for Business recognizes outstanding businesses and organizations that demonstrate exemplary leadership in the promotion of awareness of accessibility and disability issues and removal of barriers to accessibility.  This leadership may be demonstrated in the following ways:

·        In the integration of persons with disabilities in the work force;

·        By removing, identifying and/or preventing barriers to persons with disabilities;

·        Through actions and  activities that inspire all people;

·        By making contributions to the integration, independence and overall improvement of quality of life for people with disabilities.

The award presentation coincides with National AccessAbility Week (May 27 to June 3, 2018).

The award presented to KeyKeeper was designed by Bianca Nam, a student at Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School.

VIDEO: Watch a video about the award

PHOTO CAPTION (L to R): Councillor Johanna Downey, Maureen Tymkow (Chair, Town of Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee), Mayor Allan Thompson, Bianca Nam (designer), Jonathan Weedon (Owner, KeyKeeper), Councillor Annette Groves, Dely Farrace (Vice-Chair, Accessibility Advisory Committee), Councillor Barb Shaughnessy.

 

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Children’s Program Leader

The Caledon Parent-Child Centre (CPCC) is a non-profit charitable organization that has been providing quality programs for children, parents and caregivers, in Caledon and the surrounding area, since 1987. As the community’s leading provider of support services for families with young children, its mission is to provide support, resources and education that strengthen families and promote the optimal development of children. Services support healthy child development, assist with the early identification of developmental concerns, provide referrals to specialized services, enhance parenting skills and prepare children for school. The Centre is a hub, offering an important blend of services that strengthen families and assist them in their critical role of raising young children.

Click on the link for more information

Summer Student Program Leader Position Posting 2018

Walk of Fame

Nominations are now open

Nomination form

About the Walk of Fame

The Caledon Walk of Fame was initiated in 1999 for the purpose of honouring past and present Caledon residents who have made a significant contribution to the quality of life locally, nationally and internationally.

The Caledon Walk of Fame is situated in the Trans Canada Trail Pavilion Park on the west side of Airport Road in Caledon East. A stone is placed in honour of each recipient during a formal Walk of Fame ceremony, held annually when there is a qualifying nominee.

Criteria

  • The nominee must be a Canadian citizen.
  • The nominee has made a significant contribution to the quality of life, not only in Caledon but has also received national and international recognition for his or her contribution in one or more of the following categories:
  • Only one nominee at a time will be honoured, therefore the frequency of the event will be dependent upon the availability of nominees and will be subject to approval by the members of Council for the Town of Caledon.

Categories

  • Arts and Culture – Individual achievements that have been recognized by an organization or an individual who participates by chairing, organizing, instructing or promoting non-profit arts and culture groups.
  • Sports and Leisure – Individual achievements that have been recognized by an organization or has taken part as a coach, leader, referee or board member with organizations such as Guides and Scouts, minor sports groups, youth groups, or other recreational groups.
  • Philanthropic and Humanitarian Causes – a person who works with local organizations such as meals on wheels, service clubs, seniors clubs, registered social service agencies, home and school associations and health care, or on a national/international level with organizations such as “Doctors without borders” and UNICEF.
  • Environment – An individual who develops innovative program(s) or initiatives that address environmental issues which have local, regional and/or global effects; or who has implemented change at the local, national/international level that has had a positive effect on the environment.
  • Other contributions may be considered as submitted.
  • Nomination forms should be submitted to the Office of the Mayor, Town of Caledon, 6311 Old Church Road, Caledon East, ON L7C 1J6.

Old School Road Closure

Please be advised that Old School Road, from Highway 10 to Kennedy Road, will be closed Tuesday, April 24th from 7:00am – 4:30pm for emergency road works.

Access for Emergency Services ONLY.

If you have any questions, please contact Service Caledon at 905-584-2272 x7750.

Update from Road Operations

Road Operations have been extremely busy this weekend, working 12-hour shifts around the clock to plow, salt and clear our roads. Crews are out in full force and working as quickly and safely as they can.

 As of Monday morning, main streets have been cleared.  Crews are now working on secondary/side streets. If your street has not yet been plowed, we ask for your patience as staff continues to clear and treat roadways.

 How Can You Help?

Remember that a parking ban remains in effect. Please ensure that your vehicle(s) are not parked on roadways. This helps our plows to quickly and safely clear roads.

 Road Closures

Currently there are no road closures because of the weather. If roads do need to be closed, staff will provide adequate signage and detour routes.

 Flooding

As weather warms up there may be flooding in some areas. Our crews are ready to:

·        Clear catch basins;

·        Steam iced-up culverts to get water flowing;

·        Close and detour roads, as required;

·        Stabilize and temporarily repair any road washouts (materials, e.g asphalt grindings, gabion stone, and clear stone are on-hand)

 Updates

Follow us on Twitter for regular updates: @YourCaledon or download our app to get alerts to your smartphone.

 

Spring time brings unwanted grass fires

Caledon Fire & Emergency Services (CFES) encourages residents to use caution when burning indoors or outdoors. Unattended burning is the most common cause of grass fires, and burning carelessly and improperly also pose hazards.

“So far we’ve already seen eight grass fires in Alton, Cheltenham, Inglewood, Caledon East, Mono Mills and Palgrave districts,” said Fire chief Darryl Bailey. “These grass or open air fires can be very dangerous at this time of year when the ground is very dry. Grass fires spread extremely quickly and if there are nearby buildings, they are also at high risk of being damaged.”

With Spring upon us, grass and brush can dry out making it very easy for fire to spread quickly and uncontrollably with the smallest breeze to nearby brush, trees and homes. Even discarding a cigarette butt improperly could start a grass fire.

Purchase Your Burn Permit

CFES encourages residents to buy their burn permit online, in person at Town Hall or at Fire Administration Headquarters (6211 Old Church Road, Caledon East).

Launched in 2014, Caledon’s online burn permit application includes three permit categories:

·        Open Air permits – for larger lots (at least a half-acre in size) to burn yard waste (but not grass clippings or leaves);

·        Recreational permits – for residential properties that meet minimum size/distance requirements;

·        Agricultural permits intended for agricultural properties.  These permits are NOT available online. They require an inspection, which must be arranged in advance.

Please check the Fire Hazard Rating before burning any materials. This rating is evaluated and changed considering outdoor conditions and Provincial assessments, and is enforced to ensure the safety of all residents.

To apply for a burn permit or to check the Fire Hazard Rating, visit caledon.ca/burnpermits.

For general fire safety information about smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, home escape planning and safe burn practices visit caledon.ca/fire.