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.

Apply for the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Board of Directors 

Recruitment is now underway for two additional citizen members to join the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Board. Roles and responsibilities of Board members include:

  • Establish strategic plan and annual goals and objectives;
  • Determine association policy;
  • Allocate resources through the budget;
  • Monitor progress;
  • Promote the organization;
  • Oversee the Executive Director; and
  • Fundraising.

Applicants with skills in law, human resources and accounting are most desirable at this time.

Board Member Eligibility

To be eligible to serve as a Citizen Member on the Board you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Reside in St. Catharines, or be an owner, tenant of land (or spouse of same) for the duration of your term; and
  • Be one of the following:
    • Canadian Citizen; or
    • Permanent Resident, a person who has been given permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada but is not a Canadian Citizen, and has resided in St. Catharines for at least one year.

Apply for the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Board of Directors

Interested applicants can apply using the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Board of Directors online application form. Additional information on the Board and the role and expectations of Board Members is available by clicking on the application form link.

Applications to serve on the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Board of Directors are due by Friday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. 

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 provide 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

We are currently not recruiting for any advisory committees, boards or task forces.

If there are vacancies for advisory committees, boards or task forces they will be listed on this page.

List of Advisory Committees, Boards and Task Forces

 Advisory Committees:

  • Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Advisory Committee on Older Adults (New)
  • Anti-Racism Advisory Committee (New)
  • Arts and Culture Advisory Committee
  • Clean City Advisory Committee
  • Committee of Adjustment
  • Downtown Development Revitalization Advisory Committee
  • Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (New)
  • Green Advisory Committee
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Heritage Permit Advisory Committee
  • LGBTQ2+ Advisory Committee (New)
  • Museum Advisory Committee
  • Property Standards
  • Public Art Advisory Committee
  • Recreation Master Plan Advisory Committee
  • Town and Gown Advisory Committee
  • Transportation Advisory Committee

Boards

  • FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Board
  • 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 Task Force (New)

Advisory Committee Structure

Pillar Structure

  • The City has four sustainability advisory pillar committees:

    • Cultural sustainability

    • Economic sustainability

    • Environmental sustainability

    • Social sustainability

  • The membership 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
  • Museum Advisory Committee
  • Public Art Advisory Committee

Economic Sustainability Advisory Committees

  • Downtown Development Revitalization Advisory Committee
  • Transportation Advisory Committee

Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committees

  • Clean City Advisory Committee
  • Green Advisory Committee

Social Sustainability Advisory Committees

  • Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Advisory Committee on Older Adults (New)
  • Anti-Racism Advisory Committee (New)
  • Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (New)
  • LGBTQ2+ Advisory Committee (New)
  • Recreation Master Plan Advisory Committee
  • Town and Gown Advisory Committee

Advisory Committees and Task Forces Handbook 

On an Advisory Committee or Task Force? Curious to know about the process and procedures for Advisory Committee or Task Force members? The handbook and appendices listed below provide all the information you need to know about being on an Advisory Committee or Task Force:

Updated: July 2019

 

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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