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Please select the appropriate section below for more information about individual civic boards, committees and commissions, including description, membership, links to schedules, links to agendas and minutes and related programs. 

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Advisory Committees

Advisory Committee on Animal Control  (disbanded as of January 1, 2019)

Purpose:   
The function of the Committee shall be to advise City Council on all policy matters relating to animal services in the community.

Reporting Relationship:   
The Advisory Committee on Animal Control reports to the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Debby Sackmann, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office - 306-975-3240

Composition:   
The Committee consists of 10 members appointed by Council, including:

  • One City Council member;
  • One representative of the University of Saskatchewan, College of Veterinary Medicine;
  • One representative of the Saskatchewan Health Authority;
  • One representative of the Board of the Saskatoon Branch, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals;
  • One representative of the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association; and
  • Five members from the general public.

Qualifications:   
This committee is open to any adult resident of Saskatoon with an interest in pets and pet control.

Term:   
One Year.

Meetings:   
The Committee meets at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month, except July, August and December.

2018 Committee Members:

  • Dr. Edward Hudson, Chair
  • Ms. Bev Ashwin, Vice-Chair
  • Dr. Breanne Couperthwaite
  • Councillor Z. Jeffries
  • Ms. Kim Sabat
  • Dr. Karen Sheehan
  • Dr. Todd Shury
  • Ms. Kristen Shymko
  • Ms. Jill Thomson

More Information:

Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee (disbanded as of January 1, 2019 and re-imagined as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee)

Purpose:   
The function of the Committee is to monitor and provide advice to City Council on issues relating to the Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Policy.

Reporting Relationship:   
The Committee reports to the Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities and Corporate Services.

Contact Person:

Ms. Joyce Fast, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:   
The Committee consists of 18 members appointed by Council. The membership shall be appointed in such a way as to ensure that at least 50% is made up of members who are representatives of visible minorities.

The Committee shall include:

  • One member of the Board of Education - Saskatoon Public Schools;
  • One member of the Board of Education - Greater Saskatoon Catholic  Schools;
  • The Chief of Police or his designate;
  • One member of the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association;
  • One member of the Saskatchewan Health Authority;
  • One representative from the Metis community;
  • One representative from the First Nations community;
  • One representative from the Ministry of Social Services;
  • One representative from the Ministry of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing;
  • Up to eight representatives from the general public; and
  • Up to two City Councillors.

Qualifications:

  • A level of community involvement on related issues;
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving race relations in the community;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the concepts; and
  • Ability to commit time to attend meetings and other activities.

Term:   
Members sit for terms of 1-2 years, depending on their representation.

Meetings:   
The Committee meets six times per year, on the second Thursday of January, February, April, May, September and November.

Committee Members:

  • Mr. Chris Sicotte, Chair
  • Ms. Kari Wuttunee, Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Rashid Ahmed
  • Councillor C. Block
  • Ms. Phoebe Fosseneuve
  • Mr. Darryl Isbister
  • Ms. Namarta Kochar
  • Ms. Cornelia Laliberte
  • Ms. Nicole Quewezance
  • Ms. Shirley Ross
  • Mr. Sam Sambasivam
  • Mr. Howard Sangwais
  • Chief of Police (alternate - Superintendent Brian Shalovelo)
  • Ms. Maria Soonias Ali
  • Dr. Jaris Swidrovich
  • Mr. Jamal Tekleweld
  • Ms. Manuela Valle-Castro
  • Ms. Julie Yu

More Information:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee (effective January 1, 2019)

Authority 

Section 55 of The Cities Act; City Council Resolution – November 20, 2017 and June 25, 2018 

Mandate 

The function and mandate of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (“DEIC”) shall be to: 

    1.     Provide advice to City Council on policy matters relating to the following: 

  • diversity and inclusion of all citizens within the community 

  • emerging equity or diversity issues or trends arising in the community 

  • initiatives to combat racism, acts of prejudice or hate in the community 

  • initiatives to promote acceptance of all citizens of Saskatoon 

  • consideration of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in formulating City policies and initiatives  

  • diversity in naming streets and City infrastructure 

  • explore barriers faced in accessing city services, information, programs and facilities 

  • explore barriers to participation in public life and achievement of social, cultural and economic wellbeing of residents 

  • proposed City of Saskatoon policies, initiatives, and civic programs and services to meet changing needs of a diverse community 

  • employment and employee awareness policies, initiatives, and civic programs 

2.     Provide advice and recommendations on the development and contents of a new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy 

3.     Monitor the success of the DEIC and to advise City Council on ways for the City of Saskatoon to increase success in working with community organizations, business and labour, all orders of government, and other stakeholders to create an inclusive and diverse community where everyone is welcomed and valued 

4.     Provide education and awareness programs on diversity, equity and inclusion of all citizens in the City of Saskatoon in consultation with the Administration and within budget allocated by City Council 

Composition 

Voting Members: 

Agency Representatives 

  • 1 representative of the Board of Education, Saskatoon Public Schools 

  • 1 representative of the Board of Education, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools 

  • 1 representative of the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association 

  • 1 representative of the Saskatchewan Health Authority 

  • 1 representative of the Ministry of Social Services 

  • 1 representative of the Ministry of Corrections and Policing 

  • 1 representative of the Open Door Society 

  • 1 representative of the Saskatoon Police Service 

Citizen Representatives 

  • 1 citizen representative of the First Nations community 

  • 1 citizen representative of the Métis community 

  • 1 citizen representative of the LGBTQ2S community 

  • 1 citizen representative who is a visible minority or newcomer to Canada 

  • 1 citizen representative of the youth community (16 – 23 years old) 

  • 1 citizen representative of the senior citizen community (55+ years old) 

  • 3 additional citizen representatives 

Non-Voting Resource Members: 

  • 1 Councillor 

  • 1 representative from the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission 

  • Representatives of the City’s Administration: 

  • Corporate Performance Department  

  • Community Services Department 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Representatives of organizations or communities must be members or employees of the organizations or communities they represent. 

  • Knowledge, expertise or interest regarding principles of diversity, inclusion and human rights issues an asset. 

  • Demonstrated commitment to improving diversity, inclusion and human rights in the community. 

  • Ability to commit time to attend meetings and participate in other activities undertaken by the Committee. 

  • Any other qualifications as outlined in Policy C01-003, Appointments to Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees. 

Reporting 

The DEIC shall report to City Council through the Environment, Utilities and Corporate Services Committee (SPC-EUCS). 

The DEIC shall report to the SPC-EUCS as required to update on any major initiative or report back on any matter referred to them by either the SPC-EUCS or City Council. 

The DEIC shall submit an annual report, in the prescribed form, outlining the previous year’s accomplishments and a work plan for the upcoming year, to City Council through the SPC-EUCS.  The annual report is intended to update City Council on progress goals and initiatives, and to provide an update on any outstanding issues or recommendations within its mandate.  This report shall be submitted by March 31 and serve to demonstrate how the Committee remains relevant and current.  In considering the report, Council will determine whether it requires continuation of the Committee or any changes to the mandate. 

Appointment and Term 

Voting Members: 

  • 2 year, staggered terms, maximum of 3 consecutive terms for citizen representatives (6 years) 

  • Agency representatives are not subject to a maximum term 

  • Appointments to be made by City Council 

Non-Voting Resource Members: 

  • Councillor, 4 year (Council) term 

  • Administration as assigned at the discretion of the General Manager 

A Chair and Vice-Chair of the Committee must be elected upon majority vote of Committee membership at its annual organizational meeting. 

Mentorship of Youth Member 

The Chair, or in the alternative as required, the Vice-Chair of the Committee shall mentor and serve as a role model to the youth member of the Committee. 

Quorum 

Quorum is met by attendance of a majority of voting members (9). 

Subcommittees and Working Groups 

  • The DEIC may form subcommittees and working groups within its membership as may be necessary to address specific issues within its mandate.   

  • Subcommittees shall draw upon members of the Committee and the Chair of the subcommittee shall be a voting member. 

  • Issues identified outside the DEIC mandate may be the subject of an ad hoc committee established by the SPC-EUCS. 

Meetings 

  • Meets on the second Thursday of each month at 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. during each of January, February, April, May, September and November 

  • The City Clerk’s Office shall provide administrative support to each meeting of the DEIC

Remuneration and Expense Reimbursement 

DEIC members shall serve without receiving remuneration The following services and benefits are provided to members in accordance with Policy No. C01-003, Appointments to Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees: 

  • Reimbursement of childcare expenses for scheduled DEIC meetings (receipt required) 

  • Parking and bus ticket expenses 

  • Hearing & visual assistance 

Resource Documents 

Policy No. C01-003, Appointments to Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees, which includes the attached City of Saskatoon Code of Conduct for Members of Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities and Committees and City of Saskatoon Anti-Harassment Policy for Members of Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities and Committees 

Any other policies as required.

Agendas and Minutes

Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee

Authority

Section 55 of The Cities Act; The Heritage Property Act; Council Resolution - June 25, 2018

Mandate

The function and mandate of the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee (“MHAC”) shall be to:

1.   Provide advice to City Council relating to the following:

  • any matter arising out of The Heritage Property Act or the regulations thereunder and on Policy C10-020, Civic Heritage Policy 
  • changes to the criteria for evaluation of properties of architectural or historical value or interest with respect to heritage designation
  • revisions to the list of buildings, sites or structures and areas worthy of conservation as set out in the Holding Bylaw or under the heritage database
  • buildings, properties and artifacts to be designated under The Heritage Property Act or placed on the Saskatoon Register of Historic Places
  • policies related to conserving heritage buildings, sites or structures and areas
  • proposed changes or recommended changes to municipal legislation to conserve heritage buildings, sites or structures and areas
  • ways to increase public awareness and knowledge of heritage conservation issues, and if the Committee so wishes and if a budget is provided by City Council, provide education and awareness programs within the mandate of the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, provided that the Administration is consulted prior to implementation of each program to ensure there is no duplication of services and that the proposed program supports the relevant policy
  • any other matters relating to buildings, sites or structures and areas of architectural or historical significance
  • buildings, sites or structures and artifacts owned by the City

2.   Provide advice to the City’s Administration with respect to approval of alterations to designated heritage property or property for which a notice of intention has been registered pursuant to Bylaw No. 8356, The Heritage Property (Approval of Alterations) Bylaw, 2004

3.   Prepare and update, in consultation with the Administration, a brochure and/or information on the City’s website describing the Committee’s mandate, membership, qualifications, recent activities, regular meeting schedule and how the public can contact the Committee

 

Composition

Voting Members:

Agency Representatives

  • 1 representative of the Saskatoon Heritage Society
  • 1 representative of the Saskatchewan Association of Architects
  • 1 representative of the Saskatoon Region Association of Realtors
  • 1 representative of the Saskatoon Archaeological Society
  • 1 representative of the Meewasin Valley Authority
  • 1 representative of Tourism Saskatoon
  • 1 representative of the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre
  • 1 representative of the 33rd Street Business Improvement District
  • 1 representative of the Broadway Business Improvement District
  • 1 representative of Downtown Saskatoon (Downtown Business Improvement District)
  • 1 representative of the Riversdale Business Improvement District
  • 1 representative of the Sutherland Business Improvement District
  • 1 representative of the Local History Room of the Saskatoon Public Library

Citizen Representatives

  • 1 citizen representative of the youth community (16 – 23 years old)
  • 2 citizen representatives of the First Nations or Métis communities
  • 2 additional citizen representatives

Non-Voting Resource Members:

  • 1 Councillor
  • 1 representative of the City Clerk’s Office:
    • City Archivist
  • Representatives of the City’s Administration:
    • Community Services Department

Preferred Qualifications

  • Representatives of organizations or communities must be members or employees of the organizations or communities they represent.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, expertise or interest in the following:
    • Heritage and history
    • Landscape architecture
    • Interior design
    • Structural engineering
    • Construction
    • A level of community involvement on related issues
  • Ability to commit time to participate in Committee programs and activities.
  • Any other qualifications as outlined in Policy C01-003, Appointments to Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees.

Reporting

The MHAC shall report to City Council through the Planning, Development and Community Services Committee (SPC-PDCS).

The MHAC shall report to the SPC-PDCS as required to update on any major initiative or report back on any matter referred to them by either the SPC-PDCS or City Council.

The MHAC shall submit an annual report, in the prescribed form, outlining the previous year’s accomplishments and a work plan for the upcoming year, to City Council through the SPC-PDCS.  The annual report is intended to update City Council on progress goals and initiatives, and to provide an update on any outstanding issues or recommendations within its mandate.  This report shall be submitted by March 31 and serve to demonstrate how the Committee remains relevant and current.  In considering the report, Council will determine whether it requires continuation of the Committee or any changes to the mandate.

Appointment and Term

Voting Members:

  • 2 year, staggered terms, maximum of 3 consecutive terms for citizen representatives (6 years)
  • Agency representatives are not subject to a maximum term
  • Appointments to be made by City Council

Non-Voting Resource Members:

  • Councillor, 4 year (Council) term
  • Administration as assigned at the discretion of the General Manager

A Chair and Vice-Chair of the Committee must be elected upon majority vote of Committee membership at its annual organizational meeting.

Mentorship of Youth Member

The Chair, or in the alternative as required, the Vice-Chair of the Committee shall mentor and serve as a role model to the youth member of the Committee.

Quorum

Quorum is met by attendance of a majority of voting members (10).

Subcommittees and Working Groups

  • The MHAC may form subcommittees and working groups within its membership as may be necessary to address specific issues within its mandate. 
  • Subcommittees shall draw upon members of the Committee and the Chair of the subcommittees shall be a voting member.
  • Issues identified outside the MHAC mandate may be the subject of an ad hoc committee established by the SPC–PDCS.

Meetings

  • Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during each of January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October and November
  • The City Clerk’s Office shall provide administrative support to each meeting of the MHAC

Remuneration & Expense Reimbursement

Advisory Committee members shall serve without receiving remuneration.  The following services are provided to members in accordance with Policy No. C01-003, Appointments to Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees:

  • Reimbursement of childcare expenses for scheduled MHAC meetings (receipt required)
  • Parking and bus ticket expenses
  • Hearing & visual assistance

Resource Documents

The Cities Act
Bylaw No. 8174, The City Administration Bylaw, 2003
Bylaw No. 9170, The Procedures and Committees Bylaw, 2014
Policy No. C01-003, Appointments to Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees, which includes the attached City of Saskatoon Code of Conduct for Members of Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities and Committees and City of Saskatoon Anti-Harassment Policy for Members of Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities and Committees
The Heritage Property Act

Policy No. C10-020, Civic Heritage Policy
Bylaw No. 8356, The Heritage Property (Approval of Alterations) Bylaw, 2004
Any other policies as required

2018 Committee Members:

  • Ms. Paula Lichtenwald, Chair
  • Councillor Hilary Gough
  • Ms. Katie Edwards
  • Mr. Brendan Garritty
  • Mr. Don Greer
  • Ms. Tara Janzen
  • Ms. Jennifer Lawrence
  • Ms. Sarah Marchildon
  • Ms. DeeAnn Mercier
  • Mr. Lloyd Moker
  • Mr. Alan Otterbein
  • Mr. Randy Pshebylo
  • Mr. Roger Schmid
  • Mr. James Scott
  • Ms. Lenore Swystun
  • Mr. Michael Williams
  • Ms. Cera Youngson

More Information:

Announcements:

  • Heritage Festival – is held annually at the Western Development Museum, normally the first Sunday in February.  MHAC participates with a display booth at the Festival.
  • Doors Open Program – is held each odd-numbered year to provide public access to heritage buildings. MHAC participates in the planning and volunteers for this event. More information is available from the Heritage Coordinator, Planning and Development Branch, Community Services Department.

Public Art Advisory Committee

Authority

Section 55 of The Cities Act; City Council – Clause 6, Report No. 5-2014 of the Planning and Operations Committee; City Council – June 25, 2018

Mandate

The function and mandate of the Public Art Advisory Committee (“PAAC”) shall be to:

1.   Adjudicate and approve works of art and the placement of public art on behalf of City Council and the Administration for placement in open space, civic facilities and other City-owned property (with the exception of the Remai Modern Art Gallery), in accordance with Policy No. C10-025, Public Art Policy

2.   Provide advice to City Council on the:

  • purchase and donation of works of art
  • revision or development of any City policies regarding public art, memorials or commemorations

3.   Provide advice to the Administration concerning the de-accessioning of artworks

4.   Educate artists and community groups regarding the City’s Public Art Program

5.   Review location for appropriateness for memorials or commemorations, appoint members to the Commemorative Review Committee, and review and comment on artistic merit of a proposed commemorative work or proposed memorial in accordance with Policy C09-038, Commemorations and Monuments Policy

6.   Consider the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in adjudicating, approving and placing works of public art or commemorations or memorials on behalf of City Council

Composition

Voting Members:

  • 1 citizen representative of the youth community (16 – 23 years old)
  • 2 citizen representatives of the First Nations or Métis communities
  • 7 additional citizen representatives

Non-Voting Resource Members:

  • 1 Councillor
  • Representatives of the City’s Administration from:
    • Community Services Department

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge, expertise or interest in the following:
    • Public art
    • Socially engaged art
    • Visual arts
    • Media
    • Performance arts
    • Arts administration
    • First Nations art and culture
    • Métis art and culture
    • Site-specific art
    • Architecture
    • Landscape architecture
    • Design
    • Urban design
    • Art education
  • Ability to commit time to attend meetings and participate in other activities undertaken by the Committee.
  • Any other qualifications as outlined in Policy C01-003, Appointments to Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees.

Reporting

The PAAC shall report to City Council through the Planning, Development and Community Services Committee (SPC-PDCS).

The PAAC shall report to the SPC-PDCS as required to update on any major initiative or report back on any matter referred to them by either the SPC-PDCS or City Council.

The PAAC shall submit an annual report, in the prescribed form, outlining the previous year’s accomplishments and a work plan for the upcoming year, to City Council through the SPC-PDCS.  The annual report is intended to update City Council on progress goals and initiatives, and to provide an update on any outstanding issues or recommendations within its mandate.  This report shall be submitted by March 31 and serve to demonstrate how the Committee remains relevant and current.  In considering the report, Council will determine whether it requires continuation of the Committee or any changes to the mandate.

Appointment and Term

Voting Members:

  • 2 year, staggered terms, maximum of 3 consecutive terms for citizen representatives (6 years)
  • Appointments to be made by City Council

Non-Voting Resource Members:

  • Councillor, 4 year (Council) term
  • Administration as assigned at the discretion of the General Manager

A Chair and Vice-Chair of the Committee must be elected upon majority vote of Committee membership at its annual organizational meeting.

Mentorship of Youth Member

The Chair, or in the alternative as required, the Vice-Chair of the Committee shall mentor and serve as a role model to the youth member of the Committee.

Quorum

Quorum is met by attendance of a majority of voting members (6).

Subcommittees and Working Groups

  • The PAAC may form subcommittees and working groups within its membership as may be necessary to address specific issues within its mandate. 
  • Subcommittees shall draw upon members of the Committee and the Chair of the subcommittee shall be a voting member.
  • Issues identified outside the PAAC mandate may be the subject of an ad hoc committee established by the SPC-PDCS.

Meetings

  • Meets on the second Friday of each month at 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. during each of January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October and November
  • The City Clerk’s Office shall provide administrative support to each meeting of the PAAC​​

Remuneration & Expense Reimbursement

PAAC members shall serve without receiving remuneration.  The following benefits and services are provided to members in accordance with Policy No. C01-003, Appointments to Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees:

  • Reimbursement of childcare expenses for scheduled PAAC meetings (receipt required)
  • Parking and bus ticket expenses
  • Hearing & visual assistance

Resource Documents

The Cities Act
Bylaw No. 8174, The City Administration Bylaw, 2003
Bylaw No. 9170, The Procedures and Committees Bylaw, 2014
Policy No. C01-003, Appointments to Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees, which includes the attached City of Saskatoon Code of Conduct for Members of Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities and Committees and City of Saskatoon Anti-Harassment Policy for Members of Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities and Committees
Policy No. C10-025, Public Art Policy
Policy No. C09-038, Commemorations and Monuments Policy
Any other policies as required

Contact Person(s): 
Mr. Alejandro Romero, Arts & Culture Consultant
Community Development Branch, Community Services Department
306-657-8671

Ms. Janice Hudson, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

2018 Committee Members:

  • Mr. Jeremy Morgan, Chair
  • Ms. Anahit Falihi
  • Ms. Gale Hagblom
  • Ms. Joan Borsa
  • Ms. Tamara Rusnak
  • Ms. Barbara Stehwien
  • Ms. Muveddet Al-Katib

More Information:

Saskatoon Accessibility Advisory Committee

 

Authority

Section 55 of The Cities Act; Council Resolution – July 16, 2007 and June 25, 2018

Mandate

The function and mandate of the Saskatoon Accessibility Advisory Committee (“SAAC”) shall be to:

1.   Provide advice to City Council with respect to ensuring that City of Saskatoon services, information, facilities and infrastructure are accessible for citizens of all abilities

2.   Provide advice to City Council on policies and programs for improving accessibility to City services, information, facilities, infrastructure, and employment opportunities

3.   Develop sensitivity and accessibility awareness educational material

4.   Monitor implementation and administration of the Action Plan on Accessibility

5.   Review, evaluate and participate in an update of the Action Plan on Accessibility and advise City Council of progress in achieving the goals for improving accessibility to City services, information, facilities, infrastructure and employee awareness as recommended in the Action Plan

6.   Act as a resource to City Administration respecting development and implementation of public relations campaigns to promote the City’s efforts in making City services, information, facilities and infrastructure accessible to all individuals

Composition

Voting Members:

Agency Representatives

  • 1 representative of the Saskatoon Council on Aging
  • 1 representative of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
  • 1 representative of Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
  • 1 representative of Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan
  • 1 representative of the North Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre

Citizen Representatives (at least 50% must be persons with a disability or caregivers of persons with a disability)

  • 1 citizen representative of the youth community (16 – 23 years old)
  • 1 citizen representative of the senior citizen community (55+ years old)
  • 6 additional citizen representatives

Non-Voting Resource Members:

  • 1 Councillor
  • 1 representative of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
  • Representatives of the City’s Administration from:
    • Community Services Department
    • Corporate Performance Department
    • Asset & Financial Management Department
    • Transportation & Utilities Department
    • Transit and Access Transit

Preferred Qualifications

  • Representatives of organizations must be members or employees of the organizations or communities they represent.
  • Persons with a disability or caregivers of persons with a disability.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, interest or expertise in addressing accessibility issues or construction and design of public spaces and facilities.
  • Ability to commit time to attend meetings and participate in other activities undertaken by the Committee.
  • Any other qualifications as outlined in Policy C01-003, Appointments to Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees.

Reporting

The SAAC shall report to City Council through the Transportation Committee (SPC-TRANS).

The SAAC shall report to the SPC-TRANS as required to update on any major initiative or report back on any matter referred to them by either the SPC-TRANS or City Council.

The SAAC shall submit an annual report, in the prescribed form, outlining the previous year’s accomplishments and a work plan for the upcoming year, to City Council through the SPC-TRANS.  The annual report is intended to update City Council on progress goals and initiatives, and to provide an update on any outstanding issues or recommendations within its mandate.  This report shall be submitted by March 31 and serve to demonstrate how the Committee remains relevant and current.  In considering the report, Council will determine whether it requires continuation of the Committee or any changes to the mandate.

Appointment and Term

Voting Members:

  • 2 year, staggered terms, maximum of 3 consecutive terms for citizen representatives (6 years)
  • Agency representatives are not subject to a maximum term
  • Appointments to be made by City Council

Non-Voting Resource Members:

  • Councillor, 4 year (Council) term
  • Administration as assigned at the discretion of the General Manager

A Chair and Vice-Chair of the Committee must be elected upon majority vote of Committee membership at its annual organizational meeting.

Mentorship of Youth Member

The Chair, or in the alternative as required, the Vice-Chair of the Committee shall mentor and serve as a role model to the youth member of the Committee.

Quorum

Quorum is met by attendance of a majority of voting members (7).

Subcommittees and Working Groups

  • The SAAC may form subcommittees and working groups within its membership as may be necessary to address specific issues within its mandate. 
  • Subcommittees shall draw upon members of the committee and the Chair of the subcommittee shall be a voting member. 
  • Issues identified outside the SAAC mandate may be the subject of an ad hoc committee established by the SPC-TRANS.

Meetings

  • Meets on the second Friday of each month at 12:00 noon. to 2:00 p.m. during each of January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October and November
  • The City Clerk’s Office shall provide administrative support to each meeting of the SAAC

Remuneration & Expense Reimbursement

SAAC members shall serve without receiving remuneration.  The following benefits and services are provided to members in accordance with Policy No. C01-003, Appointments to Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees:

  • Reimbursement of childcare expenses for scheduled SAAC meetings (receipt required)
  • Parking and bus ticket expenses
  • Hearing & visual assistance

Resource Documents

The Cities Act
Bylaw No. 8174, The City Administration Bylaw, 2003
Bylaw No. 9170, The Procedures and Committees Bylaw, 2014
Policy No. C01-003, Appointments to Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees, which includes the attached City of Saskatoon Code of Conduct for Members of Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities and Committees and City of Saskatoon Anti-Harassment Policy for Members of Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities and Committees

Any other policies as required

2018 Committee Members:

  • Mr. J.D. McNabb, Chair
  • Ms. Collette Warlow, Vice-Chair
  • Ms. Muriel Baxter
  • Ms. Pat Funk
  • Ms. Gladys Kozlow
  • Mr. Bill Lehne
  • Ms. Lynne Lacroix, Director of Recreation and Community Development
  • Mr. Troy LaFreniere, Director of Facilities and Fleet Management
  • Councillor H. Gough
  • Councillor B. Dubois

More Information:

Schedule of meetings - Events Calendar

Agendas and Minutes

Accessibility Matters Contact List

Saskatoon Environmental Advisory Committee

 

Authority

Section 55 of The Cities Act; City Council Resolutions of March 19, 1973; April 2, 1973; and June 25, 2018

Mandate

The function and mandate of the Saskatoon Environmental Advisory Committee (“SEAC”) shall be to:

1.   Provide advice to City Council on policy matters relating to the following:

  • environmental implications identified in City undertakings, initiatives and other projects
  • waste reduction and diversion initiatives including food reclamation
  • pollution prevention
  • water conservation measures
  • climate change mitigation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (e.g. energy conservation, renewable and alternative energy programming, energy efficiency and building standards, alternative transportation)
  • wildlife or habitat conservation
  • ecological systems and greenspaces
  • support of alternative modes of transportation (e.g. carpooling initiatives, promotion of public transit options, walking, cycling)

2.   Monitor the success of the SEAC and to advise City Council on ways for the City of Saskatoon to increase success in working with community organizations, business and labour, all orders of government, and other stakeholders to promote environmental sustainability and good environmental practices within the City of Saskatoon

3.   Provide education and awareness programs on all matters within its mandate in the City of Saskatoon in consultation with the Administration and within budget allocated by City Council

Composition

Voting Members:

Agency Representatives

  • 1 representative of the Saskatchewan Health Authority
  • 1 representative of the Ministry of Environment
  • 1 representative of the Meewasin Valley Authority

Citizen Representatives

  • 1 citizen representative of the youth community (16 – 23 years old)
  • 1 citizen representative of the First Nations or Métis communities
  • 8 additional citizen representatives

Non-Voting Resource Members:

  • 1 Councillor
  • Representatives of the City’s Administration from:
    • Environment & Corporate Initiatives
    • Water and Wastestream
    • Building Standards
    • Saskatoon Light & Power
    • Planning
    • Transportation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Representatives of organizations or communities must be members or employees of the organizations or communities they represent.
  • Sound general knowledge of Saskatoon and area and its existing and potential environmental issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, expertise or interest in the following:
    • Natural, earth, and/or environmental science (e.g. ecology, biology, toxicology, geoscience)
    • Relevant engineering disciplines and/or experience (e.g. environmental, civil, mechanical)
    • Environmental and/or community planning
    • Habitat and/or wildlife conservation
    • Environmental outreach and/or community development
    • Government relations and/or public policy
    • Education
    • Environmental economics
    • Entrepreneurs, for-profit or non-profit professionals with demonstrated environmental experience/interest
  • Ability to commit time to attend meetings and participate in other activities undertaken by the Committee.
  • Any other qualifications as outlined in Policy C01-003, Appointments to Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees.

Reporting

The SEAC shall report to City Council through the Environment, Utilities and Corporate Services Committee (“SPC-EUCS”).

The SEAC shall report to the SPC-EUCS as required to update on any major initiative or report back on any matter referred to them by either the SPC-EUCS or City Council.

The SEAC shall submit an annual report, in the prescribed form, outlining the previous year’s accomplishments and a work plan for the upcoming year, to City Council through the SPC-EUCS.  The annual report is intended to update City Council on progress goals and initiatives, and to provide an update on any outstanding issues or recommendations within its mandate.  This report shall be submitted by March 31 and serve to demonstrate how the Committee remains relevant and current.  In considering the report, Council will determine whether it requires continuation of the Committee or any changes to the mandate.

Appointment and Term

Voting Members:

  • 2 year, staggered terms, maximum of 3 consecutive terms for citizens-at-large (6 years)
  • Agency representatives are not subject to a maximum term
  • Appointments to be made by City Council

Non-Voting Resource Members:

  • Councillor, 4 year (Council) term
  • Administration as assigned at the discretion of the General Manager

A Chair and Vice-Chair of the Committee must be elected upon majority vote of Committee membership at its annual organizational meeting.

Mentorship of Youth Member

The Chair, or in the alternative as required, the Vice-Chair of the Committee shall mentor and serve as a role model to the youth member of the Committee.

Quorum

Quorum is met by attendance of a majority of voting members (7).

Subcommittees and Working Groups

  • The SEAC may form subcommittees and working groups within its membership as may be necessary to address specific issues within its mandate. 
  • Subcommittees shall draw upon members of the Committee and the Chair of the subcommittee shall be a voting member.
  • Issues identified outside the SEAC mandate may be the subject of an ad hoc committee established by the SPC-EUCS.

Meetings

  • Meets on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during each of January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October and November
  • The City Clerk’s Office shall provide administrative support to each meeting of the SEAC

Remuneration & Expense Reimbursement

SEAC members shall serve without receiving remuneration.  The following benefits and services are provided to members in accordance with Policy No. C01-003, Appointments to Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees:

  • Reimbursement of childcare expenses for scheduled SEAC meetings (receipt required)
  • Parking and bus ticket expenses
  • Hearing & visual assistance

Resource Documents

The Cities Act
Bylaw No. 8174, The City Administration Bylaw, 2003
Bylaw No. 9170, The Procedures and Committees Bylaw, 2014
Policy No. C01-003, Appointments to Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees, which includes the attached City of Saskatoon Code of Conduct for Members of Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities and Committees and City of Saskatoon Anti-Harassment Policy for Members of Civic Boards, Commissions, Authorities and Committees
Any other policies as required

Contact Person: 
Ms. Debby Sackmann, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

2018 Committee Members:

  • Ms. Sara Harrison, Chair
  • Erin Akins, Vice-Chair
  • Ms. Angie Bugg
  • Ms. Kari Engele-Carter
  • Ms. Aditi Garg
  • Councillor S. Gersher
  • Mr. Sean Homenick
  • Ms. Kira Judge
  • Mr. David McGrane
  • Ms. Kathryn Palmer
  • Mr. Brian Sawatzky

More Information:

Street Activity Steering Committee (disbanded as of January 1, 2019)

Purpose:  
The Street Activity Steering Committee is a special committee that was established by City Council on March 26, 2012.

The function of the Committee is to oversee the Community Support Program, which is a program delivered by the Saskatoon Downtown Business Improvement District (Downtown Saskatoon) to engage in highly visible, uniformed patrols in the Riversdale, Broadway and Downtown Business Improvement District areas that reassure community members, as well as coordinating a response to some of the community issues with relevant community support organizations, local businesses and the Saskatoon Police Service.

Reporting Relationship:
The Committee reports to the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Joyce Fast, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Term:  
Members are appointed by the organizations they represent.

Meetings:  
The Steering Committee meets four times per year on the third Wednesday of March, June, September and December.

Committee Members:

  • Ms. Vanessa Charles (Saskatoon Anti-Poverty Coalition)
  • Chief of Police (alternate - Inspector Randy Huisman)
  • Ms. DeeAnn Mercier (Broadway Business Improvement District)
  • Ms. Elisabeth Miller – Community Services, City of Saskatoon (Advisor to the Committee)
  • Mr. Brent Penner (Downtown Saskatoon)
  • Mr. Randy Pshebylo (Riversdale Business Improvement District)

More Information:

Traffic Safety Committee (disbanded as of January 1, 2019)

Purpose:  
The function of the Committee is to provide advice on policy matters related to traffic safety.

Reporting Relationship:  
The Traffic Safety Committee reports to the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Joyce Fast, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:  
The Committee consists of 12 members:

  • One City Councillor;
  • Saskatoon Board of Education – Driver Education Representative;
  • Saskatoon Police Service – Traffic Division Representative;
  • Saskatoon and District Safety Council Representative;
  • Citizens’ Advisory Council of the Saskatoon Board of Education;
  • SGI Traffic Safety Promotion Division Representative;
  • Representative from the Trucking Industry;
  • Representative from Saskatchewan Health Authority; and
  • Four members of the general public.

Qualifications:  
Committee members must have an interest in identifying and solving traffic hazards and promotion of safe driving.

Term:  
Two years

Meetings:  
The Committee meets at 8:45 am, on the second Tuesday of January, February, April, May, June, September and November.

2018 Committee Members:

  • Ms. Cora Janzen, Chair
  • Mr. Steve Shannon, Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Ammad Anwar
  • Mr. Ken Claffey
  • Mr. Joseph Chan
  • Mr. David Cook
  • Councillor Sarina Gersher
  • Mr. Warren Gherasim
  • Sgt. Dean Hoover
  • Mr. Brock Girling
  • Mr. Ahsan Kamboh
  • Mr. Al Reichert

More Information:

 

Appeals Boards 

Access Transit Appeals Board

Purpose:
The function of the Board is to provide an appeal process for those who are denied Access Transit Service.

Reporting Relationship:
The Board is an independent body.  All decisions of the Board are final.

Contact Person:
Ms. Debby Sackmann, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:   
The Board consists of five members of the public, appointed by City Council.  Appointees shall also serve as members of the City Mortgage Appeals Board.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of barriers to accessibility for disabled and elderly persons;
  • Ability to provide rational solutions to complex problems; and
  • Ability to assess information and make objective decisions.

Term:   
Two years.  Determined by membership on the City Mortgage Appeals Board.

Meetings:   
The Board meets as required, depending on the number of appeals received.  The appeals are held In Camera.

Board Members:

  • Ms. Leslee Harden, Chair
  • Mr. Shawn Rempel, Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Julio Dávila
  • Ms. Gloria Jorgenson
  • Mr. Noah Kelleher

More Information:
 Appeal Application Form and Appeal Criteria and Process
 
Expanded Eligibility Criteria
 
No-Show Policy
 
Subscription Policy

Board of Revision 

Purpose:   
The function of the Board is to deal with appeals arising from assessment procedures in accordance with Section 192 of The Cities Act.

Reporting Relationship:   
The Board of Revision is an independent body.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Shellie Bryant, Deputy City Clerk
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:

  • Section 192(1) of The Cities Act provides for no less than 3 persons. Currently there are ten regular members, all from the general public.
  • Appointees shall also serve as a member on the Saskatoon Licence Appeal Board.
  • Section 192(2) of The Cities Act states that no member of the Council or the Board of Education of any school division, situated wholly or partly in the City or in which the City is wholly or partly situated, is eligible to sit as a member of the Board of Revision for the City.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to commit required time;
  • Understanding of the quasi-judicial function and the role of members of a tribunal;
  • Understanding of assessment processes;
  • Experience in hearing appeals or in meetings that involve an adjudication process;
  • Ability to write, in plain and concise language the Board's decisions that are comprised of the testimony heard and the analysis and summary of the Board's resons for its decisions;
  • Ability to act with integrity; and
  • Ability to organize, read, understand, and apply complex and large documents, statute law and regulations, and case law.

Term:   
One year (members may serve up to six consecutive terms)

Meetings:   
The Board meets as required for full day sessions (9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.) depending on the number of appeals received. Panels of the Board and alternate members are utilized to allow flexibility. Members are usually divided into panels, which are assigned various days’ worth of meetings until the last one is finished.

Board Members:

  • Mr. Adrian Deschamps (Chair)
  • Ms. June M. Bold
  • Mr. Cameron Choquette
  • Mr. Marvin W. Dutton
  • Ms. Lois Lamon
  • Mr. Randy Pangborn
  • Mr. David J. Putz
  • Mr. Asit Sarkar
  • Mr. Satpal Virdi
  • Mr. Tyler Dahl

More Information:

City Mortgage Appeals Board

Purpose:   
The function of the Board is to adjudicate all requests for forgiveness of City Mortgage that may arise out of the City’s Lot Allocation Policy.

Reporting Relationship:   
The Board is an independent body.  All decisions of the Board are final.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Debby Sackmann, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:   
The Board consists of five members of the public, appointed by City Council.  Appointees shall also serve as members of the Access Transit Appeals Board.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to assess information and make objective decisions;
  • Ability to deal with complex situations;
  • Ability to provide rational solutions to complex problems;
  • Ability to work with people; and
  • Have a working knowledge of quasi-jurisprudence or administrative law.

Term:
Two years.

Meetings:   
The Board meets as required, depending on the number of appeals received.  The appeals are held In Camera.

Board Members:

  • Ms. Leslee Harden, Chair
  • Mr. Shawn Rempel, Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Julio Dávila
  • Ms. Gloria Jorgenson
  • Mr. Noah Kelleher

More Information:
 Appeal Application Form and Appeal Criteria and Process
 $50,000 Mortgage Terms of Sales Agreement

Announcements:

  • As of April 22, 2008, the value of the mortgage was increased to $50,000.  $10,000 mortgages are no longer issued.  This does not affect lots sold prior to that date.
  • The occupancy requirement has increased from 3 years to 4 years, beginning from the date of Title Transfer.  Forgiveness of the mortgage is pro-rated over the final 3 years of the residency requirement, with zero forgiveness in the first year of occupancy.  This does not affect lots sold prior to April 22, 2008.

Development Appeals Board

Purpose:   
The function of the Development Appeals Board is to hear appeals under various sections of the Planning and Development Act, 2007. Appeals include minor variances, demolition control districts, architectural control districts, misapplication of the Zoning Bylaw in issuing a development permit, refusal to issue a development permit that would contravene the Zoning Bylaw, refusal of subdivision application and any of the conditions of a Zoning Order issued on the property.

Reporting Relationship:   
The Development Appeals Board is an independent body.

Contact Person:
Ms. Penny Walter, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:   
The Development Appeals Board is composed of five members of the general public, all appointed by City Council. No person who is a member of City Council or employee of a Planning Commission or an employee of the municipality is eligible to be appointed as a member of the Board.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to assess information and make objective decisions;
  • Ability to deal with complex situations;
  • Ability to provide rational solutions to complex problems;
  • Have a general knowledge of the City;
  • Understand the City’s Zoning Bylaw and the Planning and Development Act, 2007; and
  • Have a working knowledge of quasi-jurisprudence or administrative law.

Term:   
Board members are appointed for two years.

Meetings:   
The Board meets on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm as required, depending on the number of appeals filed (twice monthly, on average).

Board Members:

  • Ms. Leanne DeLong
  • Mr. Len Kowalko
  • Ms. Lois Lamon
  • Ms. Tonii Lerat
  • Mr. Asit Sarkar

More Information:

Environmental Management Appeals Board

Purpose:  
The function of the Board is to hear and determine the appeal of any person aggrieved by an Order made by a Municipal Inspector,  pursuant to Bylaw No. 9466 - The Sewer Use Bylaw, 2017 and Bylaw No. 8310 - The Waste Bylaw, 2004.

Reporting Relationship:  
The Board is an independent body.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Debby Sackmann, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3420

Composition:  
The Board consists of the same five members of the general public, appointed by City Council to the Property Maintenance Appeals Board. Appointees shall also serve as members on the Fire Appeals Board and the Saskatoon Private Swimming Pools Appeals Board.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to assess information and make objective decisions;
  • Ability to deal with complex situations;
  • Ability to provide rational solutions to complex problems;
  • Ability to work with people;
  • Ability to interpret and apply bylaw requirements;
  • Have a knowledge of standards regarding the collection, handling and disposal of waste and recyclable materials; and
  • Have a working knowledge of quasi-jurisprudence or administrative law.

Term:  
Two years, determined by membership on the Property Maintenance Appeals Board.

Meetings:  
The Board meets at 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month as required, depending on the number of appeals received.

Board Members:

  • Mr. Ian Oliver, Chair
  • Mr. Michael Brockbank, Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Roy Fleming
  • Mr. Donald Stiller
  • Mr. Dan Wiks

More Information:

 Bylaw No. 9466 - The Sewer Use Bylaw, 2017
 Bylaw No. 8310 - The Waste Bylaw, 2004

 

Fire Appeals Board

Purpose:  
The function of the Board is to hear and determine the appeal of any person aggrieved by an Order made by a Municipal Inspector,  pursuant to Bylaw No. 7990 - The Fire and Protective Services Bylaw, 2001.

Reporting Relationship:  
The Board is an independent body.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Debby Sackmann, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3420

Composition:  
The Board consists of the same five members of the general public, appointed by City Council to the Property Maintenance Appeals Board. Appointees shall also serve as members on the Environmental Management Appeals Board and the Saskatoon Private Swimming Pools Appeals Board.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to assess information and make objective decisions;
  • Ability to deal with complex situations;
  • Ability to provide rational solutions to complex problems;
  • Ability to work with people;
  • Ability to interpret and apply standards and codes;
  • Have a knowledge of construction standards, fire code standards or public health standards; and
  • Have a working knowledge of quasi-jurisprudence or administrative law.

Term:  
Two years, determined by membership on the Property Maintenance Appeals Board.

Meetings:  
The Board meets at 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month as required, depending on the number of appeals received.

Board Members:

  • Mr. Ian Oliver, Chair
  • Mr. Michael Brockbank, Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Roy Fleming
  • Mr. Donald Stiller
  • Mr. Dan Wiks

More Information:

 Bylaw No. 7990 - The Fire and Protective Services Bylaw, 2001

Property Maintenance Appeals Board 

Purpose:  
The function of the Board is to hear and determine the appeal of any person aggrieved by an Order made by a Municipal Inspector,  pursuant to Bylaw No. 8175 - The Property Maintenance & Nuisance Abatement Bylaw, 2003.

Reporting Relationship:  
The Board is an independent body.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Debby Sackmann, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3420

Composition:  
The Board consists of five members of the general public, appointed by City Council. Appointees shall also serve as members on the Environmental Management Appeals Board, Fire Appeals Board and the Saskatoon Private Swimming Pools Appeals Board.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to assess information and make objective decisions;
  • Ability to deal with complex situations;
  • Ability to provide rational solutions to complex problems;
  • Ability to work with people;
  • Ability to interpret and apply standards and codes;
  • Have a knowledge of construction standards, fire code standards or public health standards; and
  • Have a working knowledge of quasi-jurisprudence or administrative law.

Term:  
Two years.

Meetings:  
The Board meets at 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month as required, depending on the number of appeals received.

Board Members:

  • Mr. Ian Oliver, Chair
  • Mr. Michael Brockbank, Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Roy Fleming
  • Mr. Donald Stiller
  • Mr. Dan Wiks

More Information:

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Bylaw No. 8175 - The Property Maintenance & Nuisance Abatement Bylaw, 2003

Saskatoon License Appeal Board

Purpose:  
The function of the Board is to deal with appeals relating to licences issued under the Business Licence Bylaw,  the Adult Services Licensing Bylaw, and the Taxi Bylaw.

Reporting Relationship:  
The Licence Appeal Board is an independent body.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Shellie Bryant, Deputy City Clerk
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:  
Section 3(2) of Licence Appeal Board Bylaw, No. 9036, provides for no less than 5 persons. Section 3(3) of the Licence Appeal Board Bylaw states that no member of the Council is eligible to sit as a member of the Licence Appeal Board for the City.

(Note: The Board shall be made up from the same appointees who form the Board of Revision.)

Qualifications:

  • Ability to commit required time;
  • Experience in hearing appeals or in meetings that involve an adjudication process;
  • Ability to write, in plain and concise language the Board's decisions that are comprised of the testimony heard and the analysis and summary of the Board's resons for its decisions;
  • Ability to act with integrity; and
  • Ability to organize, read, understand, and apply complex and large documents, statute law and regulations, and case law.

Term:  
One year. Determined by membership on the Board of Revision.

Meetings:  
As required, dependent upon the number of appeals received. Board members must be available for meetings during the day.

Board Members:

  • Mr. Adrian Deschamps (Chair)
  • Ms. June Bold
  • Mr. Cameron Choquette
  • Mr. Tyler Dahl
  • Mr. Marvin W. Dutton
  • Ms. Lois Lamon
  • Mr. Randy Pangborn
  • Mr. David J. Putz
  • Mr. Asit Sarkar
  • Mr. Satpal Virdi

More Information:

Saskatoon Private Swimming Pools Appeals Board

Purpose:  
The function of the Board is to hear and determine the appeal of any person aggrieved by an Order made by a Municipal Inspector,  pursuant to Bylaw No. 7981 - The Private Swimming Pools Bylaw, 2000.

Reporting Relationship:  
The Board is an independent body.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Debby Sackmann, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3420

Composition:  
The Board consists of the same five members of the general public, appointed by City Council to the Property Maintenance Appeals Board. Appointees shall also serve as members on the Environmental Management Appeals Board, Fire Appeals Board and the Saskatoon Private Swimming Pools Appeals Board.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to assess information and make objective decisions;
  • Ability to deal with complex situations;
  • Ability to provide rational solutions to complex problems;
  • Ability to problem solve:
  • Ability to work with people;
  • Ability to interpret and apply standards and codes;
  • Have a knowledge of construction standards, fire code standards or public health standards; and
  • Have a working knowledge of quasi-jurisprudence or administrative law.

Term:  
Two years, determined by membership on the Property Maintenance Appeals Board.

Meetings:  
The Board meets at 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month as required, depending on the number of appeals received.

Board Members:

  • Mr. Ian Oliver, Chair
  • Mr. Michael Brockbank, Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Roy Fleming
  • Mr. Donald Stiller
  • Mr. Dan Wiks

More Information:

 Bylaw No. 7981 - The Private Swimming Pools Bylaw, 2000
 

 

Controlled Corporations and Statutory Boards

Board of Police Commissioners (Statutory Board)

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Purpose:   
The function of the Commission is to provide policing service, to maintain a reasonable standard of law enforcement, and to provide adequate and reasonable facilities as required.

Reporting Relationship:   
The Board of Police Commissioners is independent except for budgetary requirements.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Joanne Sproule
City Clerk 306-975-3240
c/o City Clerk’s Office, City Hall
222 Third Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J5

City.clerks@saskatoon.ca

Composition:   
The Board of Police Commissioners is comprised of the Mayor, two City Councillors and four members of the public.

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the distinction between the strategic and policy setting role of the Board and the operational responsibilities of the Chief;
  • Capability to give leadership to the development of the Board and the Police Service;
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, values and strategic goals of the Board;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Respect for and tolerance of the views of others;
  • Recognition of the time commitment and the willingness to devote the time and energy necessary to perform the role of a board member;
  • Enthusiasm and capacity for resolving challenging issues; and
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for First Nations and Metis family systems and community dynamics.

Term:   
Commissioners are appointed for one year.

Meetings:   
The Board meets each month at 4:00 pm, or at the call of the Chair. There are no meetings in July and August.

Addressing Meetings:   
If you wish to speak to the Board at one of its public meetings, or write a letter to the Board, please contact us by email or in writing. If you wish to address the Board, you must limit your presentation to five minutes. Letters or emails must be received in the City Clerks Office  by 5:00 pm on the Friday before the meeting in order to be placed on the agenda. Please contact the Board Secretary at 306-975-3240 if you have any questions regarding the operations of the Board of Police Commissioners.

2018 Board Members:

  • Ms. Darlene Brander, Chair
  • Ms. Carolanne Inglis-McQuay, Vice-Chair
  • His Worship Mayor Charlie Clark
  • Councillor Darren Hill
  • Councillor Mairin Loewen
  • Ms. Jyotsna (Jo) Custead
  • Mr. Kerney Healy

   More Information:

 

TCU Place (Centennial Auditorium & Convention Centre Board of Directors) (Controlled Corporation)

Purpose:  To direct the operations of TCU Place in a manner that ensures proper maintenance of the facility, provides premiere services for the performing arts, and provides a full range of services for meetings and conventions.

Qualifications:

  • An appreciation of the performing arts;
  • An understanding of trade and tourism;
  • An understanding of building operations;
  • Knowledge or experience in finance;
  • Knowledge or experience in project management;
  • Knowledge or experience in marketing;
  • Knowledge or experience Information Technology

The Board meets monthly on the last Thursday at 12:00 noon.  There are no meetings in July, August, or December.  There is no remuneration paid to Board members.

Contact:  Mr. Bob Korol, CEO, TCU Place, 306-975-7779

2018 Board Members:

Morris Smysnuik, Chair
Mayor Charlie Clark
Councillor Sarina Gersher
Councillor Bev Dubois
Jeff Jorgenson, City Manager
Om Kochar
Sultan Ali Sadat
Darren Kent
Jennifer Pereira
Bryn Richards
Brian Bentley
Jocelyne Kost
Trevor Maber

Saskatoon Public Library Board (Statutory Board)

Purpose:  The Saskatoon Public Library Board helps connect the citizens of Saskatoon to lifelong learning and engagement opportunities in order to meet present and future challenges.  The Board fills a governance role for the municipal library system as outlined in The Public Libraries Act; and to ensure that library programs, services and facilities meet the needs of the citizens of Saskatoon.

Consideration for service on this Board includes the following general qualifications and specific skill sets:

  • Knowledge of the public library and its services;
  • Possession of a valid library card;
  • Legal expertise;
  • Experience with capital campaigns/fund development;
  • Financial expertise;
  • Connections with Indigenous community; and,
  • Involvement with early childhood literacy programming.

The Board holds a minimum of six meetings per year, on the third Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. There are no meetings in July and August.  There is no remuneration paid to Board members.

Contact:  Ms. Carol Cooley, Director of Libraries & CEO, 306-975-7575

2018 Board Members:

Candice Grant, Chair
Lisa Erickson, Vice Chair
Mayor Charlie Clark, Ex-Officio
Councillor Hilary Gough
Robyn Robertson
John Thronberg
Venkat Subramanian
Cheryl Starr

Other Information:

www.saskatoonlibrary.ca/splboard
 

SaskTel Centre Board of Directors (Controlled Corporation)

Purpose:  To promote, operate, manage, maintain and improve the SaskTel Centre.

Qualifications:

  • Business/Management Experience
  • Construction Engineering
  • Financial Expertise
  • Human Resources Management
  • Risk Management
  • Government and Community Relations

Duties:

  • To attend and be prepared for monthly board meetings. The board meets eight times a year.
  • To prepare for and participate in the discussions and the deliberations of the Board.
  • To be able to analyze the internal and external environment and identify current and future opportunities, challenges and risks, while reflecting on past experience, board policies and processes.
  • To actively participate in at least one committee e.g. Audit and Finance, Governance, Compensation.
  • To foster a positive working relationship with other Board members, and SaskTel Centre staff.
  • To establish overall long and short term goals, objectives and priorities for SaskTel Centre in meeting the needs of the community.
  • To be informed of the services provided by SaskTel Centre and publicly support and champion the organization’s initiatives.

Behavioural Competencies:

Reliability and Commitment to Board - Available to prepare for and participate in Board meetings and at least one sub-committee of the board as necessary.

Ethics and Integrity - Makes sound decisions that support the organizational direction, values and mission. Has a clear understanding of right and wrong and freely admits to errors and takes steps to rectify the situation.

Commitment to Continuous Improvement - Participates in training programs for the Board and shares knowledge and information with colleagues. Stays abreast of leading trends and practices in the industry.

Critical Thinking - Analyzes the internal and external environment in order to identify current and future opportunities, challenges and risks while reflecting on past experience, board policies and processes.

Consensus Building - Effectively builds constructive, friendly, professional relationships and networks within the board and maintains external partnerships that can provide information, and support.

Commitment to Organization’s Purpose - Shows commitment to the organizational vision, mission and strategic goals by having a solid understanding of the internal and external environment. Influences the organization’s future plans and vision.

Positive Impact and Influence - Maintains a professional and positive manner even under changing or uncertain conditions. Works collegially with a wide range of individuals to influence direction.

Accountability - Displays a high level of organizational confidentiality and respects the sensitivity of information.  Evaluates and responds to complex requirements that support the organizational direction.

Strategic Thinking - Participates in strategic planning and anticipates trends in the external and internal environment, including new developments in the economic climate.

Flexibility and Open-mindedness - Respects, and relates well to, people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Able to respect and listen to opinions that are different from one’s own and be flexible in one’s decisions.

Healthy Skepticism - Probes respectfully with objective questions to gain better understanding of issues while adhering to good governance practices.

Ownership of Board’s Decisions - Takes ownership and responsibility for supporting the organizational direction. Champions Board’s decisions within the community regardless of personal opinion.

Term:  2 years

Meetings:  Monthly; first Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. (No meetings in January, July, August, and October)

Contact:  Mr. Will Lofdahl, Executive Director, SaskTel Centre 306-975-3155

2018 Board Members:

Art Postle, Chair
Blair Davidson, Vice Chair
Mayor Charlie Clark
Councillor Troy Davies
Councillor Darren Hill
Adele Buettner
Derek Lothian
Leanne Johnson
Corina Farbacher
Russ Marcoux
Kirby Wirchenko
Paul Jaspar

Other Information:

www.sasktelcentre.com/board

The Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan Board of Trustees (Controlled Corporation)

The Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the Gallery fulfills its mandate which is summarized as follows:

  • The establishment and maintenance in the City of Saskatoon of art galleries, art schools, museums, exhibitions, collections, workshops for the exhibition, preservation, collection, development, creation and encouragement of works of art;
  • Encouraging the development and appreciation of the fine arts with particular emphasis on the visual arts including the provision for education programs and extension services; and
  • The establishment and maintenance of an art collection in conjunction with any gallery, museum, exhibition or otherwise of fine art.

Trustees, in addition to being appointed to the Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan Board of Trustees, will also be appointed to Saskatoon Gallery and Conservatory Corporation Board of Trustees.

General Qualifications:

  • Sufficient knowledge of governance best practice to ensure sound governance of the gallery;
  • Sufficient knowledge of and attention to budgetary matters to ensure financially sound operation of the Gallery and its assets;
  • Sufficient interest, ability and contacts in the community to be an effective advocate on behalf of the Gallery – to promote its well-being and development.  This implies belief in the importance and value of our publicly supported Gallery to the community;
  • A willingness to promote and to represent the interests of the Gallery first and foremost;
  • A willingness to give sufficient time for attending committee and board meetings, for reading reports, attending functions, etc., and for thinking about current and future needs of Remai Modern;
  • A readiness to commit to two terms (i.e. approximately four years) on the board;
  • A readiness to participate in various fundraising activities from public and private sectors;
  • A readiness and ability to accept executive responsibility on the Board;
  • A willingness to participate as necessary in the selection and evaluation of the Directors of the Board; and
  • Indigenous relations experience.

Specific Needs:

  • Fundraising experience;
  • Financial and business experience;
  • Legal experience;
  • Tourism and marketing experience

Term:  2 years

The Board meets monthly, on the third Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. There are no Board meetings in July or August. There is no remuneration paid to Board members.

Contact:  Mr. Gregory Burke, Executive Director & CEO, 306-975-7669

2018 Board Members:

Scott Verity, Chair
Trent Bester, Vice Chair
Councillor Cynthia Block
Councillor Mairin Loewen
Beau Atkins
Karen Chad
Fatima Coovadia
Veronica Gamracy
Garnet McElree
Grant Stoneham

Other Information:

www.remaimodern.org

 

Standing Committees

Governance and Priorities Committee (Formerly Executive Committee)

Mandate:   
With respect to all matters within the committee's policy areas, the mandate of this committee is:

  • To provide advice and recommendations to Council;
  • To oversee the implementation of approved policy decisions by the civic administration; 
  • To exercise every power delegated by Council; and
  • To supervise the City Manager, the City Clerk and the City Solicitor.

Policy Areas:
The policy areas for this committee include:

  • corporate governance;
  • strategic priorities;
  • annual business plan and budget process;
  • legal and legislative reports and advice;
  • collective bargaining negotiations and city pension plans;
  • reporting of human rights complaints and wrongful dismissal actions;
  • government relations; and
  • any other related area.

Delegated Authority:
The following power or duties are delegated to this committee:

  • the formulation and recommendation to Council of policies, plans, bylaws and any other matter that is not covered within the policy area of any other Standing Policy Committee;
  • the conduct of all formal relationships with the Province of Saskatchewan and the Government of Canada;
  • the consideration and report to Council on matters relating to employee pensions;
  • the supervision of the City Manager and the recommendation of the terms and conditions of his or her employment including compensation to Council;
  • the supervision of the City Clerk and the City Solicitor, and the setting of the terms and conditions of their employment including their compensation to be included in their Office budgets;
  • the receipt of all reports from the City Manager with the exception of those reports which deal with matters that have specifically been delegated to one of the Standing Policy Committees;
  • the receipt of all reports from the City Clerk with the exception of those reports which deal with matters that have specifically been delegated to one of the Standing Policy Committees;
  • the receipt of all legal advice and reports from the City Solicitor with the exception of advice and reports which deal with matters that have specifically been delegated to one of the Standing Policy Committees;
  • the approval or denial of requests for renovations to City Hall by Council members;
  • the consideration and recommendation to Council on all matters referred to it by Council, a Standing Policy Committee or the Mayor.

Contact Person:
City Clerk’s Office - 306-975-3240

Composition:   
All members of City Council.

Term:   
Committee members are appointed annually.

Committee Members:

Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities & Corporate Services

Mandate:   
With respect to all matters within the committee's policy areas, the mandate of this committee is:

  • To provide advice and recommendations to Council;
  • To oversee the implementation of approved policy decisions by the civic administration; and
  • To exercise every power delegated by Council.

Policy Areas:
The policy areas for this committee include:

  • Water, wastewater and storm water
  • Climate change
  • Recycling
  • Waste
  • Electricity
  • Information technology
  • Human resources (but not including collective bargaining matters, human rights complaints and wrongful dismissal actions)
  • Corporate communications, marketing and advertising
  • Citizen engagement
  • Sponsorship and naming rights for city-owned and civic partner controlled assets
  • Corporate projects
  • Aboriginal affairs
  • Service reviews and other continuous improvement initiatives; and
  • Any other related area

Delegated Authority:
The following power or duties are delegated to this committee:

  • The receipt and final consideration of any reports and status updates respecting any program or business line within the committee's policy areas
  • The receipt and final consideration of quarterly reports from the administration covering departmental staffing levels and statistics
  • The approval of potable waterline connections
  • The approval of contributions of gifts and memorials of a sensitive nature
  • The approval of exemptions under The Noise Bylaw, except as delegated to the Administration
  • The approval of all productivity improvement and green loans to civic departments and controlled corporations.

Contact:
City Clerk’s Office - 306-975-3240

Composition:  
The committee consists of five City Councillors, with the Mayor as ex officio.

Term:   Committee members are appointed annually.

2018 Committee Members:

  • Councillor H. Gough, Chair
  • Councillor S. Gersher, Vice-Chair
  • Councillor T. Davies
  • Councillor D. Hill
  • Councillor M. Loewen
  • Mayor C. Clark (Ex-Officio)

More Information:

Standing Policy Committee on Finance

Mandate:   
With respect to all matters within the committee's policy areas, the mandate of this committee is:

  • To provide advice and recommendations to Council;
  • To oversee the implementation of approved policy decisions by the civic administration; and
  • To exercise every power delegated by Council.

Policy Areas:
The policy areas for this committee include:

  • finance;
  • revenue collection;
  • assessment;
  • facilities;
  • audits;
  • all land matters including acquisitions, sales and leases of land, and the land development program;
  • vehicles and equipment, not including Transit and Fire vehicles and equipment;
  • controlled and statutory corporations;
  • implementation of business planning and budget; and
  • any other related area.

Delegated Authority:
The following power or duties are delegated to this committee:

  • the receipt and final consideration of any reports and status updates respecting any program or business line within the committee’s policy areas;
  • the setting of remuneration for members of the Saskatoon Board of Revision;
  • the approval of requests by persons appointed to Boards, Commissions and Committees to attend conferences and seminars;
  • the approval of requests for transcripts of a Council meeting by a Council member;
  • the approval of Tag Days;
  • the approval of interest rates to be charged on past due accounts;
  • the overall supervision of the land development program including:
  • the approval of the sale of City-owned serviced land; and
  • the approval of direct sales and long-term leases under the City’s Industrial Land Incentives Program;
  • the approval of all incentives under the Business Development Incentives Program, except for property tax abatements;
  • the overall supervision of the City’s annual and long-term audit plans including the approval of the selection and terms of engagement of an internal and external auditor which includes the enterprise risk management audit function, and the implementation of internal controls over financial reporting, operational effectiveness and efficiency, regulatory compliance, fraud prevention and detection, and safeguarding corporate assets;
  • the approval of all leases of privately owned property by the City for civic purposes;
  • the receipt of reports on the awarding of contracts that have a value between $50,000.00 and $75,000.00, and that have not been awarded through a public tender process.

Contact:
City Clerk’s Office - 306-975-3240

Composition:  
The committee consists of five City Councillors, with the Mayor as ex officio.

Term:  
Committee members are appointed annually.

2018 Committee Members:

  • Councillor A. Iwanchuk, Chair
  • Councillor M. Loewen, Vice-Chair
  • Councillor C. Block
  • Councillor R. Donauer
  • Councillor B. Dubois
  • Mayor C. Clark (ex officio)

More Information:

Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development & Community Services

Mandate:   
With respect to all matters within the committee's policy areas, the mandate of this committee is:

  • To provide advice and recommendations to Council;
  • To oversee the implementation of approved policy decisions by the civic administration; and
  • To exercise every power delegated by Council.

Policy Areas:
The policy areas for this committee include:

  • planning and urban design;
  • development regulation;
  • affordable housing;
  • arts, culture, recreation and immigration;
  • parks;
  • fire prevention and suppression;
  • municipal heritage matters;
  • regional planning; and
  • any other related area.

Delegated Authority:
The following power or duties are delegated to this committee:

  • The receipt and final consideration of any reports and status updates respecting any program or business line within the committee's policy areas
  • the final review of a denial or the imposition of conditions on a subdivision application by a development officer under The Subdivision Bylaw;
  • the approval of assistance for special events;
  • the establishment of the list of standard facilities to be used in calculating neighbourhood, local and district parks, and recreation levies;
  • the approval of assistance for community groups;
  • the approval of leasing of civic buildings to outside organizations;
  • the approval of special occasion licences if the application does not comply with policy;
  • the approval of innovative housing incentives, except for property tax abatements;
  • the approval of names to be included on the Names Master List for naming City-owned or controlled facilities, streets, suburban development areas, neighbourhoods or parks;
  • the approval of all incentives under the Downtown Housing Incentives program, except property tax abatements;
  • the approval of all incentives under the Vacant Lot and Adaptive Reuse Incentive Program, except property tax abatements;
  • the approval of the purchase of works of art, and the approval of the sites where works of art may be located;
  • the designation of specific City-operated recreational facilities where advertising signs promoting the sale and consumption of beverage alcohol will be permitted;
  • the resolution of all 9-1-1 monitoring group disputes.

Contact:
City Clerk’s Office - 306-975-3240

Composition:  
The committee consists of five City Councillors, with the Mayor as ex officio.

Term:  
Committee members are appointed annually.

2018 Committee Members:

  • Councillor D. Hill, Chair
  • Councillor A. Iwanchuk, Vice-Chair
  • Councillor T. Davies
  • Councillor H. Gough
  • Councillor Z. Jeffries
  • Mayor C. Clark (Ex-Officio)

More Information:

Standing Policy Committee on Transportation

Mandate:   
With respect to all matters within the committee's policy areas, the mandate of this committee is:

  • To provide advice and recommendations to Council;
  • To oversee the implementation of approved policy decisions by the civic administration; and
  • To exercise every power delegated by Council.

Policy Areas:
The policy areas for this committee include:

  • transit services;
  • streets, roadways and public rights of way, and associated transportation infrastructure;
  • bridges and structures;
  • active transportation;
  • transportation planning;
  • snow grading, removal and management;
  • street maintenance, repair and replacement; and
  • any other related area.

Delegated Authority:
The following power or duties are delegated to this committee:

  • the receipt and final consideration of any reports and status updates respecting any program or business line within the committee’s policy areas;
  • the approval of the criteria for acceptable transit advertising;
  • the approval of encroachment agreements;
  • the granting of vending rights to special events on public property.

Contact Person:
City Clerk’s Office - 306-975-3240

Composition:  
The committee consists of five City Councillors, with the Mayor as ex officio.

Term:  
Committee members are appointed annually.

2018 Committee Members:

  • Councillor Z. Jeffries, Chair
  • Councillor B. Dubois, Vice-Chair
  • Councillor C. Block
  • Councillor R. Donauer
  • Councillor S. Gersher
  • Mayor C. Clark (ex officio)

More Information:

 

Other Boards, Committee and Commissions 

Albert Community Centre Management Committee

Purpose:  To supervise the operation of the Albert Community Centre.

Qualifications: 

  • Community involvement;
  • Interest in historical structures and preseration;
  • Experience administrating a budget; and
  • Interest in the functions and use of the Albert Community Centre

Term:  1 year

Meetings are held monthly on the third Friday at 12:00 p.m.  No meetings are held in July and August.

Contact:  Mr. Grant Whitecross, 306-374-3119

Municipal Planning Commission

Purpose:   
The function of the Commission is to advise and assist City Council with respect to all matters pertaining to community planning and development within the municipality.

Reporting Relationship:   
This Commission reports directly to City Council or the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services.

Contact Person: 
Ms. Penny Walter, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:
The Commission consists of 13 members appointed by Council, including:

  • One representative of City Council;
  • One representative of the Public School Board;
  • One representative of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Separate School Division, No. 20;
  • Ten residents who are not employees of the City of Saskatoon;
  • Realtors are not eligible for appointment to the Municipal Planning Commission.

Qualifications:
Ability to commit time to attend meetings on a regular basis;

Preference will be given to applicants who do not currently represent a special interest group.

Term:   
Two Years

Meetings:   
The Commission meets at 12:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month.

2018 Commission Members:

  • Mr. Jeff Jackson, Chair
  • Mr. Robin Mowat, Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Naveed Anwar
  • Ms. Diane Bentley
  • Mr. Shaun Betker
  • Ms. Colleen Christensen
  • Ms. Donna Fracchia
  • Mr. Stan Laba
  • Mr.  Darryl Bazylak
  • Councillor Mairin Loewen
  • Ms. Maggie Schwab
  • Ms. Sydney Smith
  • Ms. Greg White

More Information:

Naming Advisory Committee

Purpose:  
The function of the Committee shall be to screen and make recommendations regarding requests from the general public for naming of municipally-owned or controlled facilities, streets, suburban development areas, neighbourhoods and parks, so as to ensure they meet Council guidelines. The Mayor’s Office retains the responsibility of selecting names for new streets, parks and civic-controlled facilities upon request from the Community Services Department.

Reporting Relationship:  
The Naming Advisory Committee shall report to the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services.

Contact Person(s):

Mr. Daniel McLaren, Program Administrator
Planning & Development Division
306-975-7889

Ms. Janice Hudson, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
306-975-3240

Composition:  
The Naming Advisory Committee consists of:

  • His Worship the Mayor;
  • Two City Councillors; and
  • Three members of the civic administration.

Meetings:  
The Committee meets as required at the call of the chair (typically quarterly).

2018 Committee Members:

  • Mayor C. Clark, Chair
  • Councillor Ann Iwanchuk
  • Councillor Troy Davies
  • Ms. Lois Standing, Aboriginal Inclusion Consultant, Community Development
  • Ms. Paula Kotasek-Toth, Senior Planner, Planning & Development
  • Mr. Jeff O'Brien, City Archivist 

More Information:

Saskatoon Municipal Review Commission 

Purpose:  
The function of this Commission is to inquire into and make recommendations to Council on matters relating to:

  • The conduct of municipal elections including the disclosure of election expenses and contributions, and campaign spending limits;
  • The Code of Conduct for members of City Council; and
  • The remuneration, benefits, and allowances for expenses paid to members of City Council.

Reporting Relationship:  
The Saskatoon Municipal Review Commission is an independent body which makes recommendations to City Council.

Contact Person:
Ms. Joanne Sproule, City Clerk
c/o City Clerk’s Office, City Hall
306-975-3240

Composition:  
The Commission is made up of no fewer than five members, and consists of three committees:

  • Municipal Elections Committee
  • Code of Conduct Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

Each committee will be composed of three or more members of the Commission. Members of City Council and their immediate families and employees of the City of Saskatoon are not eligible for appointment to the Commission.

Commission members will have expertise and credentials in one or more of the following areas:

  • Finance and/or accounting;
  • Business and economics;
  • Labour relations and/or human resources;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Law;
  • Community or public service; or
  • Related disciplines.

Term:  
Members are appointed for four-year terms.

Commission Members:

  • Mr. Paul Jaspar, Chair
  • Ms. Jennifer Lester
  • Ms. Linda Moulin
  • Professor Charles Smith
  • Honorable Merri-Ellen Wright Q. C.
  • Ms. Joan White

Reports:

More Information:

Social Services Subcommittee (Assistance to Community Groups:  Cash Grants Program)

Purpose:  To make recommendations regarding the allocation of funds in the Assistance to Community Groups:  Cash Grants Program.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in an executive capacity with a non-profit service organization;
  • Experience in delivering service programs or in participating in services activities; and
  • Demonstrated professional or educational expertise in financial analysis.

Term:  1 year

Meetings are held as required (September to June) at the call of the Chair (5 to 7 times per year).  *Committee members must be available for meetings during the day.

Contact:  Recreation & Community Development, City of Saskatoon, 306-975-3186