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Cornwall’s Youth Advisory Committee Councillor Maurice Dupelle Manon L. Poirier, Deputy City Clerk

Cornwall’s Youth Advisory Committee Councillor Maurice Dupelle Manon L. Poirier, Deputy City Clerk

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Cornwall’s Youth Advisory Committee Councillor Maurice Dupelle Manon L. Poirier, Deputy City Clerk

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  1. Cornwall’s Youth Advisory CommitteeCouncillor Maurice DupelleManon L. Poirier, Deputy City Clerk

  2. Local Government Municipal government is a local government created by the provinces to provide services that can be more effectively handled under local control.

  3. Local Government Ontario has thousands of local governments – consisting of municipal governments or municipalities and various other local governing bodies known as agencies, boards, and commissions, or ABCs.

  4. Agencies, boards, and commissions, or ABCs • Boards of education (operate public schools) • Police commissions (provide police protection services) • Public heath units (conduct activities such as rating restaurants for cleanliness and pushing to ban smoking in public places) • Transit commissions (operate bus and subway systems) • Library boards • Conservation authorities (manage watersheds and help preserve the quality of groundwater– the source of drinking water for most of rural Ontario).

  5. Council • The City of Cornwall is governed by an elected eleven-member City Council comprised of the Mayor and ten Councillors representing the City as a whole. The Mayor and City Councillors serve four-year terms. • A new term began on December 1, 2010, and will end on November 30, 2014. The next municipal election is scheduled for October 27, 2014.

  6. Council Bob Kilger, Mayor Denis Carr, Councillor Bernadette Clément, Councillor Maurice Dupelle, Councillor Syd Gardiner, Councillor Glen Grant, Councillor Elaine MacDonald, Councillor David Murphy, Councillor Leslie O'Shaughnessy, Councillor André Rivette, Councillor Denis Thibault, Councillor

  7. Office of the C.A.O. The CAO can best be described as the City Manager, and is the highest ranked staff position in the Corporation. The office of the CAO is responsible for the overall management of the City of Cornwall's operations, programs, services and assets.

  8. Clerk's Department The Clerk's Department is a team led by the City Clerk, dedicated to providing a variety of services. This Department could be described as the "glue" that binds the City together. It is the principal administrative group within the Municipality. The primary role of the Clerk's Department is driven by provincial legislation, particularly the Municipal Act, the Municipal Elections Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Vital Statistics Act and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

  9. Human Resources Human Resources is the people department for the City of Cornwall. Its mission is: “To train, develop, and motivate City employees and enable them to provide the best possible service to the citizens of Cornwall.”

  10. Financial Services The Department of Financial Services is responsible to provide financial reporting systems, policies and procedures, services and support to other City departments and external entities in order to ensure the City's operations are effectively managed. They provide advice on financial matters to the Mayor and Council and City Managers.

  11. Social & Housing Services The Social Services Department delivers programs and services to residents of both the City of Cornwall and the United Counties of SDG as follows: Child Care; Ontario Works ; and Social Housing.

  12. Planning Parks and Recreation Planning Parks and Recreation is a large department charged with overseeing the City's parks, recreation facilities and programs, as well as ensuring development occurs in a positive fashion. The department is made up of the following divisions: Planning Division, Parks Division, Recreation Division, Building Permits and By-Law Enforcement.

  13. Department of Infrastructure and Municipal Works While it may not be apparent to the average Cornwall resident, the City owns considerable property, generally referred to as infrastructure.  This infrastructure includes many kilometers of roadways along with water and sewer lines. 

  14. Municipal Works The Municipal Works Division has the challenging task of maintaining and regularly upgrading this infrastructure. The Sections of the Municipal Works Division are as follows: Roads, Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection, Equipment Training and Safety, Public Property and Garage.

  15. Environmental Division The City of Cornwall has a well managed public utilities department. Its activities encompass three specific areas: water purification, waste water treatment and solid waste disposal. In addition, it has initiated a number of waste reduction programs.

  16. Cornwall Transit The City operated transit system transports approximately 685,000 passengers annually. The Transit Service is committed to providing effective and efficient service with emphasis on energy conservation and environmental preservation.

  17. Engineering Division The Engineering Division provides engineering expertise to the City on a broad spectrum of municipal facilities. Functioning in the role of engineering consultant, the Division provides design and construction management services on a wide range of transportation, sewer, water and recreation projects. The Division also oversees the day to day requirements of traffic operations.

  18. Cornwall Economic Development Cornwall Economic Development's primary goal is to assist new and existing manufacturing and commercial businesses locate or expand in the City. This office provides detailed and current information to companies wanting to make informed decisions on site selection.

  19. Glen Stor Dun Lodge The Glen Stor Dun Lodge is a Municipal Home for the Aged owned and operated by the City of Cornwall.  They are a non-profit organization governed by the Long Term Care Act of the Province of Ontario and fall under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Ministry of Health.

  20. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Cornwall Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Emergency Medical Services provides 24-hour 365-day emergency coverage to the over 111,000 residents and visitors to our community. An integral component of the regional 911 system, Paramedics respond to victims of sudden illness or injury.

  21. Fire Department The City of Cornwall is protected by a force of 56 firefighters, 3 fire prevention officers, a training officer, a fire department mechanic, all supported by a staff of day-workers. In addition to its traditional fire fighting duties, the Department is trained to efficiently handle rescues at accident scenes, explosions, floods, hazardous material incidents and water and ice water rescue.

  22. Cornwall Community Police Service The Cornwall Community Police Service responds to the needs of our community through a combination of preventative, pro-active and reactive programs, using the philosophy of community policing as our base. This concept embodies the idea that the police and residents work in partnership to find new ways to solve problems in working towards a common goal and the vision of "A Safer Cornwall, reducing crime always”.

  23. Youth Advisory Committee Mandate The Cornwall Youth Advisory Committee serves the population of Cornwall by empowering youth to make a difference in the lives of others. In working together with City Councillors, and through fostering partnerships with the Cornwall Community Police Service and with youth organizations, the Committee is dedicated to providing youth with a forum to contribute to the development of solutions to make Cornwall a youth friendly community.

  24. Youth Advisory Committee Organization The CYAC / COCOJECO shall be organized as follows: Eight students attending school in the City of Cornwall, between the ages of 13 and 19 Three Professionals from the Stakeholders Community One member of City Council One member of Administration / Recording Secretary

  25. Youth Advisory Committee • Candidates shall submit an Application to the City of Cornwall for consideration; • Members shall be appointed by the Lay Appointments Committee for the Term of Council; • Should a student resign or attain the age of 20, the Lay Appointments Committee shall appoint a replacement;

  26. Duties • Serve as an Advisory Committee to City Council on proposed spending legislation, expenditures and policy matters. • Help City Council identify and where possible remove barriers that hinder youth from making full use of City services.

  27. Duties • Identify issues and opportunities that affect youth in Cornwall and serve as a channel for youth to express their opinions and offer solutions to problems affecting them. • Make their voices heard on important issues facing youth.

  28. Duties • Examine issues of importance to youth, including but not limited to, safe environment for youth, substance abuse, physical health, youth access to services and programs (transit, recreational, etc.). • Strive to ensure that issues relating to youth are brought to the forefront of the media.

  29. Duties • Encourage and facilitate youth volunteers, linking students who need 40 hours of community services with volunteer opportunities. • Looking ahead at possible actions. • Make their voices heard on important issues facing youth.

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