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

Have your say by filling out our online survey or by attending one of four Public Information Sessions being held throughout October and November. If you are unable to attend any of the virtual sessions, please consider watching the video of the Interim Report Presentation below or view the slide presentation (PDF).

Phase 2 Public Consultation

Connect with us virtually using Microsoft Teams to learn more about the Ward Boundary Review and provide input on the Ward Boundary Review Interim Report (PDF). Listen via telephone or participate online.

Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 3 p.m. - This meeting has taken place. Thank you for your participation.

Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 10 a.m.This meeting has taken place. Thank you for your participation.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 7 p.m.Join Microsoft Teams Meeting - For audio, connect through your device or call 1-877-568-0679 and enter conference ID 606 496 422#

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 7 p.m. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting - For audio, connect through your device or call 1-877-568-0679 and enter conference ID 508 921 255#

Watch the Ward Boundary Review Interim Report Presentation


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

Contact

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Ward Boundary Review, email wardboundaryreview@clarington.net.

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

Have your say by filling out our online survey or by attending one of four Public Information Sessions being held throughout October and November. If you are unable to attend any of the virtual sessions, please consider watching the video of the Interim Report Presentation below or view the slide presentation (PDF).

Phase 2 Public Consultation

Connect with us virtually using Microsoft Teams to learn more about the Ward Boundary Review and provide input on the Ward Boundary Review Interim Report (PDF). Listen via telephone or participate online.

Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 3 p.m. - This meeting has taken place. Thank you for your participation.

Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 10 a.m.This meeting has taken place. Thank you for your participation.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 7 p.m.Join Microsoft Teams Meeting - For audio, connect through your device or call 1-877-568-0679 and enter conference ID 606 496 422#

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 7 p.m. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting - For audio, connect through your device or call 1-877-568-0679 and enter conference ID 508 921 255#

Watch the Ward Boundary Review Interim Report Presentation


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

Contact

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Ward Boundary Review, email wardboundaryreview@clarington.net.