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Boards and Committees

Haldimand County’s Boards and Committees provide Council and staff with input on a wide variety of issues. The County welcomes residents representing diverse backgrounds to participate on local Boards and Committees.

Becoming a member offers a unique chance to volunteer your skills to the betterment of our community, meet new people, share your ideas, and develop your skills while addressing a common interest.

Haldimand County is currently recruiting members for numerous boards and committees. Applications can be submitted online (see below) between October 17th until November 30th at 4:30 p.m. For more information about each board and committee including terms of reference, member roles and responsibilities, please refer to the relevant tabs below.

The Agricultural Advisory Committee advises Council on matters, issues and policies pertaining to agriculture and agribusiness in Haldimand County, in order to sustain the vitality of the municipality’s economic base. The Committee meets bi-monthly on the third Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Please review the Terms of Reference for more details.

2022 Meeting Schedule

• January 19, 2022
• March 16, 2022
• May 18, 2022
• July 20, 2022
• September 21, 2022
• November 16, 2022

For more information on this committee, please contact opportunity@haldimandcounty.on.ca.

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The key role of the Business Development and Planning Advisory Committee is to offer advice and perspectives on what is happening within Haldimand County’s business community and provide feedback on the success of Haldimand County’s Economic Development and Tourism strategies. The Committee will provide input on the proposed annual divisional work plan as well as the proposed operating and capital budget to be submitted to Council for final approval. The Committee meets bi-monthly at 9:00 a.m.

2022 Meeting Schedule

• January 10, 2022
• March 21, 2022
• May 16, 2022
• July 25, 2022
• September 12, 2022
• November 14, 2022

For more information on this committee, please contact opportunity@haldimandcounty.on.ca.

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Please refer to the Committee of Adjustment Applications page for information related to Committee of Adjustment.

Committee of Adjustment Procedure By-law 2236/21

Haldimand County is pleased to have launched its first ever Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee. The Committee will serve in an advisory capacity to Haldimand County Council, Senior Staff and the Police Services Board on matters, issues and policies on promoting inclusion, respect, understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity within the community. Please review the Terms of Reference for more details.

For more information on this committee, please contact hrhelpdesk@haldimandcounty.on.ca.

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The purpose of the Haldimand Museums Advisory Board is to provide advice and recommendations to Council with respect to policy issues related to Haldimand County’s museums and artifact collections. Haldimand Museums are comprised of Edinburgh Square Heritage and Cultural Centre, the Wilson MacDonald Memorial School Museum and the Haldimand County Museum and Archives (Haldimand Heritage Centre).

For more information on this committee, please contact museums@HaldimandCounty.on.ca.

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The purpose of Heritage Haldimand is to assist and advise Haldimand County Council on the conservation of the community’s cultural heritage resources, in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, the Planning Act, the Official Plan and associated by-laws.

For more information on this committee, please contact cdp@haldimandcounty.on.ca.

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Please refer to the Police Services Board page for more information.

Please refer to the Library Board page for more information.

The purpose of the Seniors Advisory Committee (HCSAC) is to provide a forum for the exchange of information on senior’s needs, options and initiatives across Haldimand County. Participation on a HCSAC provides citizens with the opportunity to more actively engage in their local government. This works to strengthen community relationships and creates a mechanism for open and meaningful dialogue on municipal issues thereby enhancing the quality of life that Haldimand County seniors residents enjoy. Please review the Terms of Reference for more details.

For more information on this committee, please contact cdp@haldimandcounty.on.ca.

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The purpose of the Youth Advisory Committee (HCYAC) is to provide a forum for the exchange of information on youth needs, options and initiatives across Haldimand County. To provide youth with a better understanding of municipal structure and decision making. Participation on a HCYAC provides citizens with the opportunity to more actively engage in their local government. This works to strengthen community relationships and creates a mechanism for open and meaningful dialogue on municipal issues thereby enhancing the quality of life that Haldimand County youth residents enjoy. Please review the Terms of Reference for more details.

For more information on this committee, please contact cdp@haldimandcounty.on.ca.

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Application to Haldimand County Boards & Committees

Please review the descriptions for each advisory board and committee prior to submitting your application.
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