Item - 2014.EX38.8

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on February 19, 2014 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on February 4, 2014 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on February 19, 2014.

EX38.8 - Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on February 19 and 20, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council request the Division Heads of Social Development, Finance and Administration, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, Toronto Employment and Social Services, and Public Health, to work with officials with the Province of Ontario, and the Government of Canada to assist Native Child and Family Services of Toronto in developing a deficit reduction plan for the Agency, and to report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in 2014 once this plan is complete.

 

2.         City Council request that Social Development, Finance and Administration, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, Toronto Employment and Social Services, and Public Health continue to assist Native Child and Family Services of Toronto in an effort to meet their needs to deliver services to residents.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Children’s Services to work with Aboriginal Children Service Providers in the development of Toronto’s new child care service plan, which could include the creation of an Aboriginal Criteria Policy for childcare subsidies.

Background Information (Committee)

(December 18, 2013) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton on Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-65699.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Mayor Rob Ford (Lost)

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendations 1, 2 and 3 by adding to the end of each recommendation the words ", subject to there being no new spending by the City".

Vote (Amend Item) Feb-19-2014 6:41 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX38.8 - Mayor - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Raymond Cho, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Peter Leon
Total members that voted No: 23 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 17 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Feb-19-2014 6:42 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX38.8 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Josh Colle, Rob Ford
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson

EX38.8 - Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the Division Heads of Social Development, Finance and Administration, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, Toronto Employment and Social Services, and Public Health, to work with officials with the Province of Ontario, and the Government of Canada to assist Native Child and Family Services of Toronto in developing a deficit reduction plan for the Agency, and to report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in 2014 once this plan is complete.

 

2.         City Council request that Social Development, Finance and Administration, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, Toronto Employment and Social Services, and Public Health continue to assist Native Child and Family Services of Toronto in an effort to meet their needs to deliver services to residents.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Children’s Services to work with Aboriginal Children Service Providers in the development of Toronto’s new child care service plan, which could include the creation of an Aboriginal Criteria Policy for childcare subsidies.

Origin

(December 18, 2013) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton, Co-Chair, Aboriginal Affairs Committee

Summary

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST) has a long standing history in the City, serving Toronto’s Aboriginal families and children.  As Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Affairs Committee, I was contacted by Kenn Richard, the Agency’s Executive Director, who outlined a number of concerns regarding the agency’s financial situation generally and in relation to its childcare centre.  I have met with the General Manager of Children’s Services and understand that the division is putting solutions in place to stabilize the Native Child and Family Services of Toronto licensed child care program, located in Ward 43.  The Local Ward Councillor supports the recommendations made here and has been part of the conversation with the General Manager of Children’s Services.

 

Funding issues and concerns of Native Child and Family Services of Toronto do not rest exclusively with Children’s Services, as the agency offers a diversity of human services and receives funding from number of City divisions, the Province of Ontario and the Federal government.  City Divisions currently providing funding include Social Development, Finance and Administration, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, Toronto Employment and Social Services, and Public Health.

Background Information

(December 18, 2013) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton on Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-65699.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council