Meetings will be held monthly (excluding July) on the 2nd Monday of the month from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, 285 County Road #44, Kemptville.
Upcoming Meeting Dates
April 14 (moved to Tuesday due to Easter Monday)
October 13 (moved to Tuesday due to Thanksgiving)
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.
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.
The Committee shall elect a Chair and Vice Chair from among its volunteer members. The positions will be elected by a secret ballot by a majority of the voting members of the Committee.
The Chair and Vice Chair will have a concurrent four-year term. In the absence of the Chair and Vice Chair, the Committee shall appoint an Acting Chair.
The Committee Chair or Vice Chair will present the Committee's report and recommendations to the Municipality's Committee of the Whole or Council, as required.
The Committee may invite additional content experts to attend regular meetings and to present at specific meetings in order to meet its mandate.
The Committee shall meet once every month (for regular meetings), excluding July (11 meetings per annum). Additional meetings shall be held at the call of the Chair.
Agenda packages will be sent out the week prior to the meetings and published on the Municipality’s website. Draft minutes will be distributed by email to each Committee member by the Clerk’s Office within one week following the meeting.
Quorum of the Committee shall be a majority of the appointed members in attendance in person.
Votes by the Committee will be held at regular or special meetings. Decision making of the group shall be by majority vote of those in attendance.
Parks, Recreation & Culture – The Director is responsible to ensure that all associated legislative responsibilities to the Committee are fulfilled.
Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture
The Clerk’s Office shall provide minute taking and agenda preparation and distribution in conjunction with the Chairperson.
The Committee will prepare an annual budget for individual projects or tasks to be undertaken in any year. The Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture shall bring forward budget requests of the Committee as part of the Municipal budget process.
Current Committee Members
Nick Charman - Chair
Tanya Deans - Vice Chair
Agendas and Minutes
Agendas - Health, Wellness & Fitness Advisory Committee