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Participate and provide your input. Submit your application to be considered as a member of the Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee. This committee will assist Council in an advisory capacity on matters related to art, culture, heritage, recreation, leisure, and programming in West Nipissing.

Individuals interested in volunteering on a Board or Committee may submit their Volunteer Application Form, indicating committee(s) of interest to the attention of the Municipal Clerk.

Application deadline: April 21, 2023


The mandate of the Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee is:

  • To advise and make recommendations to Council on matters related to art, culture, heritage, recreation, leisure, and programming in West Nipissing.
  • To develop and maintain working relationships with organizations and volunteer groups who are involved in this kind of work in the community.
  • To advise Council and assist with the development of educational and recreational programs based on community needs.
  • To make recommendations to Council and set out clear goals and priorities for the upcoming years.
  • To undertake other assignments as may be requested by Council, as it relates to the overall purpose of the committee.


The Committee will be comprised of a maximum of 11 voting members

  • 7 community members appointed by council representing various sectors 
  • 2 members from Council
  • 2 youth representatives (ages 14 to 24) *These members will be appointed by/from the Youth Advisory Committee which will be formed this summer


A cross-section of representatives from various sectors will be considered by Council when appointing individuals to the committee. This will ensure sector representation and help formulate a strategic committee possessing critical knowledge and experience. The key sectors include;

  • Art, Culture & Heritage
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Events & Leisure
  • Programming

To ensure a diverse and inclusive environment, when appointing individuals, Council will consider representatives from various race, religion, gender, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientation, national origin and disabilities. Members are selected by resolution of Council.


The committee will hold at minimum 4 meeting per year. Additional meetings of the Committee may be called by the Chair. The term of the Committee is concurrent with the term of Council, from 2022 to 2026.

Please note: The term length for youth representatives is a minimum of 1 school year (September to June). The youth representatives will receive acknowledgement for volunteer hours and will be eligible for mileage reimbursement as per municipal policy.

See the Committee’s Terms of Reference for more information.

To apply, submit your Volunteer Application form to the Clerks Department.

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