Ward Boundary Review

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Clarington is reviewing its ward boundaries to ensure residents across the municipality are fairly represented by their chosen elected officials on Clarington Council. The existing ward boundaries have been in place since 1996 and the Municipality is looking for feedback from residents to help determine how these ward boundaries should change. The review will identify how to best create effective and equitable representation in Clarington, taking into account changes in the size and distribution of Clarington’s current and forecasted population. Changes to the ward boundaries will be in place for the 2022 municipal election and beyond.

Community Feedback and Public Information Sessions

The survey to let us know what changes you would like to see in the electoral representation is now closed. We appreciate the responses and input received. These responses will be incorporated into the Interim Report which is expected in September, 2020. Following the Interim Report, there will be another opportunity for community input.

Although Phase 1 Public Consultation has now passed, you can still listen to the presentation.

View the stand-alone PowerPoint presentation and listen to some of the questions and answers related to the project.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
The 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. meetings have now ended – thank you for your participation.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. meetings have now ended - thank you for your participation.

Current Ward Representation

Clarington is currently divided into four wards, with one local councillor representing each of the four wards and two Regional councillors representing Wards 1 and 2 and Wards 3 and 4 respectively. Our Mayor and both regional Councillors also represent Clarington on Regional Council.

Learn more about the makeup of Clarington Council or view Clarington's Ward Map to find out which councillor represents your ward.

Background

The Municipality is working with Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. to conduct a comprehensive and independent Ward Boundary Review in Clarington. The consultant has extensive experience with ward boundary reviews. They will ensure that all relevant factors are taken into consideration to achieve effective representation for all residents.

When reviewing ward boundaries, there are several principles often considered, including:

  • Representation by Population
  • Population Trends
  • Community Access and Connections
  • Geographic and Topographical Features
  • Community or Diversity of Interests
  • Effective Representation

For more detailed information, view the Discussion Paper and Poster Boards.

Talking about ward boundaries can be complicated. Take a look at our video that gives you a behind the scenes look at ward boundary reviews, what they mean, and why they are important.

Reports to Council

Clarington is reviewing its ward boundaries to ensure residents across the municipality are fairly represented by their chosen elected officials on Clarington Council. The existing ward boundaries have been in place since 1996 and the Municipality is looking for feedback from residents to help determine how these ward boundaries should change. The review will identify how to best create effective and equitable representation in Clarington, taking into account changes in the size and distribution of Clarington’s current and forecasted population. Changes to the ward boundaries will be in place for the 2022 municipal election and beyond.

Community Feedback and Public Information Sessions

The survey to let us know what changes you would like to see in the electoral representation is now closed. We appreciate the responses and input received. These responses will be incorporated into the Interim Report which is expected in September, 2020. Following the Interim Report, there will be another opportunity for community input.

Although Phase 1 Public Consultation has now passed, you can still listen to the presentation.

View the stand-alone PowerPoint presentation and listen to some of the questions and answers related to the project.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
The 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. meetings have now ended – thank you for your participation.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. meetings have now ended - thank you for your participation.

Current Ward Representation

Clarington is currently divided into four wards, with one local councillor representing each of the four wards and two Regional councillors representing Wards 1 and 2 and Wards 3 and 4 respectively. Our Mayor and both regional Councillors also represent Clarington on Regional Council.

Learn more about the makeup of Clarington Council or view Clarington's Ward Map to find out which councillor represents your ward.

Background

The Municipality is working with Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. to conduct a comprehensive and independent Ward Boundary Review in Clarington. The consultant has extensive experience with ward boundary reviews. They will ensure that all relevant factors are taken into consideration to achieve effective representation for all residents.

When reviewing ward boundaries, there are several principles often considered, including:

  • Representation by Population
  • Population Trends
  • Community Access and Connections
  • Geographic and Topographical Features
  • Community or Diversity of Interests
  • Effective Representation

For more detailed information, view the Discussion Paper and Poster Boards.

Talking about ward boundaries can be complicated. Take a look at our video that gives you a behind the scenes look at ward boundary reviews, what they mean, and why they are important.

Reports to Council

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