Item - 2015.CD4.4

Tracking Status

CD4.4 - Feasibility of Enhanced Cold Weather Drop-In Services

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 10, 11 and 12, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to enter into agreements with Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services Inc. and St. Felix Social Ministries Outreach to provide 24-hour drop-in services based on the issuance of Extreme Cold Weather Alerts or at the request of General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, from November 15, 2015 to April 15, 2016 for up to $460,000.

 

2.   City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to submit a business case for enhanced Cold Weather drop-in services for consideration through the 2016 City Operating budget process.

 

3.  City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to include the proposed service level enhancements in the Service Level Review presentation to the Community Development and Recreation Committee meeting on June 24, 2015.

Background Information (Committee)

(May 6, 2015) Report and Attachments A to F from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, on Feasibility of Enhanced Cold Weather Drop-In Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-79904.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(June 9, 2015) Supplementary report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Enhanced Cold Weather Drop in Services (CD4.4a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-81266.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council adopt the following recommendations contained in the supplementary report (June 9, 2015) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer [CD4.4.a]:

 

1.  City Council delete Committee Recommendation 2, Item CD4.4 and replace with Option 1 as follows;

 

a.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to submit a business case for enhanced Cold Weather drop-in services for consideration through the 2016 City Operating budget process.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to include the proposed service level enhancements in the Service Level Review presentation to the Community Development and Recreation Committee meeting on June 24, 2015.

 

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-11-2015 9:56 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD4.4 - Cressy - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 40 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-11-2015 9:57 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD4.4 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 39 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Giorgio Mammoliti, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson

CD4.4 - Feasibility of Enhanced Cold Weather Drop-In Services

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to enter into agreements with Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services Inc. and St. Felix Social Ministries Outreach to provide 24-hour drop-in services based on the issuance of Extreme Cold Weather Alerts or at the request of General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, from November 15, 2015 to April 15, 2016 for up to $460,000.

 

2.   City Council instruct that funds be provided to ensure that enhanced Cold Weather drop-in services, set out in the report (May 6, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, are implemented in January, 2016.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee requested the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report directly to City Council on identification of source of funds to implement Recommendation 2 above.

Origin

(May 6, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

Summary

This report responds to the request to report on the feasibility of operating additional drop-in and/or warming services during the 2015/2016 winter season regardless of any issuance of Extreme Cold Weather Alerts.

 

Community-based Extreme Cold Weather Alert (ECWA) drop-in services complement the Out of the Cold program, which operates daily from November 15 to April 15 across rotating sites, as well as 24-hour full-time service offered at the Streets to Homes Assessment and Referral Centre (SHARC). Drop-in services that respond to cold weather events are unique in the City of Toronto.  They offer a low-barrier operating model with an approach to service that cannot be accessed in the same way elsewhere.

 

Based on a review of the ECWA drop-in services funded by Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) from November 15, 2014 to April 15, 2015, an analysis of service use, patterns of extreme cold weather experienced in recent years, and consultations with service users, service providers and City staff, the feasibility of several service models for Cold Weather services was assessed.

 

Taking into account available resources, this report recommends maintaining the current alert-based service model for the 2015/2016 winter season while proposing consideration of an enhanced service model through the 2016 budget process for the 2016/2017 winter season and subsequent years.

Background Information

(May 6, 2015) Report and Attachments A to F from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, on Feasibility of Enhanced Cold Weather Drop-In Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-79904.pdf

Motions

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

That Recommendation 2 in the report (May 6, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, be deleted and replaced with the following:

 

"2.  City Council instruct that funds be provided to ensure that enhanced Cold Weather drop-in services, set out in the report (May 6, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, are implemented in January, 2016."


2 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That Councillor Mihevc's motion be amended by adding:

 

"and that the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer report directly to City Council on identification of source of funds to implement this recommendation."


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