Barrie City Council has established numerous advisory committees to ensure opportunities for public input into community decision-making.
Meeting Cancellations: Council Advisory Committee meetings are cancelled until further notice out of
precaution due to COVID-19.
The majority of Advisory Committees meet on a monthly basis. The schedule is available at
barrie.legistar.com and meetings are open to the public.
Mandate: “To champion issues related to the provision of an accessible community on behalf of all Barrie’s citizens.”
Accessible Customer Service Standard Presentation (Business Sector)
Mandate: "To promote and facilitate active transportation initiatives, to promote the protection, maintenance and awareness of the environment within the community and to provide advice concerning environmental policy, planning and sustainability."
Mandate: "To help facilitate the development of Barrie, in the Communities in Bloom National Municipal Beautification contest, with a focus on flowers, landscaping, gardens, beautification and environmental awareness."
Terms of Reference: Communities in Bloom Advisory Committee
Mandate: "To develop a safety and well-being plan for the City of Barrie in accordance with the provisions of the Safer Ontario Act."
Terms of Reference: Community Safety & Well-Being Committee
Mandate: "Responsible for establishing the criteria for the evaluation of properties of architectural or historical value and prepare and maintain a list of all properties worthy of conservation under the Heritage Act. The Committee keeps up to date on all heritage conservation legislation and programs and recommends to Council programs worthy of consideration by the City. It provides information to property owners about the preservation of heritage properties and supplies information about the conservation of such properties."
Terms of Reference: Heritage Barrie
The Committee generally meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month and members of the public is welcome to attend. Meeting agendas and minutes are posted when available.
Heritage Barrie focuses on local heritage matters including:
Heritage Barrie works continually on many ongoing initiatives including:
Mandate: "To co-ordinate and enhance the City of Barrie's relationships with international communities for the benefit of the social, economic, educational and cultural development of our citizens and our community. The specific objectives are achieved through the work of the individual sub-committees".
Terms of Reference: International Relations Committee
Mandate: The powers and functions of the Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee are established in subsection 81 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.
Terms of Reference: Municipal Elections Compliance Audit Committee
Mandate: The Order of the Spirit Catcher Award Committee is responsible for review of all nominations for the Order of the Spirit Catcher Award and recommending recipient(s) of the Award.
Mandate: "To represent and provide advice on Barrie seniors' perspectives on municipal matters related to:
a) Seniors Housing and related planning matters; b) Transportation; and c) Communications and Civic Participation by seniors."Terms of Reference: Seniors Advisory Committee
Mandate: To represent and provide advice on matters related to:
(a) The consideration of proposals by sports organizations/groups for new competitive/elite facilities, as well as new major sports events and tournaments; and
(b) The development of community partnerships with stakeholders such as Tourism Barrie, the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, and the Barrie BIA related to the promotion of major sports events and tournaments within the community."
Terms of Reference: Sport Events/Facilities Advisory Committee
Mandate: "To develop and enhance relationships, communications, and policies between Georgian College students, the City and the community."
Terms of Reference: Town and Gown Committee
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