Item - 2013.MM36.15

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 11, 2013 with amendments.

MM36.15 - Requesting the Province to create an Angel Cradles program - by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti, seconded by Councillor Josh Matlow

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 direct the City Manager to work with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, in conjunction with the City's Public Health Department, to create a program within a public hospital facility in Toronto which would facilitate the acceptance of newborns that would otherwise be unsafely abandoned because the mother feels that she has no other option and where the child is immediately taken into the care of the appropriate child welfare agency.  The program would be based upon the "Angel Cradles" program that has recently been initiated in a public hospital in the City of Edmonton, Alberta.  The Angel Cradles program offers an alternative to unsafe abandonment.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(June 11, 2013) E-mail from Rick Wong (MM.New.MM36.15.1)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM36.15 be referred to the Executive Committee.  A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Jun-12-2013 2:54 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM36.15 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, John Parker, Karen Stintz
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Norman Kelly, Ron Moeser

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Karen Stintz (Carried)

That City Council:

 

1.          amend the title of MM36.15 by deleting the words "a program to facilitate the acceptance of unwanted babies" and inserting instead "an Angel Cradles program" so that the title now reads:

 

            Requesting the Province to create an Angel Cradles program

 

2.          delete MM3615 Recommendation 1 and replace it with the following new Recommendation 1:

 

1.          City Council direct the City Manager to work with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, in conjunction with the City's Public Health Department, to create a program within a public hospital facility in Toronto which would facilitate the acceptance of newborns that would otherwise be unsafely abandoned because the mother feels that she has no other option and where the child is immediately taken into the care of the appropriate child welfare agency.  The program would be based upon the "Angel Cradles" program that has recently been initiated in a public hospital in the City of Edmonton, Alberta.  The Angel Cradles program offers an alternative to unsafe abandonment.

 

3.         delete the words "unwanted" and "unwilling" wherever they occur in the Motion.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-13-2013 10:07 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM36.15 - Stintz - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, 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: 12 Members that were absent are Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Anthony Perruzza

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-13-2013 10:08 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM36.15 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Anthony Perruzza
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council