Become a citizen committee member

Volunteer as a citizen member on a City committee and experience a unique opportunity to contribute to your community.

Those applying must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be a Mississauga resident or business owner
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Not be employed by the City of Mississauga or Region of Peel
  • Not have a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted

In addition to the general applicant qualifications, members should bring the following skills and expertise to the committee:

  • Knowledge in one or more areas of law, planning, architecture, government, community development and land development
  • Knowledge of the Planning Act is an asset
  • Strong interest in the complexities and challenges of city building
  • Understanding of the diverse neighbourhoods and communities across the City of Mississauga

As part of the screening process, applicants for all positions are shortlisted based on how closely their interests and experiences align with the committee’s mandate.

We thank all who apply, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

How to apply

When a position opens, it will be posted under the related committee, local board and authority with further details (like the position deadline). For example, an opening will be posted like this “Accessibility Advisory Committee (one open position)”

When a position is posted, complete the Volunteer Application Form and submit it before the position deadline. If you need a paper application, contact the City Clerk’s Office.

About the citizen member role

Citizen members serve a term concurrent with that of Council and retain office until their successors are appointed. At mid-term, the Office of the City Clerk will ask citizen members of committees to confirm whether they wish to carry out the balance of their term.

There are no term limits for citizen members of committees. However, Council may give preference to qualified applicants who have not had a previous opportunities to serve over those seeking re-appointment.

Citizen members of committees can submit for reimbursement as noted in the corporate policy (such as, a claim to be paid back for mileage if completing a site inspection on Committee business).

Citizen members of a quasi-judicial committee are eligible to receive a small honorarium.

Citizen members of committees are all volunteer positions.

Committees, local boards and authorities with citizen members

The Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) meets approximately six times per year. The number of meetings may vary depending on the Committee’s decision, at the call of the Chair.

Meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of every other month at 2 p.m.

The AAC has the following subcommittees where at least one member of the AAC must be represented:

  • Promotional Awareness Subcommittee
  • Facility Accessibility Design Subcommittee
  • Accessible Transportation Subcommittee

The Combating Racism, Discrimination and Hatred Advisory Committee four times per year. The number of meetings may vary depending on the Committee’s decision, at the call of the Chair or at the direction of Council.

Meetings are usually held quarterly on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

The Committee of Adjustment is appointed by City Council and includes seven citizen members.

The City of Mississauga is currently seeking one (1) citizen to sit on the Committee of Adjustment for a term of office until November 14, 2026, or until a successor is appointed. Please complete the Volunteer Application Form. If you need a paper application, contact the City Clerk’s Office.

Meetings are held weekly on Thursdays at 1 p.m.

An honorarium of $233.25 is offered for each meeting.

The Election Campaign Finance Committee meetings are tentatively scheduled every other week at 1 p.m. following a regular election or by-election to accommodate a possible compliance audit request. The committee is estimated to meet two to four times a year following a regular election or by-election.

An honorarium of $100 per diem or $50 per half day is offered for business meetings and hearings.

The Environmental Action Committee meets approximately ten times per year. The number of meetings may vary depending on the Committee’s decision, at the call of the Chair or the direction of General Committee and/or Council.

Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m.

The Governance Committee meets bi-monthly through the year except in July and August. The number of meetings may vary depending on the Committee’s decision, at the call of the Chair.

Meetings are usually held on the fourth Monday of the month at 1 p.m.

The Heritage Advisory Committee meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m.

The Heritage Advisory Committee has the following subcommittees:

  • Meadowvale Village Heritage Conservation District Subcommittee
  • Port Credit Heritage Conservation District Subcommittee

Mississauga Appeals and Property Standards Committee meet when an appeal has been filed on the last Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m.

An honorarium of $100 per diem or $50 per half day is offered for business meetings and hearings.

The Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee meets approximately 12 times per year. The number of meetings may vary depending on the Committee’s decision, at the call of the Chair.

Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.

The Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee has the following subcommittees:

  • Network and Technical Subcommittee
  • Communications and Promotions Subcommittee

The Mississauga Library board discusses, sets and governs policy intended to improve the City’s libraries.

The board meets on the third Wednesday of February, April, May, June, September, October and November from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The meetings take place at library locations or virtually.

The Mississauga School Traffic Safety Action Committee meets approximately ten times per year. The number of meetings may vary depending on the Committee’s decision, at the call of the Chair.

Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m., except in July and August.

The Mississauga School Traffic Safety Action Committee has a subcommittee: Task Force Subcommittee.

The Road Safety Committee meets approximately nine times per year. The number of meetings may vary depending on the Committee’s decision, at the call of the Chair or the direction of General Committee and/or Council.

Meetings are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m., except in July, August and December.

The Road Safety Committee has a subcommittee: Promotional Subcommittee.

Tourism Mississauga is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes Mississauga as a tourist destination. It is funded by the Municipal Accommodation Tax and is responsible for pursuing events, conferences and attractions; marketing and promoting Mississauga; providing visitor services; and administering funding programs.

The Towing and Trucking Industry Advisory Committee meets quarterly at 10 a.m. The number of meetings may vary depending on the Committee’s decision, at the call of the Chair.

The Transit Advisory Committee meets quarterly (four times per year) at 6 p.m. or as determined by the Committee at the call of the Chair.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits), email citizen.appointments@mississauga.ca or visit the Office of the City Clerk.

This video is an overview of the City’s committees.