The Seniors' Task Force, comprised of seven members of Toronto City Council and 17 citizens, submitted its final report in September 1999. See the new Roundtable on Seniors. The following information is provided for archival purposes.
Toronto Seniors' Task Force
What's in a Name?
In March 1998, City Council adopted the terms of reference for the "Task Force to Develop a Strategy for Issues of Concern to the Elderly". Although the name has shortened to Seniors' Task Force, its terms of reference and responsibilities remain the same.
The Seniors' Task Force is intended to be of limited duration with an interim report to Council by year end. The task force's mandate is to identify emerging needs of senior residents in the City of Toronto. And to develop a seniors' strategy to address priority issue areas, which are:
1. To develop structures to advise City Council on issues affecting seniors and to involve seniors in this process;
2. To ensure that policies, programs and services developed and delivered by the municipality meet the needs of seniors;
3. To value the involvement of seniors in the life of the city;
4. To identify a role for the City in the International Year of Older Persons in 1999; and,
5. To provide a process for rationalization of all previous municipal seniors' committees.
The Seniors' Task Force will provide a process in which seniors and seniors' groups can be involved in issues that affect them and the community.
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