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The Town of Whitby encourages citizens to participate in their community by volunteering for one of our boards or committees. To recognize, promote and strengthen the sense of community, all Whitby residents are encouraged to become involved.


Who is Eligible?

Whitby residents, tenants or property owners, 18 years of age or older, are invited to apply.


Board and Committee Vacancies

The Town is currently seeking to fill one (1) volunteer position on the Animal Services Appeal Committee.

The Animal Services Appeal Committee is a quasi-judicial committee that is responsible for considering appeals for Orders to Restrain (muzzle/leash) issued by Animal Services Officers.

If you are interested in serving the Town in this capacity, please submit your application online today by clicking the button below:

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Questions: Contact the Office of the Town Clerk at clerk@whitby.ca or 905.430.4315.


Appointments to Boards and Committees

Council appoints qualified candidates for citizen vacancies on Boards and Committees. Members are appointed for a term to follow the four-year term of Council, or if filling a mid-term vacancy, for the remaining duration of the current term. All applicants will be notified of the final determination via the email address provided on the application.


Frequency of Meetings and Terms of Reference (ToR)

Boards and Committees generally meet once a month, with the exception of July and August. For more information about a specific board or committee's meeting schedule, please review the board/committee Terms of Reference.


Volunteer/Remuneration of Members

As Board and Committee appointments are volunteer positions, members do not receive remuneration for participating.  Only appointed members of the Quasi-Judicial Committees (Animal Services Appeal Committee, Property Standards Appeal Committee, Committee of Adjustment, and Compliance Audit Committee) receive a small stipend for participation.


Boards and Committees Code of Conduct

The Boards and Advisory Committees Code of Conduct (By-law # 7246-17 as amended) identifies the expectations of members and establishes guidelines for appropriate conduct. Individuals appointed to Boards and Committees are provided with a copy of the Code of Conduct and are required to sign a statement to convey that they have read, understood and accepted the Code.


List of Boards and Committees

Advisory Committees

Local Boards

Quasi-Judicial Committees

Special Purpose ("Other") Committees


Board and Committee Agendas and Minutes

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