Governance

Conservation Halton is a public sector organization established by the Province and governed by the Conservation Authorities Act, which is administered by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), to develop and deliver local watershed-based resource management programs on behalf of the Province and participating municipalities. The municipalities located in the watershed appoint representatives who serve on the Board to oversee the programs of Conservation Halton. These appointed board members, who are both elected municipal councillors and citizen appointees, speak on your behalf at Conservation Halton.

If you wish to contact the Conservation Halton Board, click here or call 905-336-1158 (2236).

Meeting Date Time Agenda Minutes
Conservation Halton Board

February 15, 2024 – In Person

Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting are invited to attend:

IN PERSON at the Conservation Halton Administration Office (2596 Britannia Road West, Burlington, ON L7P 0G3)

Or

VIRTUALLY via Zoom: Conservation Halton Board Meeting Zoom link

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

February 15 – Conservation Halton Board AMENDED Agenda

February 15 – Conservation Halton Board Inaugural AMENDED Agenda

February 15 – DRAFT Conservation Halton Board Minutes

February 15 – DRAFT Conservation Halton Board Inaugural Minutes

Conservation Halton Board

March 21, 2024 – Virtual

CANCELLED

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CANCELLED: March 21 – Conservation Halton Board

N/A

Finance & Audit Committee

April 4, 2024 – Virtual

Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting are invited to join the VIRTUAL Zoom meeting.

Location: Zoom (link to follow)

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

April 4 – Finance & Audit Committee Agenda

April 4 – DRAFT Finance & Audit Committee Minutes

Governance & Risk Committee

April 5, 2024 – Virtual

CANCELLED

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

CANCELLED: April 5 – Governance & Risk Committee Agenda

N/A

Conservation Halton Board

April 18, 2024 – In Person

Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting are invited to attend IN PERSON at the Conservation Halton Administration Office.

Location: 2596 Britannia Road West, Burlington, ON

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

April 18 – Conservation Halton Board/Annual General Meeting Agenda

April 18 – Halton Region Source Protection Authority Agenda

April 18 – DRAFT Conservation Halton Board/Annual General Meeting Minutes

April 18 – DRAFT Halton Region Source Protection Authority Minutes

Finance & Audit Committee

June 7, 2024 – Virtual

Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting are invited to join the VIRTUAL Zoom meeting.

Location: Zoom (link to follow)

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

June 7 – Finance & Audit Committee Agenda

June 7 – DRAFT Finance & Audit Committee Minutes

Conservation Halton Board

June 21, 2024 – In Person

Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting are invited to attend IN PERSON at the Conservation Halton Administration Office.

Location: 2596 Britannia Road West, Burlington, ON

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

June 21 – Conservation Halton Board Agenda

June 21 – DRAFT Conservation Halton Board Minutes

Conservation Halton Board

September 19, 2024 – In Person

Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting are invited to attend IN PERSON at the Conservation Halton Administration Office.

Location: 2596 Britannia Road West, Burlington, ON

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

September 19 – Conservation Halton Board Agenda

September 19 – DRAFT Conservation Halton Board Minutes

Governance & Risk Committee

October 9, 2024 – Virtual

Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting are invited to join the VIRTUAL Zoom meeting.

Location: Zoom (link to follow)

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

October 9 – Governance & Risk Committee Agenda

October 9 – DRAFT Governance & Risk Committee Minutes

Finance & Audit Committee

October 25, 2024 – Virtual

Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting are invited to join the VIRTUAL Zoom meeting.

Location: Zoom (link to follow)

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

October 25 – Finance & Audit Committee Agenda

October 25 – DRAFT Finance & Audit Committee Minutes

Conservation Halton Board

October 31, 2024 – In Person

Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting are invited to attend IN PERSON at the Conservation Halton Administration Office.

Location: 2596 Britannia Road West, Burlington, ON

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

October 31 – Conservation Halton Board Agenda

October 31 – Halton Region Source Protection Authority Agenda

October 31 – DRAFT Conservation Halton Board Minutes

October 31 – DRAFT Halton Region Source Protection Authority Minutes

Conservation Halton Board

December 5, 2024 – Virtual

Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting are invited to join the VIRTUAL Zoom meeting.

Location: Zoom (link to follow)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

December 5 – Conservation Halton Board Agenda

December 5 – DRAFT Conservation Halton Board Minutes

 

Thursday Time Agenda Minutes
February 16 (In person at CH Admin Office, 2596 Britannia Road W, Burlington, ON,  L7P 0G3)

 

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. February 16 Conservation Halton Board Agenda

February 16 Board Inaugural

February 16 Halton Region Source Protection Authority

February 16 Board

February 16 Inaugural Board

February 16 Halton Source Protection Authority Board

 

March 23 (Zoom)

 

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. March 23 Board March 23 Conservation Halton Board 
April 4 (Zoom)

 

 

11:00 – 12:30 p.m. April 4 Finance & Audit Committee April 4 Finance & Audit Committee
April 11

 

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. April 11 Governance & Risk Agenda April 11 Governance & Risk Committee

 

April 20

***Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting are invited to join in person at: CH Admin Office, 2596 Britannia Road W, Burlington, ON,  L7P 0G3) 

1:30 – 4:00 p.m. April 20 Conservation Halton Board Agenda

April 20 Halton Region Source Protection Authority

April 20 Board/AGM

April 20 Halton Region Source Protection Authority

May 9 TBC Board Tour
June 9 (Zoom)

***Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting are invited to join the VIRTUAL Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83887896462?pwd=cE9qZjViaU9XeFhrREtTTzRTcnNEdz09

9:00. – 10:30 a.m. Finance & Audit Committee (Zoom) June 9 Finance & Audit
June 22 (Zoom)

***Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting are invited to join the VIRTUAL Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81132630531?pwd=NU5GM20waTBWcjFhRUhCbS90US9BUT09

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. June 22 Board (Zoom) June 22 Board
July 25 (in camera only) 2:00-3:00pm July 25 Board (Zoom) July 25 Board (In Camera)
September 21 (In person at CH Admin Office, 2596 Britannia Road, Burlington ON L7P 0G3) 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. September 21 Board AMENDED September 21 Board
October 6 (Zoom)

***Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting are invited to join the VIRTUAL Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89817810521?pwd=Y2RENDcrNklsakhsNk1YMjlWWE05UT09

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Finance & Audit Committee (Zoom) October 6 Finance & Audit
October 19 (In person at CH Admin Office, 2596 Britannia Road, Burlington ON L7P 0G3) 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. October 19 Board AMENDED Agenda October 19 Board
November 9 (Zoom)

***Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting are invited to join the VIRTUAL Zoom meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82981755633?pwd=SEcwK3pyWnVpcUlkVnhrTE9YM3piZz09

 

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. November 9 Governance & Risk Committee November 9 Governance & Risk
November 23 (Zoom)***Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting are invited to join the VIRTUAL Zoom meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86393591684?pwd=MEVuVWo2TXVPMjNvRm9mYmNQejlRZz09
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. November 23 Board

Halton Region Source Protection Authority

November 23 Board

DRAFT Halton Region Source Protection Authority

 

Date Time Agenda Minutes
February 14/19 3:00 – 5:00 February 14 Board Orientation Agenda
February 28/19 3:00 – 6:00 February 28 Inaugural Meeting/Board Agenda February 28 Board Minutes
March 21/19 1:30 – 2:30 March 21 Governance Committee Agenda March 21 Governance Committee Minutes
March 21/19 3:00 – 6:00 March 21 Board Agenda March 21 Board Minutes
April 11/19 9:30 – 11:00 April 11 Finance & Audit Committee Agenda April 11 Finance & Audit Committee Minutes
April 25/19 3:00 – 6:00 April 25 Board/AGM April 25 – Board Minutes
April 25/19 3:00 – 6:00 Source Protection Authority Agenda Source Protection Authority Minutes
May 23/19 10:00 – 6:00 May 23 Board Tour/ Board Agenda

AMENDED AGENDA – MAY 23, 2019

 

May 23 Board Minutes
June 13/19 9:30 – 11:00 June 13 Finance & Audit Committee Agenda June 13 Finance & Audit Committee Minutes
June 27/19 3:00 – 6:00 June 27 Board Agenda

June 27 – Hearing Agenda

AMENDED AGENDA – JUNE 27

 

June 27 Board Minutes

 

August 28, 2019 10:30 – 11:30 August 28 – Board Agenda
September 26/19 3:00 – 6:00 September 26 Board Agenda

September 26 AMENDED Board Agenda

 

September 26 Board Minutes
September 26/19 3:00 – 6:00 September 26 Source Protection Authority Agenda September 26 Source Protection Authority Minutes
October 24/19 1:30 – 2:30 October 24 Finance & Audit Committee Agenda October 24 Finance & Audit Committee Minutes
October 24/19 3:00 – 6:00 October 24 Board Agenda October 24 Board Minutes
November 7/19 3:00 – 4:00 November 7 Governance Committee Agenda November 7 Governance Committee Minutes
November 21/19 3:00 – 6:00 November 21 Board Agenda November 21 Board Minutes

Thursday Time Agenda Minutes
January 25/18 3 to 6 p.m. January 25 Board Agenda January 25 Board Minutes
February 14/18 1 to 2 p.m. February 14 Board Agenda February 14 Board Minutes
February 22/18 3 to 4:30 p.m. February 22 Board Agenda February 22 Board Minutes
February 22/18 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Inaugural Meeting Agenda Inaugural Meeting Minutes
March 22/18 3 to 6 p.m. March 22 Board Agenda March 22 Board Minutes
April 12/18 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 12 Finance and Audit Committee Agenda: Audited Financial Statements April 12 Finance and Audit Committee Minutes
April 26/18 3 to 6 p.m. April 26 Board Agenda

April 26 Halton-Hamilton Source Water Protection Agenda

April 26 Board Minutes

April 26 Halton-Hamilton Source Water Protection Minutes

May 24/18 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 24 All Day Tour / Board Agenda May 24 Board Minutes
June 5/18 9:30 to 11 a.m. June 5 Finance and Audit Committee Agenda: Preliminary Budget June 5 Finance and Audit Committee Minutes
June 21/18 3 to 6 p.m. June 21 Board Agenda June 21 Board Minutes
June 26/18 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 26 Governance Committee Agenda June 26 Governance Committee Minutes
September 27/18 3 to 6 p.m. September 27 Board Agenda

Source Water Protection Agenda

September 27 Board Minutes

September 27 Source Water Protection Minutes

October 10/18 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. October 10 Governance Committee Agenda October 10 Governance Committee Minutes
October 25/18 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. October 25 Finance and Audit Committee Agenda: Budget Endorsement to Board October 25 Finance & Audit Committee Minutes
October 25/18 3 to 6 p.m. October 25 Board Agenda October 25 Board Minutes
November 22/18 3 to 6 p.m. November 22 Board Agenda / Budget Endorsement / Approval in 2019

Source Water Protection Agenda

November 22 Board Minutes

November 22 Source Water Protection Minutes

Thursday Time Agenda Minutes
January 26/17 4 to 7 p.m. January 26 Board January 26 Board Minutes
February 23/17 4 to 7 p.m. February 23 Board

February 23 Inaugural Board

February 23 Board Minutes

February 23 Inaugural Board Minutes

March 23/17 4 to 7 p.m. March 23 Board Agenda

March 23 Source Water Protection Agenda

March 23 Board Minutes

March 23 Source Water Protection Minutes

April 13/17 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 13 Finance & Audit Committee Agenda April 13 Finance & Audit Committee Minutes
April 27/17 4 to 7 p.m. April 27 Governance Committee Agenda

April 27 Board Agenda

April 27 Governance Committee Minutes

April 27 Board Minutes

May 25/17 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 25 Tour and Board Agenda

(Tour 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Meeting from 4:30 to 7 p.m.)

May 25 Board Minutes
June 22/17 9:30 to 11 a.m.

4 to 7 p.m.

June 22 Finance & Audit Committee

June 22 Board Agenda

June 22 Finance & Audit Committee Minutes

June 22 Board Minutes

September 18/17 9:30 to 11 a.m. September 18 Finance & Audit Committee September 18 Finance & Audit Committee Minutes
September 28/17 3 to 5 p.m. September 28 Board Agenda

September 28 Source Water Protection Agenda

September 28 Board Minutes

September 28 Source Water Protection Minutes

October 26/17 3 to 5 p.m. October 26 Board October 26 Board Minutes
November 1/17 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. November 1 Governance Committee Agenda
November 1/17 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. November 1 Finance & Audit Committee Agenda
November 23/17 3 to 5 p.m. November 23 Board Agenda / Budget Approval October 26 Board Minutes

2023 Conservation Halton Board Committees

Finance & Audit Committee Governance & Risk Committee
Gerry Smallegange (Ex-officio) Gerry Smallegange (Ex-officio)
Cathy Duddeck Cathy Duddeck
Rob Burton (Chair) Kristina Tesser Derksen (Vice Chair)
Sameera Ali (Vice Chair) Jane Fogal
Alvin Tedjo Gordon Krantz
Chantal Garneau Rory Nisan (Chair)
  Shawna Stolte

 

A “delegation” is a member of the public or an organization who wishes to speak at a Conservation Halton Board of Directors meeting about a topic related to the mandate of Conservation Halton. Any person or organization interested in being a delegation must make a request in writing to the President and CEO at least ten days in advance of the upcoming Board Meeting, and provide any supporting documentation to be included on the agenda. If you are interested in being a delegation, please contact 905-336-1158 ext. 2236 or email admin@hrca.on.ca prior to the scheduled Board meeting.

Delegations will only be permitted to speak on matters related to the mandate of Conservation Halton. For more information on The Halton Region Conservation Authority General Membership By-law No. 2018-01, including information on delegations, please click here.

(Please note that you do not need to register as a delegation to be an observer at a Board  meeting.)

 

Halton Region – Memorandum of Understanding for an Integrated Halton Area Planning System (July 2018)

Halton Region – Memorandum of Understanding for an Integrated Halton Area Planning System (February 1999)

City of Hamilton – Memorandum of Understanding (Planning Application and Technical Review Services) (January 2013)

Peel Region – Memorandum of Understanding Protocol for Plan Review and Technical Clearance (December 2012)

County of Wellington – Memorandum of Understanding for Plan Review Services (November 2017)

Memoranda of Understanding for Watershed Programs and Services – December 2023

Halton Region: Memorandum of Understanding for  Conservation Halton’s Watershed Programs and Services

Memorandum of Understanding for  Conservation Halton’s Watershed Programs and Services between Conservation Halton and the Regional Municipality of Halton

Council Resolution:

  1. THAT Regional Council endorse the Memorandum of Understanding with Conservation Halton included as Attachment #1 to Report No. CA-14-23.
  2. THAT Regional Council endorse the Memorandum of Understanding with Credit Valley Conservation Authority included as Attachment #2 to Report No. CA-14-23.
  3. THAT Regional Council endorse the Memorandum of Understanding with Grand River Conservation Authority included as Attachment #3 to Report No. CA-14-23.
  4. THAT the Region’s Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to sign the three Memorandums of Understanding on behalf of Halton Region with each respective Conservation Authority, and any subsequent service level agreements that further define the proposed works within the scope of the Memorandums of Understanding.
  5. THAT the Regional Clerk forward a copy of Report No. CA-14-23 to the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, the Town of Oakville, Conservation Halton, Credit Valley Conservation Authority, Grand River Conservation Authority, and the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Approved by Regional Council November 22, 2023

City of Hamilton: Memorandum of Understanding for  Conservation Halton’s Watershed Programs and Services

Memorandum of Understanding for  Conservation Halton’s Watershed Programs and Services between Conservation Halton and the City of Hamilton

Council Resolution:

That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute agreements for Non-Mandatory Programs and Services with the Hamilton Region Conservation Authority, Halton Region Conservation Authority, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and Grand River Conservation Authority based substantially on the Term Sheet attached as Appendix “A” to Report FCS23081 and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

Approved by City Council October 25, 2023

Peel Region: Memorandum of Understanding for  Conservation Halton’s Watershed Programs and Services

Memorandum of Understanding for Conservation Halton’s Watershed Programs and Services between Conservation Halton and the Regional Municipality of Peel

Council Resolution:

  1. That the separate Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) to be entered into between the Region of Peel and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Credit Valley Conservation Authority and Halton Region Conservation Authority attached as Appendices I, II and III to the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, listed on the October 26, 2023 Regional Council agenda titled “Update on Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) Related to the Conservation Authorities 2024 Budget”, be approved; and
  2. That the Commissioner of Public Works or designate be authorized to execute the MOUs between Peel Region and Conservation Halton, Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, including any future amendments, on business terms satisfactory to the Chief Financial Officer and on legal terms satisfactory to the Regional Solicitor and Commissioner of Legislative Services; and
  3. That a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, the Town of Caledon and Conservation Halton, Credit Valley Conservation, and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

Approved by Regional Council October 26, 2023

Township of Puslinch: Memorandum of Understanding for  Conservation Halton’s Watershed Programs and Services

Memorandum of Understanding for  Conservation Halton’s Watershed Programs and Services between Conservation Halton and the Township of Puslinch

Council Resolution:

That Council authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute the required documents to enter into the Memorandum of Understanding, as amended striking out the reference to Category 3 (three) services, with the Halton Region Conservation Authority attached as Schedule D to Report ADM‐2023‐058.

Approved by Township Council October 18, 2023

 

For Planning-related Memoranda of Understanding, please see the Planning & Advisory page.

Conservation Halton takes a sustainable and transparent approach to finance management, using established guidelines, judicious principles and a rigorous approval process to ensure efficient and equitable division of expenditures supported by public funds, user fees, and other self-generated revenues.

Click here for financial reports: https://www.conservationhalton.ca/about-us/finances/

Click here for annual report:https://www.conservationhalton.ca/about-us/annual-reports/

Click here for strategic plans: https://www.conservationhalton.ca/about-us/strategic-plan/