CD21.8

ACTION 

Amended 

 

Ward:All 

Community Recreation Investment Program - 2013 Allocation Recommendations

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the 2013 Community Recreation Investment Program (Community Recreation) allocations totalling $449,800.00 to 14 organizations as recommended in Appendices A and B to the report (May 8, 2013) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

2.         City Council direct that an amount of $30,200.00 be held for appeals.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

1.         Referred the following appeals to the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration for further review, and to report directly to City Council for its meeting on June 11, 2013:

 

ArtHeart Community Art Centre (Application 5)

Bikes Without Borders (Application 7)

Canadian Tamil Youth Development Centre (Application 11)

Community Outreach Programs in Addictions (Application 14)

Don Mills Family Health Team (Application 16)

Doorsteps Neighbourhood Services (Application 17)

Eritrean Canadian Association of Ontario (Application 19)

Harriet Tubman Organization (Application 28)

Heritage Skills Development Centre (Application 29)

Iranian Women's Organization of Ontario (Application 31)

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office for Social and Multicultural Development (Application 48)

Trailblazers Tandem Cycling Club (Application 51)

Valley Park Community Association (Application 52)

 

2.         Requested the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to report to City Council for its meeting on June 11, 2013, on the funding required to fund the eligible proposals that have appealed under this investment program.

Origin
(May 8, 2013) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration
Summary

This report recommends funding under the 2013 Community Recreation Investment (Community Recreation) Program. Of the 57 applications received, 14 are recommended for funding of $449,800.00. An amount of $30,200.00 has been held for appeals.

 

Community Recreation provides short-term funding to time-limited and outcome-focused projects that contribute to the City's goal of increasing participation in recreation activities that support social and physical development. The program makes resources available to community-based, not-for-profit groups that are in a unique position to reach those with the greatest need and ensure recreational activities reflect diverse needs.

Background Information
(May 8, 2013) Report with Appendix A from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Community Recreation Investment Program - 2013 Allocation Recommendations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-58269.pdf)

Appendix B - Recreation Investment Program - Detailed Project Summaries
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-58270.pdf)

Communications
(May 22, 2013) Submission from Lynda Spinney, President, TRAILBLAZERS Tandem Cycling Club (CD.New.CD21.8.1)
(May 22, 2013) E-mail from Lisa Grogan-Green, Co-chair with Aparna Mishra, Executive Director, Valley Park Go Green Cricket Field Project (CD.New.CD21.8.2)
(May 23, 2013) Submission from Carol Thames, Doorsteps Neighbourhood Services (CD.New.CD21.8.3)
(May 23, 2013) Submission from Vera Voroskolevska, Program Manager, Community Outreach Program in Addictions (COPA) (CD.New.CD21.8.4)
(May 23, 2013) E-mail from Bernadette Wycks, Program Manager, ArtHeart Community Art Centre's (CD.New.CD21.8.5)
(May 23, 2013) Letter from Councillor John Parker, Ward 26 Don Valley West (CD.New.CD21.8.6)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/comm/communicationfile-37577.pdf)

(May 23, 2013) Submission from Richard Randall, President, Victoria Park Cricket Club  (CD.New.CD21.8.7)
(May 23, 2013) E-mail from Vathanan Jeegatheesan, Operations Manager, Canadian Tamil Youth Development Centre (CD.New.CD21.8.8)
(May 23, 2013) Submission from Charity Lebeanya, Scarborough East Youth Recreational Project (SEYRP) (CD.New.CD21.8.9)
(May 23, 2013) E-mail from Tekle Haile, Director of Fundraising and Sport, Eritrean Canadian Association of Ontario (CD.New.CD21.8.10)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/comm/communicationfile-37589.pdf)

(May 23, 2013) Letter from Tanya Smith, Bikes Without Borders (CD.New.CD21.8.11)
Speakers

Yan Gao & Adijatukubra Musa, Don Mills Family Health Team
Michael  Schukas, Board Secretary, Heritage Skills Development Centre
Lynda Spinney, President, Trailblazers Tandem Cycling Club (Submission Filed)
Ahmed Hussein, Director of Programs and Services, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office for Social & Multicultural Development (TNO)
Ekua Walcott, Executive Director, Harriet Tubman Community Organization
Jamila Aman, Doorsteps Neighbourhood Services

Motions
1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That the Community Development and Recreation Committee:

 

1.         Refer the following appeals to the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration for further review, and to report directly to City Council for its meeting on June 11, 2013:

 

ArtHeart Community Art Centre (Application 5)

Bikes Without Borders (Application 7)

Canadian Tamil Youth Development Centre (Application 11)

Community Outreach Programs in Addictions (Application 14)

Don Mills Family Health Team (Application 16)

Doorsteps Neighbourhood Services (Application 17)

Eritrean Canadian Association of Ontario (Application 19)

Harriet Tubman Organization (Application 28)

Heritage Skills Development Centre (Application 29)

Iranian Women's Organization of Ontario (Application 31)

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office for Social and Multicultural Development (Application 48)

Trailblazers Tandem Cycling Club (Application 51)

Valley Park Community Association (Application 52)

 

2.         Request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, to report to City Council for its meeting on June 11, 2013, on the funding required to fund the eligible proposals that have appealed under this investment program.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)