Speaker: Municipality of Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster
Join your neighbours – bring a friend!
Next General Meeting: Thursday, May 12, 2020
Clarington’s Community Funding Program provides opportunities to Clarington’s not-for-profit and volunteer-based organizations to grow and make a difference in our community.
Join our Community Funding Cafés to ask questions and learn more about the Community Funding Program application process.
Accessing the Meetings
Join the meeting on your computer or mobile app by clicking the link below or access the meeting by phone (audio only) using the phone number and conference ID below.
Friday, December 4, at noon
1-289-274-8255 Phone Conference ID: 340 963 625#
Monday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m.
1-289-274-8255 Phone Conference ID: 413 138 957#
Wednesday, December 9, at noon
1-289-274-8255 Phone Conference ID: 957 185 289#
Friday, December 11, at 9:30 a.m.
1-289-274-8255 Phone Conference ID: 680 788 424#
Wednesday, December 16, at 9:30 a.m.
1-289-274-8255 Phone Conference ID: 722 779 425#
Thursday, December 17, at 6:30 p.m.
1-289-274-8255 Phone Conference ID: 453 216 830#
Monday, December 21, at noon
1-289-274-8255 Phone Conference ID: 216 798 835#
Tuesday, December 29, at 6:30 p.m.
1-289-274-8255 Phone Conference ID: 474 926 006#
Clarington is looking for three people to volunteer on the new Community Funding Program Review Committee. Appointees to this position will review grant applications from eligible organizations who contribute to the community.
For more information about the Community Funding Program, visit www.clarington.net/Funding.
Successful applicants will be knowledgeable about not-for-profit and charitable organizations, our community and local events. They will be able to commit to 25 volunteer hours or more in January and February 2021 to review and and make recommendations on the grant applications.
How to apply
Submit your application by November 29, 2020. For additional information, contact email@example.com.
Here is an opportunity to help improve services for people with disabilities in our area at the regional level. Region is taking a survey how services are and can be improved.
Are you a person with a disability who has used Durham Region services? We invite you to tell us about your experience.
Our goal is to learn more about the services that residents access; what Durham Region has done well; and how Regional services can be improved. Don’t have a disability? We would still like to hear from you!
Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts in this short survey.
Thank you for being part of Your Voice Durham. We value your input, and remain committed to delivering service excellence to our growing and diverse community.
The Project Team
Whitby, Ontario – As part of Durham Vision Zero’s goal to eliminate fatalities on our roadways, Durham Region has activated more red light cameras at select locations throughout Durham Region to help improve traffic safety.
When: Five more red light cameras have been activated as of today (October 30).
Other Active Locations
Why: Red light running has the potential to cause serious injury or death for both the offending driver and innocent victims. The Region’s collision records database shows 534 collisions over a three-and-a-half-year period at signalized intersections where the cause was specifically attributed to a driver disobeying traffic control indications. Many of these collisions resulted in significant injuries and sometimes death.
The Region of Durham is one of many municipalities across Ontario using red light cameras to create safer roads. For more information on red light cameras in Durham Region, visit durham.ca/RedLightCameras.
Durham Vision Zero is a long-term plan
Durham Budget Town Hall: Wednesday, October 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
You are invited to learn more about the Region’s Business Plans and Budgets, gain an increased understanding of the Region’s programs and services and share input on key priority areas during a virtual Budget Town Hall session on October 21.
How to participate
Your voice matters! Questions can be submitted ahead of the Town Hall through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit durham.ca/DurhamBudget.
The Project Team
Clarington is reviewing its ward boundaries to ensure residents across the municipality are fairly represented by their chosen elected officials on Clarington Council. An interim report as been released with recommendations on how the municipal wards could be realigned.
The report can be viewed at https://engageclarington.ca/ward-boundary-review
Public consultations on the interim are report are being held in October and November on the following dates:
Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 3 p.m. – Join Microsoft Teams Meeting(External link) – For audio, connect through your device or call 1-877-568-0679 and enter conference ID 293 732 736#
Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 10 a.m. – Join Microsoft Teams Meeting(External link) – For audio, connect through your device or call 1-877-568-0679 and enter conference ID 415 360 734#
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 7 p.m. – Join Microsoft Teams Meeting(External link) – 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(External link) – For audio, connect through your device or call 1-877-568-0679 and enter conference ID 508 921 255
Just a note about 2 fundraising activities this week for the Clarington Hospice.
2. Newcastle RONA – Saturday September 19 and Sunday September 20 from 9 AM to 3 PM – Bottle Drive
Did you know that Durham developed its first Waste Plan in 1999? Under the first Waste Plan, the Region expanded the Green Bin, Blue Box and Hazardous Waste programs, and introduced electronics, textiles and porcelain recycling, increasing the waste diversion rate from 30 to 63 per cent, and developed the made-in-Durham waste disposal solution in the Durham York Energy Centre.
Now, we need your help! We’re developing a new Long-Term Waste Management Plan to help focus our goals for how we manage waste over the next 20 years. Learn more about the innovative ways we plan to manage waste, like using Anaerobic Digestion to convert food waste into renewable energy and finding reuse options for ash generated at the Durham York Energy Centre. Find out more and complete the survey at DurhamWasteOpenHouse.ca.
Lots of Newcastle residents, particularly in the outlying areas, do not have great internet options. It’s an issue for many Durham residents and the Region is now conducting an online survey. This is your opportunity to let the Region know what you think! Survey deadline is April 30, 2020.
The long-promised extension of the GO train to Bowmanville is perhaps a little closer to reality, with Metrolinx identifying the preferred “northern” route, using the existing CP tracks, which reduces the cost of extending the service. The business case for the route will go before the Metrolinx board on February 20, 2020.