Emergency & Risk Management
Accessibility Advisory Committee
Wall of Honour
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 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 arenas, parks matters. Composed of members of Council and community representatives, this advisory committee typically meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except July, August or December).
Arts, Culture & Heritage Advisory Committee
The Arts, Culture & Heritage Advisory Committee (ACHAC) was established to monitor and guide the implementation of the Municipal Cultural Plan; to otherwise advise Council and City departments on arts, cultural and heritage matters relating to broader planning and capital project initiatives and to continue to advise and support the Arts, Culture & Heritage Division. This committee which includes council representatives, community members at large and a representative of the culture council, 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 government of Ontario has developed mandatory accessibility standards that will identify, remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities in key areas of daily living. The standards will apply to private and public sector organizations across Ontario. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005 was developed to achieve results in stages with Ontario being fully accessible to people with disabilities by 2025.
The Accessibility Advisory Committee is a Committee of Council mandated by the AODA. The Committee is comprised of nine volunteers from the community, including persons with disabilities and a representative from City Council. The Accessibility Advisory Committee shall advise and assist Council and staff in promoting and facilitating accessible City goods, services and facilities. This shall be achieved through the review of municipal policies, programs and services and the identification, removal and prevention of barriers faced by people with disabilities
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.
Joint Services Steering Committee
The Joint Services Steering Committee (JSSC) is composed of three (3) members of each of the Councils of the City and the County and those members shall be appointed for the term of Council. The JSSC is responsible for reviewing and approval of draft annual work plan and budget and recommend approval to the Councils of the City and the County including appropriate levels of staffing, and service levels for the various services to the respective Councils, and making recommendations to the Councils regarding various policy issues related to the operations of the services being delivered. The Joint Services Steering Committee meets on the second Thursday in February, June, September and October and when required.
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 stakeholder institutions, it meets 6 times per year on the second Thursday of the month.
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 as well as acts as an advocate on heritage conservation matters. It also coordinates the City's annual Doors Open Peterborough event. It typically meets on the second Tuesday of each month (except July, August and December).
Waste Management Committee
The joint Waste Management Committee consists of three City Councillors and three County Councillors, 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.