December 2, 1998
To:City of Toronto Budget Committee
Subject:CITY'S DEPARTMENTAL PRIORITIES - CHILDREN SERVICES DIVISION OF
COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBOURHOOD SERVICES DEPARTMENT
1.acknowledged the additional financial pressures outlined in the report (October 21, 1998)
from the Commissioner of Community and Neighbourhood Services, addressed to the
Children and Youth Action Committee, and requested the Budget Committee to consider
these pressures in the context of the Children's Services Division Budget.
2.reminded the Budget Committee of the draft Toronto Children's Charter released on
November 20, 1998.
3.requested that the article in the Toronto Star on November 4, 1998 by Mr. David Crane be
forwarded to the Budget Committee highlighting Mr. Adam Smith's quote on "necessaries" as
it relates to the well-being of children.
The Children and Youth Action Committee on November 23, 1998 gave consideration to a
report (October 21, 1998) from the Commissioner of Community and Neighbourhood
Services respecting Suggested Amendments to the Spending Priorities Included in the 1999
Children's Services Budget.
The General Manager of Children's Services Division of Community and Neighbourhood
Services gave a verbal presentation.
The Committee's recommendations are noted above.
Children and Youth Action Committee
cc:Community and Neighbourhood Services Committee
Commissioner of Community and Neighbourhood Services