Community Services Committee


Meeting #:
Champlain Room, 110 Laurier Avenue West, and by electronic participation
  • Chair Laura Dudas, 
  • Vice-Chair Jessica Bradley, 
  • Councillor David Brown, 
  • Councillor Marty Carr, 
  • Councillor Steve Desroches, 
  • Councillor David Hill, 
  • Councillor Theresa Kavanagh, 
  • Councillor Rawlson King, 
  • Councillor Wilson Lo, 
  • Councillor Stéphanie Plante, 
  • and Councillor Ariel Troster 

Eric Pelot, Committee Coordinator, (613) 580-2424, ext. 22953

Notices and meeting information are attached to the agenda and minutes, including: availability of simultaneous interpretation and accessibility accommodations; in camera meeting procedures; information items not subject to discussion; personal information disclaimer for correspondents and public speakers; notices regarding minutes; and hybrid participation details.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Except where otherwise indicated, reports requiring Council consideration will be presented to Council on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in Community Services Committee Report 8.

The deadline to register by phone to speak, or submit written comments or visual presentations is 4 pm on Monday, February 26, 2024, and the deadline to register to speak by email is 8:30 am on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

File No. ACS2024-CSS-GEN-001 – City-wide

  • Report recommendation(s)

    That the Community Services Committee approve the 2023 Declarations of Compliance that are required under the 2023-24 Long-Term Care Home Service Accountability Agreement – Multi Homes and the 2023-24 Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement as detailed in this report.

File No. ACS2024-CSS-GEN-002 – Rideau-Vanier (12)

  • Report Recommendation(s)

    That the Community Services Committee, in its capacity as Committee of Management:

    1. Direct staff to apply for full designation of the Centre d’accueil Champlain (CAC) Long-Term Care (LTC) Home under Ontario’s French Language Services Act (FLSA); and
    2. Approve and adhere to the responsibilities, as the Committee of Management for the City long-term care homes, to maintain the French language services designation for Centre d’accueil Champlain, as listed below in the discussion section;
    3. Submit a letter to the Ministry of Long-Term Care (MLTC) expressing the intent to seek full designation under the French Language Services Act along with confirmation that the City has a French language- services policy, and a statement describing the responsibilities of the Committee of Management and Long-Term Care staff.

File No. ACS2024-OCC-CCS-0021 – City-wide

  • Report Recommendation(s)

    That the Community Services Committee receive this report for information.

File No. ACS2023-OCC-CCS-0159 – City-wide

  • Motion

    BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Community Services Committee direct staff to explore including poverty reduction initiatives for artists and culture workers as part of the municipal Culture Plan;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT these initiatives would support the representation of artists and cultural workers alongside others in precarious employment in the poverty reduction and financial security strategy, which is currently underway and part of the Community Safety and Well-Being plan.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 26, 2024.