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Governance

This is the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Governance page.

For current information on ABCA Governance please use the tabs to the right.

The details provided here are for your information and in compliance with requirements (January 1, 2023) of the Conservation Authorities Act and Ontario Regulation 400/22.

This page includes the bylaws (by-laws) of the Conservation Authority made under section 19.1 of the Conservation Authorities Act (Posting of Administration Bylaws is pending) 

This Governance page includes links to the following pages:

  • Board of Directors – ABCA – Board Members 
    • This page includes the name of every Board member (director) of the Conservation Authority and the participating municipality that appointed that member of the Conservation Authority.
    • This page includes contact information for every member (director), including every member’s phone number and email address. 
  • Board of Directors – Agendas
    • This page includes meeting agendas for meetings of the Conservation Authority and its executive committee including attachments.
  • Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
    • This page includes the meeting schedule for the Conservation Authority for the calendar year.
  • Board of Directors – Minutes 
    • This page includes meeting minutes of meetings of the Conservation Authority and its executive committee including attachments.
  • Board of Directors – Contact information (Please visit Board of Directors members page
  • Municipal Agreements – Memorandums (Memoranda) of Understanding (MOUs) 
    • This page lists each Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or such agreement the Conservation Authority has entered into, as of December 31, 2022, with a municipality under Section 21.1.1(1) of the Conservation Authorities Act in respect of Category 2 programs and Services. 
    • This page includes a list of each MOU that the Conservation Authority has entered into, as of December 31, 2022, with a participating municipality under section 21.1.2 (2) of the Conservation Authorities Act in respect of Category 3 programs and services. (None at this time)
    • This page includes Risk Management Office (RMO) agreement – Pending
  • Financial
    • This page includes the annual Auditor’s Report (the most recent audited financial statements for Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA)) prepared under section 38 of the Conservation 
  • Conservation Authorities Act
    • This page (pending) includes information about the Conservation Authorities Act and ABCA compliance.
ABCA Fee Schedule

This page includes the current ABCA Fee Schedule:

If these bylaws conflict with any provision of the Conservation Authorities Act, the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or a provision of a regulation made under one of those acts, the provision of those acts or regulations prevail.

Documents available in alternate formats upon request.

The following is the Schedule of Meetings, for 2022, of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Board of Directors:

Documents available in alternate formats upon request.

ABCA Board of Directors Meetings

Current meetings of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Board of Directors are a hybrid of in-person and video conference.

The office is currently open to the public but prior appointments are recommended and we continue to take measures to help protect public health during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

During the period of meetings by video conference, a recording of the most recent meeting has been shared on our Board of Directors page.

To find out about observing a Board meeting, please contact Abigail Gutteridge, Corporate Services Coordinator, at the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority Administration Centre, through our staff contacts page:

Board Documents

If these bylaws conflict with any provision of the Conservation Authorities Act, the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or a provision of a regulation made under one of those acts, the provision of those acts or regulations prevail.

ABCA Administration Regulations
Board Composition

Documents available in alternate formats upon request.

Strategic Plans

This page includes other documents, prepared by the Conservation Authority, such as a strategic plan, that, in the opinion of the Conservation Authority, is appropriate to post on the Governance section of the website referred to in section 3 (2):