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The Town of Whitby encourages citizens to participate in their community by volunteering for one of our boards or committees. To recognize, promote and strengthen the sense of community, all Whitby residents are encouraged to become involved.


Who is Eligible?

Whitby residents, tenants or property owners, 18 years of age or older, are invited to apply.


Recruitment for the Town of Whitby Advisory Boards and Committee 2018-2022 Term

Whitby Council is currently accepting online applications from residents interested in volunteering for the following positions:

Advisory Committees

Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) (12 Vacancies)
The AAC meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (Appointments include staggered terms).
Active Transportation & Safe Roads Advisory Committee (ATSRAC) (10 Vacancies)
The ATSRAC meets quarterly on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.
Brooklin Downtown Development Steering Committee (BDDSC) (8 Vacancies)
The BDDSC meets quarterly on Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. as well as 2 joint meetings per year with DWDSC.
Downtown Whitby Development Steering Committee (DWDSC) (8 Vacancies)
The DWDSC meets quarterly on Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. as well as 2 joint meetings per year with BDDSC.
Ethno-cultural & Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) (7 Vacancies)
The EDAC meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:15 p.m.
Heritage Whitby Advisory Committee (HWAC) (11 Vacancies)
The HWAC meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Whitby in Bloom Committee (WIBC) (12 Vacancies)
The WIBC meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m.

Whitby Sustainability Advisory Committee (WSAC) (12 Vacancies)
The WSAC meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Local Boards

Ashburn Community Centre Board of Directors (6 Vacancies)
The Ashburn Community Centre Board of Directors meets bi-annually unless otherwise specified.
Community Connection Executive Board of Directors (9 Vacancies)
The Community Connection Executive Board of Directors meets on the last Thursday of each month unless otherwise specified.
Groveside Cemetery Board (6 Vacancies)
The Groveside Cemetery Board meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise directed by the Board.
Spencer Community Centre Board of Directors (7 Vacancies)
The Spencer Community Centre Board of Directors meets bi-annually unless otherwise specified.
Whitby Public Library Board (8 Vacancies)
The Whitby Public Library Board meets monthly, September through June.

Quasi-Judicial Committees

Animal Services Advisory Committee (5 Vacancies)
The Animal Services Advisory Committee meets as required at 3:00 p.m. Committee members will be paid a per diem per meeting.
Property Standards Advisory Committee (5 Vacancies)
The Property Standards Advisory Committee meets as required at 3:00 p.m. Committee members will be paid a per diem per meeting.
Committee of Adjustment (5 Vacancies)
The Committee of Adjustment meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Committee members will be paid a per diem per meeting.

Other Boards

Grants Review Committee (4 Vacancies)
The Grants Review Committee meets as required but generally once per month.


Open House and Application for Boards and Committees

Please review the meeting times above for Boards and Committees prior to submitting an application to ensure regular meeting attendance.

For more information on individual Boards and Committees, please see the List of Boards and Committees below.

An Open House will be held on November 15, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 575 Rossland Road East, for residents interested in learning more information related to a specific board/committee noted above.

Please note that you do not need to attend the information session in order to submit an application for appointment.

Applications will be accepted between October 31 and November 30, 2018. Applicants may apply to up to three (3) boards/committees. Whitby Town Council will consider the names of citizens who wish to stand for appointment in January 2019. To fill out an application, please follow this link:

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Boards and Committees Terms of Reference (ToR)

For more information about a specific board or committee, please review the board/committee Terms of Reference.


Volunteer/Remuneration of Members

As Board and Committee appointments are volunteer positions, members do not receive remuneration for participating.  Only appointed members of the Quasi-Judicial Committees (Animal Services Appeal Committee, Property Standards Appeal Committee, Committee of Adjustment, and Compliance Audit Committee) receive a small stipend for participation.


Boards and Committees Code of Conduct

The Boards and Advisory Committees Code of Conduct (By-law # 7246-17 as amended) identifies the expectations of members and establishes guidelines for appropriate conduct. Individuals appointed to Boards and Committees are provided with a copy of the Code of Conduct and are required to sign a statement to convey that they have read, understood and accepted the Code.


List of Boards and Committees

Advisory Committees

Local Boards

Quasi-Judicial Committees

Special Purpose ("Other") Committees


Board and Committee Agendas and Minutes

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