Hamilton, Ontario

The Board of Health

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The Mayor (chair), all councillors (15) for a total of 16 members. The quorum is nine members.

Usually meets:
The fourth Monday of each month at 9:30 am

To ensure the City of Hamilton meets or exceeds its obligations as a Board of Health under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, and in all matters relating to Public Health in order to promote well-being and create opportunities to enhance the quality of life in our community

Specific duties shall include:

  • To consider and recommend to Council on policy matters and emerging issues related to Public Health
  • To consider and recommend to Council on the public health needs of the community according to the determinants of health
  • To provide advice and guidance to the Public Health Department including input to Departmental Strategic Planning initiatives to ensure alignment with Council’s Mission, Vision, Values and Goals, and the Social Development Strategy
  • To review and recommend for approval to Council the Public Health annual operating and capital budgets and business plans related to Public Health
  • To monitor the implementation of Public Health Programs in accordance with approved business plans
  • To receive delegations from the public and conduct public hearings as required by statute and Council


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