Applying to City Committees

The City of Brantford has over 16 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.

Learn more about this opportunity and connect with us at 519-759-3330 ext. 6247 if you have any questions. 

How to apply

Every year, a number of citizen appointments to these committees and boards become vacant. To apply for any vacant positions, fill out an application form (print) or application form (online). Application forms are also available in person at the Clerk's Office and will be received until 4:30 p.m on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Applications can be made for multiple committees on the same form.

Current vacancies 

We are currently accepting citizen applications for all the following Advisory Committees and Boards for a four year term (2019 to 2022). If you are a team player who is interested in meeting new people, taking on a new challenge and committed to making our city a better place to live, work and play you may be a good fit for one of the following volunteer opportunities:

Active Transportation Sub-Committee
NEW - Active Transportation Sub-Committee

The Council of The Corporation of the City of Brantford is seeking volunteers to serve on the Brantford Active Transportation Sub-Committee.

Reporting to the Vision Zero Road Safety Committee, the Active Transportation Sub-Committee shall serve in an advisory role to provide recommendations and advice to staff and the Vision Zero Road Safety Committee with respect to human powered transportation issues (bicycling, walking, scooters etc.).

Some topics that the Sub-Committee will look to discuss:

  • The development and implementation of the City’s cycling network
  • Transportation Master Plan (Active Transportation component)
  • Road reconstruction projects
  • Advocating for safe cycling infrastructure
  • Facilitating safe cycling awareness and education

The Sub-Committee will also assist the City on becoming accredited as a bicycle friendly community as reviewed by the Share the Road Cycling Coalition.

The Sub-Committee is currently seeking members who meet the following criteria:

  • One individual from the bicycle retail industry
  • One senior (aged 65+)
  • Three members from the community-at-large (where possible, representation from the many geographic areas in the City)

Membership will consist of a 2 year term and members will be permitted to reapply.

The Sub-Committee shall meet every 2 months with specific dates and times for the meetings to be determined by the Active Transportation Planner and the Sub-Committee.

Interested applicants are asked to apply in writing with resume no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to:

Charlene Touzel, City Clerk
City of Brantford
100 Wellington Square
Brantford, ON   N3T 2M3
Fax: (519) 759-7840

E-mail Committee Appointments

Brantford Heritage Committee
No additional information
Community Advisory Board on Homelessness - Call for New Members

Brantford-Brant is one of the designated communities where the Federal government has made a commitment to maintain annual funding for housing and homelessness through Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy. Brantford-Brant is served by a Community Advisory Board (CAB), which is made up of representatives from local service providers, not-for-profits, private sectors, and individuals with lived experience. These partners work together to develop plans for ending homelessness in Brantford-Brant.

If you are interested in learning more about CAB, please review this detailed document. If you have any further questions, please contact Anthony Labatt at 519-759-3330 ext. 6247

If you are interested in becoming a CAB Member, please contact: CABapplications@brantford.ca

Community Saftey and Well-Being Advisory Committee 

NEW - Community Saftey and Well-Being Advisory Committee 

The Safer Ontario Act, 2018, Part XIII, Section 187 (the “Act”) requires that all Ontario municipalities submit a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (the “CSWP”) to the Ministry of the Solicitor General prior to January 1, 2021.   The Act stipulates that City Council must formally approve the creation of an Advisory Committee that will lead the development and implementation of the CSWP.

The mandate of the Community Safety and Well-being Advisory Committee is to support the development and implementation of a CSWP for Brantford.  This Advisory Committee will provide progress updates to Council, and make recommendations to Council regarding the goals, objectives and actions of the CSWP.  To assist the City in achieving a Council-approved CSWP, the Advisory Committee’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Identify the unique local risk factors that contribute to crime and victimization.
  2. Develop programs and projects to address these risks.
  3. Establish an evaluation plan to track and report measureable outcomes.
  4. Recommend a completed Community Safety and Well-Being Plan to Council prior to January 1, 2021.

The Committee is currently seeking applicants for 3 citizen members to sit on the Committee, which must include at least one senior citizen.

Appointments are made for a term to expire upon City Council’s adoption of the final Community Safety and Well-Being Plan, being a date prior to January 1, 2021.

Interested applicants are asked to apply in writing with resume no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 to:

Charlene Touzel, City Clerk
City of Brantford
100 Wellington Square
Brantford, ON N3T 2M3
Fax: (519) 759-7840
E-mail Committee Appointments

The Environmental and Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee

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 mandate of the Environmental and Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee is to:

  1. advise Council on environmental and municipal sustainability issues;
  2. assist municipal staff with any environmental and/or municipal sustainability related initiatives as directed by Council or requested by staff;
  3. conduct research and assist in the completion of such other research and inquiries as are necessary for the development and maintenance of a comprehensive integrated community sustainability plan, including but not limited to detailed strategies, goals, action plans, priorities and other pertinent matters;
  4. administer the City of Brantford Green Environmental Recognition Awards Program (GreenER) (the “Award) as approved by Council, with authority to select Award recipients to be recognized at a meeting of Council;
  5. promote and undertake educational, outreach and other activities related to the environment and municipal sustainability.

The Committee is currently seeking applicants who have qualifications and relevant experience, including but not limited to:

  • Awareness and interest in environmental and municipal sustainability;
  • Knowledge, skill, or experience in the development of:
    • Environmental or integrated community sustainability plans
    • Detailed strategies
    • Action plans, or
    • Environmental and sustainability priorities in a municipal setting
  • Availability to attend Committee and Sub-Committee meetings.

Interested applicants are asked to apply in writing with resume no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 to:

Charlene Touzel, City Clerk
City of Brantford
100 Wellington Square
Brantford, ON N3T 2M3
Fax: (519) 759-7840
E-mail Committee Appointments

To learn about upcoming meetings, view our Council and Committee Calendar.

Please email us with any questions about your application.