The Administration Department directs and coordinates the general management of business affairs of the Corporation, in accordance with the by-laws, policies and plans established and approved by Township Council, to ensure the delivery of high quality services and facilities which preserve or enhance the social, economic and physical well-being of the community.

It is the Administration Department's responsibility to ensure that programs and services are developed and implemented to meet the ever-changing needs of the community, while ensuring fiscal responsibility, and the added responsibilities municipalities are faced with.

In addition, the Administration Department links with other government agencies, federal, provincial and municipal, to provide Council with the necessary comprehensive information they require to develop plans and policies.

The Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for ensuring that Council directives are coordinated between departments and relevant agencies while ensuring that the operations within the organization are conducted within the framework of the values and goals of the Corporation.


The Treasurer oversees the operation of the Finance Department. The department is responsible for the maintenance of accounting and other financial records for the township and some of the boards and commissions. Responsibilities include the receipt and expenditure of all Township funds, administration of budgets, payroll and tax levies. Preparation and correlation of annual budgets is an important function of the Treasurer.


If any group or individual wishes to address Council, please complete the Delegation Form below and forward to the Municipal Office at least five (5) business days prior to the date of the meeting.

The information provided on the delegation form will be public record and form part of the meeting agenda.  If any delegation intends to distribute any reports or supporting documentation, this material shall be provided to the Clerk with the delegation form in order that it may be distributed with the agenda.

Delegations shall be limited to a maximum of fifteen (15) minutes inclusive of questions and answers.

CLICK HERE to obtain a copy of the Delegation Form to print, fill in and forward to the Municipal Office.  Copies are also available at the Municipal Office.

Fax:                (613) 646-2283
Mail:                PO Box 40, Cobden ON   K0J 1K0
In Person:      44 Main Street, Cobden


If you require legal documents such as affidavits, oaths and statutory declarations to be commissioned, we do provide Commissioner of Oath services at the Municipal Office in Cobden.  Please contact the Municipal Office between 8:30a.m. and 4:00p.m., Monday to Friday, to arrange a time for the signing of your documents.

To have a document commissioned, the person taking the oath must visit the Municipal Office in person and sign the document.  Please note that the document(s) to be commissioned must be signed in the presence of the Commissioner of Oaths.  To confirm identity, the person must present an original piece of government photo identification (i.e. valid driver’s licence, newer EHT card or a valid passport).

The current fee charged for the commissioning of documents is $5.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page.


Accessibility Standards for Customer Service   The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005

As part of the Township’s compliance with AODA, Council approved an Accessibility Standards for Customer Service Policy for the Township of Whitewater Region on January 6th, 2010.  This policy establishes policies, practices and procedures governing the provision of goods and services to persons with disabilities.

The Township’s policy addresses:

  • use of service animals
  • use of support persons
  • notice of temporary disruptions
  • training of staff
  • feedback process
  • notice of availability of documents
  • format of documents


The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is a Provincial Act which was enacted in 2005.  This Act provides for the development of province-wide mandatory standards on accessibility in all areas of daily life.  Businesses and organizations within Ontario will have to follow standards to identify, remove and prevent barriers to accessibility.  These standards will apply to five areas:

  • customer service
  • employment
  • information and communications
  • transportation
  • built environment

Click here to view the Township of Whitewater Region’s Accessibility Standards for Customer Service Policy.


Your feedback is important to us.  Comments may be provided by telephone, email, in writing or in person to:

Chief Administrative Officer
Township of Whitewater Region
44 Main Street
PO Box 40
Cobden ON   K0J 1K0

Telephone:        (613) 646-2282



Under Ontario Regulation 397/11, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, broader public sector organizations including municipalities are required to report on their annual energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in designated buildings/facilities by July 1 of each year beginning in 2013.  By July 1, 2014 a five-year energy conservation and demand management plan must be developed and implemented.


The 5 Year Plan is available Here


CLICK HERE to access the Township’s report based on 2012 data.
CLICK HERE to access the Township’s report based on 2011 data.