August 2016 Progress Report

Mayor Rick Goldring speaks about the new Home Adaptation Assessment Program at the initiative’s announcement at Burlington City Hall on Aug. 5, 2016.

Mayor Rick Goldring speaks about the new Home Adaptation Assessment Program at the initiative’s announcement at Burlington City Hall on Aug. 5, 2016.

Committee and Council Meetings

 Agendas, minutes and videos on standing committee and council meetings, as well as agendas and reports for upcoming meetings, are available online.  

Community and Corporate Services Committee – Monday, Sept. 12

Development and Infrastructure Committee – Tuesday, Sept. 13

Burlington City Council – Monday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Mayor Goldring Re-Elected to AMO Board of Directors

This August, I was re-elected to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Board of Directors, Large Urban Caucus. The election was held at AMO’s 2016 Conference in Windsor in mid-August, which I attended with Burlington councillors Paul Sharman and Blair Lancaster. I have served as chair of the Large Urban Caucus for the past two years. The new term will run from 2016-2018.

As a member of the board, I will help set policy for AMO and serve as a key municipal leader in the province. I am pleased to be able to continue to promote Burlington’s interests and work with other Ontario municipalities to create the best possible communities for our citizens. An ongoing priority on the AMO agenda I will be focused on is sustained, predictable infrastructure investment for municipalities. Addressing this minimizes the impact on property taxpayers. Continue reading

Michael Landsberg talks mental health at free community event

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Media release from the Office of the Mayor and Burlington Foundation

Burlington, Ont., Aug. 24, 2016 –Mayor Rick Goldring’s Inspire Burlington Series and Burlington Foundation is partnering to present #SickNotWeak: Michael Landsberg Talks Mental Health on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St.

Michael Landsberg is a Canadian media personality known for his work on TSN’s Off the Record and Naylor & Landsberg. His experience with depression led to the creation of #SickNotWeak, a not-for-profit organization that provides mental health education and support.

“We know from reports like Burlington Foundation’s Vital Signs and feedback from residents that mental health is an important issue in our community,” said Mayor Goldring. “Michael is someone living with depression who has an inspiring story to share. I invite residents of all ages to come to this evening of discussion, awareness and support.” Continue reading

Long term care planning focus of mayor’s free community events

Media release from the Office of the Mayor

Burlington, Ont., June 6, 2016 – In recognition of June as Seniors’ Month, Mayor Rick Goldring’s Inspire Burlington Series presents two free community events with keynote speaker Karen Henderson focused on helping residents and their families plan ahead.

Henderson is the founder and CEO of the Long Term Care Planning Network. Her presentation will focus on the importance of advance arrangements for long term care and related financial planning. Mayor Goldring and representatives from Carpenter Hospice will also give presentations. Interested residents of all ages and their families are welcome to attend.

Karen Henderson

Karen Henderson

“Members of the community are telling me they have questions about arranging long term care for themselves or a loved one,” said Mayor Goldring. “These Inspire Burlington events are intended to foster those conversations and encourage residents and their families to be proactive.”

What: Helping Seniors and Their Families Plan for Tomorrow

A Mayor Rick Goldring’s Inspire Burlington Speakers’ Series event

When/Where: Friday, June 17, Tansley Woods Community Centre (Community Rooms 1 and 2), 1996 Itabashi Way, 9:30-11:30 a.m.       

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Friday, June 17, Burlington Seniors’ Centre (Auditorium), 2285 New St., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Continue reading

Inspire Burlington events on June 17 focused on seniors

Recently, residents have connected with me about questions on long term care and financial planning for their retirement years.

Based on these conversations, as well as those with the compassionate team at Carpenter Hospice, my next Inspire Burlington speakers’ series events in June are focused on these topics.

Inspire Burlington: Helping Seniors and Their Families Plan for Tomorrow features keynote speaker Karen Henderson.

There are two Inspire Burlington sessions from which to choose: June 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Tansley Woods Community Centre, Community Rooms 1 and 2, 1996 Itabashi Way or June 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Burlington Seniors’ Centre, Auditorium, 2285 New St. Continue reading

March/April 2016 Progress Report

Committee and Council Meetings

Agendas, minutes and videos on standing committee and council meetings in March/April, as well as agendas and reports for upcoming meetings, are available online. Continue reading