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File #: CB-17-014    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Committee Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/19/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/5/2017 Final action:
Title: Administrative Review FCSS Spring Grant - CIVC Presented by: Connie Smigielski, Manager
Attachments: 1. City Council Policy C-CS-12 FCSS Spring Grant Program, 2. FCSS Spring Grant Application - Revised June 2017
TAMRMS#: B06

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Administrative Review FCSS Spring Grant - CIVC
Presented by: Connie Smigielski, Manager

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RECOMMENDATION(S)
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That the following 2017 FCSS Spring Grant be awarded:

St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre (CIVC), $3,408 for a project to address Seniors’ Isolation.

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PURPOSE OF REPORT

Council directed Administration to do a review of the grant application submitted by the Community Information and Volunteer Centre; a FCSS Spring Grant requesting funding to deliver a project to address Seniors’ Isolation.

COUNCIL DIRECTION

On June 12, 2017, Council passed the following motions:

(CB-17-009)

That the CIVC portion of agenda item 7.3 CSAB Recommendations: FCSS Spring Grants be postponed pending an administrative review and return by the end of Quarter 3, 2017.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION

On June 12, 2017, at a regular Council meeting, Counsellor Russell put forward a motion that Council not approve the application for funding for the FCSS Spring Grant, submitted by the St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre until Administration undertook a formal review of the project.

STAKEHOLDER COMMUNICATIONS OR ENGAGEMENT

Administration contacted the Community Information and Volunteer Centre requesting they provide more detail and intended outcomes regarding the project they requested funding for; a project to address senior’s isolation.

In February of 2017, the National Seniors Council published a report entitled “Who’s at risk and what can be done about it? A review of the literature on the social isolation of different groups of seniors.” The report identified that in 2015, for the first time, the number of persons aged 65 years and older was approximately four times the growth rate of the total population. Of that population, an estimated 16% of seniors experience social isolation. Further, certain groups of seniors seemed to be at greater risk of social isolation than the general population of...

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