Advisory Committees

 An Advisory Committee advises council directly based on the mandate outlined in their terms of reference.

Accessibility Advisory Committee

You can contact the Accessibility Advisory Committee by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 0835 or by email at jbunn@london.ca.

The Accessibility Advisory Committee initiates and provides recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council through the Community and Protective Services Committee.

The Accessibility Advisory Committee (ACCAC) shall advise and assist "the organizations" in promoting and facilitating a barrier-free London for citizens of all abilities (universal accessibility), including persons with disabilities. This aim shall be achieved through the review of municipal policies, programs and services and the identification, removal and prevention of barriers faced by persons with disabilities.

The Accessibility Advisory Committee currently meet once a month on the fourth Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

Terms of reference
Role

While it is the legislative mandate of the Municipal Council to make the final decision on all matters that affect the Municipality, the role of an advisory committee is to provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council on those specialized matters which relate to the purpose of the advisory committee, to facilitate public input to City Council on programs and ideas and to assist in enhancing the quality of life of the community, in keeping with the Municipal Council’s Strategic Plan principles. Advisory committees shall conduct themselves in keeping with the policies set by the Municipal Council pertaining to advisory committees, and also in keeping with the Council Procedure By-law.

Definitions

"the organizations" refers to:

  • the City of London and may refer to the City's Agencies, Boards and Commissions, to be determined subject to the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA 2001) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA 2005) and its regulations. It is intended that the Accessibility Advisory Committee shall advise comprehensively upon issues for a barrier-free London which may entail forwarding recommendations to the City's Agencies, Boards and Commissions and/or other outside organizations;

"barrier" means:

  • anything that prevents a person with a disability from fully participating in all aspects of society because of his or her disability, including a physical barrier, an architectural barrier, an information or communication barrier, an attitudinal barrier, a technological barrier, a policy or a practice ("obstacle");

"disability" means:

  • any degree of physical disability, infirmity, malformation or disfigurement that is caused by bodily injury, birth defect or illness and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, a brain injury, any degree of paralysis, amputation, lack of physical co-ordination, blindness or visual impediment, deafness or hearing impediment, muteness or speech impediment, or physical reliance on a guide dog or other animal or on a wheelchair or other remedial appliance or device;
  • a condition of mental impairment or a developmental disability;
  • a learning disability, or a dysfunction in one or more of the processes involved in understanding or using symbols or spoken language;  
  • a mental disorder; or
  • an injury or disability for which benefits were claimed or received under the insurance plan established under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997; ("handicap").
Mandate

The Accessibility Advisory Committee (ACCAC) shall advise and assist "the organizations" in promoting and facilitating a barrier-free London for citizens of all abilities (universal accessibility). This aim shall be achieved through the review of municipal policies, programs and services, which may include the development of means by which an awareness and understanding of matters of concern can be brought forward and the identification, removal and prevention of barriers faced by persons with disabilities, and any other functions prescribed under the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA 2001), Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA 2005) and regulations.

The Accessibility Advisory Committee reports to Municipal Council, through the Community and Protective Services Committee. The Accessibility Advisory Committee is responsible for the following:

Duties required by the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA 2001)

Duties required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA 2005)

(a) participating in the development and/or refinement of the City of London’s MultiYear Accessibility Plan, which outlines the City of London’s strategy to prevent and remove barriers for persons with disabilities;

(b) advising the City of London on the implementation and effectiveness of the City's Multi-Year Accessibility Plan to ensure that it addresses the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to persons with disabilities in the City of London’s by-laws, and all its policies, programs, practices and services;

(c) selecting and reviewing in a timely manner the site plans and drawings for new development, described in section 41 of the Planning Act;

(d) reviewing and monitoring existing and proposed procurement policies of the City of London the purpose of providing advice with respect to the accessibility for persons with disabilities to the goods or services being procured;

(e) reviewing access for persons with disabilities to buildings, structures and premises (or parts thereof) that the City purchases, constructs, significantly renovates, leases, or funds for compliance with the City of London's Accessibility Design Standards (FADS);

(f) Consulting on specific matters as prescribed under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA 2005)

Other duties

(g) advising “the organizations” on issues and concerns (barriers) faced by persons with disabilities and the means by which “the organizations” may work towards the elimination of these barriers;

(h) advising “the organizations” on universal transportation issues and how to enable barrier-free access for persons with disabilities. Issues related to universally accessible forms of transportation, conventional transit and taxi services, specialized services such as Para-transit, sidewalk design (curb cuts), traffic signalization, etc. shall be considered;

(i) advising, consulting and reporting findings and recommendations to “the organizations” on matters related to the status of persons with disabilities. The Committee shall be informed on matters of government policy (municipal, provincial or federal) affecting persons with disabilities and shall inform “the organizations” about the impact of these policies on London;

(j) annually reviewing and recommending changes to The City of London's Facility Accessibility Design Standards (FADS);

(k) reviewing and making recommendations on barriers faced by persons with disabilities to existing facilities owned, leased, or operated (in full or part) by the City of London;

(l) reviewing public works policies and standards (sidewalks, snow removal, etc.) and advising “the organizations” on the accessibility for persons with disabilities;

(m) coordinating the immediate and ongoing dissemination of information in various formats to the disabled community, etc. and to the public at large regarding issues faced by persons with all types of disabilities and regarding the work undertaken by the Accessibility Advisory Committee; and

(n) supporting, encouraging and being an ongoing resource to “the organizations”, individuals, agencies and the business community by educating and building community awareness about measures (such as the availability of employment, leisure and educational choices) for improving the quality of life for persons with disabilities, through the removal of physical barriers, incorporation of universal design standards, and education to overcome attitudinal barriers to make London an accessible, livable City for all people.

Composition

Voting Members

A maximum of thirteen members consisting of:

  • a majority of the members (minimum 7) shall be persons with disabilities as required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA 2005). The Committee members shall be representative of gender, ethnicity and diverse types of disabilities wherever possible; and
  • a maximum of six members who may have a disability:
    • one member (parent) representing children with disabilities; and
    • five members at large, interested in issues related to persons with disabilities Non-Voting Resource Group Members from each of the following specific sector organizations;

Non-Voting Resource

Group Members from each of the following specific sector organizations;

  • Two representatives from the Boards of Education
  • One representative from the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA 2005) Regional Committee
  • One representative from the Employment Sector
  • One representative from the seniors’ community of London
  • One representative from the housing and development sector
  • One Health Care or Wellness Practitioner
  • One representative from the Multicultural or New Comers to Canada sector
  • One representative from Mental Health Sector
  • One Post-Secondary Student Representative

Staff Resources

  • Policy Analyst
  • Facilities Planning
  • Environmental and Engineering Services Department
  • Housing Division
  • Purchasing Division
  • Recreation Division
  • Dearness Services
  • Building Division

Sub-committees and Working Groups

The Advisory Committee may form sub-committees and working groups as may be necessary to address specific issues; it being noted that the City Clerk's office does not provide secretariat support to these groups. These sub-committees and working groups shall draw upon members from the Advisory Committee as well as outside resource members as deemed necessary. The Chair of a sub-committee and/or working group shall be a voting member of the Advisory Committee.

Terms of Office

Appointments to advisory committees shall, in all but one case, be for a four-year term, commencing March 1 of the first year of a Council term and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the first year of the following Council term. In the case of the Non-Voting Post-Secondary Student Member, the term shall be for one year, commencing March 1 of each year and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the following year.

Appointment Policies

Appointments shall be in keeping with Council Policy. Non-voting Post-Secondary Student Members shall be cooperatively nominated by the Fanshawe Student Union and the University Students’ Council, Western University.

Qualifications

Each voting member of the Committee is an independent representative to the Committee and does not represent the concerns of only one disability or group. The members of this Committee shall work together for the purpose of developing a common approach which is reasonable and practical.

Members shall be chosen for their special expertise, experience, dedication and commitment to the mandate of the Committee in promoting and facilitating a barrier-free London to persons of all abilities. Non-voting representatives from local resource groups shall be members or employees of the organization they represent. Non-voting PostSecondary Students shall be current students at either Fanshawe College, Western University, Brescia University College, Huron University College or King’s University College.

Conduct

The conduct of Advisory Committee members shall be in keeping with Council Policy.

Meetings

Meetings shall be once monthly at a date and time set by the City Clerk in consultation with the advisory committee. Length of meetings shall vary depending on the agenda. Meetings of working groups that have been formed by the Advisory Committee may meet at any time and at any location and are in addition to the regular meetings of the Advisory Committee.

Remuneration

Advisory committee members shall serve without remuneration

 

 

Advisory Committee on the Environment

You can contact the Advisory Committee on the Environment by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 0835 or by email at jbunn@london.ca.

The role of the Advisory Committee on the Environment is to initiate and provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council through the Planning and Environment Committee.

The Advisory Committee on the Environment reports to the Municipal Council, through the Planning and Environment Committee.  The Advisory Committee on the Environment provides input, advice and makes recommendations on environmental matters affecting the City of London.

The Advisory Committee on the Environment currently meet once a month on the first Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.

Terms of reference
Role

While it is the legislative mandate of the Municipal Council to make the final decision on all matters that affect the Municipality, the role of an advisory committee is to provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council on those specialized matters which relate to the purpose of the advisory committee, to facilitate public input to City Council on programs and ideas and to assist in enhancing the quality of life of the community, in keeping with the Municipal Council’s Strategic Plan principles. Advisory committees shall conduct themselves in keeping with the policies set by the Municipal Council pertaining to advisory committees, and also in keeping with the Council Procedure By-law.

Mandate

The Advisory Committee on the Environment reports to the Municipal Council, through the Planning and Environment Committee. The Advisory Committee on the Environment provides input, advice and makes recommendations on environmental matters affecting the City of London.

The Advisory Committee on the Environment is responsible for the following:

to serve as an advisory, resource and information support group to the Planning and Environment Committee, the Municipal Council, and its Committees as required, and to the citizenry to encourage and promote sustainable programs and functions such as the following:

  • remedial planning toward the clean-up of contaminated areas;
  • waste reduction, reuse and recycling programs;
  • water and energy conservation measures;
  • climate change mitigation;
  • to investigate such other aspects of environmental concerns as may be suggested by the Municipal Council, its other Committees, or the Civic Administration; and
  • to initiate and/or receive submissions and/or delegations regarding any environmental concerns and to report with recommendations to the Planning and Environment Committee.
Composition

Voting Members

Maximum of thirteen members consisting of:

  • Nine members-at-large;
  • One representative of the Environmental and Ecological Planning Advisory Committee
  • One representative of the Thames Region Ecological Association
  • One representative of an environmental and/or private sector interest group
  • One representative of the Industrial/ Commercial/ Institutional sector

Non-Voting Resource Group

One representative from each of the following:

  • Ministry of the Environment
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit
  • Thames Valley District School Board
  • London District Catholic School Board
  • City's Community Services Department
  • City Ecologist
  • City's Planning Division
  • Planning, Environmental & Engineering Services Department
  • London Hydro
  • Youth Representative under age 18 for a period of 1 to 3 years; it being noted that once this representative turns 18 they will be eligible to become a voting member through the usual appointment process
  • Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, University of Western Ontario
  • UWO Biotron
  • Two Post-Secondary Students - One from each of the University Students’ Council, Western University and Fanshawe Students’ Union

Sub-committees and Working Groups

The Advisory Committee may form sub-committees and working groups as may be necessary to address specific issues; it being noted that the City Clerk's office does not provide secretariat support to these sub-committees or groups. These sub-committees and working groups shall draw upon members from the Advisory Committee as well as outside resource members as deemed necessary. The Chair of a sub-committee and/or working group shall be a voting member of the Advisory Committee.

Terms of ​​​​​​Office

Appointments to advisory committees shall, in all but one case, be for a four-year term, commencing March 1 of the first year of a Council term and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the first year of the following Council term. In the case of the Non-Voting Post-Secondary Student Member, the term shall be for one year, commencing March 1 of each year and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the following year.

Appointments Policies

Appointments shall be in keeping with Council Policy. Non-voting Post-Secondary Student Members shall be cooperatively nominated by the Fanshawe Student Union and the University Students’ Council, Western University.

Qualifications

The representatives of the organizations must be members or employees of the organizations they represent. Other members shall be chosen for their special expertise, experience, dedication and commitment to the mandate of the Committee. Non-voting representatives from local resource groups shall be members or employees of the organization they represent. Non-voting Post-Secondary Students shall be current students at either Fanshawe College, Western University, Brescia University College, Huron University College or King’s University College.

Conduct

The conduct of Advisory Committee members shall be in keeping with Council Policy.

Meetings

Meetings shall be once monthly at a date and time set by the City Clerk in consultation with the advisory committee. Length of meetings shall vary depending on the agenda. Meetings of working groups that have been formed by the Advisory Committee may meet at any time and at any location and are in addition to the regular meetings of the Advisory Committee

Remuneration

Advisory committee members shall serve without remuneration.

 

 

Agricultural Advisory Committee

You can contact the Advisory Committee on the Environment by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 0835 or by email at jbunn@london.ca.

The role of the Agricultural Advisory Committee is to initiate and provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council through the Planning and Environment Committee.

The Agriculture Advisory Committee reports to the Municipal Council, through the Planning and Environment Committee.  The Agricultural Advisory Committee provides input on agricultural and rural issues as a major component of land use planning and development and provides liaison between agricultural and rural communities and the Municipal Council and helps to ensure that the City of London maintains a secure, economically viable agricultural industry.

The Agricultural Advisory Committee currently meet in January, March, June, September and November at 7:00 p.m.

Terms of reference
Role 

While it is the legislative mandate of the Municipal Council to make the final decision on all matters that affect the Municipality, the role of an advisory committee is to provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council on those specialized matters which relate to the purpose of the advisory committee, to facilitate public input to City Council on programs and ideas and to assist in enhancing the quality of life of the community, in keeping with the Municipal Council’s Strategic Plan principles. Advisory committees shall conduct themselves in keeping with the policies set by the Municipal Council pertaining to advisory committees, and also in keeping with the Council Procedure By-law.

Mandate

The Agricultural Advisory Committee reports to the Municipal Council, through the Planning and Environment Committee.  The Agricultural Advisory Committee provides input on agricultural and rural issues, including urban agriculture, as a major component of land use planning and development, and provides liaison between agricultural and rural communities and the Municipal Council and helps to ensure that the City of London maintains a secure, economically viable agricultural industry. 

The Agricultural Advisory Committee is responsible for the following: 

  • to solicit, coordinate and advise the Municipal Council, on issues and concerns of the City of London’s farming industry, agricultural organizations, community groups and rural citizenry;  
  • to assist the Municipal Council in the implementation of the Agricultural Code of Practice and the Farming and Food Production Protection Act, 1998;
  • to provide input on how agricultural and rural issues, including urban agriculture, can be incorporated into the goals and objectives in the development of the Official Plan;
  • to encourage public awareness and education of agricultural and rural issues, including urban agriculture;
  • to review studies, plans and proposals as may be referred by the Municipal Council/Civic Administration on agricultural and rural issues, including urban agriculture, and to provide comments and advice thereon;
  • to provide comments and advice on alternative solutions, approaches, plans or studies dealing with agricultural and rural issues, including urban agriculture, which are within the responsibilities of the Municipal Council;
  • to provide comments and advice on legislation, programs and funding from Provincial Ministries and other government agencies that affect agricultural and rural issues, including urban agriculture;
  • to initiate advice on agricultural and rural issues, including urban agriculture; and
  • to liaise with the County of Middlesex Agricultural Committee as required. 
Composition 

Voting Members 

Seven members consisting of:

  • four members-at-large and one alternate member-at-large •
  • one representative and one alternate from each of the following agricultural organizations:
  • Middlesex Federation of Agriculture
  • Christian Farmers Federation of Agriculture
  • Middlesex Soil and Crop Improvement Association 

Non-Voting Resource Group 

One representative of each of the following: 

  • City’s Planning & Research Division
  • City’s Development Approval Business Unit
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs 

  Sub-committees and Working Groups  

The Advisory Committee may form sub-committees and working groups as may be necessary to address specific issues; it being noted that the City Clerk's Office does not provide secretariat support to these sub-committees or working groups. These subcommittees and working groups shall draw upon members from the Advisory Committee as well as outside resource members as deemed necessary. The Chair of a sub-committee and/or working group shall be a voting member of the Advisory Committee.

Terms of Office

Appointments to advisory committees shall be for a four-year term, commencing March 1 of the first year of a Council term and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the first year of the following Council term.  

Appointment Policies

Appointments shall be in keeping with Council Policy. 

Qualifications

Representatives of the agricultural organizations or agencies should have special qualifications, interests and abilities, including the ability and willingness to devote the necessary time to the work of the Agricultural Advisory Committee. 

The members-at-large should possess special expertise, experience and willingness to liaise with the range of agencies, organizations and interest groups represented on the Agricultural Advisory Committee and members-at-large shall represent the interests of the broader community rather than a specific interest group. 

Conduct 

The conduct of Advisory Committee members shall be in keeping with Council Policy. 

Meetings 

Meetings shall be five times annually (January, March, June, September and November) at a date and time set by the City Clerk in consultation with the Advisory Committee. Length of meetings shall vary depending on the agenda.  Meetings of working groups or sub-committees that have been formed by the Advisory Committee may meet at any time and at any location and are in addition to the regular meetings of the Advisory Committee. 

Remuneration 

Advisory Committee members shall serve without remuneration.

 

 

Animal Welfare Advisory Committee

You can contact the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 0835 or by email at jbunn@london.ca.

The role of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee is to initiate and provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council through the Community and Protective Services Committee.

The Animal Welfare Advisory Committee reports to the Municipal Council through the Community and Protective Services Committee.  The mandate of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee is to advise the Municipal Council on issues relating to animal welfare within the City of London by conducting research, reporting on findings and making recommendations to the Municipal Council on issues relating to animal welfare for domestic animals, urban wildlife and animals for use in entertainment. Farm animals do not, however, fall within the mandate of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee.

The Animal Welfare Advisory Committee currently meet once a month on the first Thursday at 5:00 p.m.

Terms of reference
Role

While it is the legislative mandate of the Municipal Council to make the final decision on all matters that affect the Municipality, the role of an advisory committee is to provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council on those specialized matters which relate to the purpose of the advisory committee, to facilitate public input to City Council on programs and ideas and to assist in enhancing the quality of life of the community, in keeping with the Municipal Council’s Strategic Plan principles. Advisory committees shall conduct themselves in keeping with the policies set by the Municipal Council pertaining to advisory committees, and also in keeping with the Council Procedure By-law.

Mandate

The Animal Welfare Advisory Committee reports to the Municipal Council through the Community and Protective Services Committee.  The mandate of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee is to advise the Municipal Council on issues relating to animal welfare within the City of London by conducting research, reporting on findings and making recommendations to the Municipal Council on issues relating to animal welfare for domestic animals, urban wildlife and animals for use in entertainment. Farm animals do not, however, fall within the mandate of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee. 

Issues and initiatives relating to animal welfare within the City of London include animal control legislation (municipal, provincial and federal); licensing and other fees; public education and awareness programs; off-leash dog parks; adoption programs; spay/neuter programs; feral cats;  discussing and understanding animals in entertainment; and enforcement.   Typical duties of the Advisory Committee would include: 

  • advising on issues and concerns faced by animals within the City of London;  
  • advising on opportunities that have been identified within the community to improve animal welfare;  
  • advising, consulting and reporting findings and recommendations on matters from within the City of London and other jurisdictions that directly relate to the mandate of the Advisory Committee;
  • reviewing and making recommendations to the Public Safety Committee on solutions to improve animal welfare in the City of London;  
  • supporting, encouraging and being a resource to the Municipal Council and the Civic Administration; and  
  • serving as a forum for the exchange of information on initiatives and issues involving the various organizations that deal with animals in the City of London, the pet owners that have responsibilities for these animals, Londoners that must harmonize their daily activities with urban wildlife and London businesses that may have a role to play in fostering increased animal welfare activities. 

 

Composition

Voting Members 

A maximum of sixteen voting members consisting of:   One representative from each of the following four specific organizations:

  • Friends of Captive Animals  
  • London Dog Owners Association  

One representative from each of the following general categories: 

  • Wildlife Rehabilitator, including naturalists with either educational credentials or active involvement with wildlife through an organization  
  • Animal Rescue Group  
  • Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician  
  • Local Pet Shop Owner  
  • 10 Members-at-Large  

 Non-Voting Resource Group: 

One representative of each of the following will be available to attend the Advisory Committee's meetings when necessary: 

  • Planning, Environmental & Engineering Services Department-Engineering
  • Planning, Environmental & Engineering Services Department-Planning
  • Community Services Department
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit
  • Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
  • Ministry of Natural Resources
  • Two secondary school student representatives 

Sub-committees and Working Groups 

The Advisory Committee may form sub-committees and working groups as may be necessary to address specific issues; it being noted that the City Clerk's Office does not provide secretariat support to these sub-committees or groups. These sub-committees and working groups shall draw upon members from the Advisory Committee as well as outside resource members as deemed necessary. The Chair of a sub-committee and/or working group shall be a voting member of the Advisory Committee. 

Terms of Office

Appointments to advisory committees shall be for a four-year term, commencing March 1 of the first year of a Council term and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the first year of the following Council term.

Appointment Policies

Appointments shall be in keeping with Council Policy. 

Qualifications

Members shall be chosen for their special expertise, experience, dedication and commitment to the mandate of the Committee.  Interested candidates will have the necessary membership, experience, credentials and interest relative to the organization or category that they represent, including, but not limited to:

  • a range of background experience operating a domestic animal kennel, a veterinarian clinic, animal rescue program, breeding operation or pet supply store;  
  • experience with the unique nature of urban wildlife and its associated needs;  
  • a keen interest in animal welfare within the City of London;  
  • regard for the interest of all citizens, respecting that there are very diverse views on animal welfare; 
  • a commitment to working with all parties, including the Municipal Council, to develop a common approach which is reasonable and practical and considers the interests of all parties;
  • a knowledge and understanding of legislation applicable to animals; and,  • the ability to commit the required time to effectively carry out the Advisory Committee's mandate.
Conduct

The conduct of Advisory Committee members shall be in keeping with Council Policy. 

Meetings 

Meetings shall be once monthly at a date and time set by the City Clerk in consultation with the advisory committee. Length of meetings shall vary depending on the agenda.  Meetings of working groups that have been formed by the Advisory Committee may meet at any time and at any location and are in addition to the regular meetings of the Advisory Committee.

Remuneration

Advisory committee members shall serve without remuneration. 

 

 

Child Care Advisory Committee

You can contact the Child Care Advisory Committee by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 0835 or by email at jbunn@london.ca.

The Child Care Advisory Committee provides information, advice and recommendations to Municipal Council through the Community and Protective Service Committee on issues affecting early learning and child care of children from 0 years up to and including 12 years of age such as, but not limited to, special needs funding, resource centres funding, wage subsidy, childcare fee subsidy and health and safety issues, such as playgrounds.

The Child Care Advisory Committee currently meet 3 times a year on the fourth Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

Terms of reference
Role

While it is the legislative mandate of the Municipal Council to make the final decision on all matters that affect the Municipality, the role of an advisory committee is to provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council on those specialized matters which relate to the purpose of the advisory committee, to facilitate public input to City Council on programs and ideas and to assist in enhancing the quality of life of the community, in keeping with the Municipal Council’s Strategic Plan principles. Advisory committees shall conduct themselves in keeping with the policies set by the Municipal Council pertaining to advisory committees, and also in keeping with the Council Procedure By-law.

Mandate 

The Child Care Advisory Committee provides information, advice and recommendations to Municipal Council through the Community and Protective Service Committee on issues affecting early learning and child care of children from 0 years up to and including 12 years of age such as, but not limited to, special needs funding, resource centres funding, wage subsidy, childcare fee subsidy and health and safety issues, such as playgrounds.   

The Advisory Committee provides an opportunity for information sharing between Municipal, Provincial and Federal social service administrations and the child care community. 

Composition

Voting Members 

Thirteen members at large, representing the following sectors: 

  • Licensed Child Care Providers (at least seven members representing the current composition of multi and single site child care and early learning sector for children from infancy through 12 years of age, including representation from the French language child care sector and the Licensed Home Child Care sector)
  • Fanshawe Early Childhood Education Program
  • Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres
  • Informed Community Members 

Non-Voting Resource Group  

At least one representative of each of the following: 

  • Government 
    • City of London, Children’s Services  
    • Local School Boards – TVDSB, LDCSB, French Language School Boards 
  • Community Agencies: 
    • Middlesex-London Health Unit
    • Support Services for children with special needs 

Sub-committees and Working Groups 

The Advisory Committee may form sub-committees and working groups as may be necessary to address specific issues; it being noted that the City Clerk's office does not provide secretariat support to these sub-committees or groups. These sub-committees  and working groups shall draw upon members from the Advisory Committee as well as outside resource members as deemed necessary. The Chair of a sub-committee and/or working group shall be a voting member of the Advisory Committee. 

Terms of Office

Appointments to advisory committees shall be for a four-year term, commencing March 1 of the first year of a Council term and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the first year of the following Council term. 

Appointment Policies 

Appointments shall be in keeping with Council Policy. 

Qualifications

The representatives should be able to speak on behalf of the sector they represent. Members shall be chosen for their special expertise, experience, dedication and commitment to the mandate of the Committee.  Non-voting representatives from local resource groups shall be members or employees of the organization they represent. 

Conduct

The conduct of Advisory Committee members shall be in keeping with Council Policy.

Meetings 

Meetings shall be held three times annually at a date and time set by the City Clerk in consultation with the advisory committee. Length of meetings shall vary depending on the agenda.  Meetings of working groups that have been formed by the Advisory Committee may meet at any time and at any location and are in addition to the regular meetings of the Advisory Committee.

Remuneration 

Advisory committee members shall serve without remuneration. 

 

 

Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee

You can contact the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 4856 or by email at hlysynsk@london.ca.

The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee reports to the Municipal Council, through the Community and Protective Services Committee. The Advisory Committee serves as a resource, information gathering and advisory body to the Municipal Council on matters pertaining to safety and crime prevention in the City of London.

The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee currently meet 6 times annually on the fourth Thursday at 12:15 p.m.

Terms of reference

On March 26, 2019 Council approved the recruitment for Voting Members at Large for all advisory committees for the term June 1, 2019 to February 28, 2021, while Civic Administration undertakes the task of reviewing the terms of reference for all advisory committees.  Applicants that may otherwise meet specific membership criteria are encouraged to note this in their application.

Role

While it is the legislative mandate of the Municipal Council to make the final decision on all matters that affect the Municipality, the role of an advisory committee is to provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council on those specialized matters which relate to the purpose of the advisory committee, to facilitate public input to City Council on programs and ideas and to assist in enhancing the quality of life of the community, in keeping with the Municipal Council’s Strategic Plan principles. Advisory committees shall conduct themselves in keeping with the policies set by the Municipal Council pertaining to advisory committees, and also in keeping with the Council Procedure By-law. 

Mandate

The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee reports to the Municipal Council through the Community and Protective Services Committee.  The Advisory Committee serves as a resource, information gathering and advisory body to the Municipal Council on matters pertaining to safety and crime prevention in the City of London. 

The Advisory Committee is specifically responsible for: 

  • developing, encouraging and promoting activities and education programs for Londoners of all ages on safety in the community, such as (but not limited to) injury prevention, pedestrian safety, traffic safety, bicycle safety, water safety and fire prevention;
  • developing, encouraging and promoting activities and education programs for Londoners of all ages on the prevention of crime in the community;
  • initiating and facilitating such working groups as may be necessary to assist in the development, encouragement and promotion of safety and crime prevention programs and activities;
  • liaising, facilitating and working in co-operation with Civic Departments, other advisory committees of Council, Boards of Education, local Boards and Commissions, the media and any other organizations interested in the co-ordination of safety and crime prevention programs and activities;
  • acknowledging the action and activities of individuals and groups who are actively working towards developing community consensus on appropriate strategies for safety and crime prevention issues; and
  • receiving regular reports from the Neighbourhood Watch London Board of Directors and the Block Parent Central Committee for information purposes. 

The Advisory Committee may, subject to the availability of funds within its approved annual budget, make a grant or donation to community initiatives which meet the mandate of the CSCP, such as, but not limited to: 

a) injury prevention; 

b) pedestrian safety;  

c) traffic safety;  

d) bicycle safety;  

e) water safety; and

f) fire prevention.     

Composition

Voting Members 

Fifteen consisting of:

  • Five members-at-large
  • One youth representative between the ages of 18 and 25 
  • One representative of each of the following:
  • Thames Valley District School Board*
  • London District Catholic School Board*
  • Thames Valley Council of Home & School Associations*
  • London District Catholic School Council*
  • Neighbourhood Watch London - Board of Directors*
  • London and Area Council of Women*
  • Traffic Safety Education Committee (Safety Village)*
  • Child Safety Middlesex London*
  • London Youth Advisory Council (age of 18 or over) 

 *These organization may select an alternate to attend in the absence of the primary voting member.

 Non-Voting Resource Group 

One representative of each of the following will be available to attend Advisory Committee meetings when necessary:

  • London Police
  • Fire Prevention Bureau
  • Planning, Environmental & Engineering Services Department
  • Community Services Department
  • Neighbourhood Watch Office
  • Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit
  • London Public Library
  • London and Area Active & Safe Routes to School
  • Youth Representative - Thames Valley District School Board
  • Youth Representative - London District Catholic School Board
  • Post-Secondary Student
  • Emergency Medical Services organization 

Sub-committees and Working Groups 

The Advisory Committee may form sub-committees and working groups as may be necessary to address specific issues; it being noted that the City Clerk's office does not provide secretariat support to these sub-committees or groups. These sub-committees and working groups shall draw upon members from the Advisory Committee as well as outside resource members as deemed necessary. The Chair of a sub-committee and/or working group shall be a voting member of the Advisory Committee. 

Terms of Office

Appointments to advisory committees shall, in all but one case, be for a four-year term, commencing March 1 of the first year of a Council term and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the first year of the following Council term. In the case of the Non-Voting Post-Secondary Student Member, the term shall be for one year, commencing March 1 of each year and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the following year.

Appointment Policies

Appointments shall be in keeping with Council Policy. Non-voting Post-Secondary Student Members shall be cooperatively nominated by the Fanshawe Student Union and the University Students’ Council, Western University. 

Qualifications

Any person who has an interest in safety and/or crime prevention may be appointed as a member at-large. Members shall be chosen for their special expertise, experience, dedication and commitment to the mandate of the Committee. Only employees or trustees may represent the two school boards. Only members of the Neighbourhood Watch Executive Committee, the Block Parent Central Committee, the London and Area Council of Women, the Council for London Seniors and the Traffic Safety Education Committee may represent their respective body. Nonvoting Post-Secondary Students shall be current students at either Fanshawe College, Western University, Brescia University College, Huron University College or King’s University College. 

Conduct

The conduct of Advisory Committee members shall be in keeping with Council Policy. 

Meetings

Meetings shall be held six times annually at a date and time set by the City Clerk in consultation with the advisory committee. Length of meetings shall vary depending on the agenda.  Meetings of working groups that have been formed by the Advisory Committee may meet at any time and at any location and are in addition to the regular meetings of the Advisory Committee

Remuneration 

Advisory committee members shall serve without remuneration. 

 

 

Cycling Advisory Committee

You can contact the Cycling Advisory Committee by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 0835 or by email at jbunn@london.ca.

The Cycling Advisory Committee reports to the Municipal Council through the Civic Works Committee.  The Cycling Advisory Committee (CAC) will advise and support City Council in the implementation of the City's Bicycle Master Plan (BMP); the cycling component of the Transportation Master Plan (TMP); the cycling component of the Active Transportation and Transportation Demand Management; and the cycling component of the London RoadSafety Strategy (LRSS) program by:

  • reviewing the following for conformity with the objectives of effective cycling planning:
  • the role of cycling in transportation master planning studies and implementation projects carried out for the City of London;
  • the long-term capital plans for bicycle infrastructure and facilities;
  • area planning studies, secondary plans and Official Plan reviews.
  • publicizing the benefits and importance of the initiatives designed to achieve the objectives of the BMP, TMP and LRSS;
  • assisting in the development of new cycling policies, strategies and programs;
  • encouraging public participation in the initiatives designed to achieve the objectives of the BMP, TMP and LRSS;
  • advising on measures required to implement the City’s commitment to cycling;
  • recommending and advising on new cycling initiatives in the context of available approved budgets and under future potential budget allocations; and
  • assisting in monitoring the effectiveness of cycling facilities and support programs.

The Cycling Advisory Committee currently meet once a month on the 3rd Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

Terms of Reference
Role

While it is the legislative mandate of the Municipal Council to make the final decision on all matters that affect the Municipality, the role of an advisory committee is to provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council on those specialized matters which relate to the purpose of the advisory committee, to facilitate public input to City Council on programs and ideas and to assist in enhancing the quality of life of the community, in keeping with the Municipal Council’s Strategic Plan principles. Advisory committees shall conduct themselves in keeping with the policies set by the Municipal Council pertaining to advisory committees, and also in keeping with the Council Procedure By-law.

Mandate 

The Cycling Advisory Committee reports to the Municipal Council through the Civic Works Committee.  The Cycling Advisory Committee (CAC) will advise and support City Council in the implementation of the City's Bicycle Master Plan (BMP); the cycling component of the Transportation Master Plan (TMP)*; the cycling component of the Active Transportation and Transportation Demand Management; and the cycling component of the London RoadSafety Strategy (LRSS) program by: 

  • reviewing the following for conformity with the objectives of effective cycling planning:
    • the role of cycling in transportation master planning studies and implementation projects carried out for the City of London;
    • the long term capital plans for bicycle infrastructure and facilities;
    • area planning studies, secondary plans and Official Plan reviews.
  • publicizing the benefits and importance of the initiatives designed to achieve the objectives of the BMP, TMP and LRSS;
  • assisting in the development of new cycling policies, strategies and programs;
  • encouraging public participation in the initiatives designed to achieve the objectives of the BMP, TMP and LRSS;
  • advising on measures required to implement the City’s commitment to cycling;
  • recommending and advising on new cycling initiatives in the context of available approved budgets and under future potential budget allocations; and
  • assisting in monitoring the effectiveness of cycling facilities and support programs. 

*Note: All other functions of transportation are handled by the Transportation Advisory Committee.

Composition 

Voting Members 

Eleven members consisting of:

  • Two members-at-large, both of whom regularly utilize cycling as a mode of transportation in London
  • One representative from each of the following with an interest in cycling:
    • Transportation Advisory Committee
    • Advisory Committee on the Environment
    • London Middlesex Road Safety Committee
    • London Cycle Link
    • Thames Region Ecological Association
    • A Cycling Club with membership in the Ontario Cycling Association
    • Urban League of London
    • Chamber of Commerce with an interest in transportation demand management
    • London Development Institute 

Non -Voting Resource Group 

One or more representatives from the staff of the following service areas/organizations may attend committee meetings when necessary: 

  • Environmental & Engineering Services  
  • Planning Services
  • Development & Compliance Services
  • London Transit Commission
  • London Police Service
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit • One Post-Secondary Student 

Sub-committees and Working Groups 

The Advisory Committee may form sub-committees and working groups as may be necessary to address specific issues; it being noted that the City Clerk's Office does not provide secretariat support to these sub-committees or groups. These sub-committees and working groups shall draw upon members from the Advisory Committee as well as outside resource members as deemed necessary. The Chair of a sub-committee and/or working group shall be a voting member of the Advisory Committee.   

Terms of Office

Appointments to advisory committees shall be for a four-year term, commencing March 1 of the first year of a Council term and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the first year of the following Council term. 

Appointment Policies

Appointments shall be in keeping with Council Policy. 

Qualifications 

Any person who regularly utilize cycling as a mode of transportation in London may be appointed as a member-at-large. Other members shall be chosen for their special expertise, experience, dedication and commitment to the mandate of the Committee and must be members of the organizations they represent.

Conduct

The conduct of Advisory Committee members shall be in keeping with Council Policy. 

Meetings

Meetings shall be once monthly at a date and time set by the City Clerk in consultation with the advisory committee. Length of meetings shall vary depending on the agenda.  Meetings of working groups that have been formed by the Advisory Committee may meet at any time and at any location and are in addition to the regular meetings of the Advisory Committee. 

Remuneration 

Advisory committee members shall serve without remuneration. 

 

 

Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee

You can contact the Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 4856 or by email at hlysynsk@london.ca.

The Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee reports to the Municipal Council, through the Community and Protective Services Committee.  The Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee is to provide leadership on matters related to diversity, inclusivity, equity and the elimination of discrimination in the City of London.

The Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee currently meet once a month on the third Thursday at 12:00 p.m.

Terms of reference
Role 

While it is the legislative mandate of the Municipal Council to make the final decision on all matters that affect the Municipality, the role of an Advisory Committee is to provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council on those specialized matters which relate to the purpose of the Advisory Committee, to facilitate public input to City Council on programs and ideas and to assist in enhancing the quality of life of the community, in keeping with the Municipal Council’s Strategic Plan principles. Advisory Committees shall conduct themselves in keeping with the policies set by the Municipal Council pertaining to advisory committees, and also in keeping with the Council Procedure By-law. 

Mandate

The Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee reports to the Municipal Council, through the Community and Protective Services Committee.  The Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee is to provide leadership on matters related to diversity, inclusivity, equity and the elimination of discrimination in the City of London. 

The Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee (DIAAC) shall be responsible for the following:

  • to provide consultation, advice, report findings and make recommendations to City Council as necessary or at such times as Council may deem desirable, on matters of discrimination as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Code and matters related to diversity, inclusivity and equity in the City of London;
  • to work actively with police services, education, community groups, municipal organizations, social services, business, labour and government agencies in order to facilitate a stronger understanding of the needs of the City's (London's) diverse populations;
  • to advise the City in the development, maintenance and refinement of policies and practices that facilitates an inclusive and supportive work environment. This includes, but is not limited to, human resource policies related to recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion that provide equitable opportunity for members of London's diverse populations;
  • to initiate and participate in the development of new policies and programs or the refinement of existing ones, related to matters of discrimination, diversity, inclusivity and equity in the City of London; and
  • to be a source of information on community resources available to assist those who have enquiries regarding issues of discrimination. This includes but is not limited to complaints of acts of prejudice, racism and hate.  

 

Composition

Voting Members ​​​​​​

  • ten members-at-large
  • an individual who is primarily French-speaking  

 Non-Voting Members 

One representative from organizations within each of the following sectors will serve in the capacity of non-voting members: 

  • ethno-cultural and linguistic community organizations
  • police, justice and legal services
  • age-based organizations/services
  • health care services
  • educational institutions/organizations/services
  • immigrant settlement services
  • income support organizations/services 
  • employment-related agencies/organizations
  • faith-based community groups
  • LGBT groups
  • gender-based groups
  • aboriginal community groups/agencies
  • aboriginal community groups/agencies (Alternate)
  • persons with disabilities groups/agencies
  •  race, anti-racism or anti-hate groups/organizations
  • Two Post-Secondary Students - One from each of the University Students’ Council, Western University and Fanshawe Students’ Union 

Sub-committees and Working Groups 

The Advisory Committee may form sub-committees and working groups as may be necessary to address specific issues; it being noted that the City Clerk's Office does not provide secretariat support to these sub-committees or working groups. These subcommittees and working groups shall draw upon members from the Advisory Committee as well as outside resource members as deemed necessary. The Chair of a sub-committee and/or working group shall be a voting member of the Advisory Committee. 

Term of Office

Appointments to Advisory Committees shall, in all but one case, be for a four-year term, commencing March 1 of the first year of a Council term and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the first year of the following Council term.  In the case of the Non-Voting Post-Secondary Student Member, the term shall be for one year, commencing March 1 of each year and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the following year.

Appointment Policies

Appointments for voting members shall be in keeping with Council Policy.  Non-voting Post-Secondary Student Members shall be cooperatively nominated by the Fanshawe Student Union and the University Students’ Council, Western University.  Other nonvoting members shall be appointed in keeping with Council Policy.

Qualifications 

Any London resident who brings understanding, expertise and experience of the principles of diversity, inclusion and human rights may be eligible for appointment to the Advisory Committee as a voting member.  Organizations who fall within the stipulated sectors may submit the name of an individual for appointment as a non-voting member of the Advisory Committee. 

Non-voting Post-Secondary Students shall be current students at either Fanshawe College, Western University, Brescia University College, Huron University College or King’s University College.

Conduct

The conduct of Advisory Committee members shall be in keeping with Council Policy. 

Meetings

Meetings shall be once monthly at a date and time set by the City Clerk in consultation with the Advisory Committee. Length of meetings shall vary depending on the agenda.  Meetings of subcommittees or working groups that have been formed by the Advisory Committee may meet at any time and at any location and are in addition to the regular meetings of the Advisory Committee.

Remuneration 

Advisory Committee members shall serve without remuneration. 

 

 

Environmental and Ecological Planning Advisory Committee

You can contact the Environmental and Ecological Planning Advisory Committee by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 4856 or by email at hlysynsk@london.ca.

The Environmental and Ecological Planning Advisory Committee reports to the Municipal Council, through the Planning and Environment Committee.  The Environmental and Ecological Planning Advisory Committee provides technical advice to the City of London on matters which are relevant to the City of London’s Official Plan, including London’s natural heritage systems it relates to Environmentally Significant Areas, woodlands, stream corridors, etc.

The Environmental and Ecological Planning Advisory Committee currently meet once a month on the third Thursday at 5:00 p.m.

Terms of reference
Role 

While it is the legislative mandate of the Municipal Council to make the final decision on all matters that affect the Municipality, the role of an advisory committee is to provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council on those specialized matters which relate to the purpose of the advisory committee, to facilitate public input to City Council on programs and ideas and to assist in enhancing the quality of life of the community, in keeping with the Municipal Council’s Strategic Plan principles. Advisory committees shall conduct themselves in keeping with the policies set by the Municipal Council pertaining to advisory committees, and also in keeping with the Council Procedure By-law

Mandate

The Environmental and Ecological Planning Advisory Committee reports to the Municipal Council, through the Planning and Environment Committee.  The Environmental and Ecological Planning Advisory Committee provides technical advice to the City of London on matters which are relevant to the City of London’s Official Plan, including London’s natural heritage systems it relates to Environmentally Significant Areas, woodlands, stream corridors, etc.   

The Environmental and Ecological Planning Advisory Committee is responsible for the following: 

  • to provide advice on natural areas, environmental features and applicable policies which may be suitable for identification and/or recognition in the Official Plan;
  • to provide advice on the management and enhancement of the Natural Heritage System, including Official Plan Policy, Environmental Management Guidelines and other policies and practices;
  • to provide advice as part of the development of Conservation Master Plans for London’s Environmentally Significant Areas and in Subwatershed Studies;
  • monitor and provide advice on reports, projects and processes that may impact the natural heritage system, including Areas Plans, Natural Heritage Studies, Environmental Impact Studies (EIS), Subject Land Status report, Environmental Assessments, etc.;
  • monitor impacts and provide advice on all projects (including City lead) occurring within the Official Plan trigger distance for an EIS, regardless of whether or not the project includes a formalized EIS;  
  • to provide technical advice, at the request of the Municipal Council, its Committees or the City's Administration, on environmental matters which are relevant to the City's Official Plan or Natural Heritage System;
  • to assist in maintaining an up-to-date information base on natural areas and environmental features which are identified in the Official Plan and to monitor the condition of these areas on an ongoing basis;
  • to encourage public awareness and education on natural areas, environmental features and policies of the Official Plan which relate to environmental matters;  
  • to provide advice on any global, regional or local issue related to the long-term sustainability of the Natural Heritage System; and  
  • to provide comment on any matter which may be referred to the Committee by Municipal Council, its Committees, or the City’s Administration.
Composition 

Voting Members 

Between seventeen and twenty-three Voting Members, including one member of the Advisory Committee on the Environment.

Non-Voting Resource Group 

  • City’s Ecologist

One representative of each of the following:

  • City’s Planning & Research Division
  • City’s Development Approval Business Unit
  • City’s Stormwater Management Division
  • Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
  • Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
  • Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
  • Ministry of Natural Resources 

Sub-committees and Working Groups 

The Advisory Committee may form sub-committees and working groups as may be necessary to address specific issues; it being noted that the City Clerk's office does not provide secretariat support to these sub-committees or groups. These sub-committees and working groups shall draw upon members from the Advisory Committee as well as outside resource members as deemed necessary. The Chair of a sub-committee and/or working group shall be a voting member of the Advisory Committee.

Term of Office

Appointments to advisory committees shall be for a four-year term, commencing March 1 of the first year of a Council term and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the first year of the following Council term.

Appointment Policies

Appointments shall be in keeping with Council Policy

Qualifications

Members are appointed to serve as individuals and shall not represent a specific interest group or agency.  Members shall be chosen based on their interest, experience, availability, academic qualifications and expertise they possess in disciplines that will assist in carrying of the mandate of the Committee. Areas of expertise may include, but is not limited to the following: Biology Ornithology, Geology, Botany, Zoology, Landscape Architecture, Forestry, Ecology, Resource Management, Hydrology, Geography, Environmental Planning, Limnology and Natural History.  Applicants without the above-noted technical background may also be considered.  Non-voting representatives from local resource groups shall be members or employees of the organization they represent.

Conduct

The conduct of Advisory Committee members shall be in keeping with Council Policy

Meetings

Meetings shall be once monthly at a date and time set by the City Clerk in consultation with the advisory committee. Length of meetings shall vary depending on the agenda.  Meetings of working groups that have been formed by the Advisory Committee may meet at any time and at any location and are in addition to the regular meetings of the Advisory Committee. 

Remuneration

Advisory committee members shall serve without remuneration.

 

 

London Advisory Committee on Heritage

You can contact the Advisory Committee on the Environment by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 0835 or by email at jbunn@london.ca.

The London Advisory Committee on Heritage reports to the Municipal Council, through the Planning and Environment Committee.  The purpose of the London Advisory Committee on Heritage is to lead London in the conservation of its heritage through planning, education and stewardship, and to advise the City of London on the conservation of heritage resources in the community.

The London Advisory Committee on Heritage currently meet once a month on the second Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Terms of reference
Role

While it is the legislative mandate of the Municipal Council to make the final decision on all matters that affect the Municipality, the role of an advisory committee is to provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council on those specialized matters which relate to the purpose of the advisory committee, to facilitate public input to Municipal Council on programs and ideas and to assist in enhancing the quality of life of the community, in keeping with the Municipal Council’s Strategic Plan principles. Advisory committees shall conduct themselves in keeping with the policies set by the Municipal Council pertaining to advisory committees, and also in keeping with the Council Procedural By-law.

Mandate 

The London Advisory Committee on Heritage shall serve as the City’s municipal heritage committee, pursuant to Section 28 of the Ontario Heritage Act. As part of their decision making process, Municipal Council shall consult with the London Advisory Committee on Heritage in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, as specified through the passing of a by-law or policy, or as set out in this mandate.

The London Advisory Committee on Heritage reports to the Municipal Council, through the Planning and Environment Committee. The purpose of the London Advisory Committee on Heritage is to advise the Municipal Council on the conservation of cultural heritage resources in the community and to guide London in the conservation of its cultural heritage through planning, education, and stewardship.

Cultural heritage resource means a human work or a place that gives evidence of human activity or has spiritual or cultural meaning or value, and which has been determined to have historic value. Cultural heritage resources include both physical and intangible resources, properties protected under the Ontario Heritage Act, built heritage resources, cultural heritage landscapes, archaeological resources, paleontological resources, and both documentary and material heritage. 

The London Advisory Committee on Heritage is responsible for the following:  

  • to advise Municipal Council within its capacity as the City’s municipal heritage committee;
  • to recommend and to comment on appropriate policies for the conservation of cultural heritage resources within the City of London, including Official Plan policies;  
  • to recommend and to comment on the protection, such as designation under the Ontario Heritage Act, of cultural heritage resources within the City of London;  
  • to recommend and to comment on the utilization, acquisition and management of cultural heritage resources within the City of London, including those that are municipally owned;
  • to recommend and to comment on cultural heritage matters;  
  • to recommend and comment on various planning and development applications and/or proposals which may impact recognized or potential cultural heritage resources;
  • to review and to comment on the preparation, development, and implementation of any plans as may be identified or undertaken by the City of London or its departments where and when cultural heritage issues may be applicable;  
  • to advise Municipal Council and comment on legislation, programs, and funding that may impact the community's cultural heritage resources;  
  • to assist in developing and maintaining an up-to-date information on cultural heritage resources, and to assist in the identification, evaluation, conservation, and management of those resources on an ongoing basis through the review of documents prepared by the Civic Administration and/or local community groups;  
  • to promote public awareness of and education on the community's cultural heritage resources;  
  • to provide a forum for citizen input and participation on cultural heritage issues in the City of London;  
  • to serve as a coordinating and review body for cultural heritage initiatives in the City of London by facilitating the development of partnerships and networks among all stakeholders;  
  • to work in cooperation with stakeholder groups, municipal departments, other government bodies, agencies, the media, and any organizations or individuals interested in the conservation of the community's cultural heritage resources; and,  
  • to appoint such -sub-committees or working groups as deemed necessary to accomplish the mandate of the London Advisory Committee on Heritage.  

 

Composition

Voting Members 

The London Advisory Committee on Heritage shall consist of a minimum of five members to a maximum of fifteen members. Appointments to the London Advisory Committee on Heritage may include the following: 

  • Three members at large;
  • One representative from a Youth-Oriented Organization (ie. ACO NextGen); and,
  • Where possible, appointments to LACH may include a representative of the following broad sectors or spheres of interest:  
    • Built Heritage (Architectural Conservancy Ontario London); • Local History (London & Middlesex Historical Society); 
    • Archaeology/Anthropology (Ontario Archaeological Society, London Chapter);
    • Natural Heritage (Nature London);
    • Movable Heritage – Archives, (Archives Association of Ontario);  
    • Movable Heritage – Museums & Galleries;
    • Neighbourhoods (Urban League of London);
    • Development Community (London Home Builders Association/London Development Institute);  
    • London and area Planning Consultants;
    • Representative of the Indigenous Population; and
    • London Society of Architects. 

Should it not be possible to represent a sector or sphere of interest on LACH after consultation with other heritage organizations in the respective sector, member at large appointments may increase.    Non-Voting Resource Group  

Representative of each of the following:

  • Heritage Planner(s)/City’s Planning Division;
  • Culture Office;
  • One Post-Secondary Student; and,
  • London Heritage Council. 

 Sub-committees and Working Groups 

The London Advisory Committee on Heritage may form sub-committees and working groups as may be necessary to address specific issues; it being noted that the City Clerk's office does not provide secretariat support to these sub-committees or groups. These sub-committees and working groups shall draw upon members from the London Advisory Committee on Heritage as well as outside resource members as deemed necessary. The Chair of a sub-committee and/or working group shall be a voting member of the London Advisory Committee on Heritage.

Terms of Office

Appointments to the London Advisory Committee on Heritage shall, in all but one case, be for a four-year term, commencing March 1 of the first year of a Municipal Council term and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the first year of the following Municipal Council term. In the case of the non-voting postsecondary student member, the term shall be for one year, commencing March 1 of each year and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the following year.

Appointment Policies

Appointments shall be in keeping with Council Policy.  

Non-voting Post-Secondary Student Members shall be cooperatively nominated by the Fanshawe Student Union and the University Students’ Council, Western University.

Qualifications 

Each voting member of the London Advisory Committee on Heritage is an independent representative to the Committee and does not represent the concerns of only one sector or sphere of interest. The members of the London Advisory Committee on Heritage shall work together fulfill the mandate of this advisory committee.    Members shall be chosen for their special expertise, experience, dedication, and commitment to the mandate of the London Advisory Committee on Heritage.  

Non-voting representatives from local resource groups shall be members or employees of the organization they represent.  

Non-voting post-secondary students shall be current students at either Fanshawe College, Western University, Brescia University College, Huron University College or King’s University College.  

Conduct

The conduct of the London Advisory Committee on Heritage members shall be in keeping with Council Policy. 

Meetings 

Meetings shall be once monthly at a date and time set by the City Clerk in consultation with the London Advisory Committee on Heritage. Length of meetings shall vary depending on the agenda. Meetings of sub-committees and/or working groups that have been formed by the London Advisory Committee on Heritage may meet at any time and at any location and are in addition to the regular meetings of the London Advisory Committee on Heritage.  

Meetings shall not conflict with regular meetings of Municipal Council or the Planning and Environment Committee.

Remuneration  

London Advisory Committee on Heritage members shall serve without remuneration. 

 

 

London Housing Advisory Committee

You can contact the London Housing Advisory Committee by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 5417 or by email at daturner@london.ca.

The London Housing Advisory Committee reports to the Municipal Council, through the Community and Protective Services Committee.  The London Housing Advisory Committee serves as a resource, information gathering and advisory body to the Municipal Council on matters pertaining to housing in the City of London.

The London Housing Advisory Committee currently meet on the second Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.

Terms of reference
Role

While it is the legislative mandate of the Municipal Council to make the final decision on all matters that affect the Municipality, the role of an advisory committee is to provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council on those specialized matters which relate to the purpose of the advisory committee, to facilitate public input to City Council on programs and ideas and to assist in enhancing the quality of life of the community, in keeping with the Municipal Council’s Strategic Plan principles. Advisory committees shall conduct themselves in keeping with the policies set by the Municipal Council pertaining to advisory committees, and also in keeping with the Council Procedure By-law.

Mandate 

The London Housing Advisory Committee reports to the Municipal Council, through the Community and Protective Services Committee.  The London Housing Advisory Committee serves as a resource, information gathering and advisory body to the Municipal Council on matters pertaining to housing in the City of London. 

The London Housing Advisory Committee: 

  • provides a forum for the exchange of information on housing issues and initiatives and recommend potential responses and directions;
  • monitors and obtains information on the local housing market and identify trends and emerging housing needs in the community and recommend action where appropriate;
  • reports on and makes recommendations where appropriate on the need for housing for all sectors of the community including students, seniors, low income families, singles, emergency situations and for persons with special needs (including ex-psychiatric patients, developmentally and physically challenged individuals, victims of family violence, ex-offenders);
  • reports on legislation, programs and funding that affect housing from senior governments, CMHC and other government agencies or departments and makes representations and recommendations as appropriate;
  • reports on and makes recommendations where appropriate on all social housing policies or changes to the social housing delivery system;
  • provide advice and make recommendations where appropriate concerning affordable housing initiatives;
  • provides advice and makes recommendations where appropriate with respect to a comprehensive plan to address affordable housing initiatives, including recommendations for consideration during capital budget deliberations in accordance with Council's direction eg. recommendations of the Affordable Housing Task Force;
  • under the auspices of the Housing Mediation Officer, conducts educational programs, including the production of printed materials, directed at students, community groups, individual residents and landlords that will deal with issues related to student housing;
  • on behalf of the City of London, Fanshawe College and the University of Western Ontario, acts as the City Council's contact point for the Housing Mediation Officer (an employee of U.W.O.) and assists the Officer with advice, appropriate action and/or report information or makes recommendations to the Community and Protective Services Committee;
  • considers, approves and recommends to each of the funding partners the annual budget for the Housing Mediation Office; and •
  • reports on the ongoing activities of the Housing Mediation Office.
Composition

Voting Members 

Thirteen members consisting of: 

  • Nine members-at-large
  • Two alternate members-at-large • One representative of each of the following sectors:
  • Non-profit
  • Tenants • Private
  • Emergency Housing 

Non-Voting Resource Group 

One representative of each of the following will be available to attend advisory committee meetings when necessary: 

  • London Police
  • Planning Division
  • City's Fire Prevention Office
  • Housing Mediation Office
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (London Office)
  • London and Middlesex Housing Corporation
  • London & St. Thomas Real Estate Board
  • London Homeless Coalition
  • City’s Housing Division
  • One Post-Secondary Student 

Sub-committees and Working Groups 

The Advisory Committee may form sub-committees and working groups as may be necessary to address specific issues; it being noted that the City Clerk's office does not provide secretariat support to these sub-committees or groups. These sub-committees and working groups shall draw upon members from the Advisory Committee as well as outside resource members as deemed necessary. The Chair of a sub-committee and/or working group shall be a voting member of the Advisory Committee.   

Term of Office

Appointments to advisory committees shall, in all but one case, be for a four-year term, commencing March 1 of the first year of a Council term and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the first year of the following Council term.  In the case of the Non-Voting Post-Secondary Student Member, the term shall be for one year, commencing March 1 of each year and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the following year. 

Appointment Policies 

Appointments shall be in keeping with Council Policy.  Non-voting Post-Secondary Student Members shall be cooperatively nominated by the Fanshawe Student Union and the University Students’ Council, Western University. 

Qualifications

Any person who has a general interest in housing may be appointed as a member-at large.

Only members of the various housing related associations, sectors and organizations cited in the composition of the Advisory Committee may represent their respective body or sector.  Members shall be chosen for their special expertise, experience, dedication and commitment to the mandate of the Committee.  Non-voting representatives from local resource groups shall be members or employees of the organization they  represent.  Non-voting Post-Secondary Students shall be current students at either Fanshawe College, Western University, Brescia University College, Huron University College or King’s University College. 

Conduct 

The conduct of Advisory Committee members shall be in keeping with Council Policy. 

Meetings

Meetings shall be once monthly at a date and time set by the City Clerk in consultation with the advisory committee. Length of meetings shall vary depending on the agenda.  Meetings of working groups that have been formed by the Advisory Committee may meet at any time and at any location and are in addition to the regular meetings of the Advisory Committee.

Remuneration

Advisory committee members shall serve without remuneration. 

 

 

Transportation Advisory Committee

You can contact the Transportation Advisory Committee by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 0835 or by email at jbunn@london.ca.

The Transportation Advisory Committee reports to the Municipal Council, through the Civic Works Committee.  The Transportation Advisory Committee will advise and support City Council in the implementation of the City's current and future Transportation Plan.

The Transportation Advisory Committee currently meet once a month on the 4th Tuesday at 12:15 p.m.

Terms of reference
Role

While it is the legislative mandate of the Municipal Council to make the final decision on all matters that affect the Municipality, the role of an advisory committee is to provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council on those specialized matters which relate to the purpose of the advisory committee, to facilitate public input to City Council on programs and ideas and to assist in enhancing the quality of life of the community, in keeping with the Municipal Council’s Strategic Plan principles. Advisory committees shall conduct themselves in keeping with the policies set by the Municipal Council pertaining to advisory committees, and also in keeping with the Council Procedure By-law.

Mandate 

The Transportation Advisory Committee reports to the Municipal Council through the Civic Works Committee.  The Transportation Advisory Committee will advise and support City Council in the implementation of the City's Transportation Master Plan (TMP), including the Active Transportation and Transportation Demand Management (with the exception of the cycling components of these City plans and programs*), and the London Road Safety Strategy (LRSS) aspects by:

  • reviewing the following for conformity with the objectives of effective transportation planning:
    • transportation master planning studies and implementation projects carried out for the City of London;
    • the long term capital plans for pedestrians, transit, road and parking facilities;
    • significant land use plans that affect transportation matters;
    • Area Planning Studies, Secondary Plans and Official Plan Reviews.
  • publicizing the benefits and importance of the initiatives designed to achieve the objectives of the TMP and LRSS;
  • assisting the development of new active transportation and transportation demand management policies, strategies and programs;
  • encouraging public participation in the initiatives designed to achieve the objectives of the TMP and LRSS;
  • advising on measures required to implement the City’s commitment to active transportation;
  • recommending and advising on new transportation planning initiatives in the context of available approved budgets and under future potential budget allocations; and  
  • assist in monitoring the effectiveness of active transportation facilities and support programs. 

*Note: The cycling functions of transportation mobility are handled by the Cycling Advisory Committee.

Composition

Voting Members 

Thirteen members consisting of:

  • Four members-at-large
  • One representative from each of the following:
    • Cycling Advisory Committee
    • Advisory Committee on the Environment
    • Community Safety & Crime Prevention Advisory Committee
    • Accessibility Advisory Committee
    • London Middlesex Road Safety Committee
    • Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)
    • Urban League of London 
    • Chamber of Commerce representative (preferably with an interest in transportation demand management)
    • London Development Institute

Non-Voting Resource Group 

One, or more representatives from the staff of the following service areas/organizations will be available to attend committee meetings when necessary:

  • Environmental & Engineering Services  
  • Planning Services
  • Development & Compliance Services
  • London Transit Commission
  • London Police Service
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit
  • One Post-Secondary Student 

Sub-committees and Working Groups 

The Advisory Committee may form sub-committees and working groups as may be necessary to address specific issues; it being noted that the City Clerk's office does not provide secretariat support to these sub-committees or groups. These sub-committees and working groups shall draw upon members from the Advisory Committee as well as outside resource members as deemed necessary. The Chair of a sub-committee and/or working group shall be a voting member of the Advisory Committee.

Term of Office

Appointments to advisory committees shall be for a four-year term, commencing March 1 of the first year of a Council term and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the first year of the following Council term.   

Appointment Policies

Appointments shall be in keeping with Council Policy.

Qualifications

Any person who has a general interest in transportation issues may be appointed as a member-at-large. Members shall be chosen for their special expertise, experience, dedication and commitment to the mandate of the Committee.  The representatives must be members of the organizations they represent.

Conduct

The conduct of Advisory Committee members shall be in keeping with Council Policy.   

Meetings

Meetings shall be once monthly at a date and time set by the City Clerk in consultation with the advisory committee. Length of meetings shall vary depending on the agenda.  Meetings of working groups that have been formed by the Advisory Committee may meet at any time and at any location and are in addition to the regular meetings of the Advisory Committee. 

Remuneration 

Advisory committee members shall serve without remuneration. 

 

 

Trees and Forests Advisory Committee

You can contact the Trees and Forests Advisory Committee by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 4856 or by email at hlysynsk@london.ca.

The Trees and Forests Advisory Committee serves as a resource and information support group to the Planning and Environment Committee, the Municipal Council, and its Committees as required.  The Trees and Forests Advisory Committee implements London’s Urban Forest Strategy through Planning & Protection; Planting & Renewal; and Management & Maintenance.

The Trees and Forests Advisory Committee currently meet once a month on the fourth Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.

Terms of reference
Role

While it is the legislative mandate of the Municipal Council to make the final decision on all matters that affect the Municipality, the role of an advisory committee is to provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council on those specialized matters which relate to the purpose of the advisory committee, to facilitate public input to City Council on programs and ideas and to assist in enhancing the quality of life of the community, in keeping with the Municipal Council’s Strategic Plan principles. Advisory committees shall conduct themselves in keeping with the policies set by the Municipal Council pertaining to advisory committees, and also in keeping with the Council Procedure By-law

Mandate 

The Trees and Forests Advisory Committee serves as a resource and information support group to the Planning and Environment Committee, the Municipal Council, and its Committees as required, and to the citizenry and provides advice on the following matters: 

the formation and implementation of London's Urban Forest Strategy through three main areas:    Planning and Protection

  • provide advice on the development and monitoring of London's Urban Forest Strategy;
  • provide advice on City’s policies, by-laws and guidelines which effects trees;  
  • work with the City's Corporate Communications Division and the Culture Office to publicize the benefits and importance of the initiatives designed to achieve the objectives of the Municipal Council through such vehicles as the Urban Forest Strategy and the Creative City Committee; and  
  • provide advice concerning the co-ordination of London's efforts with adjacent municipalities with a view to maximizing the retention of existing trees, woodlands and natural areas to maximize the retention of existing trees, woodlands and natural areas. 

Planting and Renewal

  • encourage public participation in initiatives designed to achieve the objectives of the Municipal Council as identified in the Urban Forest Strategy;  
  • provide advice on the expansion and advertisement of City and community programs to support community planting initiatives;  
  • encourage the expansion of annual tree planting programs (parks, natural areas and streets) to meet demand;  
  • work with the Civic Administration to pursue opportunities for federal, provincial and corporate funding for tree planting initiatives; and  
  • provide advice in support of the City’s Role in its 10 year partnership undertaking ‘Million Tree Challenge’.

Management and Maintenance

  • provide advice on the development of a comprehensive plan for tree and forest management city-wide;  
  • support the retention and health of trees on private lands; and  
  • educate and build awareness of best practices for the maintenance and management of trees;
  • to investigate such other aspects of environmental concerns as may be suggested by the Municipal Council, its other Committees, or the Civic Administration. 
Composition

Voting Members 

Maximum of thirteen members consisting of:

  • Five members-at-large with related expertise
    • One representative from each of the following:
    • A representative of the Environmental and Ecological Planning Advisory Committee
    • A representative with forestry expertise
    • A local business association or tree-related business
    • An active community planting group
    • A representative of the Urban League of London
    • A representative of the University of Western Ontario with related expertise
    • A representative of Fanshawe College with related expertise
    • A representative of the Middlesex-London Health Unit
    • A representative of the London Development Institute/London Home Builders Association (jointly) 

Non-Voting Resource Group 

One representative from each of the following:

  • Ministry of Natural Resources – London Office
  • City's Community Services Department
  • City Ecologist • Urban Forester
  • City's Planning Division
  • Planning, Environmental and Engineering Services Department • London Hydro
  • Upper Thames Valley Conservation Authority
  • City Manager’s Office 

Sub-committees and Working Groups 

The Advisory Committee may form sub-committees and working groups as may be necessary to address specific issues; it being noted that the City Clerk's office does not provide secretariat support to these sub-committees or groups. These sub-committees and working groups shall draw upon members from the Advisory Committee as well as outside resource members as deemed necessary. The Chair of a sub-committee and/or working group shall be a voting member of the Advisory Committee. 

Term of Office 

Appointments to advisory committees shall be for a four-year term, commencing March 1 of the first year of a Council term and ending on February 28 or, in the case of a leap year, February 29 of the first year of the following Council term. 

Appointment Policies

Appointments shall be in keeping with Council Policy. 

Qualifications

The representatives of the organizations must be members or employees of the organizations they represent. Other members shall be chosen for their special expertise, experience, dedication and commitment to the mandate of the Committee.  Non-voting representatives from local resource groups shall be members or employees of the organization they represent. 

Conduct 

The conduct of Advisory Committee members shall be in keeping with Council Policy. 

Meetings 

Meetings shall be once monthly at a date and time set by the City Clerk in consultation with the advisory committee. Length of meetings shall vary depending on the agenda.  Meetings of working groups that have been formed by the Advisory Committee may meet at any time and at any location and are in addition to the regular meetings of the Advisory Committee.

Remuneration 

Advisory committee members shall serve without remuneration. 

 

 

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