Council Agenda

Town of Georgina Civic Centre
26557 Civic Centre Rd.
Keswick, ON

“The Town of Georgina recognizes and acknowledges that we are on lands originally used and occupied by the First Peoples of the Williams Treaties First Nations and other Indigenous Peoples, and on behalf of Mayor and Council, we would like to thank them for sharing this land.  We would also like to acknowledge the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation as our close neighbour and friend, one with which we strive to build a cooperative and respectful relationship.

We also recognize the unique relationship the Chippewas have with the lands and waters of this territory.  They are the water protectors and environmental stewards of these lands and we join them in these responsibilities.”



Report No. SI-2024-0001


1.   That Council receive Report No. SI-2024-0001 prepared by the Strategic Initiatives Department dated January 24, 2024 respecting the Non-Profit Organization Grant Program - Intake 1.

2.   That Council approve the disbursement of grant funding in the amount of $296,827 as follows:

Routes Connecting Communities - $ 34,200

Georgina Centre for Arts and Culture - $125,000

The Skilled Trades Centre (GTTI)- $ 50,000

Georgina Feral Cat Committee - $ 6,000

Georgina Military Museum - $ 25,000

Georgina Chamber of Commerce - $ 56,627

3.   That Council provide funding in the amount of $1,659 for the purpose of providing a reimbursement to the Duclos Point Property Owners for the Minor Variance application submitted to facilitate the construction of the proposed pavilion/community shelter in the Duclos Point community park.

4.   That Council reserve $51,514 of the $350,000 budget allocated to the 2024 Non-Profit Organization Grant Program for Intake 2.

5.   That Council refer Hospice Georgina to the Strategic Initiatives Department for further discussion on the proposed Health Care Strategy in order to determine the most appropriate manner for the Town to support this initiative. And further, that Hospice Georgina be invited to present their project to Council at an upcoming Council meeting.

6.   That Staff be directed to notify all grant recipients and finalize the key performance indicators, reporting requirements, code of conduct and require that the recipients enter into a partnership agreement with the Town prior to the disbursement of funds.

7.   That all grant recipients be required to recognize the Town of Georgina as a supporter of the funded project(s), by including the Town’s wordmark on print and digital marketing materials.

8.   That the Georgina Centre for Arts and Culture and the Military Museum be requested to conduct a review of their business operations, and present to the Town’s Internal Review Team in the Fall of 2024 a report to outline their long-term plans to become more financially sustainable.

Report No. SI-2024-0002


  1. That Council receive Report No. SI-2024-0002 prepared by the Strategic Initiatives Department dated January 24, 2024 respecting the EV ChargeON Grant Program Update;
  2. That Council direct staff to apply to the EV ChargeON program for EV Charger Installations at the Replacement Civic Centre;
  3. That Council designate signing authority to Rob Wheater, Deputy CAO/Treasurer, to complete and sign the Proof of Funding document referenced in Attachment 1, demonstrating a $20,000 cost-share contribution from the Replacement Civic Centre project budget; and
  4. That Council direct staff to put forward a Business Case for 2025 to create an Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Plan and explore the option of combining the review with the Green Fleet Strategy.



Motion to move into Closed Session of Council


Motion to reconvene into Open Session of Council and report on matters discussed in Closed Session