Item - 2017.EX26.25

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 4, 2017 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on June 19, 2017 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on July 4, 2017.
  • See also AA10.1

EX26.25 - Proposed Aboriginal Office for the City of Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the New Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat First Nations, the Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council and other relevant stakeholders, to report on the feasibility of establishing a new Aboriginal Office, an organizational structure, a mandate, financial implications and a work plan for implementation.


2. City Council direct the City Manager to report on all aboriginal services and resources, including staff, currently provided by City of Toronto divisions, agencies and corporations.


3.  City Council direct the City Manager to seek support from the federal and provincial governments for City of Toronto Aboriginal services and the establishment of an Aboriginal office.


4.  City Council direct the City Manager to report to the September 25, 2017 Aboriginal Affairs Committee meeting on Parts 1 to 3 above.

Background Information (Committee)

(May 12, 2017) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Committee on Proposed Aboriginal Office for the City of Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104134.pdf
(May 12, 2017) Presentation by the Consultant, Equity, Diversity and Human Rights on Request for an Aboriginal Office
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104125.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(June 19, 2017) E-mail from Crystal Basi, on behalf of the Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC) (EX.New.EX26.25.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70930.pdf
(June 19, 2017) Letter from Frances Sanderson, Co-Chair, Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee (EX.New.EX26.25.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70931.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That City Council delete the Executive Committee Recommendations and adopt instead the following new recommendations:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the New Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat First Nations, the Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council and other relevant stakeholders, to report on the feasibility of establishing a new Aboriginal Office, an organizational structure, a mandate, financial implications and a work plan for implementation.


2. City Council direct the City Manager to report on all aboriginal services and resources, including staff, currently provided by City of Toronto divisions, agencies and corporations.


3.  City Council direct the City Manager to seek support from the federal and provincial governments for City of Toronto Aboriginal services and the establishment of an Aboriginal office.


4.  City Council direct the City Manager to report to the September 25, 2017 Aboriginal Affairs Committee meeting on the recommendations above.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-05-2017 9:53 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX26.25 - Adopt the item as amended
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

EX26.25 - Proposed Aboriginal Office for the City of Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the New Credit First Nation, the Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council and other relevant stakeholders, to report on a work plan and organizational structure required for an Aboriginal office within the City of Toronto.

 

2.  City Council direct the City Manager to seek support from the federal and provincial governments for the establishment of the Aboriginal office.

 

3.  City Council direct the City Manager to report to the September 25, 2017 Aboriginal Affairs Committee meeting on the recommendations above.

Origin

(May 12, 2017) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Committee

Summary

At its meeting of May 12, 2017, the Aboriginal Affairs Committee considered a presentation from the Consultant, Equity, Diversity and Human Rights on the Request for an Aboriginal Office at the City of Toronto.

Background Information

(May 12, 2017) Letter from the Aboriginal Affairs Committee on Proposed Aboriginal Office for the City of Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104134.pdf
(May 12, 2017) Presentation by the Consultant, Equity, Diversity and Human Rights on Request for an Aboriginal Office
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-104125.pdf

Communications

(June 19, 2017) E-mail from Crystal Basi, on behalf of the Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC) (EX.New.EX26.25.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70930.pdf
(June 19, 2017) Letter from Frances Sanderson, Co-Chair, Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee (EX.New.EX26.25.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-70931.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)
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