Council Meetings

Please note: St. Catharines City Hall is temporarily closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In-person City Council meetings have been cancelled. City Council meetings will be held electronically until further notice. For more information about service disruptions, please visit our COVID-19 webpage

Electronic Council Meetings

  • City Council will not be meeting in-person until further notice.
  • City Council meetings will be held electronically.
  • Refer to this page to know when City Council will be meeting next. Do not refer to the previous 2020 City Council Meeting schedule. 

Next electronic Council Meeting: Wednesday, June 3 at 3:30 p.m.

  • The meeting will be broadcast live on the City's YouTube Channel. The live feed for the meeting will become active a few minutes before the scheduled start time of the meeting.
  • A recording of the meeting will air Sunday, June 7 at 1 pm on YourTV.

Electronic Council Meetings Schedule

At the end of each meeting, City Council will set the date for its next meeting. This webpage will be updated following each Council meeting to state when Council will be meeting next. 

Previous Electronic Council Meetings

Recordings of Electronic Council Meetings will be available shortly after the meeting. Please see the City Council Livestream Archive page.

  • Wednesday, May 20, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 8, at 2 p.m.
  • Friday, March 27, at 2 p.m.  

Procedural By-Law

Meetings of Council are regulated by the City's Procedural By-Law

Submitting Correspondence for Items Being Discussed at City Council Meetings

If there is an item on the Council Agenda or General Committee Agenda that is of interest to you, please send an email to the Office of the City Clerk outlining your thoughts, concerns and opinions regarding the item. You can attach a letter to your email or simply type a message and email it.

  • Submissions are due by 3 p.m. the day before the Council Meeting. We have set this deadline to give the Members of Council enough time to read all of the items of correspondence submitted. 
  • The items of correspondence received will be shared with the Members of Council and the appropriate City staff members.
  • During Council Meetings there is an agenda item called "Adoption of the Agenda." At this time, the title of each item of correspondence and who it is from will be identified as additional correspondence.
  • The additional items of correspondence will be listed in the minutes for the Council Meeting and form part of the official record.

Be a Good Neighbour

We recognize that not everyone has access to all forms of technology. If you know someone who wants to comment on an item on the Council Agenda or General Committee Agenda, but doesn't have access to email, please consider emailing on their behalf.

In your email to the Office of the City Clerk, simply state the name of the individual for whom you are submitting the item of correspondence. We will then attribute that item of correspondence to the individual identified. 

Electronic Delegations at City Council Meetings

Physical delegations to City Council are not available at this time, as City facilities, including Council Chambers, are closed to the public. 

At this time, the recommended method for submitting information to the Mayor and Members of Council is through written corespondence. See the section above for details. 

If you would like to make an electronic delegation at this time, please review the process detailed below. Please note, as with any form of technology, there is always a risk for technical difficulties. Therefore, instead of making an electronic delegation, individuals are encouraged to submit written correspondence to the Office of the City Clerk, which will be shared with the members of Council and form part of the public record of the meeting.

Overview of the process for requesting to make an electronic delegation at an upcoming City Council Meeting

  • Electronic Council Meetings are held using Zoom. 
  • Requests for electronic delegations must be received three days in advance of the meeting. 
  • Requests will only be accepted using our City Council Electronic Delegation Application Form. The form contains more information on the process for making an electronic delegation.
  • All delegates are required to attend a test session with City staff prior to the City Council meeting.
  • Only those delegates who successfully attend a test session will be able to participate as an electronic delegate at the Council Meeting.

View our City Council Electronic Delegation Application Form for more information about the electronic delegation process or to submit a request to make an electronic delegation.

Contacting your Ward Councillors 

We also recommend reaching out to your Ward Councillors regarding any items of interest that you have may. Your Councillors can then advocate on your behalf at Council Meetings.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Use the table below to view agendas and minutes for City Council and General Committee Meetings.

  • Minutes are typically added 5 to 8 business days after meetings
  • The video module is not currently active. Please visit our City Council Livestream Archive webpage to view the livestream of previous Council meetings. 
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