Item - 2015.ED2.3

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on March 31, 2015 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by Economic Development Committee on February 26, 2015 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on March 31, 2015.

ED2.3 - Expanding the Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE)

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on March 31, April 1 and 2, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Employment and Social Services and General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to develop an annual Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE) Employer Recognition Award.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Employment and Social Services, to prepare a progress report on the results of efforts to expand the Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE) to the Economic Development Committee in the First Quarter of 2016.

 

3.  City Council forward the report (February 11, 2015) from the General Manager, Employment and Social Services, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the Acting Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to the following Ministries, Networks, Agencies and Institutions for information:

 

a.  Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Central Region

b.  Youth Employment Partnership (YEP) Network

c.  Civic Action

d.  United Way Toronto

e.  Toronto Region Board of Trade

f.  Prince’s Charities Canada

Background Information (Committee)

(February 11, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the Acting Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Expanding the Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-76327.pdf
Attachment 1 - The PAYE Process
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-76328.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(February 23, 2015) Letter from Grant Humes, Executive Director, Toronto Financial District Business Improvement Area (BIA) (ED.New.ED2.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ed/comm/communicationfile-51572.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(March 31, 2015) Submission from Councillor Michael Thompson, Ward 37, Scarborough Centre - information brochure about PAYE (CC.New.ED2.3.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-52123.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Apr-02-2015 5:40 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - ED2.3 - adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, David Shiner, John Tory

ED2.3 - Expanding the Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE)

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Employment and Social Services and General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to develop an annual Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE) Employer Recognition Award.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Employment and Social Services, to prepare a progress report on the results of efforts to expand the Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE) to the Economic Development Committee in the First Quarter of 2016.

 

3.  City Council forward the report (February 11, 2015) from the General Manager, Employment and Social Services, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the Acting Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to the following Ministries, Networks, Agencies and Institutions for information:

 

a.  Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Central Region

b.  Youth Employment Partnership (YEP) Network

c.  Civic Action

d.  United Way Toronto

e.  Toronto Region Board of Trade

f.  Prince’s Charities Canada

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Economic Development Committee:

 

1. Requested the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services, in conjunction with the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and Executive Director, Social Development Finance and Administration, to report to the April 16, 2015 meeting of the Economic Development Committee with a Youth Employment Action Plan that includes:

 

a. a broad and comprehensive apprenticeship/internship component, including job activities/classes not typically considered; and

 

b. an outcome tracking process that tracks participant outcomes for a 24 to 36 month period, or longer if feasible.

 

The General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services gave a presentation to the Committee along with guest speakers Stephen Upton, Vice President, Tridel Corporation and Nigel Rose, PAYE youth employed at Deloitte Canada.

Origin

(February 11, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Acting Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration

Summary

Several years since the end of a deep and far-reaching recession, youth unemployment remains extremely high in Toronto. Despite a recent decline, at approximately 18 percent youth unemployment is still double the City's overall average unemployment rate and among the highest in the province. Unemployment rates for vulnerable groups, such as racialized youth, newcomers, and youth with lower educational attainment, are significantly higher, as are the rates in some of the City’s poorest neighbourhoods.

 

Addressing youth unemployment requires concerted actions by a range of stakeholders. The Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE) is central to the City's work to create more opportunities for youth. Working directly with a range of employers, PAYE has evolved into a successful model for increasing access to employment opportunities and vital job preparation supports for youth (aged 18-29) across Toronto.

 

Following a brief overview of PAYE's features and accomplishments, this report highlights a number of actions that are being taken to expand PAYE. In 2015, these steps will double both the number of hiring employers engaged annually from 40 to 80 and the number of youth served from 500 to 1000. In addition, given the scale of youth unemployment, Toronto Employment and Social Services, Economic Development and Culture and Social Development, Finance and Administration are developing a more comprehensive City approach to support youth through employer-led training, work experience, entrepreneurship, and career pathway approaches, among others.

Background Information

(February 11, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the Acting Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Expanding the Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-76327.pdf
Attachment 1 - The PAYE Process
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-76328.pdf

Communications

(February 23, 2015) Letter from Grant Humes, Executive Director, Toronto Financial District Business Improvement Area (BIA) (ED.New.ED2.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ed/comm/communicationfile-51572.pdf

Motions

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Norman Kelly (Carried)

That:

 

1.  The General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services, in conjunction with the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and Executive Director, Social Development Finance and Administration, be requested to report to the April 16, 2015 meeting of the Economic Development Committee with a Youth Employment Action Plan that includes:

 

a. a broad and comprehensive apprenticeship/internship component, including job activities/classes not typically considered; and

 

b.  an outcome tracking process that tracks participant outcomes for a 24 to 36 month period, or longer if feasible.

 


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