Committees and Boards

Advisory Committees and Boards are long term groups established under various legislation or needs of the City. Task Forces are short term committees for specific initiatives with a specific end date. Members contribute to the development of policies, procedures and initiatives by working with Council to improve services and programs for our community. Visit our Applying to City Committees page to learn more about how to get involved.

All Committee Meetings are open to the public and all agendas are posted on the Council and Committee calendar.

Advisory Committees, Boards and Task Forces

Appointments Committee

The Appointments Committee is comprised of Members of Council. The Committee reviews and appoints members to City Committees, Board and Task Forces.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Figueiredo, Legislative Assistant

Brant and Brantford Local Housing Corporation Board of Directors

Brant and Brantford Local Housing Corporation is a private business corporation, incorporated under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario), to administer social housing in the Service Area.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Gauthier, Deputy Clerk/ Manager of Legislative Services

Brant County Board of Health

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Jo Ann Tober, Executive Director
(519) 753-4937, Ext 256
JoAnn.Tober@bchu.org

Lorraine Johnson, Executive Assistant
(519) 753-4937, Ext 243
Lorraine.Johnson@bchu.org

Brant, Brantford and Six Nations Impaired and Distracted Driving Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Brant, Brantford and Six Nations Impaired and Distracted Driving Advisory Committee is to recommend measures to Council that will reduce the incidence of impaired and distracted driving.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Figueiredo, Legislative Assistant

Brantford Accessibility Advisory Committee

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.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Figueiredo, Legislative Assistant

Brantford Airport Board

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.

For more information, please contact:

Jim Quin, Property Management Department

Brantford Cultural Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Brantford Cultural Advisory Committee is to give advice and recommendations to Council in respect of arts and culture in the Brantford community.

For more information, please contact:

Sara Munroe, Manager of Tourism and Marketing

Brantford Heritage Committee

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.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Gauthier, Deputy Clerk/ Manager of Legislative Services

Brantford Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation Board of Directors

The Brantford Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation Board of Directors is comprised of members of Council from the County of Brant and the City of Brantford.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Gauthier, Deputy Clerk/ Manager of Legislative Services

Brantford Police Services Board

The Brantford Police Services Board's mandate is legislated by the Police Services Act and can be summarized as the general management and setting of policing policy.

For more information, please contact:

Margaret Eves, Board Secretary
(519) 753-0113 ext. 2208

Brownfields Community Advisory Committee

The Brownfields Community Advisory Committee provides non-technical advice and recommendations to Council in relation to Brownfields issues.

For more information, please contact:

Tara Tran, Senior Policy Planner

Building Construction Process Review Task Force

The mandate of the Task Force is to review the continuum of the building construction process and provide recommendations for improvements to Committee of the Whole.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Figueiredo, Legislative Assistant

Business Improvement Area – Board of Management

The Downtown BIA could be likened to a neighbourhood association. We work together towards a main purpose of revitalizing and maintaining a dynamic local neighbourhood, and promoting the area as a business and shopping destination. Part of the BIA's role includes defining an identity for the local community, to further promote Downtown Brantford as a compelling and unique business area. One of our major goals is to encourage both local residents and others to spend dollars in Downtown Brantford, benefiting all businesses and residents in the area.

For more information, please contact:

Annette Wawzonek, DBBIA Executive Director
(519) 753-6644

City Accommodation Task Force

The City Accommodation Task Force was created to review and implement the necessary changes to allow for the moving of City Hall from its current location to the new location on Dalhousie Street.

For more information, please contact:

Charlene Touzel, City Clerk

City/County Liaison Committee

The City/County Liaison Committee is comprised of members of Council for the City of Brantford and the County of Brant to discuss concerns affecting both communities.

For more information, please contact:

Charlene Touzel, City Clerk

Code of Conduct Review Task Force

The Code of Conduct Review Task Force is reviewing and implementing Codes of Conduct for the City of Brantford as required under the Municipal Act.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Gauthier, Deputy Clerk/ Manager of Legislative Services

Committee of Adjustment

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.

For more information, please contact:

Julia Sippel, Council & Committee Services Coordinator

Control of Vicious Dogs Committee

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

For more information, please contact:

Julia Sippel, Council & Committee Services Coordinator

Cultural and Built Heritage Grant Programme Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Cultural and Built Heritage Grant Programme Advisory Committee is to analyze and make recommendations with respect to the Cultural and Built Heritage programme grants made to not for-profit cultural organizations.

For more information, please contact:

Sara Munroe, Manager of Tourism and Marketing

Downtown Incentive Program Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Downtown Incentive Program Advisory Committee is to analyze and make recommendations with respect to grants pursuant to any one or more community improvement plans where the grants relate to development in the downtown area, other than grants made pursuant to the Brownfields Tax Incentive Program.

For more information, please contact:

Nicole Wilmot, Manager of Policy Planning

Economic Development Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Economic Development Advisory Committee is to give advice and recommendations to Council in respect of the development and expansion of the City's economy. The Economic Development Advisory Committee shall serve as the City's Planning Advisory Committee as required under Section 8 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13 on an interim basis until November 30, 2017, or until directed otherwise by City Council.

For more information, please contact:

Kevin Finney, Director of Economic Development and Tourism Services

Environmental Policy Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Environmental Policy Advisory Committee is to give recommendations and advice to Council with respect to environmental policy issues.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Figueiredo, Legislative Assistant

Estimates Committee

The Estimates Committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding the City of Brantford budget. The Committee is comprised of all members of Council and typically begins meeting in October annually.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Gauthier, Deputy Clerk/ Manager of Legislative Services

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is a Standing Committee at the City of Brantford and reviews and makes recommendations to City Council regarding financial decisions of the City.

For more information, please contact:

Tanya Daniels, Deputy Clerk/ Manager of Licensing & Administrative Services

First Nations Liaison Committee

The mandate of the committee is to liaise with the First Nations to establish an open and constructive line of communication.

For more information, please contact:

Julia Sippel, Council & Committee Services Coordinator

Grand River Conservation Authority Board of Directors

A 26-member Board of Directors oversees the operation of the GRCA. The board approves policies, programs and budgets.

For more information, please contact:

Eowyn Spence, Executive Assistant
519-621-2763 ext. 2200

Healthy Brantford Task Force

The Healthy Brantford Task Force recommends new programs for the health and wellness of the community.

For more information, please contact:

Aaron Wallace, Director of Strategic Planning & Community Partners

Human Resources Committee

The Human Resources Committee is a Task Force of the City of Brantford Council and discusses human resource related matters and makes recommendations to City Council.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Gauthier, Deputy Clerk/ Manager of Legislative Services

John Noble Home Committee of Management

The John Noble Home Committee of Management manages the John Noble Home located in the City of Brantford. The Committee is run through the John Noble Home Administrator's office.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Miller, Administrator
519-756-2920

Joint City-County Committee to Examine Service Sharing

The mandate of the Committee is to examine a number of services that could be shared with the County of Brant to ensure cost savings and efficiencies.

For more information, please contact:

Heather Boyd, County of Brant Clerk
519-449-2451

Joint Use Agreement Task Force

The Task Force reviews the Joint Use Agreement between the City of Brantford, Grand Erie District School Board and the Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk Catholic District School Board.

For more information, please contact:

Julia Sippel, Council & Committee Services Coordinator

Major Services Contracts Review Study Group

The Study Group was created to review and recommend efficiencies associated with major service contracts for the City of Brantford.

For more information, please contact:

Charlene Touzel, City Clerk

Mohawk Lake District Working Group

The working group makes recommendations for the Mohawk Lake District for remediation projects, studies and consultation with the community.

For more information, please contact:

Tara Tran, Senior Policy Planner

Municipal Elections Compliance Audit Committee

The purpose of the Municipal Elections Compliance Audit Committee is prescribed by subsections 88.33 to 88.37 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, S.O. 1996, c. 32, Sched (the “Act”).

For more information, please contact:

Charlene Touzel, City Clerk

Municipal Sports Tourism Strategy Task Force

The Task Force was created to look at the potential for growing sports tourism in the City of Brantford.

For more information, please contact:

Julia Sippel, Council & Committee Services Coordinator

New Hospital for Brantford Working Group

The Working Group was established to undertake a review of the need for a new hospital within the City of Brantford.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Gauthier, Deputy Clerk/ Manager of Legislative Services

Parks and Recreation Task Force

The Task Force was established to discuss and make recommendations to achieve the goals of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

For more information, please contact:

Julia Sippel, Council & Committee Services Coordinator

Planning Advisory Committee

The Planning Advisory Committee was established under the Planning Act.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Gauthier, Deputy Clerk/ Manager of Legislative Services

Post-Secondary Education Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Post-Secondary Education Advisory Committee is to give advice and recommendations to Council in respect of opportunities for the growth and enhancement of post-secondary education within Brantford.

For more information, please contact:

Paul Moore, General Manager of Community Development

Property Standards Committee

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.

For more information, please contact:

Julia Sippel, Council & Committee Services Coordinator

Restoration of the Field Howitzer Cannon Task Force

The Task Force was initiated to review and restore the Field Howitzer Cannon located in the City of Brantford.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Figueiredo, Legislative Assistant

Shellard Lane Task Force

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.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Figueiredo, Legislative Assistant

Social Services Committee

The Social Services Committee is a Standing Committee of the Council of the City of Brantford established to review and make recommendations related to social services in the City of Brantford.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Gauthier, Deputy Clerk/ Manager of Legislative Services

Task Force to Investigate Mid-Size Performance Space

The Task Force was established to review the need of a mid-sized performance space in the City of Brantford.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Figueiredo, Legislative Assistant

Tourism Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Tourism Advisory Committee is to give advice and recommendations to Council which will help enhance the growth and development of the tourism industry in Brantford.

For more information, please contact:

Sara Munroe, Manager of Tourism and Marketing

Trespass Order Appeal Committee

The Appeal Committee is a quasi-judicial body created to hear the appeals made under Trespass Orders within the City of Brantford.

For more information, please contact:

Julia Sippel, Council & Committee Services Coordinator

Tri-Council Working Group

The Working Group is comprised of representatives of the City of Brantford, County of Brant and Six Nations of the Grand River to understand the operations of the three jurisdictions including culture, education, Council and sources of funding.

For more information, please contact:

Julia Sippel, Council & Committee Services Coordinator

Wall of Recognition Task Force

The Task Force recommends persons to be placed on the Wall of Recognition located at City Hall.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Figueiredo, Legislative Assistant

Vision Zero Road Safety Committee

The Committee was established to replace the Task Force to Reduce Vehicular Speed on Residential Streets and has a goal to achieve zero fatalities and serious injuries on the roadways of the City of Brantford.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Figueiredo, Legislative Assistant