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Are you interested in contributing to our community and being a part of making Stratford the best community possible?

Volunteers are the heart of our community. Stratford Town Council has established a number of committees and sub-committees to provide advice and to carry out functions and events. Apply now to be a member of a Town of Stratford committee and make a difference in our Town. All Stratford residents are eligible and encouraged to apply. No previous experience is required.

 *Please noteWhile the current committee term has had committee members appointed for it, the Town of Stratford continues to accept applicants to fill potential vacancies that arise or for one-off volunteer opportunities and/or shorter-term volunteer positions. The next open call for committee applications will occur in the Fall of 2022 and all applications received prior to that will need to reapply at that time.

In 2016 Town Council established a Committee Appointment Policy to better ensure that our Town committees are representative of the broader community, and that all perspectives are considered as much as possible. The policy can be found on the Town’s website. Whether you are a current committee member, or are applying for the first time, please complete the online application by 12 noon on October 16, 2020. The next term runs from December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2022. The commitment required is approximately one meeting per month for standing committees while sub-committees may have special projects or events that require additional time which varies throughout the year. Access to technology allowing you to attend virtual committee meetings is required and can be easily done using a computer, tablet or other similar device. Please also note that, in accordance with our Open Government Bylaw, members of the public may attend committee meetings to observe and listen, but not to participate unless a prior request has been made and granted by the chair.
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To apply please complete the
online application form, print and fill out an application or pickup an application at Stratford Town Centre (234 Shakespeare Drive). The deadline for the current process to apply within is 12 noon on Friday, October 16, 2020. Applications are accepted at any time however to fill vacancies, be considered for special committees, focus groups or other shorter-term opportunities as well as to assist with events as needed.

For more information please contact Wendy Watts at (902) 569-6921 or email wwatts@townofstratford.ca.

The following standing committees, sub-committees and boards are available: 

  • Accountability & Engagement Committee
  • Active Transportation Sub-Committee
  • Arts and Culture Sub-Committee
  • Cross Roads Fire Department Board
  • Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Committee
  • Events Sub-Committee
  • Finance & Technology Committee
  • Heritage Sub-Committee
  • Infrastructure Committee
  • Planning, Development & Heritage Committee
  • Recreation, Culture & Events Committee
  • Safety Services Committee
  • Stratford Seniors Complex Management Sub-Committee
  • Sustainability Committee

To learn more about the committee and sub-committees please click here.

Thank you to all applicants for your interest in helping to build the best community possible. Please recognize that there is limited space based on the legislated size of our committees, and that the number of applications received to fill these vacancies may not permit all applicants to be placed at this time. All applications received during the current committee term will be kept on hand for a maximum two year period ending on November 30, 2022. After this date, you will need to reapply as part of our 2022 Committee Application Process.

Apply Now

If you prefer to print an application form off and complete it by hand, please ensure that it is received at our office by 12 noon on Friday, October 23, 2020.  Town of Stratford Committee Application - 2020