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Regional Council creates Citizen Advisory Committees to obtain valuable input, guidance and recommendations. Council also appoints members to external Boards and Agencies involving Halton Region. Learn more about these different committees and boards.

Regional Council may form Citizen Advisory Committees to obtain valuable input, guidance and recommendations from the public. These Committees rely on citizen volunteers or appointments from other agencies, who bring their experience and ideas to the process of Regional governance. Regional Council may create other Advisory or Liaison Committees from time to time depending on the needs of specific programs.

  •  Each Committee operates in accordance with a Terms of Reference that is approved and established by Regional Council.
  •  When citizen participation is required, available positions will be publicly advertised and application forms will be made available through the Region’s website.

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If you are interested in joining one of Halton’s Agencies, Boards or Committees, please review the Terms of Reference and the Advisory Committee Code of Conduct then complete the online form to apply.

Apply to join a Board or Committee!

Applications are open until May 17, 2019.

Halton's Committees

The Development Charges Advisory Committee advises and assists the Region as it prepares the Development Charges Background Study in order to update Halton’s Development Charges By-law. This is required at least every 5 years, in accordance with the DCA, 1997, or earlier, as determined by Council.

The most recent Development Charges Background Study was released to the public in December 2016. The next Development Charges Advisory Committee will be established in late 2020/early 2021.

Composition

The Committee includes 15 members from the development industry, business sector, citizens and Regional Council, consisting of:

  • 4 citizens at-large, appointed by Regional Council
  • 2 members who are non-residential developers, to be selected by the BILD
  • 2 members who are non-residential developers, to be selected through the Halton Industrial Developer’s Group
  • 2 members representing business/Chamber of Commerce, selected by the Economic Development Partnership
  • 4 members of Regional Council
  • The Regional Chair

Council Membership (2018 to 2022)

  • To be established at a later date

Contact

The Halton Agricultural Advisory Committee advises and assists the Region’s work to maintain a permanently secure, economically viable agriculture industry and preserve the character and landscape of Halton’s rural areas. The Committee’s work includes reviews and recommendations on many aspects of agriculture and agricultural policy in Halton.

Composition

The Committee includes:

  • 2 members of Regional Council, at least 1 of whom sits on the Planning and Public Works Committee
  • A maximum of 4 representatives from the Halton Federation of Agriculture
  • 1 representative each from the following agricultural organizations:
    • Halton Soil and Crop Improvement Association
    • Halton Wentworth Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
    • Halton Peel Cattlemen’s Association
    • Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association
  • 1 citizen member from the equine sector in Halton
  • 2 to 4 citizen members of the agricultural community at large, ideally with the following breakdown:
    • 1 member involved in agri-food or agri-tourism business
    • 2 members representing youth-at-large (under 35 years of age) who are farmers or representing a Halton agricultural youth organization
    • 1 member at large

Council Membership (2018 to 2022)

  • Councillor Colin Best
  • Councillor Clark Somerville
  • Councillor Jane Fogal (Alternate)

Documents

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The Halton Region Accessibility Advisory Committee advises and assists Halton in promoting and facilitating a barrier-free Regional government. The Committee’s work includes providing input on the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to people with disabilities when accessing the Region’s programs, services and facilities. The establishment of an Accessibility Advisory Committee is required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

Composition

The Committee includes:

  • 1 member of Regional Council
  • 1 member of Halton’s Older Adult Advisory Committee
  • 8 citizens-at-large, at least 6 of whom have a disability

Council Membership (2018 to 2022)

  • Councillor Pavan Parmar

Documents

Contact

The Halton Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee advises and assists the Region with minimizing waste going to the landfill site. It supports Regional efforts to promote reduction, reuse and recycling (3Rs) of solid waste generated in Halton and limit off-site impacts due to operations at the Halton Waste Management Site. It also helps monitor waste haulage in the Region as required by the Conditions of Approvals under the Environmental Assessment Act, 1990.

This new Committee combines the mandates of the 2014 to 2018 Joint Municipal/Regional Waste Management Advisory Committee and Halton Waste Management Site Advisory Committee.

Composition

The Committee includes:

  • 4 Councillors, one from each Local Municipality, either Regional or Local
  • 8 citizens-at-large (preferably, at least 4 of whom live near the Halton Waste Management Site)
  • 1 member from the Halton Agricultural Advisory Committee
  • 1 member from Conservation Halton
  • 1 member of Regional staff who performs the Environmental Inspector duties (advisory, non-voting)

Council Membership (2018 to 2022)

  • To be established at a later date

Documents

Contact

The Natural Heritage Advisory Committee advises and assists the Region with policy and implementation matters related to environmental management, conservation, climate change and community sustainability in Halton.

Composition

The Committee includes:

  • 1 member of Regional Council and 1 alternate member of Regional Council
  • 1 member of Conservation Halton
  • 1 member of Credit Valley Conservation Authority
  • 1 member of Grand River Conservation Authority
  • 1 member of the Niagara Escarpment Commission
  • 1 to 2 members from a Local Environmental Non-Governmental Organization
  • 1 member from the Halton Agreement Forest Trail Association
  • 1 member from the Bruce Trail Conservancy
  • 2 members from the agricultural community who are representatives of the Halton Region Federation of Agriculture
  • 2 to 3 citizens-at-large with demonstrated expertise in environmental management, sustainability and/or climate change
  • 1 to 2 citizens-at-large with demonstrated expertise in forest management

Council Membership (2018 to 2022)

  • Councillor Mike Cluett
  • Councillor Allan Elgar

Documents

Contact

The Older Adult Advisory Committee provides advice and feedback on Regional policy, planning and services impacting older adults. The Committee’s work includes providing a forum for stakeholder and community input on older adult initiatives, issues and best practices.

Composition

The Committee includes:

  • 2 members of Regional Council
  • 4 to 6 older adults living in Halton (citizens-at-large), preferably representing each of the Local Municipalities
  • 1 member representing either the private or non-profit older adults’ housing sector
  • 5 members from organizations or associations serving Halton older adults including representatives in older adult-focused community health services, faith or culturally based groups or social services
  • 4 members selected by the Municipal older adults’/seniors’ advisory committees and/or older adults’/seniors’ centres (preferably one member from each of the Local Municipalities)

Council Membership (2018 to 2022)

  • Councillor Paul Sharman
  • Councillor Shawna Stolte

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Other Boards and Committees

The GTAA is a private, non-share capital corporation, responsible for managing and operating Lester B. Pearson International Airport. It is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors. This Board consists of five individuals from the Regional Municipalities of Durham, Halton, Peel, York and the City of Toronto, two from the Federal Government, one from the Ontario government and seven other individuals selected through a search process.

When required, the GTAA will request Halton to nominate up to three citizens, one of whom is then appointed by the GTAA for a three-year term. The GTAA by-law also permits Directors to be re-nominated for an additional three-year term, to a maximum of three terms (or nine years) of service. Requirements for candidates for the Board of Directors position are outlined in the GTAA’s by-law. In general, individuals with senior level (“C-suite”) executive experience and a strong community involvement are preferred.

Term

  • The term for the current Director from Halton Region will conclude in May 2021.
  • If you are interested in serving on this Board, please check this page closer to that date.

Contact

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The Halton Developers Liaison Committee provides a structured committee forum, consisting of Halton developers and staff, to discuss generic development issues of mutual concern and to consider and suggest possible solutions. The intent is to improve consultation, communication, trust and customer service. The Liaison Committee is not an Advisory Committee of Regional Council.

Composition

The Committee includes no more than 20 members, including the following:

  • Halton Region Director of Planning Services (Chair)
  • 2 members of Regional Council
  • The Regional Chair, or a designate
  • 10 developers who conduct business in Halton
  • 8 designated staff representatives from Halton Region

Council Membership (2018-2022)

  • Councillor Tom Adams
  • Councillor Angelo Bentivegna
  • Councillor Rick Malboeuf

Contact

The Halton Regional Police Services Board is responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services in Halton. The Board must also ensure that the standards issued by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services are upheld. Involvement in the day-to-day operational decisions of the Police Service is prohibited.

Composition

The Board consists of 7 members as follows:

  • 3 members of Regional Council including the Regional Chair, or a designate
  • 3 members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council
  • 1 member appointed by resolution of Regional Council, who is neither a member of the Council nor an employee of the municipality

Council Membership (2018-2022)

  • Mayor Rob Burton
  • Councillor Jeff Knoll
  • Councillor Clark Somerville

Contact

Police Board website: haltonpoliceboard.ca

The City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Oakville and the Regional Municipality of Halton have established a Joint Compliance Audit Committee for 2018-2022.

This Committee is required by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (the “Act”) to consider applications requesting audits of candidates’ and third-party advertisers’ campaign finances related to the 2018 Municipal Election. The Committee will also consider any reports of apparent over-limit contributions.

Composition

The Committee is composed of six members with backgrounds in:

  • accounting,
  • auditing,
  • law,
  • election administration and/or public administration.

The members are not permitted to be:

  • members of Council,
  • employees of any of the member municipalities,
  • candidates or registered third parties in Halton in the 2018 Municipal Election,
  • assistants to any candidate or third party campaign in Halton in the 2018 Municipal Election, or
  • anyone who has participated in a campaign in these capacities in the past two municipal elections.

Duties

The duties of the Compliance Audit Committee are as follows:

  • Consider Compliance Audit applications for candidates and/or registered third parties and decide whether they should be granted or rejected.
  • If an application is granted, appoint an Auditor to conduct a Compliance Audit of the candidate and/or registered third party’s election campaign finances.
    • Once the Auditor’s report is received, consider the report and if the report contains a conclusion of apparent contravention of the Act, decide whether to commence a legal proceeding against the candidate/registered third party for the apparent contravention.
  • Receive a Clerk’s Report identifying any contributor to a candidate or registered third party who appears to have contravened established contribution limits.
    • Once the Clerk’s Report is received, consider the Report and decide whether to commence a legal proceeding against the contributor for the apparent contravention.

Please check the Municipal Elections Page for information on how to apply for a compliance audit.

Reports and Documents

If you require documents in an alternate format, email accesshalton@halton.ca or call 311.

Contact

The Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is a registered charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who ensures that the Gardens fulfils its legislated mandate and that its mission, policies and strategies are appropriate and current. The Board also ensures financial responsibility and approves the Gardens’ annual budget.

Composition

Halton Region is represented by 2 members on the RBG Board, including 1 member of Regional Council appointed by Council and 1 citizen representative appointed by Council. Other representatives include:

  • 2 representatives from the City of Hamilton
  • 2 Federal appointees
  • 2 Provincial appointees
  • The President of McMaster University, or a designate
  • 1 representative from the RBG Auxiliary/Volunteerism Leader
  • 1 representative appointed by the RBG

Council Membership (2018-2022)

  • Councillor Kelvin Galbraith

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