Item - 2018.MM44.14

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 23, 2018 without amendments.

MM44.14 - Creating an Intersectional Gender Equity Strategy and Gender Equality Office for Toronto - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Gord Perks

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

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


1.  City Council direct the City Manager to develop a framework for a Gender Equity Strategy and Gender Equality Office for the City of Toronto and to report back to the Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2019 on a framework that will include:


a. established targets and strategies for addressing intersectional gender equity in key areas such as housing, shelter, governance, transit planning, recreation, urban planning, youth, violence against women, affordable child care and budgeting;

b. establishing an ongoing advisory committee to inform the development of the strategy as well as the development and review of existing and new City policies and programs;

c. an implementation plan and annual reporting for intersectional Gender-Responsive Budgeting;

d. a feasibility analysis of establishing a fully resourced and staffed Gender Equity Office; and

e. the collection of disaggregated data.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM44.14 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Jul-25-2018 3:12 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM44.14 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Jonathan Tsao, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Giorgio Mammoliti, James Pasternak, John Tory

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)
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