Item - 2019.EX8.26

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 2, 2019 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on September 18, 2019. It is being forwarded to City Council without recommendations. It will be considered by City Council on October 2, 2019.
  • See also EX8.20
  • See also MM10.2

EX8.26 - Investing in Community Based Anti-violence Programs

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on October 2 and 3, 2019, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council request the Government of Canada to invest the outstanding $26.2 million over five years in funding proposals under the National Crime Prevention Strategy submitted by the City of Toronto.

 

2.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to invest $15 Million in outstanding requests for Anti-Violence Programming, Toronto Community Housing Safety and Violence Reduction Initiatives.

 

3.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to submit a business case for consideration during the 2020 budget process to fund the implementation of TO WARDS Peace program.    

 

4.  City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to apply for, enter into any necessary agreements, receive and allocate money received from other funders in support of TO WARDS Peace.

 

5.  City Council request the City Manager to:

 

a.  reach out to other jurisdictions in North America, including New York City, to examine how these jurisdictions have been able to reduce the occurrence of violent gun crimes; and

 

b. work with all relevant City Divisions and the Toronto Police Service to implement lessons learned from other jurisdictions to reduce the occurrence of gun violence in Toronto.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council considered Items EX8.20, EX8.26 and MM10.2 together.

Background Information (Committee)

(September 17, 2019) Letter from Mayor John Tory on Investing in Community Based Anti-violence Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-137924.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(September 27, 2019) Supplementary report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Investing in Community Based Anti-Violence Program (EX8.26a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-138430.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(October 1, 2019) E-mail from Nicole Corrado (CC.New.EX8.26.1)

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council adopt the following recommendations in the report (September 27, 2019) from the Executive Director, Social Development Finance and Administration [EX8.26a]:

 

1. City Council direct the Executive Director of Social Development to submit a business case for consideration during the 2020 budget process to fund the implementation of TO WARDS Peace program.    

 

2. City Council request that the Government of Canada invest the outstanding $26.2 million over five years in funding proposals under the National Crime Prevention Strategy submitted by the City of Toronto.

 

3. City Council authorize the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to apply for, enter into any necessary agreements, receive and allocate money received from other funders in support of TO WARDS Peace.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-02-2019 4:04 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX8.26 - Tory - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

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

That City Council request the Province of Ontario to invest $15 Million in outstanding requests for Anti-Violence Programming, Toronto Community Housing Safety and Violence Reduction Initiatives.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-02-2019 4:04 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX8.26 - Cressy - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

3 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Carried)

That City Council:

 

1. Request the City Manager to reach out to other jurisdictions in North America, including New York City, to examine how these jurisdictions have been able to reduce the occurrence of violent gun crimes.

 

2. Request that the City Manager work with all relevant City Divisions and the Toronto Police Services to implement lessons learned from other jurisdictions to reduce the occurrence of gun violence in Toronto.

Vote (Amend Item) Oct-02-2019 4:05 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX8.26 - Karygiannis - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Mike Colle
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Oct-02-2019 4:06 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX8.26 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

EX8.26 - Investing in Community Based Anti-violence Programs

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Without Recs
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

That Executive Committee forwards the item to City Council without recommendations.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee:

 

1.  Requested the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to review the outstanding grant requests to the National Crime Prevention Strategy Fund and determine which initiative will make the most meaningful impact to reduce gun violence and the City's long-term Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan, and report directly to City Council at its meeting on October 2 and 3, 2019.

 

The Executive Committee considered Items EX8.20 and EX8.26 together.

Origin

(September 17, 2019) Letter from Mayor John Tory

Summary

In response to a recent spike in gun violence, the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario committed $3 million to the Toronto Police Service to help fund the deployment of additional resources. I have requested through the City's budget committee that the City match each government's commitment and contribute $1.5 million to the Toronto Police Service's budget.

 

We know that violence cannot be solved through policing alone. I have often said that we also need to change our bail system and we need to invest in communities.

 

In 2018, City Council approved a request to the Federal Government to fund community programs aimed at youth at risk of joining or who are currently members of a gang. The Federal government has confirmed funding for one initiative but several requests are outstanding.

 

In the interest of investing in communities most impacted by violence, I am asking that City staff review the outstanding requests and identify which program should be prioritized for potential City funding.

Background Information

(September 17, 2019) Letter from Mayor John Tory on Investing in Community Based Anti-violence Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-137924.pdf

Speakers

Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Mike Colle
Councillor Mike Layton

Motions

1 - Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

2 - Motion to forward item Without Recommendations moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That Executive Committee:

 

1. forward the item to City Council without recommendations and request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to review the outstanding grant requests to the National Crime Prevention Strategy Fund and determine which initiative will make the most meaningful impact to reduce gun violence and the City's long-term Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan, and report directly to City Council at its meeting on October 2 and 3, 2019.

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