Item - 2018.PE24.3

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on January 31, 2018 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by Parks and Environment Committee on January 18, 2018 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on January 31, 2018.

PE24.3 - Parks Ambassador Service Level

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 direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to establish adequate service levels for the Parks Ambassador Program to meet the increasing City-wide demand and to report back to the Parks and Environment Committee in the first quarter of 2019.

Background Information (Committee)

(December 19, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Parks Ambassador Service Level
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-110630.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Feb-01-2018 7:19 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - PE24.3 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Michelle Holland, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi

PE24.3 - Parks Ambassador Service Level

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Parks and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to establish adequate service levels for the Parks Ambassador Program to meet the increasing City-wide demand and to report back to the Parks and Environment Committee in the first quarter of 2019.

Origin

(December 19, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Summary

This report responds to the request from the Parks and Environment Committee to report on the service levels of the Parks Ambassador Program, including budget allocations, which would be required to increase service in 2018 and beyond.

 

The Parks Ambassador Program was introduced in 2003 to proactively provide support and opportunities to vulnerable persons interacting with the City's park system. Through the use of mobile crews, the Parks Ambassador Program connects park users and vulnerable populations with agencies and divisions that are equipped to provide appropriate support. The program also conducts park visits, community night walks and safety audits across the City as needed.

 

The Parks Ambassador Program does not have a specific service level as approved by Council. The staff and work is included in general service levels of parks operations.

Background Information

(December 19, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Parks Ambassador Service Level
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-110630.pdf

Speakers

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
Councillor Lucy Troisi

Motions

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to establish adequate service levels for the Parks Ambassador Program to meet the increasing City-wide demand and to report back to the Parks and Environment Committee in the first quarter of 2019.

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