Apply now for a municipal advisory committee to make a difference

Do you have the know-how to make Kingston a better place? Work collaboratively with other passionate people in the community alongside members of City Council on a municipal advisory committee, board or commission.
 
Great minds don’t think alike – they think together. Volunteering on a City of Kingston committee is an opportunity for residents to share their lived experiences and knowledge to make a difference on important issues in the community. From Oct. 31 to Nov. 11, eligible residents are encouraged to submit applications to serve on the following committees: 

  • Appeals Committee
  • Arts Advisory Committee
  • Committee of Adjustment
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
  • Housing and Homelessness Advisory Committee
  • Kingston Environmental Advisory Forum
  • Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation Board
  • Kingston Frontenac Public Library Board
  • Kingston Police Services Board
  • Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • North King’s Town Community Working Group
  • Rural Advisory Committee
  • Taxi Commission
  • Planning Advisory Committee

 
Specific mandates for each of the committees are available at CityofKingston.ca/Committees.
As part of a one-year pilot program approved by City Council, public members of the Housing & Homelessness Advisory Committee who are not serving as representatives of organizations or businesses where they are employed will be eligible to receive an honorarium of $100.00 per meeting attended. The pilot program will include all meetings held in 2023.
 
To be eligible to serve on most committees or boards you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • A resident/business owner in the City of Kingston, and
  • Canadian Citizen, or
  • Permanent Resident, a person who has been given permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada but is not a Canadian Citizen and has resided in Kingston for at least one year.

Submit your application

  1. Online at www.CityofKingston.ca/Committees
  2. By calling 613-546-0000 to request a paper application. We will provide a postage-paid envelope to return the application to City Hall.
  3. At City Hall, 216 Ontario St. in the City Clerk’s Department.

Applications close at 4 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2022.