Members of York Regional Council serve on committees that review specific matters with a mandate set by Council. Committees receive public input, review policies and consider staff reports, then recommend actions to Council. Appointees for the 2022-2026 Council term will be announced shortly. Visit the events calendar for meeting dates and details.
Committee of the Whole
All members of Council are members of Committee of the Whole. Each month Committee of the Whole meets in advance of Regional Council.
The agendas are divided based on subject matter:
Community and Health Services
Planning and Economic Development
Finance and Administration
The Regional Chair appoints a Chair and Vice-Chair of each section.
Council appoints members for each Committee.
Council appoints members for each Advisory Committee. Advisory Committees report to Council through Committee of the Whole. They comprise a mix of Council members and citizen members.
Accessibility Advisory Committee
Agriculture and Agri-Food Advisory Committee
Governance Task Force
Housing Affordability Task Force
Human Services Planning Board
Planning Advisory Committee
Members of York Regional Council serve on the following boards.
York Regional Police Services Board
The Regional Municipality of York is the sole shareholder of three wholly-owned subsidiaries and share capital corporations: Housing York Inc., York Region Rapid Transit Corporation and York Net. As sole shareholder, Council appoints the Board of Directors for each corporation.
Housing York Inc.
York Region Rapid Transit Corporation
Members of York Regional Council also serve on a variety of external Boards of Directors either by mandate or at the request of the organization.
Canadian National Exhibition
Community Partnership Council
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Board
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s Partnership in Project Green Executive Management Steering Committee
Under the current circumstances, members of the public are unable to attend Committee meetings in person. However, written correspondence and requests for virtual deputations will be accepted by the Regional Clerk's Office.
The deadline for submission is 12 noon, one (1) business day prior to the requested meeting date. Please note that information provided, other than personal contact information, will appear on a public agenda.
Submit a Letter to a Committee
If you wish to submit a letter to a Committee on a topic listed on an agenda, you may send your letter to the Regional Clerk.
Letters must deal with municipal issues that are within the Committee’s jurisdiction.
Request to Speak to a Committee
If you wish to speak to a Committee on a topic listed on an agenda, you must make a deputation request to the Regional Clerk.
Deputations must deal with municipal issues that are within the Committee’s jurisdiction.