SPC on Community and Protective Services - January 17, 2018
The Committee recommended that Council receive the Inclusive Play Spaces Overview and Inclusive Play Spaces Implementation Plan for information. The Committee also recommended that Council direct Administration to put forward inclusive play initiatives as part of the 2019-2022 budget cycle in both capital and operating programs where feasible, and implement a life-cycling process where underutilized play structures at the end of their lifecycle are removed and replaced with more inclusive play spaces. The SPC on community and Protective Services recommends that Council support Administration in their efforts to pilot an adult mobile fitness program in the summer of 2018 with appropriate evaluation.
The Committee recommended, after amendment, that Council approve the Community Services Prevention Investment Framework Terms of Reference (attachment 1) to guide the investment decisions for $3 million in one-time funding (allocated to Community Services during the 2018 Budget Deliberation and Adjustment Process).
This report presents the Community Services Prevention Investment Framework as the strategic framework for the allocation of the $3M in one-time funding. The Framework integrates existing prevention strategies and approaches, with an intent to leverage partnerships and resources to increase protective factors and reduce risk factors by expanding prevention programs and services. The Terms of Reference included as Attachment 1 will be used to guide investment decisions, bridging the continuum of prevention work across Community Services and the Calgary Police Service.