Item - 2013.CD22.5

Tracking Status

CD22.5 - Toronto Child Care Funding Model

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council endorse principles and evaluation criteria contained in Appendix A to the report (June 11, 2013) from the General Manager, Children's Services, as amended by Part 2 below, and instruct staff to use these tools to guide development of a new child care funding model for the City of Toronto.

 

2.         City Council amend the principles listed in Appendix A to the report (June 11, 2013) from the General Manager, Children's Services by:

 

a.          amending Principle number 2 by adding the words "parent affordability" so that it now reads "The new model will balance parent accessibility, parent affordability and service system stability."; and

 

b.          adding an additional principle that expressly addresses the need to keep childcare affordable fees.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Children's Services, to report to the February 2014 meeting of the Community Development and Recreation Committee on a recommended child care funding model and implementation strategy.

 

4.         City Council request the General Manager, Children's Services to organize a summit for parents in the Fall, using the funds set aside for this purpose in the 2013 budget.

 

5.         City Council request the General Manager, Children's Services to report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee with any recommended changes to the Principles based on Parent Consultations planned for the Fall of 2013.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 11, 2013) Report with Appendix A from the General Manager, Children's Services on Toronto Child Care Funding Model
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-59513.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(July 9, 2013) Supplementary report from the General Manager, Children's Services on Toronto Child Care Funding Model Consultation Report and Appendix A, City of Toronto Child Care Funding Model Principles and Evaluation Criteria Consultations (CD22.5a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-60139.pdf
Appendix B - City of Toronto Child Care Funding Model Principles and Criteria Market Research Study: Ipsos Qualitative, Executive Summary
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-60212.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council adopt Recommendation 1 contained in the supplementary report (July 9, 2013) from the General Manager, Children's Services (CD22.5a), subject to adding new Recommendation 2 so that they read as follows:

 

1.         City Council amend Principle number 2 listed in report CD22.5 by adding "parent affordability" so that it now reads:

 

"The new model will balance parent accessibility, parent affordability and service system stability."

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager, Children's Services to report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee with any recommended changes to the Principles based on Parent Consultations planned for the Fall of 2013.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-17-2013 6:55 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.5 - Davis - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, 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, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, John Parker, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-17-2013 6:56 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CC22.5 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, 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, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, John Parker, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz

CD22.5 - Toronto Child Care Funding Model

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council endorse principles and evaluation criteria contained in Appendix A to the report (June 11, 2013) from the General Manager, Children's Services, as amended by recommendation 2, and instruct staff to use these tools to guide development of a new child care funding model for the City of Toronto.

 

2.         City Council add an additional principle to the list in Appendix A to the report (June 11, 2013) from the General Manager, Children's Services that expressly addresses the need to keep childcare affordable fees.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Children's Services, to report to the February 2014 meeting of the Community Development and Recreation Committee on a recommended child care funding model and implementation strategy.

 

4.         City Council request the General Manager, Children's Services to organize a summit for parents in the Fall, using the funds set aside for this purpose in the 2013 budget.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

1.         Requested the General Manager, Children's Services to report directly to City Council with a supplementary report that summarizes the results of the consultations to date.

Origin

(June 11, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services

Summary

This report describes the new provincial child care funding framework that was announced in December, 2012 and defines the way in which municipalities are funded by the Province.  The report also outlines the process through which the framework will be customized to create a "made in Toronto" funding model for child care programs and families.  Draft principles guiding development of the model and evaluation criteria for assessing various options are presented for Council approval. These principles and criteria reflect input from a diversity of child care stakeholders.

Background Information

(June 11, 2013) Report with Appendix A from the General Manager, Children's Services on Toronto Child Care Funding Model
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-59513.pdf

Speakers

Councillor Janet Davis

Motions

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

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

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

That:

 

1.         City Council add an additional principle to the list in Appendix A that expressly addresses the need to keep childcare affordable fees.

 

2.         The Community Development and Recreation Committee request the General Manager, Children's Services to report directly to City Council with a supplementary report that summarizes the results of the consultations to date.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Children's Services to organize a summit for parents in the Fall, using the funds set aside for this purpose in the 2013 budget.


4 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council