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Request to Speak to Committee of the Whole and Regional Council

Written requests to speak to Committee of the Whole and Regional Council can be submitted the following ways:

  • Email:
  • Mail: Legislative Services Division
    605 Rossland Road East
    P.O. Box 623, Whitby, ON L1N 6A3
  • Fax: 905-688-9963

The request should include the subject matter, name of the presenter, contact information (such as address, email, telephone) and any audio-visual requirements.

If you plan on using an electronic presentation, a copy must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting to so it can be loaded onto the equipment in the Council Chambers in preparation for the meeting. Please note that last minute delivery of your presentation may result in it not being loaded on the equipment.

A written request to appear at the Committee of the Whole and/or Council meeting is required by 9:30 AM on the Monday before the meeting. View the Meetings Calendar on the Region of Durham website for an up-to-date listing of Committee of the Whole and Regional Council meetings.

It is requested that a written copy of your submission be provided to Legislative Services staff before the start of the meeting. A copy can be submitted by email to If you would like a copy of your presentation provided to Regional Council members and staff, please bring 50 copies and provide them to Legislative Services staff prior to the start of the meeting.

Delegations are limited to five minutes due to the volume of business to be completed at Committee of the Whole and Regional Council meetings. There is an opportunity for Committee/Council members to ask questions following your delegation. A delegation consisting of more than five people is entitled to two speakers, with each limited to speak no more than five minutes.

Notice to Individuals Regarding the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information:

Written correspondence submitted in paper copy or electronically to Regional Council or Committees, including personal information such as home address, telephone number and email address, will become part of the public record. It will be collected and maintained for the purposes of creating a record and may be available to the general public pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001 and any other relevant Acts. References in oral submissions made by delegations will also become part of the public record. Questions about this collection of information should be addressed to the Regional Clerk - Director of Legislative Services, Corporate Services Department.