The Township of Whitewater Region provides a wide spectrum of services to its employees via occupational health, safety and wellness; employee benefits; recruitment; training; human resources policies; and maintaining harmonious relations with its bargaining units.
We provide advice and representation to ensure that the actions undertaken by the Township of Whitewater Region will comply with all applicable laws. We oversee the delivery of services under the Provincial Offences Act consisting of administrative, prosecutorial and court support functions.
The Township also provides legislative duties of the clerk as outlined in the Municipal Act and other provincial acts. This department acts as secretariat to Council and its committees, manages records and archives programs, and co-ordinates requests for information and privacy complaints under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Staff works with the public front counter is often the first point of contact for inquiries about its services.
Everyone has the right to access a record in the custody and control of the Township of Whitewater Region, unless it falls within one of the exemptions as described in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).
Freedom of Information requests are for records that contain personal or confidential information.
Routine Disclosure requests are for records that contain public information.
The Township of Whitewater Region is committed to ensuring accessible programs, services, and facilities are available to everyone. We strive to be a welcoming and inclusive community by meeting the standards set by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and identify, remove, and prevent barriers for people with disabilities.
AODA is a set of regulations created by the Ontario government to ensure everyone has equal access to information online to ensure digital accessibility. If you are not compliant with the AODA compliance requirements and accessibility policies, you could face a severe fine.
The Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA) was established in 2005. Its goal was to improve website accessibility using digital compliance to make a more accessible Ontario. The laws were established by the government for Ontario’s public and private entities to ensure that all Ontarians are able to equally access resources and information. This includes online resources, websites and digital applications.
Essentially, AODA is a set of accessibility standards for private organizations and non-profit organizations to follow. Its goal is to remove digital accessibility barriers that people with disabilities would encounter when they access online content.
All organizations in Ontario need to follow clear requirements and standards in order to remain AODA compliant in their employment practices and in the way they share information. The new accessibility laws are an improvement on the existing Ontarians With Disabilities Act of 2001.
ny public sector organization, business, or non-profit that has 50 employees or more needs to operate in line with this accessibility law. The AODA system was created by various committees with representation from different sectors. This includes representation from the disability community.
AODA compliance is the responsibility of all public, private and non-profit organizations in Ontario with 1 or more employees. To help, AODA outlines 5 standards that support organizations to improve accessibility.
The 5 AODA standards help organizations to identify and remove barriers for people with disabilities. It considers 5 areas of daily life.
We arrange for accessible feedback and alternate formats upon request.
An Administration Report is provided to Council quarterly.
Commissioners for Oaths perform important functions in our society. They are expected to comply with the highest standards of behaviour as set out in the Notaries and Commissioners Act and the Commissioners for Oaths Regulation. Commissioners for Oaths can administer oaths and take and receive affidavits, affirmations and declarations.
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