Council Chambers is open to the public. Physical spacing is in place and some COVID-19 protocols apply. Meetings can be watched on Northwestel Community TV channel 209 or at whitehorse.ca/videos.
Public participation in meetings
Everyone is welcome to participate in Regular Council and Standing Committee meetings. City Council meetings offer an opportunity for residents to come to Council Chambers in-person, or appear as a delegate to speak to Council about issues that matter to them.
Register as a delegate
If you wish to present to council or committee, please notify Legislative Services by 12 p.m. on the day of the meeting at [email protected]. If you have presentation materials, you’ll need to provide them ahead of the meeting.
What kind of issues can you bring up?
Standing Committee meetings: Delegates to standing committee meetings may speak to any single topic during the delegations section of the agenda except to an issue for which a public hearing has been declared closed.
Regular Council meetings: Delegates may speak about any item on the meetings agenda up for a decision, except issues for which a public hearing has been declared closed.
Public hearing and public input sessions: Anyone wanting to provide verbal input at a public hearing or public input session can appear in person, or call into a meeting. To do so, please notify Legislative Services by 12 p.m. on the day of the meeting at [email protected] to help us organize and ensure enough spacing in Chambers.
Do you need to formally register for a public hearing? No! You can still come to the meeting and make comments during the public hearing or input session if you don’t register.
Presentation to Council
A delegate addressing Council is required to state their name, address, and make their presentation in five minutes or less. Presentation materials need to be provided to City staff in advance of the meeting. Please note: Presentations are not confidential, and any materials used may be shared with the media.
For information on providing submissions to a public hearing, click here.
For more information on being a delegate, please refer to the Procedures Bylaw Sections 76 to 81.
2022 Meetings Schedule
Most meetings of Council are recorded on video, and are normally available on the site by noon of the day following the meeting. Delays are sometimes unavoidable, but we are committed to posting the recordings within 48 hours following the meeting, unless technical difficulties are preventing us from doing so.
Council Meeting Results Report and Council Questions and Answers
- Agendas are posted three calendar days before the scheduled meeting . They are draft agendas and subject to change.
- Minutes are released approximately two weeks after each meeting, as they are not approved by Council until the next meeting.
Please note that meetings are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Meetings take place at noon at City Hall in the Pioneer Heritage Room unless otherwise noted.
The current schedule of upcoming Council and Administration Roundtable Meetings is as follows:
- October 13 – Transportation Master Plan
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and because space in the Heritage Boardroom is very limited, the public is not permitted to attend CAR meetings.
The media is permitted to attend, provided there is space, and that they RSVP with [email protected].