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Advisory Committees of Council

Under the advisory committee structure, each advisory committee falls under one of four sustainability committees reporting directly to City Council. The four sustainability committees - cultural sustainability, economic sustainability, environmental sustainability and social sustainability - were created to align with the four pillars of the City's Strategic Plan.

Overview of Advisory Committees, Boards and Task Forces 

Advisory Committees

Provide input and advice on topics related to the City's four sustainability pillars (cultural sustainability, economic sustainability, environmental sustainability and social sustainability). Advisory Committees are in place for the term of Council (lasting until end of 2022).

Boards

The City of St. Catharines is involved with several boards to help address specific issues affecting St. Catharines residents

Task Forces

Task Forces p rovide input and advice on topics related to strategic priorities or high-profile issues where external consultation or advice is required, either for policy or operational purposes. Task forces are in place for shorter terms of length than advisory committees.

Advisory Committees, Boards and Task Forces Recruitment

Sorry, but there are currently no vacancies for the City's advisory committees, boards and task forces.

When vacancies become available they will be listed on this webpage and promoted through the City's social media channels.

List of Advisory Committees, Boards and Task Forces

 Advisory Committees:

  • Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Advisory Committee on Older Adults (New)
  • Arts and Culture Advisory Committee
  • Clean City Advisory Committee
  • Committee of Adjustment
  • Downtown Development Revitalization Advisory Committee
  • Green Advisory Committee
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Heritage Permit Advisory Committee
  • Museum Advisory Committee
  • Property Standards
  • Public Art Advisory Committee
  • Recreation Master Plan Advisory Committee
  • Town and Gown Advisory Committee
  • Transportation Advisory Committee (New)

Boards

  • FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Boar
  • Port Dalhousie Business Association
  • Niagara District Airport Commission Board
  • St. Catharines Public Library
  • St. Catharines Transit Commission

Task Forces

  • 101 South Drive Task Force
  • Design Review Panel Task Force
  • Downtown Parking Study Task Force
  • Organizational Effectiveness Task Force
  • Outdoor Aquatic Facilities Task Force
  • Youth Forum 

Advisory Committee Structure

Committee, Board and Task Force Structure Chart

(click on the image to enlarge)

 Pillar Structure

  • The City has four sustainability advisory pillar committees:

    • Cultural sustainabiltiy

    • Economic sustainability

    • Environmental sustainability

    • Social sustainability

  • The membertship of each pillar committee is comprised of the following:
    • Three City Council representatives
    • The chairs of the advisory committees that report to the pillar committee

Cultural Sustainability Advisory Committees

  • Arts and Culture Advisory Committee
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Heritage Permit Advisory Committee
  • Public Art Advisory Committee
  • Museum Advisory Committee

Economic Sustainability Advisory Committees

  • Downtown Development Revitalization Advisory Committee
  • Transportation Advisory Committee (New)

Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committees

  • Clean City Advisory Committee
  • Green Advisory Committee

Social Sustainability Advisory Committees

  • Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Advisory Committee on Older Adults (New)
  • Recreation Master Plan Advisory Committee
  • Town and Gown Advisory Committee

 

Departmental Working Groups

Departmental working groups are the final part of the new committee structure. City staff will lead the working groups and work together with stakeholders to help shape policies and processes that affect departments. City Councillors won't formally be part of the working groups but they are able to attend meetings.
  • The Development Process Review departmental working group will focus on private development policies and procedures.
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