Item - 2023.MM13.33

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 13, 2023 without amendments.

MM13.33 - Display of 988 Crisis Line Information Poster - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on December 13, 14 and 15, 2023, adopted the following:


1. City Council recognize the significant and important initiative to ensure critical barriers are removed to those in a crisis and seeking help.


2. City Council continue to endorse the 988 crisis line initiative; and display the 988 crisis line information poster in all City-owned buildings.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That Councillor Paul Ainslie be permitted to add to the agenda of today's meeting an urgent Motion without Notice concerning:


Display of 988 Crisis Line Information Poster


Reason for Urgency:


This Motion is urgent as there are no City Council meetings scheduled for the month of January, the next date being February 6, 2024. Recognizing the important initiative for suicide prevention, specifically during the holiday season as those who are alone, may need additional support.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Dec-15-2023 11:39 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM13.33 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Olivia Chow, Mike Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Parthi Kandavel, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Chris Moise, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson
Source: Toronto City Clerk at