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Emergency and Community Services Committee

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About the committee

Effective January 23, 2019 this committee has replaced the Healthy and Safe Communities. All agendas, meeting minutes and reports from February 15, 2018 to January 17, 2019 can be viewed at Healthy and Safe Communities Committee.

To report and make recommendations to Council on matters relating to:

  • Social Development and Early Childhood Services
  • Strategic Services
  • Benefit Eligibility
  • Community Programs
  • Employment and Income Support
  • Social Housing and Homelessness
  • Homes for the Aged: Macassa Lodge and Wentworth Lodge
  • Hamilton Veterans Committee (12-072)
  • Recreation
  • Fire protection, fire prevention, emergency medical services, corporate emergency planning & preparedness, and corporate radio communications 

Committee type: Standing Committee

Tamara Bates, Legislative Coordinator
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4102
Email: [email protected]

Committee membership

  • Councillor Esther Pauls - Chair
  • Councillor Nrinder Nann - Vice Chair
  • Councillor Tom Jackson
  • Councillor Terry Whitehead
  • Councillor Brad Clark 
  • Councillor Sam Merulla

Composition: Shall be comprised of a minimum of 5 or maximum of 8 members of Council. 

Specific duties shall include: 

  • To consider and recommend to Council on:
    • service levels for all direct and indirect services provided by the Department
    • policies governing service delivery implemented by the Department
    • procurement in accordance with corporate policies
    • asset management plans for all community facility infrastructure
    • the delivery of protective services including fire operations, fire prevention, emergency medical services, corporate emergency planning and preparedness, and corporate radio communications
  • To consider and monitor program implementation and performance through staff reports
  • To consider recommendations of any Sub-Committees and/or Task Forces established by Committee and Council which report directly to the Emergency and Community Services Committee
  • To receive delegations from the public and conduct public hearings as required by statute and Council specific to the mandate of this committee on matters under the Standing Committee