Item - 2018.HL28.6

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 23, 2018 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Board of Health on July 16, 2018 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on July 23, 2018.

HL28.6 - Proposed Research Approach on Exposure to Community Violence

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 30, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council increase the 2018 Approved Social Development, Finance and Administration budget by $1.05 million (drawn from the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve) and allocate these funds towards: $0.5 million to Youth Violence Prevention Community Investments; $0.15 million to Youth Violence Prevention Community Development Officers; $0.25 million to the Community Crisis Response Program; and $0.15 million to the YouthWorx Program; the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve draw is to be reversed if appropriate Federal Government funding is forthcoming.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council considered Items HL28.6 and CC44.14 together.

Background Information (Board)

(July 11, 2018) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Proposed Research Approach on Exposure to Community Violence
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-118681.pdf
(June 28, 2018) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Proposed Research Approach on Exposure to Community Violence - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-118084.pdf

Communications (Board)

(July 16, 2018) Letter from Louis March, Zero Gun Violence Movement, Zya Brown, Think 2wice, Dr. Jooyoung Lee, University of Toronto, Elizabeth Correia, The D.e.v.a In You Group, Chris Glover, Member of Provincial Parliament, Spadina-Fort York, Evelyn Fox, Communities for Zero Violence, Arthur Lockhart, Humber College and The Gatehouse, Dr. Wendy Cukier, Ryerson University, Reverend Sky Starr, Higher Healing Counselling Services, and Kelly Whetter, Communities for Zero Violence (HL.New.HL28.06.01)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/comm/communicationfile-86439.pdf
(July 14, 2018) E-mail from Evelyn Fox, Communities for Zero Violence (HL.New.HL28.06.02)
(July 16, 2018) Submission from Zya Brown, Think 2wice (HL.New.HL28.06.03)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Joe Cressy (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council delete Board of Health Recommendation 1:

 

Recommendation to be deleted

 

1.  City Council increase the 2018 Social Development, Finance and Administration budget by $400,000 (drawn from the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve) and allocate these funds towards the following community violence prevention programs:

 

a.  Youth Violence Prevention Plan - $150,000;

 

b.  Community Crisis Response Program - $200,000; and

 

c.  Community Crisis Response Fund - $50,000.

 

and adopt instead the following new recommendation 1:

 

1. City Council increase the 2018 Social Development, Finance and Administration budget by $1.05 million (drawn from the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve) and allocate these funds towards: $0.5 million to Youth Violence Prevention Community Investments; $0.15 million to Youth Violence Prevention Community Development Officers; $0.25 million to the Community Crisis Response Program; and $0.15 million to the YouthWorx Program; the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve draw is to be reversed if appropriate Federal Government funding is forthcoming.

  

2.  City Council delete Board of Health Recommendation 2:

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

2.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to include an annualized amount of $750,000 in the division's 2019 base budget submission for the three programs listed in Recommendation 1 for consideration as part of the 2019 budget process.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-24-2018 7:37 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - HL28.6 - Cressy - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 43 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, 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, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

HL28.6 - Proposed Research Approach on Exposure to Community Violence

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Board Recommendations

The Board of Health recommends that:

 

1.  City Council increase the 2018 Social Development, Finance and Administration budget by $400,000 (drawn from the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve) and allocate these funds towards the following community violence prevention programs:

 

a.  Youth Violence Prevention Plan - $150,000;

 

b.  Community Crisis Response Program - $200,000; and

 

c.  Community Crisis Response Fund - $50,000.

 

2.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to include an annualized amount of $750,000 in the division's 2019 base budget submission for the three programs listed in Recommendation 1 for consideration as part of the 2019 budget process.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Board of Health:

 

1.  Requested the Medical Officer of Health to report back to the Board of Health on the status of the research on exposure to community violence in the first quarter of 2019.

Origin

(July 11, 2018) Report from the Medical Officer of Health

Summary

This report is a progress update on the scoping of an approach for a research project to examine the root causes of community violence. In addition, it highlights Toronto Public Health's collaborative efforts with Social Development, Finance and Administration and members of affected communities to identify effective approaches to address community violence in the City of Toronto.

Background Information

(July 11, 2018) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Proposed Research Approach on Exposure to Community Violence
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-118681.pdf
(June 28, 2018) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Proposed Research Approach on Exposure to Community Violence - Notice of Pending Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-118084.pdf

Communications

(July 16, 2018) Letter from Louis March, Zero Gun Violence Movement, Zya Brown, Think 2wice, Dr. Jooyoung Lee, University of Toronto, Elizabeth Correia, The D.e.v.a In You Group, Chris Glover, Member of Provincial Parliament, Spadina-Fort York, Evelyn Fox, Communities for Zero Violence, Arthur Lockhart, Humber College and The Gatehouse, Dr. Wendy Cukier, Ryerson University, Reverend Sky Starr, Higher Healing Counselling Services, and Kelly Whetter, Communities for Zero Violence (HL.New.HL28.06.01)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/hl/comm/communicationfile-86439.pdf
(July 14, 2018) E-mail from Evelyn Fox, Communities for Zero Violence (HL.New.HL28.06.02)
(July 16, 2018) Submission from Zya Brown, Think 2wice (HL.New.HL28.06.03)

Speakers

Chris Glover, Member of Provincial Parliament, Spadina-Fort York
Patrick Knight
Reverend Sky Starr, Higher Healing Counselling Services
Zya Brown, Think 2wice
Marvin Samuel, Think 2wice
Elizabeth Correia, The D.e.v.a In You Group
Stacey King
Joanne Berthiaume-Zadeh, New World Academy
Louis March, Zero Gun Violence Movement
Kelly Whetter, Communities for Zero Violence
Kenny Nosakhare, GBKM FM
Meagan Trush, Coalition for Gun Control

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Joe Cressy (Carried)

That the Board of Health request the Medical Officer of Health to report back to the Board of Health on the status of the research on exposure to community violence in the first quarter of 2019.


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Joe Cressy (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council increase the 2018 Social Development, Finance and Administration budget by $400,000 (drawn from the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve) and allocate these funds towards the following community violence prevention programs:

 

a.  Youth Violence Prevention Plan - $150,000;

b.  Community Crisis Response Program - $200,000; and

c.  Community Crisis Response Fund - $50,000.

 

2.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to include an annualized amount of $750,000 in the division's 2019 base budget submission for the three programs listed in Recommendation 1 for consideration as part of the 2019 budget process.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council