Item - 2017.ED22.8

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 4, 2017 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Economic Development Committee on May 30, 2017 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on July 4, 2017.

ED22.8 - A Profile of Toronto's Evolving Ontario Works Caseload Profile

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 4, 5, 6  and 7, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council receive the report (May 12, 2017) from the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services for information.

Background Information (Committee)

(May 12, 2017) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services on A Profile of Toronto's Evolving Ontario Works Caseload Profile
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-103798.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-05-2017 9:55 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - ED22.8 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Pam McConnell, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

ED22.8 - A Profile of Toronto's Evolving Ontario Works Caseload Profile

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council receive the report (May 12, 2017) from the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services for information.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services gave a verbal presentation on A Profile of Toronto's Evolving Ontario Works Caseload Profile.

Origin

(May 12, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services

Summary

Though the size of the Ontario Works (OW) caseload has decreased in recent years, other changes to the caseload are occurring that have implications for the delivery of Ontario Works in Toronto.

 

This report presents an overview of the OW caseload, providing a description of the people served in 2016. As well, the report highlights key changes in caseload composition since 2010. The most important trend over this period is the increase in the length of time people remain on OW and the accompanying increases in the range of intensity of client need. These trends indicate a growing intensity of need among OW clients. However, over the same periods overall caseloads have declined. 

 

Given the increased length of stay of people on OW, the associated shift in client's needs and recent changes in the labour market, this report discusses the significant implications for Toronto Employment and Social Services (TESS), from the impacts on the division's ability to move people into jobs, to the efforts to design and put in place approaches, services, supports and partnerships that will effectively meet the needs of people currently receiving OW. The report also addresses the challenges related to adapting TESS's service delivery and service planning models to meet new and emerging needs in the context of provincial funding models that focus exclusively on caseload volumes.

Background Information

(May 12, 2017) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services on A Profile of Toronto's Evolving Ontario Works Caseload Profile
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-103798.pdf

Speakers

Councillor Janet Davis

Motions

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