Applying to City Committees

The City of Brantford has a variety of Advisory Committees and Boards, ranging in scope from economic development to arts and culture and environment. A full list of Advisory Committees and Boards can be found on the Committees, Boards and Task Forces page.

How to apply

To apply for any of the below vacant positions, please fill out an application form (print) or application form (online). Applications can be made for multiple committees on the same form. For further inquiries, please email clerks@brantford.ca

Please be advised that if you are successful in the application process for any of the City of Brantford Task Forces, Committees or Advisory Boards, there is mandatory training that must be completed prior to the start of your term.

Current Vacancies

Vacancies will be posted as they become available.

Brantford Public Library Board

Council is seeking 7 Citizen Appointees.

Citizen Members are qualified to be appointed as a member of the Board if they are:

(a)  at least eighteen (18) years old;

(b)  a Canadian citizen;

(c)  a resident of Brantford; and

(d)  not employed by the Board or by the municipality.

Please see the Public Library Board Vacancy Notice for more information. 

Applications for the Brantford Public Library Board close on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

Brantford Accessibility Advisory Committee

Council is seeking 1 Citizen Appointee

The purpose of the Brantford Accessibility Advisory Committee is to act as the advisory body on matters related to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and universal accessibility within Brantford.

The full mandate of the Committee is available in Chapter 26 of the City of Brantford Municipal Code.

Applications for the Brantford Accessibility Advisory Committee close on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

Brantford Airport Board

Council is seeking 4 Citizen Appointees

The purpose of the Brantford Airport Board is to give advice and recommendations to Council in respect of the operation of the Brantford Municipal Airport.

The full mandate of the Committee is available in Chapter 26 of the City of Brantford Municipal Code.

Applications for the Brantford Accessibility Advisory Committee close on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

Brantford Heritage Committee

Council is seeking 4 Citizen Appointees

The purpose of the Brantford Heritage Committee is to act as a municipal heritage committee as permitted by the Ontario Heritage Act. The Brantford Heritage Committee is an Advisory Committee.

The full mandate of the Committee is available in Chapter 26 of the City of Brantford Municipal Code.

Applications for the Brantford Heritage Committee close on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

Brownfields Community Advisory Committee

Council is seeking 6 Citizen Appointees

The purpose of the Brantford Heritage Committee is to provide nontechnical advice and recommendations to Council in relation to Brownfields issues.

The full mandate of the Committee is available in Chapter 26 of the City of Brantford Municipal Code.

Applications for the Brownfields Community Advisory Committee close on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

Committee of Adjustment

Council is seeking 7 Citizen Appointees

The purpose of the Committee of Adjustment is to assume the role of the Committee of Adjustment pursuant to the Planning Act. Despite the fact that the Committee of Adjustment is named a committee, it is a Board.

The full mandate of the Committee is available in Chapter 26 of the City of Brantford Municipal Code.

Applications for the Committee of Adjustment close on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

Control of Vicious Dogs Committee

Council is seeking 4 Citizen Appointees

The purpose of the Control of Vicious Dogs Committee is to hear and decide appeals from orders to muzzle dogs. Although referred to as a committee, the Control of Vicious Dogs Committee is a Board. 

The full mandate of the Committee is available in Chapter 26 of the City of Brantford Municipal Code.

Applications for the Control of Vicious Dogs Committee close on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

Economic Development, Tourism & Cultural Initiatives Advisory Committee

**New Committee**

Council is seeking 5 Citizen Appointees who identify as individuals from any of the following interest groups:

  • Tourism sector business owners/operators
  • Industrial sector business owners/operators

  • Manufacturing sector business owners/operators

  • Small business owners/operators

  • Members of the Indigenous community

  • Members of Brantford’s post-secondary education community (students, instructors, professors, administrative officers, etc.)

The purpose of the Economic Development, Tourism & Cultural Initiatives Advisory Committee is to give advice and recommendations to Council in respect of a holistic view of economic development, tourism and cultural initiatives in the Brantford community.

Full Committee Mandate

Applications for the Economic Development, Tourism & Cultural Initiatives Advisory Committee close on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

Environmental and Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee

Council is seeking 5 Citizen Appointees

The purpose of the Environmental and Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee is to advise Council and make recommendations with respect to environmental municipal sustainability matters.

The full mandate of the Committee is available in Chapter 26 of the City of Brantford Municipal Code.

Applications for the Environmental and Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee close on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

Planning Advisory Committee

**New Committee**

Council is seeking 5 Citizen Appointees who identify as individuals from various segments of the community such as industry, commerce and labour.

The mandate of the Planning Advisory Committee is to give advice and guidance on land use planning matters to the Council of the City with respect to the development of a new Official Plan and Zoning By-law including any related comprehensive reviews of said documents as well as any City initiated technical amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law.

Full Committee Mandate

Applications for the Planning Advisory Committee close on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

Police Services Board

Council is seeking 1 Citizen Appointee

The Police Services Board is the legal entity and authority for the organization and is ultimately accountable for the proper conduct of the organization's business. The Board is further responsible for the provision of police services and for law enforcement and crime prevention, generally determined after consultation with the Chief of Police.

The Brantford Police Services Board consists of two (2) Council Members appointed by resolution of the Municipal Council, (1) Community Member appointed by Municipal Council and two (2) persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Applicants may be requested to submit a Police Records Check.

Please visit the Brantford Police Services Board Website for more information.

Applications for the Police Services Board close on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

Property Standards Committee

Council is seeking 3 Citizen Appointees

The purpose of the Property Standards Committee is to act as an appeal Board for property standards orders issued pursuant to the provisions of the Building Code Act.

The full mandate of the Committee is available in Chapter 26 of the City of Brantford Municipal Code.

Applications for the Property Standards Committee close on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

Southwest Task Force

Council is seeking 2 Citizen Appointees

The Southwest Task Force (previously the Shellard Lane Task Force) was created to work with City staff and consultants on the development of the Southwest Sports Complex in the City of Brantford.

Full Task Force Mandate

Applications for the Southwest Task Force close on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.