Item - 2017.CD18.4

Tracking Status

CD18.4 - Activating People, Resources and Policies: Progress on Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on March 28 and 29, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee by the second quarter of 2017 on recommendations for reinvigorating the emerging neighbourhoods strategy, including funding opportunities.

Background Information (Committee)

(February 8, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Activating People, Resources and Policies: Progress on Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-101392.pdf
Appendix 1 - TSNS Implementation Update: TSNS 2020 Community Update - Part 1 - Pages 1 - 17
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-101393.pdf
Appendix 1 - TSNS Implementation Update: TSNS 2020 Community Update - Part 2 - Pages 18 - 27
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-101477.pdf
Appendix 1 - TSNS Implementation Update: TSNS 2020 Community Update - Part 3 - Pages 28 - 34
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-101478.pdf
Appendix 2 - TSNS Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020: TSNS 2020 Action Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-101394.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of the Item as it pertains to the Toronto Public Library.

Vote (Adopt Item) Mar-28-2017 10:35 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD18.4 - Adopt the Item as it pertains to the Toronto Public Library
Total members that voted Yes: 42 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of the balance of the Item.

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor James Pasternak - as it pertains to the Toronto Public Library, as his wife, while on leave, is technically an employee of the Toronto Public Library.

CD18.4 - Activating People, Resources and Policies: Progress on Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee by the second quarter of 2017 on recommendations for reinvigorating the emerging neighbourhoods strategy, including funding opportunities.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

1.  Requested the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee prior to the 2018 budget process on:

 

a.  A review of City resources required to fully implement the Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020;

 

b.  A summary of the additional City resources that have been allocated to Priority Neighbourhoods/Neighbourhood Improvement Areas; and

 

c.  Identification of neighbourhood planning tables that have made economic opportunity a priority and report to the June 7, 2017 Community Development and Recreation Committee meeting on actions taken to date, as well as implementation of the objectives for training residents for quality jobs, outlined on page 28 in Appendix 2 to the report (February 8, 2017) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

The following gave a presentation to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on Activating People, Resources and Policies: Progress on Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020:

 

- The Manager, Community Development; and

 

- Members of the Resident Advisory Committee: 

 

- Sarah Ali;
- Feroza Mohammed;
- Fazilatun Nessa Babli; and
- Sureya Ibrahim.

Origin

(February 8, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration

Summary

Since the inception of the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy (TSNS) 2020 in 2014, over 24,000 residents, 1,700 stakeholders and 21 City Divisions and Agencies have been engaged in coordinated service planning and delivery in 31 Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs).  TSNS has provided a new mechanism for residents, who historically have been disconnected from civic participation, to influence policies and decision making at the citywide level.

 

Fifteen neighbourhood planning tables across the 31 NIAs consisting of residents, businesses, community agencies, Councillors and City staff meet regularly to identify priorities and actions in support of neighbourhood well-being.  Each of the tables is supported by a Community Development Officer (CDO) whose role is to connect residents with decision makers so that neighbourhood goals and priorities are addressed through responsive policies and programs, and resident-led initiatives. This engagement has strengthened relationships between residents, City staff and community stakeholders.

 

The TSNS 2020 implementation plan, developed in partnership with residents, community agencies, funders, and Toronto Public Library (TPL), Toronto Public Health (TPH), Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), and City divisions has three key objectives:

 

-  Activating People
-  Activating Resources
-  Activating Neighbourhood-Friendly Policies
 

The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the implementation of the TSNS 2020 in the designated 31 Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs) and recommended projects for the Partnership Opportunities Legacy (POL) funding for 2017.

Background Information

(February 8, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Activating People, Resources and Policies: Progress on Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-101392.pdf
Appendix 1 - TSNS Implementation Update: TSNS 2020 Community Update - Part 1 - Pages 1 - 17
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-101393.pdf
Appendix 1 - TSNS Implementation Update: TSNS 2020 Community Update - Part 2 - Pages 18 - 27
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-101477.pdf
Appendix 1 - TSNS Implementation Update: TSNS 2020 Community Update - Part 3 - Pages 28 - 34
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-101478.pdf
Appendix 2 - TSNS Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020: TSNS 2020 Action Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-101394.pdf

Speakers

Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Neethan Shan

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That:

 

1.  The Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee prior to the 2018 budget process on:

 

a.  A review of City resources required to fully implement the Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020;

 

b.  A summary of the additional City resources that have been allocated to Priority Neighbourhoods/Neighbourhood Improvement Areas; and

 

c.  Identification of neighbourhood planning tables that have made economic opportunity a priority and report to the June 7, 2017 Community Development and Recreation Committee meeting on actions taken to date, as well as implementation of the objectives for training residents for quality jobs, outlined on page 28 in Appendix 2 to the report (February 8, 2017) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

Vote (Amend Item) Mar-02-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required - Fletcher - Motion 1 - as it pertains to the Toronto Public Library
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Joe Mihevc, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are James Pasternak (Chair)

Motion to Amend Item (Carried)

Balance of Motion 1 by Councillor Fletcher


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee by the second quarter of 2017 on recommendations for reinvigorating the emerging neighbourhoods strategy, including funding opportunities.

Vote (Amend Item) Mar-02-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required - Fletcher - Motion 2 - as it pertains to the Toronto Public Library
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Joe Mihevc, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are James Pasternak (Chair)

Motion to Amend Item (Carried)

Balance of Motion 2 by Councillor Fletcher

Declared Interests

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor James Pasternak - as his spouse is an employee of Toronto Public Library.
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council