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Local Boards and Special Purpose Bodies

A local board as defined by the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, means a "municipal service board, transportation commission, public library board, board of health, police services board, planning board, or any other board, commission, committee, body or local authority established or exercising any power under any Act with respect to the affairs or purposes of one or more municipalities, excluding a school board and a conservation authority."

Most special purpose bodies and local boards also have a legal status independent of the Region of Peel. In addition, some local boards and committees are required to exist by provincial legislation.

Conservation Authorities

Appointments to Conservation Authorities are authorized under the Conservation Authorities Act, 1990, as amended, Section 4. (1) which reads as follows;

Where a regional municipality has been established, the regional municipality, on and after the 1st day of January after it is established,

(a) shall act in the place of the local municipalities within the regional municipality for the purpose of appointing representatives to attend a meeting for the establishment or enlargement of a conservation authority or the amalgamation of conservation authorities and for the purpose may appoint representatives in the numbers to which the local municipalities would otherwise have been entitled; and

(b) shall be a participating municipality in the place of such of the local municipalities within the regional municipality as are wholly or partly within the area under the jurisdiction of a conservation authority and shall appoint to each such authority the number of members to which the local municipalities would otherwise have been entitled as participating municipalities. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s. 4 (1).

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The Committee of Revision, formerly the Court of Revision is established pursuant to the Local Improvement Charges - Priority Lien Status Regulation (Ontario Regulation 586/06, filed under the Municipal Act, 2001) for the purpose of hearing appeals against proposed frontage rates from residents being specially assessed for the installation of works eligible under the legislation, such as sanitary sewers or noise attenuation walls. The frontage rate is the cost per metre of frontage as determined by Regional Council.

The term of appointment shall be for the term of Regional Council or until their successors are appointed.

Members:

  • Brad Butt
  • Christina Early
  • Michael Palleschi
  • Navjit Kaur Brar (alternate)
  • Matt Mahoney (alternate)

Conservation Authorities have been established as a form of provincial/municipal partnership for the purpose of conserving and managing the area's natural resources within the watershed of each authority's jurisdiction.

Conservation Halton is a corporate body established under the Conservation Authorities Act, 1990 of Ontario to manage watershed resources and related conservation projects in partnership with its member municipalities and the Province. Conservation Halton's watershed includes portions of the municipalities of Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills, Puslinch, Hamilton and Mississauga.

The term of appointment is for a term of up to four years, as may be determined by Council, or until successors are appointed by Regional Council.

Members:

  • Sue McFadden
  • Alvin Tedjo

Conservation Authorities have been established as a form of provincial/municipal partnership for the purpose of conserving and managing the area's natural resources within the watershed of each authority's jurisdiction.

Credit Valley Conservation's watershed includes portions of the municipalities of Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Oakville, Halton Hills, Erin, East Garafraxa, Amaranth, Orangeville and Mono.

The term of appointment is for a term of up to four years, as may be determined by Council, or until their successors are appointed by Regional Council.

Members:

  • Dipika Damerla
  • Stephen Dasko
  • Christina Early
  • Dennis Keenan
  • Matt Mahoney
  • Michael Palleschi
  • Alvin Tedjo

The establishment of an Extended Leadership Table allows for meaningful engagement and input from elected officials, content experts, and community members regarding the Community Safety and Well-being Plan. The involvement of Regional Councillors and the Regional Chair on the Extended Leadership Committee will ensure that the strategic planning of each of the three local and regional governments are captured in the planning process.

Members of the Committee shall be appointed for a term ending upon the dissolution of the Committee or at the end of the term of Council, whichever comes first, or until their successors are appointed.

Members:

  • Michael Palleschi
  • Martin Reid
  • Mario Russo

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance is a partnership between the Toronto Region Conservation Authority, the Friends of the Greenbelt, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and the regional municipalities and Federations of Agriculture in Niagara, Peel, Halton, York, and Durham, and the cities of Hamilton and Toronto. The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Action Plan 2021, identifies pathways for a more integrated and coordinated approach to food and farming viability in the area to ensure that the Golden Horseshoe retains, enhances and expands its role as a leading food and farming cluster.

The term of appointment shall be for the term of Regional Council or until their successors are appointed.

Members:

  • Christina Early

The Niagara Escarpment Commission was established in June 1973 under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act. The Act and the Commission provide for the maintenance of the Niagara Escarpment and land in its vicinity substantially as a continuous natural environment and to ensure that only such development occurs as is compatible with that natural environment.

Regional Council nominated Lynn Kiernan, Councillor, Town of Caledon, to the Province of Ontario for final appointment.

The PAMA Advisory Board is dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and research o Peel's art, architcuture and heritage. The mandate of PAMA is to share the story of Peel by providing diverse opportunities for creative exploration and discussion to help build cohesive communities.

Membership consists of 13 members, one of which is a Regional Councillor appointed by Regional Council.

The term of appointment shall be for the term of Regional Council or until a successor are appointed.

Member:

  • Gurpartap Singh Toor
  • Navjit Kaur Brar (alternate)

The Peel Goods Movement Task Force mandate is to:

  • develop a common vision for goods movement in the Peel area;
  • provide a forum to bring together key public and private sector stakeholders to guide future improvements to the goods movement system;
  • facilitate the exchange of information and to develop common messages on issues affecting goods movement; to monitor, review and provide input and feedback to regional, provincial and federal initiatives related to goods movement; and
  • develop an action plan, with the required partnerships, for the implementation of short, medium and long-term improvements to the goods movement network in Peel.

The term of appointment shall be for the term of Regional Council or until their successors are appointed.

Members:

  • Regional Chair Nando Iannicca (ex-officio)
  • Brad Butt
  • Annette Groves
  • Paul Vicente

The Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board is responsible for the provision of police services, law enforcement and crime prevention within the Region, a duty it discharges through the enactment of policies. The Board is the employer for the police service.

Appointments to the Peel Police Services Board are authorized under the Police Services Act, 1990, as amended, by Section 27(9) which reads as follows;

The council of a municipality whose population according to the last enumeration taken under section 15 of the Assessment Act exceeds 300,000 may apply to the Lieutenant Governor in Council for an increase in the size of its board; if the Lieutenant Governor in Council approves the application, the board shall consist of:

  1. the head of the municipal council or, if the head chooses not to be a member of the board, another member of the council appointed by resolution of the council;
  2. two members of the council appointed by resolution of the council;
  3. one person appointed by resolution of the council, who is neither a member of the council nor an employee of the municipality; and
  4. three persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. 1997, c. 8, s. 19 (1).

Members:

  • Regional Chair Nando Iannicca (ex-officio)
  • Patrick Brown
  • Bonnie Crombie

Conservation Authorities have been established as a form of provincial/municipal partnership for the purpose of conserving and managing the area's natural resources within the watershed of each authority's jurisdiction.

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority's (TRCA) watershed includes Toronto, portions of the municipalities of Durham, Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, Adjala­Tosorontio, Mono, Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Aurora, King and Whitchurch­ Stouffville.

The term of appointment is a total of four years or until their successors are appointed by Regional Council.

Members:

  • Navjit Kaur Brar
  • Stephen Dasko
  • Chris Fonseca
  • Mario Russo
  • Rowena Santos

Reporting to the TRCA Board, the Executive Management Committee is a subcommittee to TRCA with the purpose of: assisting businesses in the Pearson Eco-Business Zone* to improve their financial and environmental performance; retaining and attracting green investment in the Pearson Eco-Business Zone; and, acting as a catalyst for new ideas, innovation, excellence and improvement in the employment lands encompassed by the Pearson Eco-Business Zone.

A Pearson Eco-Business Zone was developed by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), the Region of Peel, City of Toronto, City of Brampton, City of Mississauga and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to transform the lands surrounding Toronto Pearson into an internationally recognized community of eco-friendly businesses

Executive Management Committee members will be appointed for a two year, renewable term by TRCA. Municipalities and other levels of governments will be formally requested to make appointments and all proposed appointments will be presented to the Authority for formal approval.

Member:

  • Chris Fonseca
  • Alvin Tedjo

For additional information please contact the Manager of Legislative Services at 905-791-7800, ext. 4462.

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