Advisory Committee/Special Purpose Body Applications

Advisory Committee/Special Purpose Body Applications

Calls for applications to advisory committees/special purpose bodies will be posted to this page. See below for any current opportunities.

Candidates will be selected in accordance with the Recruitment, Selection and Appointments of Citizen Members to Regional Advisory Committees Policy. Click here to view this policy.

Terms of Reference for each Advisory Committee/Special Purpose Body can be found here.

Please note that successful applicants will be expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Citizen Appointments to Local Boards, Foundations and Advisory Committees

PDF application forms can be found here, or applicants can apply through the online form here

Board of Director Applications for the
Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation

The Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation is a non-profit Corporation that assists in the preservation of the heritage and culture for the Region of Waterloo. The Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation provides grants for investment in heritage-related endeavours and advises on a wide number of heritage issues throughout the Region. The Foundation defines Heritage as “what we receive from the past, what we live with today and what we pass on to future generations. Heritage can be cultural or natural, tangible or intangible, and can apply to all creations of the past that have acquired cultural significance with the passage of time.”

This is an exciting time for the Foundation, as it completes a strategic review to consider how the role of our heritage and historic environment is evolving as we mature as a community. The review aims to ensure grant funding is robust, transparent, equitable, and purposeful; meets the needs of a growing and diverse community; and supports the Region’s strategic objectives. Recently, the Foundation approved the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fund (EDI) as a new funding stream intended to encourage initiatives that will conserve and celebrate our region’s diverse heritage and help build community and belonging. The EDI Fund provides funding to eligible individuals and organizations for heritage projects, publications and conservation initiatives that promote or foster equity, diversity, inclusion, reconciliation, and accessibility.

The By-laws for the Foundation provide for the election of ten members-at-large to its Board of Directors. As of the 2024 Annual Meeting, there will be three (3) vacancies to be filled for three-year terms. The Board of Directors currently meet at 5:30 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month, except July, August, and December. Currently, participation in all meetings is electronic. However, some meeting months may also have an in-person option.

Persons interested in serving on the Board listed above must file an application with the Regional Clerk before 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2024. Application forms are available via the Foundation’s website (www.wrhf.org) and the Region’s website under Regional Government.

For more information contact the Office of the Regional Clerk at 519-575-4493 or regionalclerk@regionofwaterloo.ca.

All applicants will receive written notification about the result of their application.

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used to determine suitability for appointment. Questions regarding the collection of personal information should be referred to the Office of the Regional Clerk at 519-575-4493 or regionalclerk@regionofwaterloo.ca.

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