PLEASE NOTE:

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 10:30 A.M.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

That the Community Services Committee confirm the Minute of the meeting of 4 June 1998.

 

INQUIRIES

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REGULAR ITEMS

1. DEMENTIA CARE IN OTTAWA-CARLETON

- Commissioner, Homes for the Aged report dated 9 Jun 98 01

That the Community Services Committee recommend and Council approve the following:

    1. The RMOC organize a Forum on Dementia Care in Ottawa-Carleton to provide an opportunity for community input into the development of priorities for dementia care;
    2. The results of the Forum be forwarded to the Minister of Health, the District Health Council and other planning bodies identified by the community to assist in planning for the future.

 

2. REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: NEW LONG TERM BEDS

- Commissioner, Homes for the Aged report dated 9 Jun 98 06

That the Community Services Committee recommend and Council approve the following:

1. Submission of a Request for Proposal to the Ministry of Health for the RMOC to build and operate 90 new long term care beds;

2. Incorporation of the dementia care project developed by the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa-Carleton into the Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Centre;

3. Development of an Advisory Committee for the dementia care facility project in conjunction with the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa-Carleton to provide a mechanism for community input on the facility program and to oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of research and education initiatives in the field of dementia care.

3. TRANSFER OF FBA CLIENTS TO RMOC SOCIAL SERVICES

- Commissioner, Social Services report dated 9 Jun 98 12

That Community Services Committee and Regional Council approve:

1. The Joint Transition Plan for the transfer of service delivery responsibility for sole support parent and foster care cases from the MCSS local FBA office to the RMOC Social Services Department, as described in this report, subject to final approval by the Minister of Community and Social Services;

2. The establishment of staff positions and the recruitment of staff as described in this report in order to provide services to sole support parents and foster care cases in accordance with the requirements of the Ontario Works Act;

3. The inclusion of the annualised budget estimates in the amount of $4,414,232 gross, $2,207,116 net (minus the reduction in the FBA Administration chargeback), in the development of the 1999 Social Services Department budget, and;

4. The acquisition of required space at 170 Laurier Avenue, beginning January 1, 1999, to be negotiated by Property Services and the Social Services Department, subject to final approval of the lease by Corporate Services Committee and Regional Council, in accordance with usual procedures.

4. UPDATE ON ONTARIO WORKS REGULATIONS

- Commissioner, Social Services report dated 10 Jun 98 21

That the Community Services Committee recommend Council urge the Minister of Community and Social Services to reconsider / amend the new Ontario Works Regulations in a manner that will more effectively support the employment objectives of the Act.

5. 1998 per diem and administration rates for community child care agencies

- Commissioner, Social Services report dated 4 Jun 98 61

That the Community Services Committee recommend Council approve:

1. The per diem and administration rates for community child care agencies as presented in the column entitled 1998 Recommended Rates in Schedule A retroactive to 1 January 1998; and

2. An increase in salaries and wages of 2.21% in agencies not eligible for Provincial pay equity grants and an increase of 2.21% in home child care provider rates.

6. Strategic Plan for Child Care System

- Commissioner, Social Services report dated 1 June 98 74

That the Community Services Committee recommend Council approve:

1. The outlined process for a strategic planning exercise with the child care community, and;

2. An expenditure of up to $20,000 for the strategic planning exercise including up to $15,000 for external consultants to assist with the process.

7. FULL FEE RATES IN MUNICIPAL CENTRES

- Commissioner, Social Services report dated 29 May 98 78

That the Community Services Committee recommend Council approve increases in the rates charged to full fee payers in child care centres operated by the Region, effective September 1, 1998, as outlined in report.

8. NATIONAL CHILD BENEFIT system

- Commissioner, Social Services report dated 4 Jun 98 82

That the Social Services Department report back in September with a plan for reinvestment of net savings resulting from the National Child Benefit System (NCBS). The reinvestment plan will be consistent with the objectives of the NCBS.

9. Review of Aphasia Centre

- Commissioner, Social Services report dated 8 Jun 98 88

1. That a one time grant in the amount of $47,400 be allocated for 1998 to maintain the services for people with aphasia and their families and caregivers;

2. That the grant be funded out of the proposed reduction of the Supplementary Aid/ Special Assistance budget as proposed on the Motion on April 23, 1998 for 1998 only;

3. That in 1998 the Social Services Department and the Aphasia Centre identify a cost effective service delivery model for the counseling component of the program, for example by working collaboratively with existing counseling agencies and Community Health and Resource Centres, and;

4. That in 1998 the Health Department support the Aphasia Centre to identify and access resources within the provincial health services/Long Term Care or other appropriate sources to sustain the health component of the program.

10. priorities for social services grants

- Commissioner, Social Services report dated 4 Jun 98 95

That the Community Services Committee approve the following priorities for the 1999 and 2000 allocation of project grants:

 

1. Partnerships that help create employment initiatives;

2. Community projects that help people cope with insufficient income and the effects of living in poverty, and;

3. Services to ethnic and racial minorities and aboriginal groups.

11. PURCHASE OF SERVICE AGREEMENTS: PLANNED PARENTHOOD OTTAWA

- Medical Officer of Health report dated 9 June 98 99

1. That Community Services Committee recommend and Council approve the following recommendations:

2. That the $25,000 for Insight Theatre from the Health Departmentís sustaining grants be transferred to the Healthy Sexuality Programme budget;

3. That a Purchase of Service Agreement for $33,000 (Annex A) be made with Planned Parenthood of Ottawa-Carleton for enhanced Insight Theatre and Théâtre des lueurs production and presentations targeting all grades 7 through 9 within the English Public, French Public, French Private and French Catholic Boards;

4. That a Purchase of Service agreement for $64,000 (Annex B) be made with Planned Parenthood of Ottawa-Carleton for counselling, information and referral programmes required to meet the Mandatory Health Programs and Services Guidelines.

 

RESPONSES TO INQUIRIES/MOTIONS

12. ESSENTIAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL SUPPORTS

- Response to Motion CSC No. 07 (98) 117

- Commissioner, Social Services report dated 25 May 98

That Community Services Committee recommend Council:

1. Authorize and direct the Chair of the Community Services Committee to forward a letter to the Ministers of Health and Community and Social Services requesting their consideration of funding health related items and/or services formerly funded under the Special Assistance and Supplementary Aid Programs for non-social assistance clients under the Ministry of Health;

2. Authorize and direct the Chair to extend an invitation to the Ministers to attend a meeting of the Community Services Committee to allow the Region the opportunity to formally express their concerns on these changes, and;

3. Approve the continuation of the provision of items/services for non-social assistance clients using the Ontario Works Act, Asset and Income Level Guidelines, and for excess costs for assistive devices for social assistance recipients, for which cost-sharing has been discontinued by the Province at a cost of an additional $450,750 net in 1998 ($601,000 annualized).

 

INFORMATION PREVIOUSLY DISTRIBUTED

1. Internal Audit: Social Services Department

Regional Internal Auditor memorandum dated 5 June 1998

2. 1998 Project Grants for Health and Social Services

Medical Officer of Health & Commissioner of Social Services memorandum dated 9 June 1998

 

3. Healthy Babies, Healthy Children: June Update

Medical Officer of Health memorandum dated 8 Jun 1998

NEXT MEETING

16 July 1998