Item - 2017.EX29.12

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on January 31, 2018 without amendments.
  • City Council considered this item on December 5, 2017 and postponed its consideration to a later date. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the deferral.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on November 28, 2017 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on December 5, 2017.

EX29.12 - TO Prosperity: Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy 2017 Report and 2018 Work Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on January 31 and February 1, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council adopt the TO Prosperity 2018 Annual Work Plan for implementation as outlined in Attachment B to the report (November 15, 2017) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services, and forward the initiatives with financial impacts to the City Manager for consideration as part of the 2018 Budget process.

 

2.  City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to work with relevant City divisions and agencies and to report back on the development of a City of Toronto Community Benefits Framework that includes:

 

a.  a comprehensive inventory of existing City processes and practices that leverage community benefits outcomes, including analyses of best practices, challenges, gaps, and opportunities; and

 

b.  ways to maximize community benefits outcomes from large-scale private development proposals, through the enhancement of existing City practices and processes, or the leveraging of untapped opportunities.

 

3.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Human Resources, the Chief Purchasing Officer and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, working in consultation with relevant stakeholders, and contingent on City Council approval of resource requirements described in the 2018 operating budget proposal, to pilot-test standards in City contracts and procurement documents related to (i) advance notice of scheduling, and (ii) equitable hiring, and to report back to the Executive Committee by the fourth quarter of 2019 on the feasibility of adopting these standards into City contracts and on their impacts for workers, vendors, and City operations.

 

4.  City Council direct the City Solicitor and the Executive Director, Human Resources to report to the Employment and Labour Relations Committee on impacts of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act for the City's employment relationships and labour agreements, within six months of Royal Assent of a new Provincial Act.

 

5.  City Council convey to the Province its support of the vision, objectives and recommendations of the Income Security: A Roadmap for Change report prepared by the Province's Income Security Reform Working Group, First Nations Income Security Reform Working Group and Urban Indigenous Table on Income Security Reform, and summarized in Attachment E to the report (November 15, 2017) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 15, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services on TO Prosperity: Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy 2017 Report and 2018 Work Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109105.pdf
Attachment A - Poverty Reduction Strategy 2017 Progress Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109106.pdf
Attachment B - Poverty Reduction Strategy 2018 Work Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109110.pdf
Attachment C - Poverty Reduction Strategy 2017 Report to the Community
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109116.pdf
Attachment D - Social Procurement Program Detailed Activities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109117.pdf
Attachment E - Vision, principles, objectives, and recommendations put forward in the report Income Security: A Roadmap for Change
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109118.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 24, 2017) E-mail from David Schatzky (EX.Supp.EX29.12.1)
(November 25, 2017) E-mail from John Ryerson (EX.Supp.EX29.12.2)
(November 25, 2017) E-mail from Cameron Watts (EX.Supp.EX29.12.3)
(November 26, 2017) E-mail from Heather McPherson (EX.Supp.EX29.12.4)
(November 27, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp.EX29.12.5)
(November 25, 2017) Letter from Lidia Monaco, Associate Executive Director, St. Stephen's Community House (EX.Supp.EX29.12.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74096.pdf
(November 27, 2017) E-mail from Jane Mercer, Executive Co-ordinator, Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care (EX.Supp.EX29.12.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74097.pdf
(November 27, 2017) Letter from Pedro Barata. Senior Vice President, Strategy and Community Impact, United Way Toronto and York Region (EX.Supp.EX29.12.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74106.pdf
(November 27, 2017) Letter from Rachel Gray, Executive Director, The Stop Community Food Centre (EX.Supp.EX29.12.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74107.pdf
(November 27, 2017) Letter from Rachel Gray, Citizen Chair, Toronto Food Policy Council Executive Director, The Stop Community Food Centre (EX.Supp.EX29.12.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74109.pdf
(November 28, 2017) Submission from Michael Rosenberg (EX.New.EX29.12.11)
(November 28, 2017) Submission from Katrina Miller, Strategic Communications and Campaigns, Canadian Union of Public Employees CUPE Local 79 (EX.New.EX29.12.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74146.pdf
(November 28, 2017) Letter from Kharthika Mohanachandran, Commitment TO Community (EX.New.EX29.12.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74126.pdf
(November 27, 2017) Letter from Michael Polanyi, Community Development Worker, Children's Aid Society of Toronto (EX.New.EX29.12.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74127.pdf
(November 28, 2017) Letter from Nahum Mann, Our Toronto (EX.New.EX29.12.15)
(November 28, 2017) Letter from Calvin Henschell, Community Outreach Worker, Regent Park Community Health Centre (EX.New.EX29.12.16)
(November 28, 2017) Letter from Leila Sarangi, Women's Habitat of Etobicoke (EX.New.EX29.12.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74163.pdf
(November 28, 2017) Submission from Adina Lebo, Commitment to TO Community (EX.New.EX29.12.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74131.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(December 1, 2017) Letter from Rosemarie Powell, Executive Director, Toronto Community Benefits Network (CC.Supp.EX29.12.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-74756.pdf
(November 27, 2017) Letter from Shamsh Kara, Chair, Flemington Community Legal Services (CC.New.EX29.12.20)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-74757.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jan-31-2018 10:00 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX29.12 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

EX29.12 - TO Prosperity: Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy 2017 Report and 2018 Work Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Deferred
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on the December 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2017, deferred Item EX29.12 to the January 31, February 1 and 2, 2018 Council meeting or to a special meeting to be called by the Mayor.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 15, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services on TO Prosperity: Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy 2017 Report and 2018 Work Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109105.pdf
Attachment A - Poverty Reduction Strategy 2017 Progress Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109106.pdf
Attachment B - Poverty Reduction Strategy 2018 Work Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109110.pdf
Attachment C - Poverty Reduction Strategy 2017 Report to the Community
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109116.pdf
Attachment D - Social Procurement Program Detailed Activities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109117.pdf
Attachment E - Vision, principles, objectives, and recommendations put forward in the report Income Security: A Roadmap for Change
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109118.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 24, 2017) E-mail from David Schatzky (EX.Supp.EX29.12.1)
(November 25, 2017) E-mail from John Ryerson (EX.Supp.EX29.12.2)
(November 25, 2017) E-mail from Cameron Watts (EX.Supp.EX29.12.3)
(November 26, 2017) E-mail from Heather McPherson (EX.Supp.EX29.12.4)
(November 27, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp.EX29.12.5)
(November 25, 2017) Letter from Lidia Monaco, Associate Executive Director, St. Stephen's Community House (EX.Supp.EX29.12.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74096.pdf
(November 27, 2017) E-mail from Jane Mercer, Executive Co-ordinator, Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care (EX.Supp.EX29.12.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74097.pdf
(November 27, 2017) Letter from Pedro Barata. Senior Vice President, Strategy and Community Impact, United Way Toronto and York Region (EX.Supp.EX29.12.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74106.pdf
(November 27, 2017) Letter from Rachel Gray, Executive Director, The Stop Community Food Centre (EX.Supp.EX29.12.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74107.pdf
(November 27, 2017) Letter from Rachel Gray, Citizen Chair, Toronto Food Policy Council Executive Director, The Stop Community Food Centre (EX.Supp.EX29.12.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74109.pdf
(November 28, 2017) Submission from Michael Rosenberg (EX.New.EX29.12.11)
(November 28, 2017) Submission from Katrina Miller, Strategic Communications and Campaigns, Canadian Union of Public Employees CUPE Local 79 (EX.New.EX29.12.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74146.pdf
(November 28, 2017) Letter from Kharthika Mohanachandran, Commitment TO Community (EX.New.EX29.12.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74126.pdf
(November 27, 2017) Letter from Michael Polanyi, Community Development Worker, Children's Aid Society of Toronto (EX.New.EX29.12.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74127.pdf
(November 28, 2017) Letter from Nahum Mann, Our Toronto (EX.New.EX29.12.15)
(November 28, 2017) Letter from Calvin Henschell, Community Outreach Worker, Regent Park Community Health Centre (EX.New.EX29.12.16)
(November 28, 2017) Letter from Leila Sarangi, Women's Habitat of Etobicoke (EX.New.EX29.12.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74163.pdf
(November 28, 2017) Submission from Adina Lebo, Commitment to TO Community (EX.New.EX29.12.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74131.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(December 1, 2017) Letter from Rosemarie Powell, Executive Director, Toronto Community Benefits Network (CC.Supp.EX29.12.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-74306.pdf
(November 27, 2017) Letter from Shamsh Kara, Chair, Flemington Community Legal Services (CC.New.EX29.12.20)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/cc/comm/communicationfile-74367.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council defer consideration of this Item remaining on the agenda to the January 31, February 1 and 2, 2018 Council meeting or to a special meeting to be called by the Mayor.

 

EX29.12 - TO Prosperity: Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy 2017 Report and 2018 Work Plan

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council adopt the TO Prosperity 2018 Annual Work Plan for implementation as outlined in Attachment B to the report (November 15, 2017) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services, and forward the initiatives with financial impacts to the City Manager for consideration as part of the 2018 Budget process.

 

2.  City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to work with relevant City divisions and agencies and report back on the development of a City of Toronto Community Benefits Framework that includes:

 

a.  a comprehensive inventory of existing City processes and practices that leverage community benefits outcomes, including analyses of best practices, challenges, gaps, and opportunities;

 

b.  ways to maximize community benefits outcomes from large-scale private development proposals, through the enhancement of existing City practices and processes, or the leveraging of untapped opportunities.

 

3.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Human Resources, the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management Division and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, working in consultation with relevant stakeholders, and contingent on Council approval of resource requirements described in the 2018 operating budget proposal, to pilot-test standards in City contracts and procurement documents related to (i) advance notice of scheduling, and (ii) equitable hiring, and to report back to Executive Committee by the fourth quarter of 2019 on the feasibility of adopting these standards into City contracts and on their impacts for workers, vendors, and City operations.

 

4.  City Council direct the City Solicitor and the Executive Director, Human Resources, to report to the Employment and Labour Relations Committee on impacts of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act for the City's employment relationships and labour agreements, within six months of Royal Assent of a new Provincial Act.

 

5.  City Council convey to the Province its support of the vision, objectives and recommendations of the Income Security: A Roadmap for Change report prepared by the Province's Income Security Reform Working Group, First Nations Income Security Reform Working Group and Urban Indigenous Table on Income Security Reform, and summarized in Attachment E to the report (November 15, 2017) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services.

Origin

(November 15, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services

Summary

In 2015, City Council unanimously approved TO Prosperity: Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy. Designed as a 20-year strategy, TO Prosperity contains 17 recommendations divided in six core areas: housing stability, service access, transit equity, food access, quality jobs and livable incomes, and systemic change. Each recommendation is linked to a set of actions to be carried out over a four-year period. Annual work plans identify initiatives that advance the implementation of actions. Every year, staff report on the completion of ongoing initiatives and present a plan for the following year.

 

After a brief discussion of new Census and City data on poverty in Toronto, this report provides an overview of key developments in the core areas of the Poverty Reduction Strategy; topics include actions at the federal and provincial levels, progress on the 2017 Work Plan, highlights of the 2018 Work Plan, the first year of the Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG), and the launching of an Equity Responsive Budgeting Tool.

 

The report also examines two emerging processes with significant potential to reduce poverty reduction in Toronto, namely: City policies and programs aimed at leveraging the City's economic powers to drive inclusive economic development; and a report recently submitted to the Provincial government, by three Provincial Working Groups, recommending a 10-year roadmap to structural reform of Ontario's income security system, Income Security: A Roadmap for Change report.

Background Information

(November 15, 2017) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration and the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services on TO Prosperity: Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy 2017 Report and 2018 Work Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109105.pdf
Attachment A - Poverty Reduction Strategy 2017 Progress Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109106.pdf
Attachment B - Poverty Reduction Strategy 2018 Work Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109110.pdf
Attachment C - Poverty Reduction Strategy 2017 Report to the Community
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109116.pdf
Attachment D - Social Procurement Program Detailed Activities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109117.pdf
Attachment E - Vision, principles, objectives, and recommendations put forward in the report Income Security: A Roadmap for Change
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-109118.pdf

Communications

(November 24, 2017) E-mail from David Schatzky (EX.Supp.EX29.12.1)
(November 25, 2017) E-mail from John Ryerson (EX.Supp.EX29.12.2)
(November 25, 2017) E-mail from Cameron Watts (EX.Supp.EX29.12.3)
(November 26, 2017) E-mail from Heather McPherson (EX.Supp.EX29.12.4)
(November 27, 2017) E-mail from Hamish Wilson (EX.Supp.EX29.12.5)
(November 25, 2017) Letter from Lidia Monaco, Associate Executive Director, St. Stephen's Community House (EX.Supp.EX29.12.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74096.pdf
(November 27, 2017) E-mail from Jane Mercer, Executive Co-ordinator, Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care (EX.Supp.EX29.12.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74097.pdf
(November 27, 2017) Letter from Pedro Barata. Senior Vice President, Strategy and Community Impact, United Way Toronto and York Region (EX.Supp.EX29.12.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74106.pdf
(November 27, 2017) Letter from Rachel Gray, Executive Director, The Stop Community Food Centre (EX.Supp.EX29.12.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74107.pdf
(November 27, 2017) Letter from Rachel Gray, Citizen Chair, Toronto Food Policy Council Executive Director, The Stop Community Food Centre (EX.Supp.EX29.12.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74109.pdf
(November 28, 2017) Submission from Michael Rosenberg (EX.New.EX29.12.11)
(November 28, 2017) Submission from Katrina Miller, Strategic Communications and Campaigns, Canadian Union of Public Employees CUPE Local 79 (EX.New.EX29.12.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74146.pdf
(November 28, 2017) Letter from Kharthika Mohanachandran, Commitment TO Community (EX.New.EX29.12.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74126.pdf
(November 27, 2017) Letter from Michael Polanyi, Community Development Worker, Children's Aid Society of Toronto (EX.New.EX29.12.14)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74127.pdf
(November 28, 2017) Letter from Nahum Mann, Our Toronto (EX.New.EX29.12.15)
(November 28, 2017) Letter from Calvin Henschell, Community Outreach Worker, Regent Park Community Health Centre (EX.New.EX29.12.16)
(November 28, 2017) Letter from Leila Sarangi, Women's Habitat of Etobicoke (EX.New.EX29.12.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74163.pdf
(November 28, 2017) Submission from Adina Lebo, Commitment to TO Community (EX.New.EX29.12.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ex/comm/communicationfile-74131.pdf

Speakers

Rosemarie Powell, Toronto Community Benefits Network
Natasha Allen, Toronto Community Benefits Network
Bill Signal, TDBN
Patricia O'Connell, Sistering
Michael Rosenberg
Adina Lebo, Commitment to TOCommunity
Derek Moran
Riley Peterson, Budget Lead, Toronto Youth Cabinet
Kharthika Mohanachandran
Hamish Wilson
Kapri Rabin, Executive Director, Street Health
Councillor Janet Davis

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Lost)

That:

 

1.  City Council request the Deputy City Manager, Internal Corporate Services and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report back to the Government Management Committee within two months of the Royal Assent of Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 on opportunities to include decent work standards not adequately covered by the new legislation in City policies, practices and purchasing.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council