Mayor and Council

Caledon's mayor and councillors work with a variety of committees, boards, and task forces to govern the Town of Caledon. This includes setting the town budget, passing by-laws, reviewing applications and engaging with the public. Elections are held every four years for each Council position. Learn more about the Council Code of Conduct and the Integrity Commissioner

Attend a council meeting

We welcome and encourage your input. Attend a council meeting or one of our public consultation meetings.

View the Council calendar

Request a delegation

Please note: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, delegations are being accepted in written form only until further notice. 

If you'd like to speak before Council, please complete a Delegation Request Form

We must receive your completed request by 11:30 a.m. on the Monday before the meeting. View the council calendar for upcoming dates.

Delegation procedures

If you're attending a council meeting as part of a delegation, you need to follow these guidelines:

  • You'll get 10 minutes to speak with a possible 10-minute extension
  • State your name and delegation
  • Address Council members using their title followed by their surname. For example, Mayor Thompson
  • Direct all comments and questions to the Chair
  • No offensive or profane language
  • Applause or displays of approval/disproval are not permitted during meetings

Delegation materials

You must submit your delegation materials with your delegation request form. If you're unable to provide this material before we release the agenda, please have 15 copies of the materials with you for distribution. We don't accept delegation material on a USB key.

Present before council

If you'd like to make a presentation to Council about a specific issue not on the agenda, you'll need to fill out a Presentation Request Form. You'll have 10 minutes to present followed by a question and answer period.

Please submit your presentation materials 10 days before the meeting. We have computer equipment for presentations available.

Make a proclamation request

A Proclamation is an official announcement issued by the Mayor to recognize the value and importance of a person, an event, a campaign, or an organization for a certain day, week or month. The purpose of a proclamation is to recognize and celebrate achievements, and to raise public awareness of important issues in the Caledon community.

 Requirements
 

Proclamation Requests are submitted to the Mayor's Office and shall meet all of the following criteria:

  • A recognized charity with offices located in the Town of Caledon or by a community group based within the Town;
  • Will be issued only in respect of activities that support residents of the Town of Caledon or related events taking place in the Town; and
  • Must demonstrate respect and tolerance for all Caledon residents, foster a sense of community and shall not be used as a vehicle to attempt to influence government policy.

Please note that proclamations will not be issued for the following:

  • Matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs or individual conviction;
  • Events or organizations with no direct relationship to the Town;
  • National, Independence or Republic Days; or
  • Campaigns intended for profit-making purposes.

Proclamations are noted by the Mayor at each Council meeting as an Announcement. The Mayor will read out the proclamation title, organization's name, and date the proclamation is in effect. Please note that the text of the proclamation will not be read aloud, it will be posted on the Town's website to raise awareness for the organization.

 2020 Proclamations

To request a printable version, please contact us. 

 

Show Your Local Love Day (September 25)
Whereas, Show Your Local Love Day is an opportunity for staff and residents in the Town of Caledon to show their local love for Caledon; and Whereas, As the largest funder after government of human and social services, United Way Greater Toronto is always there in every neighbourhood of Caledon, to support the people and places most impacted by poverty. And this year, as the Covid-19 ravaged households across the town and our region, United Way Greater Toronto stepped up to invest in hundreds of local initiatives that provided the support and services people needed the most, including 67 projects right here in Caledon; and Whereas, As United Way Greater Toronto reboots its annual giving campaign on September 25, people in Caledon are encouraged to show their local love by learning more about the work of United Way and join workplaces and individuals across the GTA in donating to help bolster the fight against poverty. This year’s proclamation will help raise awareness about events and engagement opportunities that will take place virtually across our network of neighbourhood, community and corporate partners, so people can participate safely; and Whereas, Show Your Local Love Day 2020 will build on the success of similar proclamations last year by the Town of Caledon and municipalities across Toronto, Peel and York to support United Way’s annual campaign, which saw almost 1,000 workplaces and 425000 people mobilize to help ensure that everyone has access to the services and opportunities that can help them break the cycle of poverty and inequality. Now, Therefore, I Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim September 25th, 2020 as Show Your Local Love Day in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
 Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week (September 13 - 19)
Whereas, Approximately 9000 Canadians have definitive mitochondrial disease; and Whereas, MitoCanada Foundation strives to find a cure for mitochondrial disease through the research they fund; and Whereas, There will be running, walking, and other events in honor of those who have mitochondrial diseases and cannot run or walk; and Whereas, Mitochondrial disease awareness will be achieved and many more will be educated on the disease that affects many Canadians; and Whereas, The Town of Caledon supports MitoCanada Foundation and all individuals committed to raising awareness about mitochondrial disease. Now, Therefore, I Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim September 13th to 19th, 2020 as Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
 International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31)
Whereas, International Overdose Awareness Day is recognized annually on August 31st; and Whereas, Family Transition Place – one of several community agency members that make up the Dufferin Overdose Awareness Committee – a collaboration of concerned people and service providers in Dufferin and Caledon (including the Canadian Mental Health Association, Caledon/Dufferin Victim Services, Choices Youth Shelter, Dufferin County, Dufferin County Paramedics, Dufferin Child & Family Services, Orangeville Police, Shelburne Police, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, Services and Housing In The Province and White Owl Native Ancestry Association); and Whereas, We will host an online event, generating awareness and information about overdose including safety tips, risk reduction tactics, NALOXONE myths and facts, local community resources and supports, as well as honouring the lives and sharing the stories of those community members we have lost to drug overdose; and Whereas, Sharing this information with our community will increase awareness, reduce the stigma and potentially, save lives that could be lost through overdose. Now, Therefore, I Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim August 31 as International Overdose Awareness Day in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
Flight of the Monarch Day (August 22)
Whereas, Monarch butterflies are one of the most iconic and cherished insects in North America; and Whereas, Their epic 5,000-kilometre migration from eastern Canada to the forests of central Mexico begins in late August each year; and Whereas, In 2013, the eastern population of monarch butterflies dropped by 95 per cent, the smallest recorded population since the mid-1990s; and Whereas, Since 2013, the population has rebounded, thanks in part to the collective efforts of thousands of individuals, groups and communities across Canada, but the monarch’s future remains in serious peril; and Whereas, Flight of the Monarch Day is an opportunity to celebrate the growing movement to protect monarch butterflies and the astonishing phenomenon of their migration as their epic journey southward begins. Now, Therefore, I Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim August 22 as Flight of the Monarch Day in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
Pride Month (July 2020)
Whereas, Caledon celebrates the diversity that strengthens our Town, including individuals who identify as two-spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and all other sexual orientations and gender identities and promotes a society where all residents can live free from discrimination; and Whereas, It remains important to recognize the essential worth of every human person and to promote the development of harmonious relationships amongst all members of the community; and Whereas, It also remains important to raise awareness of the barriers some individuals face in the areas of healthcare, public safety, employment and the recognition of family relationships; and Whereas, Pride Month in Peel is an opportunity to prevent discrimination and promote awareness and acceptance to create an inclusive society; and Now, Therefore, I Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim July 2020 as Pride Month in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
National Indigenous History Month & National Indigenous Peoples Day (June & June 21)
Whereas, Every June, Canadians are invited to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous People in Canada; and Whereas, National Indigenous History Month is a time to acknowledge the role Indigenous peoples played in the development of Canada, to honour Indigenous heritage and to celebrate Indigenous cultures; and Whereas, It is also an opportunity to reflect on the strength of present day First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities, and their hopes for the future; and Whereas, Indigenous History Month provide residents of the Town of Caledon an opportunity to learn about Indigenous history, perspectives and culture, and help us build stronger relationships rooted in mutual respect and understanding; and Whereas June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day which falls on the summer solstice which has an important symbolism; and Now, Therefore, I Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim June and June 21, 2020 as National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
Local Food Week (June 1 - 6)
Whereas, Ontario’s diverse and extensive agri-food sector supports more than 800,000 jobs- approximately one in every nine jobs across the province- and contributes more than $35 billion annually to Ontario’s GDP; and Whereas, The Town of Caledon is rich in agricultural resources that contribute to the community and the economy; and Whereas, The Town of Caledon supports the vision of the Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance to create a productive, sustainable, transparent and fair food system that supports the health and well-being of our residents and food providers while contributing to a prosperous and equitable economy; and Whereas, Local Food Week is an opportunity to celebrate Caledon’s local food producers, business owners and events which centre on local foods; and Now, Therefore, I Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim June 1st to 6th, 2020 as Local Food Week in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
Recreation and Parks Month (June 2020)

Whereas, Recreation programs, services and parks are vital to the Town of Caledon community; and Whereas, Municipalities across Ontario are encouraged to support and recognize the importance of health and well-being and being physically active through promotion of the use of recreation programs and parks; and Whereas, The Town of Caledon provides many opportunities through programs, recreation facilities and parks for individuals and families to be physically active and enjoy the beauty of our parks and trails; and Now, Therefore, I Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim June 2020 as Recreation and Parks Month in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.

National Deafblind Awareness Month (June 2020)
Whereas, Deafblindness is a unique disability that incorporates the loss of both sight and hearing. Individuals who are deafblind can live full, meaningful lives as independently as possible with the right supports in place, such as intervenor services; and Whereas, Canadian Helen Keller Centre is a not-for-profit organization that supports individuals who are deafblind to increase their independence and improve their quality of life through specialized services; and Whereas, Everyone is encouraged to help promote deafblindness by attending an awareness event and proclaiming June as National Deafblind Awareness Month in your community and checking out the calendar of events at www.deafblindnetworkontario.com that includes flag raisings and lighting up of local landmarks in communities across Canada; and Now, Therefore, I Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim June 2020 as National Deafblind Awareness Month in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
Italian Heritage Month (June 2020)
Whereas, In May 2017, the Government of Canada designated June as Italian Heritage Month; and Whereas, In recognition of the important contributions Italian-Canadians have made to Canada the month provides an opportunity to celebrate the richness of the Italian culture and to honour the history and contributions of Italian-Canadians; and Whereas, The Town of Caledon has a thriving Italian-Canadian community that has contributed towards the growth and development of our Town; and Whereas, Canadians of Italian heritage contribute to the diversity of the Town of Caledon and Italian Heritage Month gives residents the opportunity to learn about and celebrate Italian heritage and culture; and Now, Therefore I Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim June 2020 as Italian Heritage Month in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
Seniors Month (June 2020)

Whereas, Seniors' Month is an annual province-wide celebration; and Whereas, Seniors have contributed and continue to contribute immensely to the life and vibrancy of this community; and Whereas Seniors continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers, and important and active members of this community; and Whereas Their contributions past and present warrant appreciation and recognition and their stories deserve to be told; and Whereas The health and well-being of seniors is in the interest of all and further adds to the health and well-being of the community; and Whereas The knowledge and experience seniors pass on to us continues to benefit all; and Now, Therefore, I Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim June 2020 as Seniors Month in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.

 International Building Safety Month (May 2020)

 Whereas, May is recognized as International Building Safety Month; and Whereas, Modern, regularly updated building codes and a strong system of code enforcement ensure that individuals and communities are safe in the buildings where they live, work and play; and Whereas, The level of safety of buildings in Ontario is relatively high, primarily as a result of the development of the building code, construction of buildings to conform with that code and the enforcement of that code by Municipal Building Officials; and Whereas, Each year, in observance of Building Safety Month, Municipalities of Ontario are encouraged to support the critical role their Building Departments and Building Officials play in maintaining and improving public safety, and to raise awareness of the importance of building safety; and Whereas, The Ontario Building Officials Association has developed an International Building Safety Month promotional poster to promote the profession of Building Officials; and Whereas, This council deems it appropriate to recognize the dedication and commitment of its Building Department Staff; and Now, Therefore, I, Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim May 2020 as International Building Safety Month in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
 Foot Health Month (May 2020)
 Whereas, The Ontario Society of Chiropodists is a non-profit organization that was established in 1985 to represent Chiropodists across the province; and Whereas, Family Foot Care is dedicated to fostering foot health excellence and is designed to increase public awareness and information that promotes proper foot health in order to prevent costly and complicated problems; and Whereas, Chiropodists and Podiatrists are the only regulated health care providers educated exclusively in the assessment, treatment and prevention of foot disorders. Now, Therefore, I, Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, encourage all citizens of our community to become more aware and educated concerning proper foot health and I do hereby proclaim May 2020 as Foot Health Month in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (May 2020)
Whereas, Sexual Assault Awareness Month is intended to draw attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and impacts every community member; and Whereas, Approximately 1 in 3 women and between 1 in 6 men will experience sexual assault in their lifetime; and Whereas, Most victims of sexual assault are under the age of 25; know the person who attacked them and do not report the crime to the police; and Whereas, Victims of sexual assault are some of the most vulnerable and silent people in society and it is now the time to ask questions to learn about the services for victims; and Whereas, We must work together to educate our community about sexual violence prevention, supporting survivors, and speaking out against harmful attitudes and actions; and Whereas, With leadership, dedication and encouragement, there is evidence that we can be successful in preventing sexual violence through increased education, awareness and community involvement; and Now, Therefore, I urge all citizens to recognize the ongoing commitment of individuals and organizations in our community who actively engage in public and private efforts to prevent sexual violence and it’s time for all of us to start conversations, take appropriate action and support one another to create a safer environment for all. I, Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim May 2020 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
 Asian Heritage Month (May 2020)
Whereas, May is Asian Heritage Month, a time to reflect on and celebrate the achievements and contributions that Canadians of Asian heritage continue to make, to the growth and prosperity of Canada; and Whereas, The people of this diverse, vibrant and growing community have contributed to every aspect of life in Canada — from the arts and science to sport, business, and government; and Whereas, In May 2002, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration to designate May as Asian Heritage Month highlighting that diversity represents one of Canada’s greatest strengths; and Whereas, This month gives Caledon residents an opportunity to learn about Asian heritage and culture; and Now, Therefore, I, Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim May 2020 as Asian Heritage Month in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
 Front Line Essential Workers' Week (May 4 - 8)
Whereas, All who work in Healthcare, Emergency Services and the Food Supply Chain are Essential Front-Line Workers; and Whereas, The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the tremendous value of, the incredible dedication and sacrifices made by, our Essential Front-Line Workers; and Whereas, Without Essential Front -Line Workers we would not have been able to slow the spread of COVID-19 and many more would have been exposed to it and been lost; and Whereas, As a Community, we owe a debt of gratitude and a collective expression of respect to all Essential Front-Line Workers; and Now, Therefore, I, Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim May 4th to 8th, 2020 as Front Line Essential Workers' Week in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
 National Youth Week (May 1 - 7)
Whereas, National Youth Week celebrates the positive contributions of our young people and promotes youth engagement; and Whereas, The fourth Annual Mayor’s Youth Summit will be held later this year with the goal of engaging Caledon’s Youth to hear their voices, show that their contributions are valued and help connect them to their community; and Whereas, Whereas, The Summit is open to all High Schools in Caledon and is designed to give our young people an opportunity to weigh in on community issues and share their vision for a future Caledon; and From the Summit we hope to gain insights on how to better understand and connect with our young citizens and to let them know their voice matters; and Now, Therefore, I, Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim May 1st to 7th, 2020 as National Youth Week in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
 Day of Mourning (April 28)
Whereas, The Corporation of the Town of Caledon is strongly committed to a safe and healthy workplace to ensure that its workers are working safely while on the job; and Whereas, The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) established the Day of Mourning in 1983; and Whereas, The Federal and Provincial governments recognize April 28, as the Day of Mourning to provide citizens, business and municipalities the opportunity to remember and mourn workers who lost their lives or suffer from occupational injuries and disease; and Therefore, Be it resolved by the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Caledon that April 28, 2020 be recognized as the “Day of Mourning” in the Town of Caledon and that staff lower the flags to half-mast in recognition of workers who have been injured or killed on the job; and Now, Therefore, I, Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim April 28, 2020 as Day of Mourning in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
 Earth Day (April 22)
Whereas, Plastic waste can be found everywhere, land or sea or, even in the most remote places on the planet, affecting both humans and animals; and Whereas, We are currently facing global challenges. Among them the need to manage an increased amount of waste to which plastics will contribute roughly 12,000 million metric tons by 2050; and Whereas, The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action and will make 50 years of Earth Day; and Whereas, It is essential to involve the community in the design and implementation of solutions for pressing environmental issues such as plastic pollution; and Whereas, Earth Day is an annual reminder of the constant need for environmental stewardship, commitments and sustainability efforts. Now, Therefore, I, Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim April 22, 2020 as Earth Day in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
 National Volunteer Week (April 19 - 25)
Whereas, 12.7 million Canadian volunteers give their time to help others, contributing close to 2 billion volunteer hours per year; and Whereas, Caledon’s volunteers are young, old, families, workers, retirees, men and women of all ages and backgrounds who are collectively committed to caring about Caledon; and Whereas, The collective result of the work done by our Town’s volunteers is that Caledon is a more desirable place to live, work and play; and Whereas, Volunteers in Caledon mentor our children, support our families in need, care for our elderly, comfort our lonely, beautify our green spaces, and fundraise for our charitable organizations; and Whereas, There are a number of fundamental organizations in Caledon whose delivery of services rely on the generosity, time and energy of volunteers; and Whereas, The 2020 theme for National Volunteer Week is “It’s time to applaud this country’s volunteers” which celebrates and recognizes the volunteers who work tirelessly to spur progress in their community, city and country; and Now, Therefore, I, Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim April 19th to 25th, 2020 as National Volunteer Week in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.
 World Autism Awareness Day (April 2)
Whereas, World Autism Awareness Day was first recognized on April 2, 2016 in Canada; and Whereas, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is now recognized as the most common neurological disorder affecting more than 100,000 Ontarians, 1 in every 66 children, as well as their friends, family and community; and Whereas, ASD is a spectrum disorder, which means it not only manifests itself differently in every individual in whom it appears, but its characteristics will change over the life of each individual as well; and Whereas, Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario) is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community who since 1973, has been providing support, information and opportunities for thousands of families across the province; and Whereas, Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact; and Whereas, The association and its chapters share common goals of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community; and Now, Therefore, I, Allan Thompson, Mayor of the Town of Caledon, do hereby proclaim April 2, 2020 as World Autism Awareness Day in the Town of Caledon and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our municipality.

 Proclamation Request Form

Council advocacy

Town Council advocates on behalf of our citizens to influence legislative, regulatory and policy changes at all levels of government. Review our past advocacy work:

  • 2018 Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference
  • 2018 Provincial Election: Town of Caledon Priorities
  • Staff Report 2018

Contact us to request these documents.

Ward maps

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