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Public Engagement

Our Commitment to Engagement

Public engagement helps the Town do a better job to serve our residents and our community and is key to open and transparent government. 

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Find out what's going on and how you can get involved. Subscribe to our various newsletters or the weekly wrap up e-newsletter to get the latest on news and events.  Or view our calendar to see what’s coming up.

Participate in Council & Committee Meetings

To learn more about participating in Council and Committee meetings, visit the Town's Engage with Town Council information sheet. 

Participate in Committee of Council Meetings

Individuals wishing to speak at a Committee of Council meeting can submit a Deputation Request Form. Please note: a maximum of two (2) Deputations will be permitted at each Committee of Council meeting.

Correspondence, Deputations and Public Comment Period at Council and Committee of the Whole

Individuals who wish to present or provide comment to Members of Council during regularly scheduled Council and Committee meetings have several options.


Correspondence addressed to Council is placed on the appropriate public Agenda. Personal information you choose to disclose in your letter will become part of the public record and your name will be published in the Agenda.

To correspond with a Committee of Council, written correspondence should be provided to the Executive Assistant Committees of Council including your name and contact details.


Individuals wishing to present to Council during a regularly scheduled Council or Committee of the Whole meeting must submit a completed Deputation Request Form to the Town Clerk within the prescribed deadline.

Ten minutes is allocated for each deputation. 

Decorum dictates respect for all opinions and individuals are reminded there is zero tolerance for coarse language and inappropriate behaviour.

To make a deputation to a Committee of Council, a Deputation Request Form must be submitted to the Executive Assistant Committees of Council. Please note: a maximum of two deputations will be permitted at each Committee meeting.

Public Comment Period

Individuals wishing to speak at this time do not have to register in advance with the Clerk's Office. Each individual is alloted three minutes to provide comment.

For more detail about presenting and/or providing comment to Council, see our Correspondence and Deputations page.

Calendar of Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings

Participate in Public Information Centres

Individuals wishing to participate in Public Information Centres can sign-up through the Public Information Centre Registration Form. Public Information Centres are held to inform the public about upcoming municipal projects and are a source of valuable feedback from residents and stakeholders.

Municipal Information Guide

The Municipal Information Guide provides important information about Town departments, services, facilities, resources, programs and general business.

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2020 Municipal Information Guide

Let Us Know What You Think

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Contact Us

Engagement Opportunities


Shawn Everitt
Chief Administrative Officer
519-599-3131 x234

Clerk's Office
519-599-3131 x232

Executive Assistant Committees of Council
519-599-3131 x306

Tim Hendry
Manager of Communications & Economic Development
519-599-3131 x282