Child Care Advisory Committee
While it is the legislative mandate of the Municipal Council to make the final decision
on all matters that affect the Municipality, the role of an advisory committee is
to provide recommendations, advice and information to the Municipal Council on those
specialized matters which relate to the purpose of the advisory committee, to facilitate
public input to City Council on programs and ideas and to assist in enhancing the
quality of life of the community, in keeping with the Municipal Council’s Strategic
Plan principles. Advisory committees shall conduct themselves in keeping with the
policies set by the Municipal Council pertaining to advisory committees, and also
in keeping with the Council Procedure By-law.
The Child Care Advisory Committee provides information, advice and recommendations
to Municipal Council through the Community Service Committee on issues affecting
early learning and child care of children from 0 years up to and including 12 years
of age such as, but not limited to, special needs funding, resource centres funding,
wage subsidy, childcare fee subsidy and health and safety issues, such as playgrounds.
The Advisory Committee provides an opportunity for information sharing between Municipal,
Provincial and Federal social service administrations and the child care community.
Thirteen members at large, representing the following sectors:
- Licensed Child Care Providers (at least seven members representing the
current composition of multi and single site child care and early learning
sector for children from infancy through 12 years of age, including Licensed
Home Child Care agency)
- Post-Secondary Early Childhood Education Departments
- Early Child Education Resource Centre
- Ontario Early Years Centre
- Informed Community Members
Non-Voting Resource Group
At least one representative of each of the following:
- Ministry of Children and Youth Services
- Ministry of Education, Early Learning Division
- City's Community Services Department
- Middlesex-London Public Health Unit
- Children’s Aid Society
- Local School Boards
- Support Services for children with special needs
Sub-committees and Working Groups
The Advisory Committee may form sub-committees and working groups as may be necessary
to address specific issues; it being noted that the City Clerk's office does not
provide secretariat support to these sub-committees or groups. These sub-committees
and working groups shall draw upon members from the Advisory Committee as well as
outside resource members as deemed necessary. The Chair of a sub-committee and/or
working group shall be a voting member of the Advisory Committee.
Concurrent with the term of the Municipal Council making the appointment.
Appointments shall be in keeping with Council policy.
The representatives should be able to speak on behalf of the sector they represent.
Members shall be chosen for their special expertise, experience, dedication and
commitment to the mandate of the Committee. Non-voting representatives from local
resource groups shall be members or employees of the organization they represent.
The conduct of Advisory Committee members shall be in keeping with Council Policy.
Meetings shall be held three times annually at a date and time set by the City
Clerk in consultation with the advisory committee. Length of meetings shall vary
depending on the agenda. Meetings of working groups that have been formed by the
Advisory Committee may meet at any time and at any location and are in addition
to the regular meetings of the Advisory Committee.
Advisory committee members shall serve without remuneration.
Persons interested in submitting an application for appointment may complete
and submit the
application form available on the City's website.
Name: Jackie Martin, Committee Secretary
Phone: 519-661-2500 Ext. 5417