Please Note: The following Committees are specifically Advisory Committees. For Council run Committees, visit the City Council section.
The Role Of AHAC:
- To identify emerging needs around affordable housing (supply, policy, resource development) and to sort and assign these needs (‘clearinghouse’ function).
- To use communications and consultation strategies for the better awareness of and commitment to affordable housing (housing affordability) needs and policies throughout the community.
- To influence policy development about affordable housing at all levels of government.
Arenas, Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
This new Advisory Committee is appointed by Council to advise and support the Arenas and Recreation Divisions of the Community Services Department and the Parks section of the Public Works Division of the Utility Services Department; and to advise and formulate policies for recommendation to Council on matters relating to arenas, parks, urban forestry horticulture, open spaces, and recreational use of trails; and recreational programmes, facilities and services. Composed of members of Council and community representatives, this advisory committee typically meets on the third Tuesday of each month.
Arts, Culture & Heritage Advisory Committee
City Council appointed the Arts, Culture & Heritage Advisory Committee (ACHAC) to advise and support the Arts, Culture & Heritage Division; and to advise and to formulate and recommend policies to Council on arts, cultural and heritage matters. This large advisory committee, which includes council representatives, broad representation from arts and heritage organizations, community members at large, and individual cultural workers, meets 9 times per year on the second Thursday of each month (except July, August & December).
Board of Directors, Peterborough Public Library
In accordance with the Public Libraries Act, Council appoints Council representatives, members of the public and representatives from stakeholder organizations as a Library Board to provide advice and direction to the operation of the Peterborough Public Library. The Board meets 9 time per year on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except for July, August, and December).
The Council for Persons with Disabilities was originally formed in 1989 in Peterborough. In 2002, the City Council recognized the Council for Persons with Disabilities as the 'Community Accessibility Advisory Committee' (CAAC), as required by the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2001). Peterborough was at the forefront in creating such a Committee before it was ever mandated by the government, and continues to be a leader in this area. New legislation was created in 2005 called the 'Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005', (or AODA). This new legislation takes the commitment to transform Ontario into an accessible society to the next step, with a 20-year plan for implementation.
The Committee is comprised of members from community volunteers, persons with disabilities, city council, city staff, service providers and stakeholders. The Advisory Committee also consists of eight (8) sub-committees, covering areas such as buildings, transportation, access awareness, children, finance, public relations, recreation and employment. More information is provided on the sub-committees under the appropriate heading.
Electronic copies of the City's Access Plan can be found directly on the CAAC page in various formats.
The Committee is made up of five members of the public appointed by City Council. The Committee holds hearings generally the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. The Committee considers a Report from City Staff on each application prepared by and Planning and Building Divisions together with the public input in response to the notice of the hearing published in the local newspaper usually two weeks in advance of the hearing.
Museum & Archives Advisory Committee
Council appointed the Museum & Archives Advisory Committee (MAAC) to advise Council and the Arts, Culture & Heritage Division on the management and regulation of the Peterborough Centennial Museum & Archives. Comprised of both members of Council, community members and several stakeholder institutions, it meets 9 times a year on the second Thursday of each month (except for July, August and December).
Peterborough Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee
Appointed by Council as a Municipal Heritage Committee under the terms of the Heritage Act, PACAC provides advice to Council and the Heritage Preservation Office on designations and built heritage matters. It also coordinates the City's annual Doors Open Peterborough event. It typically meets on the second Tuesday of each month.
Waste Management Committee
The joint Waste Management Committee consists of two City Councillors and the Mayor and two County Councillors and the Warden, who are appointed by their respective Councils. Their mandate is to review, discuss and provide direction on the joint waste management programs and operations, in particularly the Peterborough County-City Waste Management Facility. The Committee meets 4 to 6 times per year, or at the call of the Chair.