Item - 2021.EX20.7

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on February 2, 2021 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on January 27, 2021 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on February 2, 2021.

EX20.7 - Advancing the Community Benefits Framework

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on February 2, 3 and 5, 2021, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, in collaboration with the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the Chief Purchasing Officer, to report to the Economic and Community Development Committee in the third quarter of 2022 with a Progress Update on the design and pilot testing of the Community Benefits Framework implementation models, as well as a proposed approach to prioritize community benefits projects and initiatives to be supported and implemented by the Community Benefits Framework.

 

2.  City Council direct the Chief Procurement Officer, in collaboration with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the Manager, Confronting Anti-Black Racism Office and the Manager, Indigenous Affairs Office, to aspire to an annual 10 percent increase starting in 2021, in the number of vendors on the City's diverse supplier list, with a focus on increasing representation of Black-owned and Indigenous-owned businesses, to be in alignment with the Confronting goal to achieve 7.5 percent Black business enrollments in the City's diverse supplier list, by identifying or creating business development opportunities, conducting targeted outreach with business and community stakeholder groups, and reviewing and addressing potential barriers to participation including supplier council certification.

 

3.  City Council direct the Chief Procurement Officer, in collaboration with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to conduct a five-year review (2017-2021) of the Social Procurement Policy to identify successes and improvements needed in the Social Procurement Policy, and to report back to the Executive Committee in the third quarter of 2022.

 

4.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to include the Toronto Community Benefits Network and other Stakeholders, as strategic partners in the Community Benefits Advisory Group and in the community benefits work, the terms of which will be established in an Memorandum of Understanding or Terms of Reference to ensure the expertise of all stakeholders is leveraged to support:

 

a.  community engagement;

 

b.  processes for project assessment and target setting;

 

c. outreach; and

 

d. recruitment and placement activities associated with the Community Benefits Framework.

 

5.  City Council direct Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, in collaboration with the Chief Purchasing Officer, the General Manager, Employment and Social Services, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the City Solicitor, to strive to achieve a 10 percent EQUITY target in construction projects procured by Purchasing and Materials Management Division over $50 million, and Housing Now projects and to report back to the Economic and Community Development Committee in the second quarter of  2022 on the feasibility of making this 10 percent hard target mandatory.

 

6.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, in collaboration with the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Chief Purchasing Officer, to incorporate, through the scope of the Community Benefits Framework implementation program, aids for small businesses that might be affected by long-term government infrastructure projects on main streets, such as the Eglinton LRT Crosstown construction.

 

7.  City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to consult with the Toronto District School Board leadership of Step to Construction regarding their vision, program and recommendations to have students placed on job sites on Toronto's publicly funded construction projects; and to explore and consider a minimum hard target for equity seeking groups for hiring in construction across all large scale infrastructure projects. 

 

8.  City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to give consideration to defining the geographic catchment area/areas that the community benefits framework and community benefits agreements will apply to, and to include these definitions in future reports to City Council.

Background Information (Committee)

(January 13, 2021) Report and Attachments from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Advancing the Community Benefits Framework
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-159872.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(January 25, 2021) E-mail from Fausto Natarelli (EX.Supp)
(January 22, 2021) E-mail from Elvy Moro, STEP Coordinator, Toronto District School Board (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126258.pdf
(January 26, 2021) E-mail from Rosemarie Powell, Executive Director, Toronto Community Benefits Network (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126272.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Halyna Zalucky, Chief Collaboration Officer, The Roots Collaborative (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126275.pdf
(January 26, 2021) E-mail from Carol McAulay, Vice-President Finance and Administration, Division of Finance and Administration, York University (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126300.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Marva Burnett, President, ACORN Canada (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126302.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from John Cartwright, President, The Toronto and York Region Labour Council (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126317.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Heather Marshall, Campaigns Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126304.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Adaoma Patterson, President, Jamaican Canadian Association (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126306.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Jodi O'Gorman, Senior Vice President, VPI Working Solutions (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126307.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Michael Creek, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Working For Change (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126309.pdf
(January 26, 2021) E-mail from Olusola Olumogba, Direct Your Life (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126320.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Nation Cheong, Vice President, Community Opportunities and Mobilization, United Way Greater Toronto (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126311.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Denisa Leiba, Director People and Culture, Crosslinx Transit Solutions (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126312.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Heather M. McGregor, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Toronto (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126313.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Akua Schatz, Vice President, Market Engagement and Advocacy, Canada Green Building Council (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126314.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Robert Bronk, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Construction Secretariat (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126325.pdf
(January 26, 2021) E-mail from Adeena Niazi, Executive Director, Afghan Women's Organization Refugee and Immigrant Services (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126337.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Stephen Callender, President, Afro Canadian Contractors Association (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126338.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Submission from Elvy Moro, STEP Coordinator, Toronto District School Board (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126332.pdf
(January 27, 2021) Letter from Nadine Spencer, President, Black Business and Professional Association (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126334.pdf
(January 27, 2021) Letter from Liben Gebremikael, Executive Director,TAIBU Community Health Centre (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126346.pdf
(January 27, 2021) Letter from Colette Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Atkinson Foundation (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126352.pdf
(January 27, 2021) Letter from Maham Tarar, Manager Engagement and Partnerships, Buy Social Canada (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126359.pdf
(January 27, 2021) Letter from Nigel Barriffe, President, Urban Alliance on Race Relations (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126543.pdf
(January 27, 2021) Letter from Estair Van Wagner, Associate Professor and co-Director, Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126604.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(January 28, 2021) Letter from Luanne Rayvals, Senior Manager, Victoria Park Hub, Working Women Community Centre (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-126767.pdf
(January 29, 2021) Letter from Mandie Abrams, Executive Director, Hospitality Workers Training Centre (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-126774.pdf
(January 27, 2021) Letter from Carmine U. Ferrone, Director of Advancement, Youth Unlimited (YFC Toronto) (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-126820.pdf
(January 27, 2021) Letter from Debbie Douglas, Executive Director, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-127291.pdf
(January 29, 2021) Letter from Daniel Deleary, Community Engagement Coordinator, Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-127292.pdf
(February 1, 2021) Letter from Alisha Masongsong, Social Planner II - Community Economic Development Social, Policy and Projects Division, City of Vancouver (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-127313.pdf
(February 4, 2021) Letter from Andrea Hazell, President, Scarborough Business Association (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-127651.pdf
(February 4, 2021) Letter from Judith Otto, Community Development Coordinator, Youth Unlimited (CC.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/comm/communicationfile-127655.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

That:

 

1. City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to include the Toronto Community Benefits Network and other Stakeholders, as strategic partners in the Community Benefits Advisory Group and in the community benefits work, the terms of which will be established in an Memorandum Of Understanding or Terms of Reference to ensure the expertise of all stakeholders is leveraged to support:

 

a.  community engagement;

 

b.  processes for project assessment and target setting;

 

c. outreach; and

 

d. recruitment and placement activities associated with the Community Benefits Framework.

 

2. City Council direct Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, in collaboration with the Chief Purchasing Officer, the General Manager, Employment and Social Services, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the City Solicitor, to strive to achieve a 10 percent EQUITY target in construction projects procured by Purchasing and Materials Management Division over $50 million, and Housing Now projects and to report back to the Economic and Community Development Committee in the second quarter of  2022 on the feasibility of making this 10 percent hard target mandatory.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Colle (Carried)

That City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, in collaboration with the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, and the Chief Purchasing Officer, to incorporate, through the scope of the Community Benefits Framework implementation program, aids for small businesses that might be affected by long-term government infrastructure projects on main streets, such as the Eglinton LRT Crosstown construction.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to give consideration to defining the geographic catchment area/areas that the community benefits framework and community benefits agreements will apply to, and to include these definitions in future reports to City Council.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

EX20.7 - Advancing the Community Benefits Framework

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, in collaboration with the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture and the Chief Purchasing Officer, to report to the Economic and Community Development Committee in the third quarter of 2022 with a Progress Update on the design and pilot testing of the Community Benefits Framework implementation models, as well as a proposed approach to prioritize community benefits projects and initiatives to be supported and implemented by the Community Benefits Framework.

 

2.  City Council direct the Chief Procurement Officer, in collaboration with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the Manager, Confronting Anti-Black Racism Office and the Manager, Indigenous Affairs Office, to aspire to an annual 10 percent increase starting in 2021, in the number of vendors on the City's diverse supplier list, with a focus on increasing representation of Black-owned and Indigenous-owned businesses, to be in alignment with the Confronting goal to achieve 7.5 percent Black business enrollments in the City's diverse supplier list, by identifying or creating business development opportunities, conducting targeted outreach with business and community stakeholder groups, and reviewing and addressing potential barriers to participation including supplier council certification.

 

3.  City Council direct the Chief Procurement Officer, in collaboration with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to conduct a five-year review (2017-2021) of the Social Procurement Policy to identify successes and improvements needed in the Social Procurement Policy, and to report back to the Executive Committee in the third quarter of 2022.

 

4.  City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to consult with the Toronto District School Board leadership of Step to Construction regarding their vision, program and recommendations to have students placed on job sites on Toronto's publicly funded construction projects; and explore and consider a minimum hard target for equity seeking groups for hiring in construction across all large scale infrastructure projects. 

Origin

(January 13, 2021) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration

Summary

When the Community Benefits Framework was adopted in 2019, it signaled the City of Toronto's commitment to maximizing the use of City levers to create social and economic impact through community benefits initiatives. A number of key factors have led to high demand and expectations for community benefits in Toronto today. Major public infrastructure investments across Canadian provinces and municipalities, the looming shortage of skilled trade workers in construction, and the establishment of high- profile precedent-setting community benefits agreements, including those that directly involve the City such as Rexdale - Casino Woodbine, and those led by external partners such as Metrolinx's Eglinton Crosstown, are all contributing factors.

 

Additionally, the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 and the emphasized need for a recovery and rebuild strategy that prioritizes Indigenous, Black and equity-seeking communities, have highlighted the importance for community benefits initiatives to maximize municipal levers to create inclusive economic opportunities.

 

The City of Toronto currently has four established and active community benefits initiatives: Social Procurement Policy and Program, Housing Now Initiative, Rexdale - Casino Woodbine Community Benefits Agreement, and Imagination, Manufacturing, Innovation and Technology Program. In addition to these four initiatives, there are at least ten new community benefits initiatives that are currently being reviewed across City divisions and corporations. Six of the new initiatives are directed by City Council to include community benefits.

 

This report responds to direction from Toronto City Council in 2019 to report back with recommendations and an indication of required resources to move the Community Benefits Framework forward.

 

Implementing community benefits is complex and resource intensive. Given the high demand and significant potential of community benefits initiatives, it is now necessary to dedicate greater staff resources in order to address the challenges and maximize the opportunity. The report outlines the key areas of work that will be prioritized, specifically the development of:

  • Coordinated systems approaches to local and social hiring pathways that connect employers, job seekers, employment agencies, training programs, unions, and community partners[1];
  • Monitoring and evaluation framework that guides disaggregated data collection and analysis on common outcomes, outputs and socio-economic impacts to be tracked across all community benefits initiatives; and
  • Community benefits implementation “How To” protocols and processes to guide the City of Toronto and its stakeholders. 

Additionally, the report highlights the broader systems and policy issues that will be addressed in the next phase of work, including: better defining equity-seeking populations, establishing processes to set hard targets, developing mechanisms to expand the pool of diverse and local suppliers, and strengthening engagement with employers and industry leaders to forecast opportunities.

 

While there is tremendous enthusiasm for the pursuit of ambitious community benefits at the City of Toronto, the work of achieving and reporting on those community benefits has only just begun. Investment of time and resources are required to enable the City to maximize the potential of community benefits as part of inclusive economic recovery and growth.

Background Information

(January 13, 2021) Report and Attachments from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Advancing the Community Benefits Framework
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-159872.pdf

Communications

(January 25, 2021) E-mail from Fausto Natarelli (EX.Supp)
(January 22, 2021) E-mail from Elvy Moro, STEP Coordinator, Toronto District School Board (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126258.pdf
(January 26, 2021) E-mail from Rosemarie Powell, Executive Director, Toronto Community Benefits Network (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126272.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Halyna Zalucky, Chief Collaboration Officer, The Roots Collaborative (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126275.pdf
(January 26, 2021) E-mail from Carol McAulay, Vice-President Finance and Administration, Division of Finance and Administration, York University (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126300.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Marva Burnett, President, ACORN Canada (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126302.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from John Cartwright, President, The Toronto and York Region Labour Council (EX.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126317.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Heather Marshall, Campaigns Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126304.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Adaoma Patterson, President, Jamaican Canadian Association (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126306.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Jodi O'Gorman, Senior Vice President, VPI Working Solutions (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126307.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Michael Creek, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Working For Change (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126309.pdf
(January 26, 2021) E-mail from Olusola Olumogba, Direct Your Life (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126320.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Nation Cheong, Vice President, Community Opportunities and Mobilization, United Way Greater Toronto (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126311.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Denisa Leiba, Director People and Culture, Crosslinx Transit Solutions (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126312.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Heather M. McGregor, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Toronto (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126313.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Akua Schatz, Vice President, Market Engagement and Advocacy, Canada Green Building Council (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126314.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Robert Bronk, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Construction Secretariat (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126325.pdf
(January 26, 2021) E-mail from Adeena Niazi, Executive Director, Afghan Women's Organization Refugee and Immigrant Services (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126337.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Letter from Stephen Callender, President, Afro Canadian Contractors Association (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126338.pdf
(January 26, 2021) Submission from Elvy Moro, STEP Coordinator, Toronto District School Board (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126332.pdf
(January 27, 2021) Letter from Nadine Spencer, President, Black Business and Professional Association (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126334.pdf
(January 27, 2021) Letter from Liben Gebremikael, Executive Director,TAIBU Community Health Centre (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126346.pdf
(January 27, 2021) Letter from Colette Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Atkinson Foundation (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126352.pdf
(January 27, 2021) Letter from Maham Tarar, Manager Engagement and Partnerships, Buy Social Canada (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126359.pdf
(January 27, 2021) Letter from Nigel Barriffe, President, Urban Alliance on Race Relations (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126543.pdf
(January 27, 2021) Letter from Estair Van Wagner, Associate Professor and co-Director, Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic (EX.New)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/ex/comm/communicationfile-126604.pdf

Speakers

Gillian Mason, Gillian Mason Consultancy
Ana Teresa Portillo , Parkdale Community Economic Development
Yan Chen, Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
Dexter King, York University
Elvy Moro, STEP Coordinator, Toronto District School Board
Mike Yorke, Carpentersí District Council of Ontario
Chris Campbell, Carpentersí District Council of Ontario
Estair Van Wagner, Osgoode Hall Law School
Marc Arsenault, Ontario Ironworkers District Council
Fadumo Duale
Rosemarie Powell, Executive Director, Toronto Community Benefits Network
Ismail Afrah, Regent Park Community Benefits Coalition
Rokhaya Gueye, Toronto Community Benefits Network
Nigel Barriffe , President, Urban Alliance on Race Relations
Dane Williams, Black Urbanism TO
Councillor Frances Nunziata

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to consult with the Toronto District School Board leadership of Step to Construction regarding their vision, program and recommendations to have students placed on job sites on Toronto's publicly funded construction projects; and explore and consider a minimum hard target for equity seeking groups for hiring in construction across all large scale infrastructure projects. 


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

That:

 

1.  City Council direct the Chief Procurement Officer, in collaboration with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the Manager, Confronting Anti-Black Racism Office and the Manager, Indigenous Affairs Office, to aspire to an annual 10 percent increase starting in 2021, in the number of vendors on the City's diverse supplier list, with a focus on increasing representation of Black-owned and Indigenous-owned businesses, to be in alignment with the Confronting goal to achieve 7.5 percent Black business enrollments in the City's diverse supplier list, by identifying or creating business development opportunities, conducting targeted outreach with business and community stakeholder groups, and reviewing and addressing potential barriers to participation including supplier council certification.

 

2.  City Council direct the Chief Procurement Officer, in collaboration with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to conduct a five-year review (2017-2021) of the Social Procurement Policy to identify successes and improvements needed in the Social Procurement Policy, and to report back to the Executive Committee in the third quarter of 2022.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council