That Council receive the correspondence by Todd Coles, City Clerk, City of Vaughan dated October 19, 2022 and supports the following resolution from the City of Vaughan:
"Whereas following the recent tragic death of Draven Graham, an 11 year old child on the autistic spectrum, after walking away from the family home; and
Whereas the Amber Alert has been very effective in announcing to the public children who have been abducted; and,
Whereas a similar alert program for those who have special needs who leave family custody would be seem to be warranted in the Province of Ontario.
It is therefore recommended:
That Council of the City of Vaughan request the Province of Ontario to develop and implement a community warning program similar to Amber Alert for those persons of special needs or circumstance who leave the care givers or locations and potentially put themselves at risk; and,
That copies of this resolution be forwarded to Premier Ford, the leaders of the Opposition parties in Ontario, all Vaughan MPs and MPPs, the Regional Municipality of York, the District School Boards in York Region, and York Regional Police Services to ask them to support the resolution."