"That the following motion be deferred to the August 28, 2023 Council meeting, to allow for an opportunity to further discuss the partnership with the Lived Expertise Working Group (LEWG) and Social Development Centre Waterloo Region (SDCWR) about the preferred approach to establish a City driven Lived Experience Working Group, and during this two month deferral, the City will continue to provide funding to the SDCWR in accordance with the previously approved agreement:
"That the $30,000 already committed to the operation of the Lived Expertise Working Group (LEWG) for year 2 from Kitchener’s operating budget be allocated as outlined in DSD-2023-295; and,
That the City transfer $23,600 to the SDCWR (Social Development Centre Waterloo Region) for year 2 costs in accordance with the Purchase of Services Agreement signed June 13, 2022; and further,
That staff, together with the facilitator of the Lived Expertise Working Group, report back to Council at the conclusion of the pilot program in 2024 on next steps for the LEWG."
Note: An addendum report, Development Services Department report DSD-2023-366 on this matter has been provided for consideration, which was deferred to the Council meeting this date.