FODP Seeks Official Recognition by City Council

Dieppe Park

In a previous p0st, I listed the seven guiding principles of the Council approved, Park Plan.  Item six of that plan – community engagement – got me to thinking it might be nice for the Friends of Dieppe Park to gain the official recognition from Toronto City council.

To that end, I’ve prepared a draft recommendation (to be presented by Councilor Mary Fragedakis) that the Parks and Environment Committee recommend that Toronto City Council support the official recognition of Friends of Dieppe Park.  I will be meeting with Councilor Fragedakis early in the new year.

Initial draft below

From:  Councillor Mary Fragedakis, Toronto City Council, Ward 29 Toronto-Danforth
Date:  January 15, 2012
To:  City Parks and Environment Committee
Re: Official recognition of Friends of Dieppe Park

The Friends of Dieppe Park is a small community group founded in 2011, dedicated to advancing community interaction and usage of Dieppe Park, a largely organized sports area with amenities to serve the families with the community located in the former borough of East York.

The Friends of Dieppe Park’s main focus will be to engage the community, address park amenities, and form a volunteer working group to introduce community driven projects maintained by the community in Dieppe Park.

As the City of Toronto recognizes volunteers by “Promoting volunteerism and connecting people to volunteer opportunities.” The City of Toronto’s website states that “volunteers play an important role and assistant in the delivery of services to the community. Share your expertise or develop new skills we are interested in your leadership to enhance our programs and services.”

The Friends of Dieppe Park embodies the principals set out by the City of Toronto to better our communities through volunteers.

Recommendation:

That the Parks and Environment Committee recommend Toronto City Council support the official recognition of Friends of Dieppe Park.

Sincerely,

Councillor Mary Fragedakis
Ward 29 Toronto-Danforth
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