Standing Committees

Waterloo Region has three main Standing Committees that are solely comprised of the Members of Regional of Council:

Each Councillor and the Regional Chair is a member of these Standing Committees.  The Committees meet regularly to hear from the public and engage in detailed debate and review of Regional programs, policies and staff proposals. They also make recommendations to Regional Council. For information on meeting procedures, please see the Region's Council Procedural By-law.

The above noted meetings, along with Budget Committee and Regional Council,  can be viewed via our Council Webcast.  You can view past meetings or watch them live.

The other Standing Committees have some councillors but not all of the them.  They are:

Speaking at Council or Committee

Any person wishing to speak as a delegation before Council or a Committee must register with the Regional Clerk's Office at 519-575-4400 by 4:30 p.m. on the Monday prior to the meeting date. Note: Any comments addressed to the Regional Clerk or Members of Council by a delegation become part of the public record.

A Guide to Delegations is available from the Regional Clerk's Office.  This guide provides more detailed and helpful information.

2017 Council & Committee Meeting Schedule Calendar

Meeting Times & Locations

Council generally meets every three weeks on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.

For meeting times and locations please see the calendar. For more detailed meeting information see the Council Agendas & Minutes page.

The three main Standing Committees generally meet every three weeks on Tuesday mornings, starting at 9 a.m.

  • From January to July, the Planning & Works Committee meets at 9 a.m., followed by the Administration & Finance Committee and the Community Services Committee.
  • From August to December, the Community Services Committee meets at 9 a.m., followed by the Administration & Finance Committee and the Planning and Works Committee.
  • Note: All Council and Standing Committee meetings are held in Council Chambers at 150 Frederick St., Kitchener. Times are subject to change, please contact the Regional Clerk's Office to confirm. 

 Advisory Committees

Waterloo Region has many advisory committees that serve as forums for members of the public to provide their viewpoints on particular issues to Regional Council and staff.  Access agendas, minutes for advisory committees through the Advisory Agendas & Minutes page.

The Advisory Committees are: