Item - 2014.ED32.6

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 8, 2014 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Economic Development Committee on June 24, 2014 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on July 8, 2014.

ED32.6 - Newcomer Employment Initiatives in Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services to provide an update on newcomer employment initiatives as part of the Workforce Development Strategy progress report, scheduled to be provided to the Economic Development Committee in April 2015.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 6, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Employment and Social Services on Newcomer Employment Initiatives in Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-70343.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-10-2014 2:35 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - ED32.6 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, James Maloney, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser

ED32.6 - Newcomer Employment Initiatives in Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the General Manager of Toronto Employment and Social Services to provide an update on newcomer employment initiatives as part of the Workforce Development Strategy progress report, scheduled to be provided to the Economic Development Committee in April 2015.

Origin

(June 6, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Employment and Social Services

Summary

Toronto is one of the most multicultural urban areas in the world, with residents coming from 188 countries and speaking over 140 different languages. Over half of Toronto's residents are born outside Canada, making it an extremely diverse city. The successful settlement and integration of newcomers depends on a range of socio-economic factors. This report addresses one of these factors – supporting people to find jobs and integrate into the labour market – and outlines current approaches and programs the City is undertaking to support newcomers in Toronto's job market.

 

This report identifies areas where the City supports newcomers in the labour force, through partnerships with both governmental and community organizations, outlines three strategic frameworks that guide the City's work with newcomers and provides an overview of dominant issues facing newcomers in Toronto.

Background Information

(June 6, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Employment and Social Services on Newcomer Employment Initiatives in Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-70343.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

 

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council