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Get involved in your community and join a committee or board. Learn about the different committees and boards that help govern the Municipality of Wawa and advise Mayor and Council on a variety of issues.

Join a Committee

We accept committee applications at the beginning of each council term following a municipal election, or when there is a vacancy before the end of the term. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Clerk's Department by email or call 705-856-2244.

Appointments to Boards and Committees

Boards

Algoma District Social Services Board

Algoma District Services Administration Board (ADSAB) provides social services and paramedic services to the District of Algoma.

ADSAB manages and delivers social programs through a combination of direct delivery and contracted services in the social program areas of Children's Services, Housing Services and Ontario Works.

ADSAB funding is provided from the province and the member municipalities. The provincial contribution is provided through service agreements or legislation for all programs while the municipal share is apportioned to the member municipalities utilizing the approved apportionment model.

Mayor Ron Rody has been appointed to the ADSAB Board.

About Algoma DSAB

Algoma Public Health

Algoma Public Health (APH) is a public health agency committed to improving health and reducing social inequities in health through evidence-informed practice.

They are governed by an autonomous Board of Health and have strong community partnerships throughout the Algoma district.

APH is one of 35 non-profit public health agencies funded by local and provincial governments. APH work with individuals, families and community partners to promote and protect health and to prevent disease.

Councillor Micheline Hatfield has been appointed to the APH Board.

Algoma Public Health website

Police Services Board

The Wawa Police Services Board is a Section 10 Board and serve as advisory body to the Superior East O.P.P.

The board consists of three members:

  • a member of Council
  • a member of the community appointed by resolution of council, who is neither a member of the council nor an employee of the municipality; and
  • a member appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Boards elect a chair and may elect a vice-chair

For more information about Police Services Board and their responsibilities, see the Police Services Act.

Councillor Robert Reece has been appointed to the Police Services Board.

Ontario Association of Police Services Board (OAPSB)

Agenda and Minutes of the Wawa Police Services Board.

Wawa Public Library

The Wawa Public Library Board:

  • shall seek to provide, in co-operation with other boards, a comprehensive and efficient public library service that reflects the community's unique needs;
  • shall seek to provide library services in the French language, where appropriate;
  • shall operate one or more libraries and ensure that they are conducted in accordance with this Act and the regulations;
  • may operate special services in connection with a library as it considers necessary;
  • shall fix the times and places for board meetings and the mode of calling and conducting them, and ensure that full and correct minutes are kept;
  • shall make an annual report to the Minister and make any other reports required by this Act and the regulations or requested by the Minister from time to time;
  • shall make provision for insuring the board's real and personal property;
  • shall take proper security for the treasurer; and
  • may appoint such committees as it considers expedient.

Councillor Pat Tait has been appointed to the Wawa Public Library.

Visit the Wawa Public Library website.

Public Library Act.

Appointing By-Law

Committees

Age Friendly Committee

The Wawa Age-Friendly Committee (WAFC) has a mandate to lead an age-friendly assessment of the community and oversee the completion of the Age-Friendly Community Planning Grant project. The Wawa Age-Friendly Committee has the following responsibilities:

  • serve as the age-friendly champion for the community by developing a vision, gathering momentum and encouraging action;
  • develop a coordinated approach between local government, citizens, service providers and community organizations to make the community age-friendly;
  • promote collaboration and involvement in the Plan development;
  • raise public awareness and interest in planning for an age-friendly community;
  • promote awareness of age-friendly principles to residents, local agencies and businesses;
  • encourage the community to view policies, projects and programs with an age-friendly lens;
  • work with the Wawa Age-Friendly Project Coordinator,
  • obtain formal local government commitment and public support for age-friendly initiatives;
  • monitor funding available for age-friendly initiatives, encourage local government or other eligible agencies to apply for this funding, and provide input on funding applications;
  • organize, promote and lead an age-friendly assessment of the community;
  • review the results of the age-friendly assessment and develop recommendations for priority actions;
  • oversee, promote and encourage implementation of the action plan and/or specific items in the action plan;
  • monitor changes to age-friendliness, with consideration of the impact on people of all generations and abilities; and
  • make recommendations to municipal council and staff on a regular basis to continue age-friendly initiatives.

Mayor Ron Rody has been appointed to the Age Friendly Committee.

Appointing By-Law

Cemetery Committee

The Municipality of Wawa Cemetery Committee has the following responsibilities:

  • to make recommendations to Council regarding the operation and maintenance of all cemeteries owned by the Municipality of Wawa.
  • to ensure that the operation of all cemeteries owned by the Municipality confirms to all Provincial legislation as well as all pertinent municipal by-laws.
  • to review and report to Council on matters referred to the Committee by Council, the Chief Administrative Officer or other committees.
  • to ensure that the issues presented to Council are clearly understood and fully reported on.
  • to identify methods to raise additional revenues for the cemetery operation.

Councillor Bill Chiasson has been appointed to the Wawa Cemetery Committee.

Appointing By-Law

Cemetery By-Law

Community Development Committee

The Municipality of Wawa Community Development Committee has the following responsibilities:

  • to provide advice and recommendations to Council on issues related to:
    • tourism;
    • economic development;
    • promotion and marketing;
    • community events;
    • cultural events;
    • special projects; and
    • any other related matter referred to the committee by Council or by the Chief Administrative Officer.
  • to receive and consider requests by individuals, organizations or groups on issues related to the matters identified in 3 (a) above, and to make recommendations to Council as the committee deems to be in the general interest of all the citizens of the Municipality of Wawa.
  • to review and report to Council on matters referred to the Committee by Council, the Chief Administrative Officer or other committees.
  • to ensure that the issues presented to Council are clearly understood and fully reported on.
  • to receive and consider applications for financial assistance through the Community Development Committee Project Fund from community organizations and groups. Upon review of the applications, the Committee is to ensure recommendations are presented to Council for its consideration.
  • to receive and consider applications for financial assistance through the Community Development Committee Project Fund by CDC Solution Councils. The Solution Councils will apply in person for the funding. The Committee will ensure its recommendations are presented to Council for its consideration. The Solution Council will present an oral or written report to the CDC and a written financial report to the Municipality and the CDC.

Councillor Micheline Hatfield has been appointed to the Community Development Committee.

Appointing By-Law

Wawa Drag Race Committee

The duties of the Wawa Drag Race Committee shall be to administer and ensure the success of the Northern Nationals Wawa Drag Races.

The duties of the Drag Race Committee shall be as follows:

  • to provide the ongoing support and participation in the organization of the Northern National Drag Races.
  • the Wawa Drag Race Committee shall participate in the planning and hosting of the event and shall work with the Municipality as outlined in this agreement.
  • the Wawa Drag Race Committee shall have input into the operations and budgeting decisions for the Northern Nationals Drag Race event, but notwithstanding the number of Municipal representatives on the Committee, the Municipality shall make all financial decisions and pay all expenses and enter into all contracts necessary for the event in accordance with the approved budget.
  • in addition to paragraph (c), all purchases required to operate the event shall be made in accordance with the Municipality's procurement policy
  • the Municipality shall be the financial manager for the event and shall keep separate and complete records of income and expenses for the event. This will be shared with the committee.
  • subject to municipal approval, the Drag Race Committee shall determine the type and form of the event advertising, the ticket prices and method of ticket sale, the VIP list, the list of potential sponsors and other matters relating to the hosting of the event.
  • the Drag Race Committee will make every effort to acquire the equipment and manpower necessary to complete the conversion of the airport venue into a drag race strip. However, if the committee is unsuccessful in its efforts, and the necessary volunteers are not available, the Municipality agrees to provide the equipment and manpower required to produce the drag race event.
  • the Municipality shall obtain any and all required permits and licenses including liquor licenses and any additional insurance if required.
  • the continuation of the Drag Race Committee is conditional on the Municipality and Luskville Dragway, or its successors, entering into a satisfactory agreement for the operation of drag races on the event dates.

Appointing By-Law

Heritage Committee

The duties of the Municipality of Wawa Heritage Committee shall be to respond to the community's needs with regards to heritage preservation and provide Council with recommendations regarding heritage issues for the growth and development of the community and that the following goals and objectives be included:

  • to inventory, collect and preserve historical artifacts and information pertinent to the Michipicoten/Wawa area.
  • to identify sources of historical artifacts and anecdotal information relating specifically to the Michipicoten/Wawa area.
  • to inventory historical material available from the Regional Tourist Information Centre, schools, library, existing historical information and other sources.
  • to physically collect and catalogue historical material.
  • to increase the awareness level within the community with regard to heritage education.
  • to ensure that the student population of Wawa receives the opportunity to study the history of the Michipicoten/Wawa area and interpret its importance to the community today.
  • to ensure that the residents of the community have ample opportunity to explore and inquire about the history of the Michipicoten/Wawa area and interpret its importance to the community today.
  • to promote the history of the Michipicoten/Wawa area to visitors so as to increase their interest and positively enhance the local tourism industry.
  • to provide area visitors with printed information detailing the important dates, times and places within the community of historical significance.
  • to encourage local residents, owners/employees of local businesses and Travel Counsellors at the Regional

Tourist Information Centre to promote the history of the Michipicoten/Wawa area in their discussions with local visitors.

Councillor Micheline Hatfield has been appointed to the Wawa Heritage Committee

Appointing By-Law

Wawa Marina Advisory Committee

The Wawa Marina Advisory Committee is to assist and make recommendations to Council and Staff on matters related to the operation of the Harry McCluskie Municipal Marina and its impact on the community and the promotion of the Municipality of Wawa. It's mandate is to:

  • create a proposal for the future sustainable operation of the Wawa Marina
  • assist with the procurement of funding to action this proposal
  • advise staff on the day to day operations of the facility

The Marina Committee are the representatives of the facility users and community at large who assist the Municipality in the successful operation of the facility.

Councillor Robert Reece has been appointed to the Wawa Marina Advisory Committee.

Appointing By-Law