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Healthy and Safe Communities Committee (renamed Emergency and Community Services Committee on December 19, 2018)

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About the committee

From February 15, 2018 to January 23, 2019 the Healthy and Safe Communities Committee replaced Emergency & Community Services Committee. On January 23, 2019, the committee name was changed to the Emergency and Community Services Committee.

Agendas, meeting minutes and reports for the period of February 15, 2018 to January 17, 2019, are available on this page. Documentation preceding February 15, 2018, or after January 23, 2019 can be viewed at Emergency and Community Services Committee.

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

  • Children s Services
  • Ontario Works
  • Neighbourhood Development
  • Housing Services
  • Lodges: Macassa Lodge and Wentworth Lodge
  • Recreation
  • Fire Services
  • Paramedic Services
  • Advisory Committees that report to the Healthy and Safe Communities Committee

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
    • plans for community facility infrastructure
    • the delivery of protective services including fire operations, fire prevention, corporate emergency management, and corporate radio communications
    • the delivery of emergency medical (paramedic) services
  • To consider and monitor program implementation and performance through staff reports
  • To consider recommendations of any Sub-Committees and/or Task Forces which report directly to the Healthy and Safe Communities 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

Committee type: Standing Committee

Lisa Chamberlain, Legislative Coordinator
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4605
Email: [email protected]

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

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