Item - 2018.MM41.12

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 22, 2018 without amendments.

MM41.12 - Toronto Joining the Rainbow Cities Network - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Paul Ainslie

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on May 22, 23 and 24, 2018, adopted the following:


1. City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the Director, Equity, Diversity and Human Rights and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and any other Divisions as needed, to designate a representative of the municipal administration responsible for LGBTQ2S issues to participate in the Rainbow Cities Network; the designate would be responsible for participating in an annual Rainbow Cities Network meeting, actively contributing to the exchange within the Network, and providing an overview of Toronto’s actions and plans with regards to LGBTQ2S policies on an annual basis.


2. City Council reaffirm its commitment to mainstreaming LGBTQ2S issues within its broader work serving the City of Toronto.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(May 18, 2018) Submission from Doug Kerr (MM.New.MM41.12.1)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM41.12 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)
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