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Health, Wellness & Fitness Advisory Committee

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Purpose

To provide support to develop, deliver, evaluate, and sustain a healthy community in areas that relate to the Municipality and through community partnerships. The Committee will encourage and support increased levels of personal Health, wellness and Fitness through education.

The Committee shall:
a) Provide awareness raising initiatives for the residents of North Grenville related to health, well-being and fitness topics (i.e., healthy tips, community resources),
b) Provide input to the Council, regarding health trends and initiatives in the community and beyond;
c) Provide support to our community stakeholders, and work to build community partnerships in achieving a community of health, wellbeing & fitness;
d) build partnerships with other stakeholders that have a stake in the wellbeing of North Grenville residents;
e) report back to Council on areas of interest, and with recommendations as identified through committee meetings;
f) Act as Wellness Champions, leading by example; and

The Committee shall have regard to the shared priorities of the Council Workplan and forthcoming Community Strategic Plan.

Membership

The Committee shall be comprised of a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 9 volunteer members and up to 2 member of Council, all of who have voting rights. A staff person(s) from Parks, Recreation & Culture may also attend meetings as a liaison(s) to the Municipality.

In considering the appointment of voting members to the Committee, Council shall consider the following criteria for members of the Committee:
a) Influential decision makers in the health profession from various businesses and/or industry sectors,
b) Individuals who are prepared to commit to the responsibilities and duties required of them in their work on the Committee,
c) Highly experienced individuals who possess unique skills and/or experience which will benefit the work of the Committee,
d) Community members who have a very good or unique understanding of the current local health, wellness and fitness climate; and
e) Individuals who understand that a strong commitment to this Committee is required, which means attending the majority of meetings and/or economic development events, of the Committee.

The Committee shall endeavor to have at least one member under the age of 25 and shall endeavour to be gender balanced.

The Committee, by a majority vote of its members, may recommend to Council to remove any member of the Committee who does not fulfil their obligations under their appointment.