Advisory Committee meetings are created to provide information, well considered advice, and recommendations for consideration by Council and staff on specific issues of civic concern. Advisory Committees and Task Forces are made up of citizen representatives and one or two Council members appointed by Council.
Information regarding Committee mandates, membership, meeting schedules, and agendas and minutes can be found at the following links:
Advisory Committee Meetings can be watched either in person at City Hall, or electronically via Zoom Webinar.
To register for a Zoom Webinar participation link, please click on the sign up links below. Links will be posted one week before the Committee Meeting is scheduled, and will remain active until the meeting has concluded. You can sign up for the meeting at anytime, including while it is happening.
Most Council Committees are chaired by Councillors with additional Councillors serving as Vice-Chair and/or members of the Committee. The membership of some Committees (Standing Committees) are made up of only Council members, while others have both Council members and citizen and/or organization representatives. The Mayor is an ex-officio member of all Committees.
Standing Committees are committees of Council members appointed by the Mayor. Standing Committees provide a more informal forum in which Council can meet as a whole to receive information from members of the public and staff and address high level strategic and budget policy decisions. In addition to Council-in-Committee, the Mayor has established a Finance Standing Committee and Strategic Priorities Standing Committee to address high level strategic budget and policy decisions.
Any decisions made in Council-in-Committee meetings that require Council approval are normally considered at the Regular Council Meeting the following week (or in two weeks time, dependent on the schedule).
Statutory Committees and Boards are created and regulated through provincial and/or federal legislation and have a unique function within the Municipal framework. Statutory Committee membership is determined by the Committee or Board’s enabling legislation. Download a copy of the2023 Advisory and Statutory Committee Meeting Schedule (PDF).
Information regarding Committee/Board mandates, membership and meeting schedules can be found in the following links: