Heritage Planning Advisory Committee

The Heritage Planning Advisory Committee was established in 1994 to advise the Region on heritage policies, issues and strategies.


The committee:

  • Advises Waterloo Region's Commissioner of Planning, Development and Legislative Services on Regional heritage issues
  • Gathers information, such as identifying locally significant heritage resources, and comments on development plans that affect these resources
  • Assists in the development and implementation of Regional heritage policies and strategies
  • Helps promote Regional heritage by increasing public awareness of local history
  • Collaborates with local post-secondary institutions and other heritage organizations

See the Committee Terms of Reference for more details on vision and duties.

Current Initiatives

  • Identifying Regionally significant heritage resources
  • Heritage bridge recognition and promotion
  • Scenic Road Corridor Resources Document
  • Educational resources for schools and heritage property owners
  • Cultural heritage landscapes
  • Intensification and stable neighbourhoods
  • Heritage tax incentives

Agendas & Minutes

To see recent committee agendas and minutes, click here. For older documents, please contact the Regional Clerk's Office or call 519-575-4400.

Heritage Advisory Committee Members

All members must be residents of Waterloo Region. Appointed by Regional Council, they are chosen for their interest and experience with natural and built heritage. Current members include:

  • Jean Haalboom, Regional Councillor  
  • Natalie Hardacre, Kitchener
  • Ron Hackett, Wellesley
  • Marg Rowell, Wilmot
  • Al Junker, Wilmot
  • Wendy Cascaden, Waterloo 
  • Elizabeth Waters Heinrichs, Kitchener
  • Carolyn Coakley, Wilmot
  • Terrence Gallamore, Woolwich
  • Karen Oddson, Friends of the Waterloo Region Museum
  • Barbara Wallace, Friends of the Joseph Schneider Haus

For more information on the Heritage Planning Advisory Committee, please contact Kate Hagerman, Cultural Heritage Principal Planner, at 519-575-4100, ext. 4094 or by email.