The City of Cambridge has nine (9) Council-Appointed Advisory Committees that provide feedback and input to Council.  The City's Advisory Committees and Boards are required to follow Procedure By-law 23-035.

Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Accessibility Advisory Committee advises Council on matters specific to accessibility, and works to enhance and improve community services for those residents living with a disability. We manage accessibility planning in accordance with Ontario accessibility laws and standards and the Ontario Human Rights Code

Staff Liaison: Yesenia Torres, Accessibility Coordinator 

View the Terms of Reference of the Accessibility Advisory Committee

View the meeting agendas and minutes of the Accessibility Advisory Committee 

Arts and Culture Advisory Committee 

The Arts and Culture Advisory Committee makes recommendations and advises Council on matters related to arts and cultural activities in the community. The committee also prepares an annual report to Council about the past year's arts and culture activity, including changes recommended for the current terms of reference, by October 31st of each year. 

Encouraging cooperation between groups, institutions and individuals involved with arts and culture in Cambridge, the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee helps make decisions to enhance arts and culture opportunities to improve the quality of life for future generations. 

Staff Liaison: Wanda Schaefer-Stilling, Supervisor of Recreation, Arts, Culture and Events 

View the Terms of Reference of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee 

View the meeting agendas and minutes of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee  

Cambridge Farmers' Market Committee 

The Cambridge Farmers' Market Committee advises Council on strategies and policies to support the Cambridge Farmers' Market and McIntyre Place. The committee also oversees the implementation of the Cambridge Farmers' Market Strategic Plan. 

Staff Liaison: Alix Aitken, Manager of Recreation, Older Adult Services & Cambridge Farmers' Market 

View the Terms of Reference of the Cambridge Farmers' Market Committee 

View the meeting agendas and minutes of the Cambridge Farmers' Market Committee

Cultural Awards Committee

The Cultural Awards Committee administers the distribution of awards and expenses of the Bernice Adams Memorial Fund which honours former Alderman Bernice Adams. The fund provides assistance to individuals or groups within the communications, arts and culture fields. 

The committee recognizes special achievements of individuals or groups at the City of Cambridge's annual Bernice Adams Memorial Awards Event. Learn more by viewing our Events Calendar

Staff Liaison: Nancy Movrin, Recreation Coordinator

View the Terms of Reference of the Cultural Awards Committee  

View the meeting agendas and minutes of the Cultural Awards Committee 

Cycling and Trails Advisory Committee

The Cambridge Cycling and Trails Advisory Committee (CCTAC) advises Council on policy, planning, development and implementation of public trails and related off-road and on-road cycling and active transportation facilities. The committee's main goal is to implement the recommendations of the following plans:

Staff Liaisons: Claire Mcloughlin, Landscape Architect

View the Terms of Reference of the Cycling and Trails Advisory Committee

View the meeting agendas and minutes of the Cycling and Trails Advisory Committee

Economic Development Advisory Committee 

The Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) advises Council on economic development strategies and policies. The committee also offers a forum for discussion and coordination of economic development initiatives and programs with other community groups and agencies. 

Staff Liaison: Michael Launslager, Director of Economic Development 

View the Terms of Reference of the Economic Development Advisory Committee

View the meetings agendas and minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Committee 

The committee's composition is as follows:

  • 7 representatives of local businesses, industry and labour 
  • 1 community member
  • 1 member from the Preston BIA
  • 1 member from Downtown Cambridge BIA
  • 1 member from the Hespeler BIA
  • 1 member from the Cambridge Chambers of Commerce
  • 1 member from the Arts and Culture Committee
Environmental Advisory Committee, Cambridge City Green 

The Cambridge Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC) advises Council on ways to protect, maintain and enhance the natural environment. The CEAC coordinates community efforts through the City Green Strategy and Cambridge Stewardship. 

Staff Liaison: Kathy Padgett, Senior Planner - Environment 

View the Terms of Reference of the Environmental Advisory Committee

View the meeting agendas and minutes of the Environmental Advisory Committee

 

Cambridge City Green is a sub-committee of the CEAC. Working with communities, schools and business groups, Cambridge City Green volunteers to help support various environmental projects in Cambridge 

This sub-committee also holds its own environmental events, including: 

  • an annual event, such as a movie night or workshop
  • Cambridge Community Clean Up
  • tree planting through the Cambridge Stewardship program 

Join Cambridge City Green MeetUP to receive online information and updates of City Green activities. 

Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee

The Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee (MHAC) advises and assists Council on matters related to the Ontario Heritage Act (Part 4 and 5). The MHAC also assists Council with the implementation of policies and programs related to the Built Heritage Resources, such as the City of Cambridge's Official Plan

Staff Liaisons: Laura Waldie, Senior Planner - Heritage, and Jeremy Parsons, Senior Planner - Heritage

View the Terms of Reference of the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee

View the meeting agendas and minutes of the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee   

Youth Advisory Committee

The Youth Advisory Committee of Council (YACC) works with the City of Cambridge Community Services department to raise awareness and organize positive youth action within our community. 

The YACC also gives input about youth programs to help evaluate existing programs and establish new programs. The committee actively seeks input and involvement from youth in the community. 

Staff Liaison: Jennifer Blanchard, Recreation Coordinator - Youth 

View the Terms of Reference of the Youth Advisory Committee of Council

View the meeting agendas and minutes of the Youth Advisory Committee of Council