Community Engagement Committee

The Community Engagement Committee is a select committee of Council. (Prior to February 22, 2016, it was a standing committee of Council.) 


The Community Engagement Committee is a select committee of Council which oversees:

  • the establishment and implementation of new working groups and revisions as may be necessary to Working Group Guidelines
  • the optimal functioning of the District's other community engagement activities, as may be directed by Council.


Work with staff liaisons to prepare terms of reference for working groups and proposed revisions; selection of working group members; provide oversight to the working group process, and community engagement activities approved by Council; provide guidance to the Council and staff representatives to working groups with respect to operating principles, process and structural issues; provide advice and recommendations to Council on any matters referred to the committee by Council, as well as on new approaches to engage and consult with the community; and provide an annual work plan to Council.


Appointments are made annually by Council for a two-year term.

Council Members

Councillors Booth, Gambioli and Lambur

Citizen Members

Patricia Bowles, Elaine McHarg, Barry Hall, Julia Zhou and Andrea Flintoft

Staff Liaison

Donna Powers, Director, Community Relations and Communications



Terms of Reference

Working Group Guidelines

Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 1–3 p.m.
Location: Municipal Hall, Main Floor Conference Room–North, 750 17th Street

2018 Meetings

Jan. 10 Agenda Minutes
Feb. 14 Agenda Minutes
March 14 Agenda Minutes
April 11 Recheduled  
April 18 Agenda Minutes
May 9 Agenda Minutes
June 13 Agenda Minutes
July 4 Agenda Minutes
July 11 Agenda Minutes
Aug. 8 Cancelled  
Sept. 12 Rescheduled  
Sept. 19 Rescheduled  
Sept. 25 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 10 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 24 Agenda  
Nov. 14 Cancelled  
Dec. 12 Cancelled  


2017 Meetings

Jan 24 Agenda Minutes
Jan 26 Agenda closed session
Mar 1 Agenda Minutes
Mar 29 Agenda Minutes
April 19 Agenda Minutes
May 17 Agenda Minutes
June 21 Agenda Minutes
July 19 Agenda Minutes
Sept 13 Agenda Minutes
Oct 4 Agenda Minutes
Oct 18 Agenda Minutes
Nov 15 Agenda Minutes
Dec 20 Agenda Minutes

Volunteer Resource Pool Subcommittee

April 4 Agenda Minutes
Nov 9 Agenda Minutes


Accessible Communications Subcommittee

Aug 1 Agenda Minutes
Sept 6 Agenda Minutes
Oct 17 Agenda Minutes
Nov 14 Agenda Minutes