Meeting Name: Seniors Advisory Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/23/2020 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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TMP-26493 1  Discussion Item - ACTHE DRAFT NEW OFFICIAL PLAN AND CITY-WIDE URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES Kathy Suggitt, Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Policy and Analysis, Development Services Department provided a presentation concerning the draft New Official Plan and the City-wide Urban Design Guidelines. Ms. Suggitt discussed slides concerning the following topics: · An overview on the development of the new theme-based Official Plan (OP) and Urban Design Guidelines; · The key draft maps associated to the vision of the City; · Urban Design principles; · The priority concepts and applicable Official Plan sections associated to an Age-Friendly City; · The key policy highlights associated to housing options; · The timelines and approval process to moving forward with the Plan. Members of the Committee asked a number of questions to City staff and received responses. The Committee agreed to review and provide feedback on the draft Official Plan and Urban Design Guidelines at the next Committee meeting on December 14, 2020.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-26494 1  Presentation - AC/RCSENIORS/STUDENTS HOMESHARING PROJECT Martin Rochon, Social Impact Project Coordinator, Georgian College provided a presentation concerning an update on the Seniors/Students HomeShare Project. Mr. Rochon provided an overview on the HomeShare Project, a partnership between the Mayor’s Office and Georgian’s Centre for Changemaking and Social Innovation and the intention of the pilot project to match postsecondary students with older adults aged 55+ who have a spare room in their home in an exchange for reduced rent and the student would provide up to seven hours per week of companionship and light help with household tasks. Mr. Rochon advised that the project has been affected by COVID-19 due to safety and legal protocols that Georgian College Students could not and cannot be placed into seniors’ homes until the COVID-19 risks lessened. He noted the program will continue to screen matches in order for quick and effective placement of the students with the best matched seniors once the pandemic situation improves. Mr. Rochon noted the core goal of mitigating social isolation for Received  Action details Not available
TMP-26496 1  Discussion Item - ACSENIORS NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY Martin Rochon, Social Impact Projects Coordinator, Georgian College discussed the Barrie seniors’ needs assessment survey that was completed on November 17, 2020. He provided an overview of the key results of the survey that was administered to Barrie seniors and to those who are caregivers to Barrie seniors or act in a related capacity. Mr. Rochon discussed an app that was designed by Georgian College’s Interactive Media Design: Web students that will be used to dispatch Georgian College Students to address some of the identified seniors’ needs. He noted that the app is being refined and student volunteer recruitment is ongoing to have the project.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-26497 1  Discussion Item - ACRAPID HOUSING INITIATIVE (RHI) The Committee agreed to defer this item to the next meeting.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-26500 1  Discussion Item - ACINCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES GRANT C. Dillon, Accessibility and Diversity Specialist provided an overview on the Province’s Inclusive Communities Grant available to communities in Ontario, municipalities or public organizations providing initiatives that help support individuals with disabilities and/or older adults through programming or to advance age-friendly priorities and innovative options. She discussed programming currently available to seniors to assist with isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic called the Seniors Without Walls Program. Ms. Dillon advised of the need to community to advance the Seniors Without Walls Program and the City’s Age-friendly Plan. Ms. Dillon advised that City staff will be submitting an application for the Inclusive Communities Grant and are looking for support from the Seniors Advisory Committee. The Committee agreed to support the application and a report back to the Seniors Advisory Committee once information about the grant becomes available.Received  Action details Not available
20-G-234 1  Staff Report - GCINCLUSIVE COMMUNITY GRANT 1. That the Seniors Advisory Committee supports the application for funding through the Inclusive Community Grant administered by the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility (MSAA) in order to support advancements to the City of Barrie's Age Friendly Community planning efforts and the Seniors Without Walls Program. 2. That should the funding through the Inclusive Community Grant be successful, City staff report back to the Seniors Advisory Committee on the progress of City of Barrie's Age Friendly Community planning efforts and the Seniors Without Walls Program.recommended for consideration of adoption (Section "B")  Action details Not available
TMP-26498 1  Discussion Item - ACBARRIE HEALTH ACCORD Councillor, A.M. Kungl provided an overview on the Barrie Health Accord an initiative that commits organizations to participating in a community-wide planning process that focuses on the long-term health and well-being of the municipality and to addressing root causes of health conditions that require emergency services and treatment to set measurable outcome metrics and transparently reporting them to the community. Councillor Kungl advised that the first step was signing the Barrie Health Accord and the next step is gathering the metrics and information. Members of Committee ask a number of questions to Councillor Kungl associated to the Barrie Health Accord. Councillor Kungl suggested inviting Patrick Feng from the Healthy Barrie Project, to a future meeting. She advised that a presentation on the Healthy Barrie Project was recently discussed at Barrie City Council, and that it is an initiative to improve health and well-being, support health innovation and develop research capacity in the City of Barrie. The Committee agreed to invite the Mr. Feng to a fReceived  Action details Not available
TMP-26495 1  Discussion Item - ACAGE-FRIENDLY PLAN UPDATE Cheryl Dillon, Accessibility and Diversity Co-ordinator provided an update on the Age-Friendly Plan. She advised that they are moving forward and are looking at a new Age-Friendly Plan that focuses on a smaller list of age-friendly goals and strategies and is supported by the Seniors Advisory Committee and City staff. The Committee provided their suggests and priorities for a new Age-Friendly Plan. They agreed to discuss this item at a future meeting.Received  Action details Not available
TMP-26501 1  Discussion Item - ACCOMMITTEE GOALS 2021 The Committee deferred this item to the next meeting.Received  Action details Not available