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Community Services Committee

For a list of committee members, please view the Board and Committee By-law.

Meeting dates and times can be found by visiting our Meetings of Council and Committees webpage.

For more information on this committee, please contact the Recording Secretary, Nicole Olmsted, at or 519-376-4440 ext. 1256.


This is a standing committee. Its mandate is to:

  1. provide advice and recommendations to Council on Community Services and Business Development policies, programs and services. Community Services includes the following Divisions:
    • Arena Operations;
    • Arts, Tourism and Culture (Events);
    • Building;
    • Facility Booking and Community Programs;
    • Parks and Open Space; and
    • Planning and Heritage
  2. implement and support the work of Council in achieving the vision, goals and objectives of the City's Strategic Plan; Official Plan; Recreation, Parks and Facilities Master Plan; Asset Management Plan; Cultural Master Plan; Investment Attraction Strategy; and other plans relating to Community Services;
  3. review, provide feedback and participate in City policy development in the areas relating to Community Services and Business Development;
  4. engage, support and work collaboratively with partners;
  5. support the development of new partnerships and leverage existing partnerships;
  6. review and provide feedback annually on work plans presented by staff, identifying clear and measurable objectives, supported by the City's operating or capital budget; and
  7. monitor performance in the area of implementation of work plans.

Key Reference Documents

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