City council advocates for residents in local matters and across Canada. Council members are also involved in federal and provincial committees and caucuses that advocate for municipalities.

On this page:

  1. Kitchener Matters: provincial election 2022
  2. Local advocacy
  3. Ontario and Canada-wide advocacy
  4. Council involvement on committees

Kitchener Matters: provincial election 2022

So much has changed since the 2018 provincial election. From going through a pandemic, to the cost of homes, food and gas hitting all-time highs, residents and businesses have much to think about in the months and years ahead. The decisions of the next provincial government will play a crucial role on many issues, including affordability, mental health, and economic recovery, to name a few.

That is why we are publicly stating our priorities for this provincial election. We know we can achieve so much for our residents and businesses when we work together

Local advocacy

City council advocates on behalf of the city, with neighbouring municipalities when appropriate.

Ontario and Canada-wide advocacy

Municipalities across Ontario and Canada share common concerns. On these issues, it is most effective for municipalities to speak with a united voice. The City of Kitchener primarily works with two municipal advocacy organizations: The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).

FCM advocates for communities across Canada, influencing policy and programs that fall within federal jurisdiction.

Council involvement on committees

Council members can join committees under FCM, AMO and other groups.

Mayor Berry Vrbanovic is a member of these committees: