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Regional Council creates advisory and ad hoc committees to obtain valuable input, guidance and recommendations. Learn more about the committees.

Regional Council may form 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, the Region posts opportunities to serve on its committees on its website.

Council also appoints members of Council to agencies, boards, committees and other bodies.

Halton's Committees

About

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 Development Charges Act (DCA), 1997, or earlier, as determined by Council.

The most recent Development Charges Background Study was released to the public in December 2016.

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 Building Industry and Land Development Association (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

Frequency of Meetings

The committee’s work for this term of Council is complete.

Council Membership (2014-2016)

Contact

Paula Kobli, Senior Advisor – Development Admin.
paula.kobli@halton.ca
905-825-6000 Ext. 7184
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) Ext. 7184

About

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.

Contact

John Davidson, Director of Economic Development
john.davidson@halton.ca
905-825-6000 Ext. 7828
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) Ext. 7828

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About

The Halton Agricultural Advisory Committee advises and assists the Region in its effort to develop and maintain a permanently secure, economically viable agricultural industry as an important component of Halton’s economic base. 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 one of whom is from 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
    • Halton Junior Farmers
    • Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association
  • 2 citizen members selected from the equine section in Halton
  • Between 2 - 4 citizen members of the agricultural community at large

Frequency of Meetings

  • First Tuesday of each month

Council Membership

Contact

Anna DeMarchi-Meyers, Agricultural Liaison Officer
anna.demarchi-meyers@halton.ca
905-825-6000 Ext. 7574
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) Ext. 7574

About

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)
  • 1 Member of Regional Council
  • The Regional Chair, or a designate
  • 10 developers who conduct business in Halton
  • 8 designated staff representatives from Halton Region

Frequency of Meetings

  • Meetings are organized on a quarterly basis.

Council Membership

Contact

Curt Benson, Director of Planning Services and Chief Planning Official
curt.benson@halton.ca
905-825-6000 Ext. 7181
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) Ext. 7181

About

The Halton Region Accessibility Advisory Committee advises and assists the Region in promoting and facilitating a barrier-free Region. The establishment of an Accessibility Advisory Committee is required by the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). 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.

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

Frequency of meetings

  • Monthly, or as required at the call of the Chair.

Council Membership

Contact

Gabrielle Baldazzi, Senior Policy Advisor
gabrielle.baldazzi@halton.ca
905-825-6000 Ext. 7485
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) ext. 7485

About

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
  • 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

Frequency of Meetings

  • Monthly on Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Membership

  • Provincial appointees
    • Barb Ferrone
    • Jason Wadden
    • Ingrid Hann
  • Regional Council appointees
    • Mayor Rob Burton
    • Councillor Rick Craven
    • Councillor Jeff Knoll
  • Citizen Representative appointed by Regional Council
    • Gary Burkett

Contact

Graham Milne, Regional Clerk
graham.milne@halton.ca
905-825-6000 Ext. 7110
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) ext. 7110

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About

The Halton Waste Management Site Advisory Committee advises and assists the Region with respect to off-site impacts due to operations at the Halton Waste Management Site and the monitoring of waste haulage practices in the Region. The committee’s work includes making recommendations regarding off-site impacts from the Site and waste haulage practices, as required by the Conditions of Approvals under the Environmental Assessment Act.

Composition

The Committee includes:

  • 2 Members of Regional Council
  • 1 member selected by the Town of Milton
  • 1 member selected by the Halton Agricultural Advisory Committee
  • 1 member selected by Conservation Halton
  • 1 member of Regional staff who performs the Environmental Inspector duties
  • 1 member of Regional staff, selected by the Public Works Department
  • 5, preferably local, residents, appointed by Regional Council

Frequency of Meetings

  • A minimum of twice a year, on the third Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m., and at any other time at the call of the Chair.

Council Membership

Contact

Art Mercer, Supervisor, Landfill Operations
art.mercer@halton.ca
905-825-6000 Ext. 8207
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) Ext. 8207

About

The Joint Municipal/Regional Waste Management Committee advises and assists the Region with respect to the minimization of waste going to the Waste Management Site through such activities as reduction, reuse and recycling (3Rs) of solid waste generated in Halton.

Composition

The committee consists of 14 members as follows:

  • 1 Member of Regional Council
  • 4 elected Councillors, being from each Local Municipality, and being either a Local or Regional Councillor
  • 1 member of the Halton Waste Management Site Advisory Committee selected by that Committee
  • 8 citizens-at-large, at least two of whom represent rural areas, appointed by Regional Council

Frequency of Meetings

  • Quarterly throughout the year, or at the call of the Chair.

Council Membership

Contact

Shirley McLean, Supervisor, Solid Waste Planning
shirley.mclean@halton.ca
905-825-6000 Ext. 8235
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) Ext. 8235

About

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.

The process for submitting a Compliance Audit application will be made available closer to the first deadline for filing of the candidates’/registered third parties’ financial statements, which occurs on March 29, 2019.

Reports and Documents

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

Contact

Graham Milne, Regional Clerk
graham.milne@halton.ca
905-825-6000 Ext. 7110
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) ext. 7110

About

The Natural Heritage Advisory Committee advises and assists the Region with respect to the management and conservation of Halton's natural environment. The committee’s work includes advising staff on the Region’s policies from a perspective of responsible environmental stewardship and forest management, as related to the Region’s Natural Heritage System.

Composition

The committee includes:

  • 2 Members of Regional Council
  • 1 Member of Conservation Halton
  • 1 Member of the Niagara Escarpment Commission
  • 12 citizens with demonstrated expertise in environmental management, or forest management including recreational user groups
  • 2 representatives from Halton’s agricultural community

Frequency of Meetings

  • Second Wednesday of each month.

Council Membership

Contact

Gena Ali, Manager of Sustainable Planning
gena.ali@halton.ca
905-825-6000 ext. 7865
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) ext. 7865

About

The Older Adult Advisory Committee provides advice and feedback with respect to 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 older adults’ housing member, either private or non-profit
  • 4 members from Regional/local not-for-profit and voluntary sector organizations serving older adults;
  • 2 members from a private sector organization and/or a professional association serving older adults;
  • 1 member from a not-for-profit long-term care facility
  • 4 members selected by each of the Local Municipal older adults’/seniors’ advisory committees and/or older adults’/seniors’ centres, preferably being one member from each of the Local Municipalities
  • 1 member from the Halton Regional Police Service
  • 1 member from each of the following agencies in a non-voting, advisory capacity:
    • Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP), Halton Chapter
    • Community Care Access Centres
    • Halton Healthcare/Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital
    • Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs)
    • Ontario Retirement Communities Association
    • Services for Seniors Division, Halton Region

Frequency of Meetings

  • Second Tuesday of each month, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Council Membership

Contact

Robin Garell, Community Partnerships Analyst
robin.garell@halton.ca
905-825-6000 Ext. 7581
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) Ext. 7581

About

The Regional Waterfront Parks Citizen Advisory Committee advises and assists the Region with respect to the development and management of the three Regional Waterfront Parks: the Bronte Harbour, Burloak and Burlington Beach/Spencer Smith Waterfront Parks.

Composition

The Committee includes:

  • 1 Member of Regional Council from the Town of Oakville
  • 1 Member of Regional Council from the City of Burlington
  • 1 Local Councillor from the Town of Oakville
  • 1 Local Councillor from the City of Burlington
  • 1 representative from The Marina Group
  • Between 5 and 8 members representing a cross-section of the community, merchant, business and resident interests (one of whom shall be a member of the Burlington Waterfront Committee)
  • 1 staff representative from the City of Burlington
  • 1 staff representative from the Town of Oakville
  • 1 staff representative of Conservation Halton
  • 1 representative of Halton Region’s Planning Services Division (Non-Voting)

Frequency of Meetings

  • Quarterly, or at the call of the Chair.

Council Membership

Contact

Stirling Todd, Senior Planner
stirling.todd@halton.ca
905-825-6000 Ext. 7186
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) ext. 7186

About

The Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is a registered charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who ensures that the Gardens fulfills 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 names 3 citizen representatives who are committed to the success of the RBG and have Financial and/or Fundraising skills. Other members of the Board of Directors include:

  • Councillors from the Region of Halton and the City of Hamilton
  • Federal appointees
  • Provincial appointees
  • RBG appointees
  • Representatives from the RBG Auxiliary

Frequency of Meetings

Monthly on Thursdays from 4 - 6 p.m. at Royal Botanical Gardens Centre, Burlington.

Council Membership

Contact

Mark Runciman, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Botanical Gardens
905-527-1158 Ext. 221
mrunciman@rbg.ca

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