Cities Recreation Service Plan Implementation Update relevant sections highlighted.

item will be considered by Community Development and Recreation Committee on April 13, 2016. It will be considered by City Council on May 3, 2016, subject to the actions of the Community Development and Recreation Committee.Community Development and Recreation Committee consideration on April 13, 2016
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2013-2017 Recreation Service Plan Implementation Update
Origin

(March 29, 2016) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Recommendations:

The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation recommends that:
 
1. The Community Development and Recreation Committee receive this report for information.

Summary:

Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PFR) is two and a half years into the five year mandate of the 2013-2017 Recreation Service Plan (the Plan).

 The purpose of this report is to update Community Development and Recreation Committee on the status of the implementation of the recommended actions outlined in the Plan. It also responds to direction from City Council and Community Development and Recreation Committee to report back with an update on the Youth Space Advisory Committee, Youth Outreach Strategy and evaluation of the Enhanced Youth Spaces Program (CD31.9) as well as the current status, progress and cost-sharing aspects of the After-School Recreation (ARC) Program and the status and potential roll out of the Community Leadership After-School Programs (CD3.3). While these were not initiatives specifically recommended in the Plan, they align with the overall objectives of increasing participation in recreation, decreasing financial barriers and improving local and geographic access.
 
Parks, Forestry and Recreation has advanced 24 out of the 27 recommended actions contained in the Plan. This report provides a summary of the progress made in advancing the Plan’s four guiding principles: Quality; Capacity Building; Inclusion and Equitable Access.

Financial Impact:

There are no financial impacts resulting from the adoption of the recommendation in this report. 
 
The detailed implementation plan for the 2013-2017 Recreation Service Plan was adopted by City Council on July 16, 2013 and the specific financial impacts to phase in portions of the plan were considered through the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Operating Budget process. From 2014 to 2016, total net Operating Budget increases of $7.273 million were approved by City Council to advance Recreation Service Plan initiatives. This net impact includes gross expenditure increases of $3.081 million and revenue reductions of $4.192 million. 
 

Funding sources for the remaining actions have not yet been identified although estimates have been provided for the 2017 – 2021 Long Term Financial Plan. 
 
The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information:

(March 29, 2016) Report and Appendices A, B and C from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on 2013-2017 Recreation Service Plan Implementation Update

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-91685.pdf)

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