Council relies on Advisory Boards & Committees to provide recommendations on important City issues ranging from heritage buildings to community facilities and local cultural events. To recognize, promote and strengthen the sense of community, diversity and multiculturalism, all Pickering residents are encouraged to get involved.

Advisory Committees

Advisory Board/CommitteeNumber of Citizen AppointmentsMeeting Schedule
Accessibility Advisory Committee Up to 10 Citizen Appointments 3rd Wednesday of each month
7:00 pm
 Animal Services Appeal Committee  2 As required
Committee of Adjustment 5 2nd Wednesday of each month
7:00 pm
Cultural Advisory Committee 4 3rd Tuesday of each month
7:00 pm
Heritage Pickering Advisory Committee 9 4th Wednesday of each month
7:00 pm
Pickering Anti-Black Racism Taskforce 20 1st Thursday of each month
7:00 pm
Pickering Public Library Board 8 4th Thursday of each month
7:00 pm
Property Review Committee 5 As required
Taxicab Advisory Committee   As required

Meeting dates are subject to change.

Most Committees do not meet in the summer months or December, unless decided on by the Committee.

For meeting locations, please refer to the Committee agenda or call 905.420.2222.

Agendas & Minutes

To retrieve a document, connect to Corporate Records, then use the search option or browse through folders. For example, if you are looking for a committee agenda, start by selecting Agendas, then Boards & Advisory Committees, then the committee name, the year, and the meeting date.

Additional information is available by contacting the Committee Coordinator at 905.420.4660, ext. 2047 or by emailing clerks@pickering.ca

Committee Vacancies

The City of Pickering encourages citizens to participate in their community by volunteering for one of our boards, committees or taskforces.

Vacancy on Pickering Anti-Black Racism Taskforce

The following Taskforce is currently accepting applications from citizen volunteers:

Pickering Anti-Black Racism Taskforce (PABRT)

Role: The PABRT is comprised of 20 diverse Black community stakeholders that aim to identify and address anti-Black racism in Pickering. The PABRT works in partnership with the City, residents, service providers, businesses and other stakeholders to enhance the shared experience of diverse Black communities in Pickering through initiatives that promote civic engagement, education, employment, health, justice, inclusive governance, and youth engagement.

Number of Vacancies: Eight (8)

Members must be 18 years of age, reside in Pickering or be a member of a community organization that serves Pickering, and represent a broad range of interests, backgrounds, and experiences. Qualifications include the skills, knowledge, and lived experience needed to contribute effectively to the Taskforce’s goals and objectives. Membership will be sought on the basis of broad interest, understanding and commitment to anti-Black racism in the municipality, in addition to specific expertise and interested related to civic engagement, education, employment, health, justice, inclusive governance, and youth engagement.

Meetings:

1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

If you are interested in being considered for appointment to this Committee, please submit an application form which is available at www.pickering.ca/boardsandcommittees setting out a brief description of any job or community-related experience you may have.  

The deadline for submitting your application is December 17, 2021.

Additional information regarding the Committee is available on the City’s website at pickering.ca, the PABRT’s website at pabrt.ca, or by contacting the Staff Liaison Jaclyn San Antonio at 905.420.4660 extension 1085 or by emailing jsanantonio@pickering.ca

Online Application Form

Join the Indigenous Relationship Building Circle

The objective of this Circle is to give a voice to Indigenous residents and Indigenous communities in the City of Pickering and to honour the contributions, history and cultures of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples.

Stakeholders and residents are invited to join this circle who, under the umbrella of the Cultural Advisory Committee of the City of Pickering, will advise on building meaningful relationships with the Indigenous communities by: establishing mutually beneficial dialogue with Indigenous stakeholders, associations, non-profit and advocacy groups; reviewing and implementing the existing Indigenous Relationship Building plan of action; developing terms of use for Pickering’s Land Acknowledgement Statement; providing guidance on initiatives related to Indigenous cultures working within the parameters of the Cultural Plan and providing updates to the CAC.

The Cultural Advisory Committee envisions this Indigenous Relationship Building Circle as a first step towards giving Indigenous communities the recognition they deserve. We are seeking resident or stakeholder members who want to make a difference and have relevant experience, interest or expertise; which may include: Members of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Communities (such as Indigenous Elders, Teachers, Education Councilors, Knowledge Keepers and other ethical leaders); Professionals who work in this area; Persons connected with the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and Williams Treaty Signatories.

We invite you to send your expression of interest by email to communityservices@pickering.ca.

Circle members will be selected by the Cultural Advisory Committee representatives leading the work, and advised in the first week of March.

Full details are available online at pickering.ca/culture.