Register as a Delegation
Would you like to address Kitchener city council on an issue? If so, you may wish to appear as a delegation at an upcoming council or standing-committee meeting.
As a delegate, you are allowed a maximum of five (5) minutes to outline your request or concerns to council/committee. If your delegation consists of five or more people, two spokespersons may address council/committee, each for a maximum of five minutes. Please note as these are public meetings, they may be recorded for broadcast on Rogers TV and/or the city's website.
To register, please complete an online registration form
Please register by 9 a.m. on the Wednesday prior to the meeting in which you wish to speak. To ensure compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), all presentations, if you are making one, must be submitted to the appropriate committee administrator no later than noon on the business day before the meeting. Presentations must be in PowerPoint.
Appearing multiple times
Members of the public who have addressed council or a committee on a particular issue will not be permitted to address council/committee on that same matter, unless they are providing new information. This new information must be outlined in a delegation form and submitted to the Office of the City Clerk for review.
Please be advised that petitions submitted at a public meeting are considered to form part of the public record. Accordingly, if you wish to submit a petition, please ensure that everyone who has signed it understands that their personal information will be available to the public and will NOT be protected under the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).
What is the procedure?
All comments are directed through the meeting chair. Members of council or committee may through the chair direct a response or question where appropriate. No more than one person shall speak at one time and proper language, speech and decorum shall be maintained at all times. The chair may direct that any person in violation of proper decorum be expelled from the meeting.
What happens after I speak?
After you have spoken and answered any questions, please return to your seat to allow members of council to debate the issue and make their decision or defer a decision pending additional information. You are not required to remain for the entire meeting duration; you may leave after your issue has been dealt with by council.
Where can I get a copy of the meeting agenda?
Copies of the council and committee agendas are available on the City of Kitchener website by searching on the meeting date on the Calendar of Events.
Registration contact information
Community and Infrastructure Services Committee
Finance and Corporate Services Committee
Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee
You can also register at the meeting. Please speak with the council page/committee administrator prior to the meeting