Item - 2013.CD21.6

Tracking Status

CD21.6 - Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program - 2013 Allocation Recommendations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 11, 12 and 13, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve the 2013 Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program allocations totalling $799,900.00 to 24 organizations as described in Appendices A and B to the report (May 8, 2013) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

2.         City Council allocate the Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Program Appeal fund of $39,670.00 to two organizations as outlined in Appendices A and B to the supplementary report (June 4, 2013) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

Background Information (Committee)

(May 8, 2013) Report with Appendix A from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program - 2013 Allocation Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-58273.pdf
Appendix B - Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program - Detailed Project Summaries
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-58274.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(June 4, 2013) Supplementary report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Access, Equity and Human Rights - 2013 Appeals Recommendations and Appendix A (CD21.6a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-59258.pdf
Appendix B - Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program - Detailed Appeals Report Project Summaries
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-59259.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(May 21, 2013) Letter from Rose Gutierrez, Program Director, SKETCH Working Arts (CD.New.CD21.6.1)
(May 23, 2013) Submission from Roberto Jovel, Senior Manager, La Passerelle (CD.New.CD21.6.2)
(May 23, 2013) Submission from Iranian Women's Organization of Ontario (CD.New.CD21.6.3)
(May 23, 2013) Submission from Mohamed Hassan, Executive Director, Ogaden Somali Community Association of Ontario (OSCAO) (CD.New.CD21.6.4)

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council delete Community Development and Recreation Committee Recommendation 2:

 

Recommendation to be deleted

 

2.         City Council direct that an amount of $39,670.00 be held for appeals.

 

and adopt the recommendation contained in the report (June 4, 2013) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration (CD21.6a):

 

1.         The Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Program Appeal fund of $39,670.00 be allocated to two organizations as outlined in Appendices A and B of this report.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-11-2013 10:16 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD21.6 - Mihevc - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, 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 Mike Del Grande, Rob Ford, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Raymond Cho, Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-11-2013 10:17 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD21.6 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Mike Del Grande, Rob Ford
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Raymond Cho, Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Michael Thompson

CD21.6 - Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program - 2013 Allocation Recommendations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 2013 Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program allocations totalling $799,900.00 to 24 organizations as recommended in Appendices A and B to the report (May 8, 2013) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

2.         City Council direct that an amount of $39,670.00 be held for appeals.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

1.         Referred the following appeals to the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration for further review, and to report directly to City Council for its meeting on June 11, 2013:

 

Dejinta Beesha Somali Multi Service Centre (Application 20)

Harriet Tubman Community Organization (Application 33)

Iranian Women's Organization of Ontario (Application 37)

Manantial Neighbourhood Services Inc. (Application 39)

Northwood Neighbourhood Services (Application 44)

Ogaden Somali Community Association of Ontario (Application 45)

La Passerelle-I.D.E. (Application 50)

S.E.A.S. Centre (Application 53)

SKETCH Working Arts (Application 58)

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office for Social and Multicultural Development (Application 62)

Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care (Application 63)

 

2.         Requested the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to report to City Council for its meeting on June 11, 2013, on the funding required to fund the eligible proposals that have appealed under this investment program.

Origin

(May 8, 2013) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration

Summary

This report recommends funding under the 2013 Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Investment Program. Of the 73 applications received, 24 are recommended for funding of $799,900.00. An amount of $39,670.00 has been held for appeals.

 

The purpose of the Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program is to help achieve a positive race relations and human rights climate in Toronto and promote community participation by equity-seeking groups. Equity-seeking groups are those facing individual and systemic discrimination and disadvantage because of shared characteristics such as ethnic origin, immigration status, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability. Community participation is defined in this context as participation in economic, social, civic, education and/or volunteer opportunities.

 

The funding provided through the AEHR program is used to address human rights, accessibility, equity, discrimination and hate crime concerns in their neighbourhoods and communities. By providing funding to community organizations, the City is able to promote access, equity and respect for human rights in more ways than it would be able to accomplish on its own.

 

AEHR funded activities work to eliminate barriers and address the underlying issues of discrimination, accessibility, equity and bias experienced by equity-seeking groups. Time-limited and outcome-focused projects utilize advocacy and community engagement strategies to achieve positive changes in public awareness, participation, support, partnerships, attitudes, or policy discussions and/or practices within systems and institutions.

Background Information

(May 8, 2013) Report with Appendix A from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program - 2013 Allocation Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-58273.pdf
Appendix B - Access, Equity and Human Rights Investment Program - Detailed Project Summaries
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-58274.pdf

Communications

(May 21, 2013) Letter from Rose Gutierrez, Program Director, SKETCH Working Arts (CD.New.CD21.6.1)
(May 23, 2013) Submission from Roberto Jovel, Senior Manager, La Passerelle (CD.New.CD21.6.2)
(May 23, 2013) Submission from Iranian Women's Organization of Ontario (CD.New.CD21.6.3)
(May 23, 2013) Submission from Mohamed Hassan, Executive Director, Ogaden Somali Community Association of Ontario (OSCAO) (CD.New.CD21.6.4)

Speakers

Mohamed Hassan, Executive Director, Ogaden Somali Community Association Of Ontario (Submission Filed)
Richard Lee, Senior Community Programs Director, Support Enchance Access Service Centre (S.E.A.S)
Ruth Mejia, Manantial Neighbourhood Services Inc.
Ahmed Hussein, Director of Programs and Services, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office for Social & Multicultural Development (TNO)
Victor Beausoleil , Harriet Tubman Community Organization
Jamila Aman, Northwood Neighbourhood Services
Jane Mercer, Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care
Mohamed Gilao, Executive Director, Dejinta Beesha Somali Multi Service Centre
Afie Mardukhi, Iranian Women's Organization of Ontario
Afsaneh Borzooel, Financial Co-ordinator, Iranian Women's Organization of Ontario

Motions

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

That the Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

1.         Refer the following appeals to the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration for further review, and to report directly to City Council for its meeting on June 11, 2013:

 

Dejinta Beesha Somali Multi Service Centre (Application 20)

Harriet Tubman Community Organization (Application 33)

Iranian Women's Organization of Ontario (Application 37)

Manantial Neighbourhood Services Inc. (Application 39)

Northwood Neighbourhood Services (Application 44)

Ogaden Somali Community Association of Ontario (Application 45)

La Passerelle-I.D.E. (Application 50)

S.E.A.S. Centre (Application 53)

SKETCH Working Arts (Application 58)

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office for Social and Multicultural Development (Application 62)

Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care (Application 63)

 

2.         Request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to report to City Council for its meeting on June 11, 2013, on the funding required to fund the eligible proposals that have appealed under this investment program.


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