Caution: This is a preliminary decision. This decision should not be considered final until the meeting is complete and the City Clerk has confirmed the decisions for this meeting.
The Executive Committee recommends that:
1. b) Child Care -- Recognizing the City's need for an increasing number of affordable child care spaces, balanced by the reality of its current financial constraints, City Council call on the provincial and federal government to work together with City staff to develop a strategy to expand the number of child care spaces in Toronto over the next two years.
The Executive Committee:
1. referred the following Recommendation 8 of the report (September 9, 2011) from the City Manager to the City Manager for inclusion in broader service, and organizational studies to be reported to Standing Committees, and Council as required:
"8. Refer the following KPMG opportunities to the City Manager for inclusion in broader service, and organizational studies to be reported to Standing Committees, and Council as required:
a. Consider whether quality assessments are required;
b. Review child care funding and subsidies to reduce the funding and subsidies;
c. Consider transferring the city-operated child care centres to community or private operators.
d. Consider making changes to program structure consistent with the full-day kindergarten initiative;
e. Consider reducing the maximum subsidized per diem rates the City will support to levels near the average rates of non-profit providers;