Item - 2013.CD19.1

Tracking Status

CD19.1 - Update on Emergency Shelter Services

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 3 and 4, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to:

 

a.         on an interim and emergency basis, consider activating all of the 172 flex beds available throughout the shelter system, and open additional sites and beds as necessary, with the aim of achieving an occupancy rate no higher than 90 percent in the short term; and

 

b.         track appropriate data on clients who come to any city-funded shelter and are re-directed to another shelter.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to:

 

a.         as a complement to the third party quality assurance review of emergency shelter access systems, and as part of the process to develop a client centred, outcome focused housing stability service plan, conduct a client services survey that investigates:

 

i.          client experiences in accessing the emergency shelter system;

 

ii.          client experiences with the physical conditions in the emergency shelter system; and

 

iii.         client satisfaction with the supports provided in the emergency shelter system, including supports provided to access permanent housing;

 

b.         use the Street Outreach Steering Committee as a regular reference group on the design of the quality assurance review and client services survey and interpretation of the results, and review the membership of the committee to ensure that it includes community and not-for-profit organizations and can function as an ongoing advisory body to work with staff on shelter, support and transitional housing issues;

 

c.         as part of the quality assurance review of emergency shelter access and client services review, consult with the Ombudsman on customer service and equitable access to services provided by the City; and

 

d.         review the current occupancy rate of 96 percent and make recommendations for an occupancy rate policy that ensures that all homeless persons seeking a bed can be accommodated.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Director, Affordable Housing Office to:

 

a.         as part of the process to develop a client centred, outcome focused housing stability service plan, include consideration of:

 

i.          the resources required to support the capacity of housing providers to graduate clients out of the emergency shelter system into supportive housing, transitional housing or long term care, as appropriate, thereby freeing expensive emergency shelter resources and providing better care for the homeless and hard to house;

 

ii.         the resources required to open new transitional and supportive housing apartments and units, with a view to providing this housing option to shelter clients; and

 

iii.         the City and provincial resources required to support a robust homelessness prevention system, noting that early intervention and support may be the cheapest way to reduce pressure on the emergency shelter system;

 

b.         report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in the Fall of 2013 in order to feed into the 2014 Budget process; and

 

c.         also send the report to the Affordable Housing Committee.

 

4.         City Council, noting that the Province is not adequately providing shelter for women suffering from domestic violence, a mandate that is clearly their responsibility; and noting that several of the city shelters are in effect being used to cover their shortfall, request the Mayor to write a letter on behalf of Council and advocate with Council to the Province that they meet their responsibilities and not download the Violence Against Women shelter system to our city shelter system.

  

5.         City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to ensure that the service planning process and the community consultation process include a focus on how the shelter system can be more accessible, giving consideration to the following: gender, age, sexual orientation, geographical distribution, people with physical and mental health care challenges, people with pets, and those who do not feel safe using our shelter system.

 

6.         City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to make a presentation to the April 17, 2013 meeting of the Community Development and Recreation Committee on the Shelter Management Information System (SMIS) currently being used.

Background Information (Committee)

(March 4, 2013) Report with Appendices A and B from the Acting General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Update on Emergency Shelter Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-56534.pdf
(March 18, 2013) Presentation from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Update on Emergency Shelter Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-56745.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(March 11, 2013) E-mail from Kate Chung (CD.New.CD19.1.1)
(March 12, 2013) E-mail from Lillian Gordon (CD.New.CD19.1.2)
(March 18, 2013) Submission from Maurice Stine, Member Advocacy Committee, Corner Drop-in (CD.New.CD19.1.3)
(March 14, 2013) E-mail from Barbara Hurd, on behalf of Housing Action Now (CD.New.CD19.1.4)
(March 13, 2013) E-mail from Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) (CD.New.CD19.1.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/comm/communicationfile-35151.pdf
(March 14, 2013) Letter from Danny Bourne, Chair Advocacy Committee and Louise Coutu, Executive Director, Society of Saint Vincent DePaul, Toronto Central Council (CD.New.CD19.1.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/comm/communicationfile-35155.pdf
(March 14, 2013) Letter from Cathy Crowe (CD.New.CD19.1.7)
(March 18, 2013) Letter from Anne Egger, RNEC, Member of Health Providers Against Poverty (CD.New.CD19.1.8)
(March 15, 2013) Letter from Reverend Rafael Vallejo, Iono Community (CD.New.CD19.1.9)
(March 18, 2013) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale (CD.New.CD19.1.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/comm/communicationfile-35195.pdf
(March 18, 2013) E-mail from Miguel Avila (CD.New.CD19.1.11)
(March 18, 2013) Submission from Michael Shapcott, Director, Housing and Innovation, The Wellesley Institute (CD.New.CD19.1.12)
(March 18, 2013) Submission from Beth Wilson, Social Planning Toronto (CD.New.CD19.1.13)

Communications (City Council)

(March 18, 2013) Submission from Linsey MacPhee, Manager, Toronto Drop-in Network (CC.Main.CD19.1.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/comm/communicationfile-35311.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That City Council:

 

1.          delete Community Development and Recreation Committee Recommendations 5 and 6, as these activities are currently underway by staff:

 

Recommendations to be deleted

 

5.         City Council direct the General Manager of Shelter, Support, Housing and Administration to work with Facilities Management during extreme weather alerts to identify city-owned facilities, including where shelter spaces can be accommodated to increase accessible and safe shelter spaces for Toronto’s homeless population by ten per cent when needed with any necessary additional funding being drawn from the Social Assistance Review Fund.

 

6.         City Council request the Ombudsman to conduct a comprehensive investigation and review of Toronto’s shelter and social housing system and to report back with recommendations on how to improve, properly accommodate and streamline the supply and demand for emergency shelter beds and to further develop proper communication and implementation protocols for the homeless population during extreme weather alerts.

 

2.         delete Community Development and Recreation Committee Recommendation 1.a.and replace it with the following:

 

"1.a.     on an interim and emergency basis, consider activating all of the 172 flex beds available throughout the shelter system, and open additional sites and beds as necessary, with the aim of achieving an occupancy rate no higher than 90 percent in the short term;"

 

3.          add the following new Recommendation:

 

City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to make a presentation to the April 17, 2013 meeting of the Community Development and Recreation Committee on the Shelter Management Information System (SMIS) currently being used.

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-04-2013 12:21 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD19.1 - Mihevc - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-04-2013 12:21 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD19.1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 40 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Rob Ford
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Pam McConnell (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council end the debate on Item CD19.1 and take the vote immediately.

Vote (End Debate) Apr-04-2013 12:19 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - CD19.1 - End debate
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Doug Ford, Josh Matlow, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, David Shiner

CD19.1 - Update on Emergency Shelter Services

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to:

 

a.         On an interim and emergency basis, activate all of the 172 flex beds available throughout the shelter system with the aim of achieving an occupancy rate closer to 90% occupancy in the short term;

 

b.         Track appropriate data on clients who come to any city-funded shelter and are re-directed to another shelter.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to:

 

a.         As a complement to the third party quality assurance review of emergency shelter access systems, and as part of the process to develop a client centred, outcome focused housing stability service plan, conduct a client services survey that investigates:

 

i.          client experiences in accessing the emergency shelter system;

 

ii.         client experiences with the physical conditions in the emergency shelter system; and

 

iii.        client satisfaction with the supports provided in the emergency shelter system, including supports provided to access permanent housing.

 

b.         Use the Street Outreach Steering Committee as a regular reference group on the design of the quality assurance review and client services survey and interpretation of the results, and review the membership of the committee to ensure that it includes community and not-for-profit organizations and can function as an ongoing advisory body to work with staff on shelter, support and transitional housing issues;

 

c.         As part of the quality assurance review of emergency shelter access and client services review, consult with the Ombudsman on customer service and equitable access to services provided by the City.

 

d.         Review the current occupancy rate of 96% and make recommendations for an occupancy rate policy that ensures that all homeless persons seeking a bed can be accommodated.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Director, Affordable Housing Office to:

 

a.         As part of the process to develop a client centred, outcome focused housing stability service plan, include consideration of:

 

i.          The resources required to support the capacity of housing providers to graduate clients out of the emergency shelter system into supportive housing, transitional housing or long term care, as appropriate, thereby freeing expensive emergency shelter resources and providing better care for the homeless and hard to house;

 

ii.         the resources required to open new transitional and supportive housing apartments and units, with a view to providing this housing option to shelter clients; and

 

iii.        the City and provincial resources required to support a robust homelessness prevention system, noting that early intervention and support may be the cheapest way to reduce pressure on the emergency shelter system.

 

b.         Report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in the Fall of 2013 in order to feed into the 2014 Budget process.

 

c.         Also send the report to the Affordable Housing Committee.

 

4.         City Council, noting that the province is not adequately providing shelter for women suffering from domestic violence, a mandate that is clearly their responsibility; and noting that several of the city shelters are in effect being used to cover their shortfall, request the Mayor to write a letter on behalf of Council and advocate with Council to the province that they meet their responsibilities and not download the Violence Against Women shelter system to our city shelter system.

 

5.         City Council direct the General Manager of Shelter, Support, Housing and Administration to work with Facilities Management during extreme weather alerts to identify city-owned facilities, including where shelter spaces can be accommodated to increase accessible and safe shelter spaces for Toronto’s homeless population by ten per cent when needed with any necessary additional funding being drawn from the Social Assistance Review Fund.

 

6.         City Council request the Ombudsman to conduct a comprehensive investigation and review of Toronto’s shelter and social housing system and to report back with recommendations on how to improve, properly accommodate and streamline the supply and demand for emergency shelter beds and to further develop proper communication and implementation protocols for the homeless population during extreme weather alerts.

 

7.         City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to ensure that the service planning process and the community consultation process include a focus on how the shelter system can be more accessible, giving consideration to the following: gender, age, sexual orientation, geographical distribution, people with physical and mental health care challenges, people with pets, and those who do not feel safe using our shelter system.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration gave a presentation to the Community Development and Recreation Committee.

Origin

(March 4, 2013) Report from the Acting General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

Summary

This report responds to a number of requests by City Council and Community Development and Recreation Committee for information about the current capacity and use of the emergency shelter system, including how clients access the shelter system, how clients use the Streets to Homes Access and Referral Centre for a variety of purposes including shelter access, and how information about services is provided to homeless people during emergencies and extreme weather situations.

 

The City’s Shelter Management Information System shows that there are beds available every night and additional emergency spaces are available to be activated if the need arises. In 2012, Hostel Services received a total of 302 complaints about shelter services. Of these, 11 complaints related to access to a bed and just one complaint was due to being advised that there were no available beds. Notwithstanding this evidence, there continue to be anecdotal reports that people seeking shelter are being told that no beds are available and no effort is made in assisting them in finding shelter. These reports could be symptomatic of perceptions about the adequacy and appropriateness of the overall system of housing and homelessness prevention services. They may also reflect concerns about the efficiency of the City’s emergency shelter services.

 

Operationally, there is always room to make process and customer service improvements and seek efficiencies. Some opportunities for improvements are identified throughout the report. These include engaging an external third party to conduct random checks of bed access practices.

 

Discussion of the performance of the shelter system necessarily raises broader systemic questions about the purpose and place of emergency shelter services within an outcome focused housing stability service system. These questions properly fit into the consultation and service planning process that the City is undertaking in the spring and summer and that will culminate in a report to Council in the fall.

Background Information

(March 4, 2013) Report with Appendices A and B from the Acting General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Update on Emergency Shelter Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-56534.pdf
(March 18, 2013) Presentation from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Update on Emergency Shelter Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-56745.pdf

Communications

(March 11, 2013) E-mail from Kate Chung (CD.New.CD19.1.1)
(March 12, 2013) E-mail from Lillian Gordon (CD.New.CD19.1.2)
(March 18, 2013) Submission from Maurice Stine, Member Advocacy Committee, Corner Drop-in (CD.New.CD19.1.3)
(March 14, 2013) E-mail from Barbara Hurd, on behalf of Housing Action Now (CD.New.CD19.1.4)
(March 13, 2013) E-mail from Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) (CD.New.CD19.1.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/comm/communicationfile-35151.pdf
(March 14, 2013) Letter from Danny Bourne, Chair Advocacy Committee and Louise Coutu, Executive Director, Society of Saint Vincent DePaul, Toronto Central Council (CD.New.CD19.1.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/comm/communicationfile-35155.pdf
(March 14, 2013) Letter from Cathy Crowe (CD.New.CD19.1.7)
(March 18, 2013) Letter from Anne Egger, RNEC, Member of Health Providers Against Poverty (CD.New.CD19.1.8)
(March 15, 2013) Letter from Reverend Rafael Vallejo, Iono Community (CD.New.CD19.1.9)
(March 18, 2013) Letter from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale (CD.New.CD19.1.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/comm/communicationfile-35195.pdf
(March 18, 2013) E-mail from Miguel Avila (CD.New.CD19.1.11)
(March 18, 2013) Submission from Michael Shapcott, Director, Housing and Innovation, The Wellesley Institute (CD.New.CD19.1.12)
(March 18, 2013) Submission from Beth Wilson, Social Planning Toronto (CD.New.CD19.1.13)

Speakers

Beth Wilson, Social Planning Toronto (Submission Filed)
Sarah Blackstock, YWCA Toronto
Michael Shapcott, Director, Housing and Innovation, Wellesley Institute (Submission Filed)
Maurice Stine, Member Advocacy Committee, Corner Drop-in (Submission Filed)
Sarah Bartley
Tom Smards
Angela Connors, CUPE 4308
Said Dirie, Housing Action Now
Emily Wright
Doug Johnson Hatlem, Lazarus Rising Street Pastor, Mennonite Central Committee Ontario, Sanctuary Ministries of Toronto
Sara Hanson, Parkdale Community Legal Services
Kevin Cooper
Sheryl Lindsay, Sistering
Sarah Shartal, Private Bar
Maurice Adongo, Community Health Worker, Street Health Foundation
John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
Sister Susan Moran, Founder, Out of the Cold Programme
Beric German
Zoe Dodd, Aids Action Now
Linsey MacPhee, Manager, Toronto Drop-In Network
Lisa Schofield, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to:

 

a.         On an interim and emergency basis, activate all of the 172 flex beds available throughout the shelter system with the aim of achieving an occupancy rate closer to 90% occupancy in the short term;

 

b.         track appropriate data on clients who come to any city funded shelter and are re-directed to another shelter.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to:

 

a.         As a complement to the third party quality assurance review of emergency shelter access systems, and as part of the process to develop a client centred, outcome focused housing stability service plan, conduct a client services survey that investigates:

 

i.          Client experiences in accessing the emergency shelter system;

ii.         Client experiences with the physical conditions in the emergency shelter system; and

iii.        Client satisfaction with the supports provided in the emergency shelter system, including supports provided to access permanent housing.

 

b.         Use the Street Outreach Steering Committee as a regular reference group on the design of the quality assurance review and client services survey and interpretation of the results;

 

c.         As part of the quality assurance review of emergency shelter access and client services review, consult with the Ombudsman on customer service and equitable access to services provided by the City.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to:

 

a.         As part of the process to develop a client centred, outcome focused housing stability service plan, include consideration of:

 

i.          The resources required to support the capacity of housing providers to graduate clients out of the emergency shelter system into supportive housing, transitional housing or long term care, as appropriate, thereby freeing expensive emergency shelter resources and providing better care for the homeless and hard to house;

ii.         the resources required to open new transitional and supportive housing apartments and units, with a view to providing this housing option to shelter clients; and

iii.        the City and provincial resources required to support a robust homelessness prevention system, noting that early intervention and support may be the cheapest way to reduce pressure on the emergency shelter system.

 

b.         Report back to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in the Fall of 2013 in order to feed into the 2014 Budget process.

 

4.         City Council, noting that the province is not adequately providing shelter for women suffering from domestic violence, a mandate that is clearly their responsibility; and noting that several of the city shelters are in effect being used to cover their shortfall, request the Mayor to write a letter on behalf of Council and advocate with Council to the province that they meet their responsibilities and not download the Violence Against Women shelter system to our city shelter system.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager of Shelter, Support, Housing and Administration to work with Facilities Management during extreme weather alerts to identify city-owned facilities, including where shelter spaces can be accommodated to increase accessible and safe shelter spaces for Toronto’s homeless population by ten per cent when needed with any necessary additional funding being drawn from the Social Assistance Review Fund.

 

2.         City Council request the Ombudsman to conduct a comprehensive investigation and review of Toronto’s shelter and social housing system and to report back with recommendations on how to improve, properly accommodate and streamline the supply and demand for emergency shelter beds and to further develop proper communication and implementation protocols for the homeless population during extreme weather alerts.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to ensure that the service planning process and the community consultation process include a focus on how the shelter system can be more accessible, giving consideration to the following: gender, age, sexual orientation, geographical distribution, people with physical and mental health care challenges, people with pets, and those who do not feel safe using our shelter system.


4 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

Amend motion 1, recommendation 2.b. by Councillor Mihevc to add:

 

"And review the membership of the committee to ensure that it includes community and not-for-profit organizations and can function as an ongoing advisory body to work with staff on shelter, support and transitional housing issues."

 

So that it now reads:

 

"2.b.     Use the Street Outreach Steering Committee as a regular reference group on the design of the quality assurance review and client services survey and interpretation of the results, and review the membership of the committee to ensure that it includes community and not-for-profit organizations and can function as an ongoing advisory body to work with staff on shelter, support and transitional housing issues."


5 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That Motion 1, recommendation 3 by Councillor Mihevc be amended by adding:

 

"and the Director, Affordable Housing Office."

 

and 

 

"c.        Also send the report to the Affordable Housing Committee."


6 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Maria Augimeri (Carried)

Amend Motion 1, Recommendation 2 by Councillor Mihevc to add:

 

"d.       Review the current occupancy rate of 96% and make recommendations for an occupancy rate policy that ensures that all homeless persons seeking a bed can be accommodated."


7 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Mar-18-2013

Result: Carried Majority Required - Mihevc - Motion 7
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Ron Moeser, Jaye Robinson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council