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2023 Draft Budget

Next Online Hearings

Submitting an Application – Appealing a Decision – Obtaining a Certificate 

  • The Committee’s office is open to the public by appointment only. You can schedule an in-person appointment by by clicking on the link.
  • You can continue to submit your application by regular mail, along with a cheque for the applicable fee. Committee staff will review your application and confirm whether it is complete and ready to be assigned a hearing date.
  • You can continue to submit an appeal of a Committee of Adjustment decision by email with a copy by mail along with the applicable fee (refer to the instructions in the decision for details on how to proceed).
  • You can continue to submit a request for a certificate by email or regular mail if conditions of approval have been cleared by the appropriate authorities.
  • You can continue to contact Committee staff by email, phone (613-580-2436), and regular mail (101 Centrepointe Drive, 4th Floor, Ottawa ON K2G 5K7).

Make an in-person appointment - Committee of Adjustment, 101 Centrepointe Drive, 4th Floor, Ottawa ON K2G 5K7

Remote Participation with Online Hearings

  • The Committee of Adjustment is conducting hearings using Zoom videoconferencing by computer, mobile device, and telephone. Proceedings are also live-streamed via the Committee of Adjustment’s YouTube channel. You can also contact to obtain the link.
  • You can submit written comments on an application by sending an email to
  • You can also submit verbal comments in advance of the hearing (before noon (12 p.m.) the Monday before the hearing). Call the Coordinator (613-580-2436) to have your comments transcribed.
  • You can register to speak on an application by contacting the Coordinator before 4 p.m. the Monday before the hearing. Once registered, you will be provided the Zoom hearing details and password to join the hearing.
  • Participants must email visuals such as a PowerPoint presentation to the Coordinator by 4 p.m. the Monday before the hearing.
  • For more information, contact the Coordinator at or 613- 580-2436.

Committee of Adjustment Mandate

The Committee of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial tribunal appointed by City Council and is independent and autonomous from the City Administration. It derives its jurisdiction from the Planning Act of Ontario and its mandate is to:

  • Consider and make decisions on applications for Minor Variances from the provisions of a Zoning By-law
  • Consider and make decisions on applications for Consent to “sever” a property, or for any agreement, mortgage or lease that extends for more than 21 years
  • Consider and make decisions on applications for Permission, which deal with the enlargement or extension of a building or structure that is legally non-conforming, or a change in non-conforming use
  • Consider and make decisions on applications for Validation of Title and Power of Sale

The Committee of Adjustment and its application processes are separate and distinct from other municipal development approval processes, and one or more of these processes may occur at the same time.

Structure of the Committee and role of staff

The Committee consists of fifteen members, who are divided into three panels of five members each, and each panel hears applications for a different geographic area of the city. There are two panels for urban areas of the city and one panel for rural areas, and their geographic areas are as follows:

Panel 1

Part of Rideau-Vanier, Part of Rideau-Rockcliffe, Part of Capital, Somerset and Kitchissippi Wards. 

Panel 2

Orléans West-Innes, Barrhaven West, Kanata North, Bay, College, Knoxdale-Merivale, Gloucester-Southgate, Beacon Hill-Cyrville, Part of Rideau-Vanier, Part of Rideau-Rockcliffe, River, Part of Capital, Alta Vista, Part of Orléans South-Navan, Riverside South – Findlay Creek, Kanata South and Barrhaven East Wards. 

Panel 3

West Carleton-March, Stittsville, Part of Orléans South-Navan, Osgoode, and Rideau-Jock Wards. 

The Role of the Committee Staff

The Committee of Adjustment has a centralized administration office where staff process applications in accordance with the rules and regulations set out in the governing provincial legislation.

Staff is available to discuss with the general public, community representatives, applicants, and authorized agents only matters related to application submission requirements or details of applications being processed. It is not the role or responsibility of staff to assess the merits of an application as this is the role and responsibility of the Committee.

Minor Variance

The Committee of Adjustment is authorized to consider Applications for Minor Variances from a Zoning By-law under Section 45 of the Planning Act.

Minor Variances are often necessitated by circumstances peculiar to a property which prevent the owner from developing it in a way which conforms to a Zoning By-law. Examples of Minor Variance Applications include requests for relief from the building setback, building height, and parking provisions of a Zoning By-law.

The Committee is authorized to grant a minor variance if all of the following criteria, commonly referred to as the “four tests,” are met:

  • The variance is minor;
  • The variance is desirable for the appropriate development or use of the property;
  • The general intent and purpose of the Zoning By-law is maintained;
  • The general intent and purpose of the Official Plan is maintained.

The Committee will refuse an application if, in its opinion, one or more of the above criteria have not been met.

The Committee cannot grant exemptions to the by-law which, in effect, would constitute a change of zoning. In such cases, property owners may wish to make an application for a Zoning By-law Amendment.

How to File a Minor Variance Application

To apply for a minor variance from a Zoning By-law, you will need to fill out an application form [pdf] and submit it to the Committee of Adjustment administration office, along with the appropriate fee and submission requirements as outlined on the application form. Please refer to the Committee of Adjustment Application Process for more information.

Notice regarding minor variance applications

Notwithstanding pre-consultation with City staff, it is the responsibility of the Applicant to identify all required variances accurately on the application.

Notice of any amendments to a variance, identified by any party, after the Committee of Adjustment has circulated an application, to

  1. add a new variance, or
  2. increase the extent of a variance requested,

must be given in accordance with the Planning Act and may require the application to be re-circulated for the next available Hearing date at a cost to the Applicant of the prescribed fee.

If an Applicant amends their plans with no impact to the variances, or to reduce the extent of the variances requested, re-circulation may not be required.


The Committee of Adjustment is authorized to consider Applications for Permission to expand or change a legal non-conforming use under Section 45 of the Planning Act.

A Legal non-conforming use is a use of land, buildings, or structures that was lawfully established but which is no longer permitted under a current Zoning By-law. The City of Ottawa has a separate process in place for individuals who wish to establish non-conforming rights on their property.

Any change to or expansion of a legal non-conforming use requires a Permission Application to the Committee of Adjustment.

How to File a Permission Application

To apply for the Permission of the Committee, you will need to fill out an application form [pdf] and submit it to the Committee of Adjustment administration office, along with the appropriate fee and submission requirements as outlined on the application form. Please refer to the Committee of Adjustment Application Process for more information.


The Committee of Adjustment is authorized to consider Consent Applications under Section 53 of the Planning Act.

The consent of the Committee is required if you want to sell (sever) or mortgage a portion of your land or enter into an agreement/lease for a period of 21 years or more. There are also other circumstances in which the consent of the Committee of Adjustment is required; a solicitor should be consulted to determine if consent is necessary since, in some cases, other land division approval processes such as a Plan of Subdivision or Part Lot Control may be more appropriate.

The requirement for consent helps to ensure that development occurs in a controlled and orderly way, and that proper servicing is in place to accommodate it.

How to File a Consent Application

To apply for the consent of the Committee, you will need to fill out an application form [pdf] and submit it to the Committee of Adjustment administration office, along with the appropriate fee and submission requirements as outlined on the application form. Please refer to the Committee of Adjustment Application Process for more information.

Application Process

New Tree Protection By-law

The City of Ottawa’s new Tree Protection By-law comes into effect on January 1, 2021. Application forms have been adjusted to reflect the new Tree Protection By-law requirements.

The implementation of the new Tree Protection By-law will help to better retain and protect trees in urban areas, as the City continues to grow and intensify. It will also bring Ottawa in line with many other municipalities in Ontario, in terms of how trees are valued and protected in urban settings. The new by-law applies to privately owned trees in Ottawa’s urban area and all City-owned trees, city-wide. There are no implications for privately-owned rural trees.

The changes include the introduction of a new Infill Forester in the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department. In collaboration with City’s Forestry Inspectors and City Planners, the Infill Forester will review and comment on Committee of Adjustment applications. They will provide comments and recommendations for pre-consultation requests, coordinate the review of applications through a tree-protection lens, and recommend conditions when necessary.

It is important to pre-consult with the Infill Forester and City Planner before you finalize your submission. To find out more about the City’s Tree Protection By-law, please visit Tree Protection By-law.

If you are considering making an application to the Committee, please familiarize yourself with the Committee of Adjustment Mandate as well as the Role of Committee Staff.


Before filing an application, applicants should speak with a City Development Information Officer (DIO) to discuss the requirements of the Zoning By-law. This can be done by contacting 3-1-1 and asking for the DIO responsible for the geographic area in question. If it is determined that the provisions of the Zoning By-law cannot be met, then the applicant may wish to consider making an application to the Committee of Adjustment for a Minor Variance/ Permission. Prior to filing, applicants should also contact a City Planner to discuss the proposal, since the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department will provide a written comment to the Committee on each application. 

Before submitting their application, applicants are encouraged to contact the City's Infill Forester to discuss the impact of the proposal on trees. Trees on private property within the Urban Boundary and any municipally owned trees are subject to the City's Tree Protection Bylaw. For more information, including how the tree by-law applies on private property, please visit Tree Protection By-law. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to speak with their neighbours as well as their local community association.

Filing an Application

Please refer to the front page of the application form for the type of application you wish to file for a complete list of submission requirements and application fees.

As of January 1, 2021, the City requires that all Committee of Adjustment applications within the City’s urban area include a Tree Information Report. For information, please consult the Tree Information Report Guideline.

Once an application has been filed it will be reviewed for completeness. When an application is deemed complete, a Hearing Date will be assigned and a Public Notice will be prepared and mailed out to all assessed property owners within 60 metres of the subject property.

As part of the notification process, the applicant is also required to post a sign on the subject property. The sign will be prepared and provided by Committee staff, along with a statutory declaration form indicating that the sign has been posted on the subject property and has remained posted up to and including the day of the Public Hearing. This declaration form must be completed and filed with the Committee before the application can be heard. A Commissioner of Oaths will be on hand to witness the sworn declaration prior to the commencement of the Public Hearing. Failure to file the statutory declaration may result in delays in the hearing of the application and/or a possible adjournment.

All submission materials on file, including cover letters, application forms and plans, will be made available to the public for viewing at the Committee office, as required under Section 1.0.1 of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990 C.P.13. Personal information on file with the Committee of Adjustment office is collected under the authority of the Planning Act and will be used to process the application.

Commenting on a Committee of Adjustment Application

If you have received a Notice of Public Hearing and would like to provide your written comment to the Committee of Adjustment, please address your correspondence to the Secretary Treasurer of the Committee at the address shown below. Please note that all written submissions shall be available for inspection by any interested person. Information you choose to disclose in your correspondence, including your personal information, will be used to receive your views on the relevant issues to enable the Committee to make its decision on this matter. The information provided will become part of the public record. Every attempt should be made to file your submission 5 days prior to the Public Hearing date.

Please address your correspondence to:

Committee of Adjustment
101 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 5K7

It is important to note that the Committee of Adjustment is not mandated to deal with:

  • Private disputes between neighbours;
  • Demolition and construction related activities;
  • Property standards issues;
  • Forestry and Urban Tree issues, including tree cutting and removal;
  • Rights to a view;
  • Capacity of municipal services (*);
  • Grading and drainage issues (**).

(*) The City’s Infrastructure Service Branch, as a commenting agency, may provide comments on an application if there are applicable servicing issues.

(**) In some circumstances, the Committee may impose a condition for a Grading and Drainage Plan, if considered relevant.

The above listed matters would only be considered by the Committee if they are clearly relevant to the “four tests” for authorizing variances, or to the criteria for the subdivision of land (consent).

Adjournment Requests

Requests for adjournments should be made in writing prior to the Public Hearing and will be considered by the Committee shortly after the commencement of the Hearing. All adjournments and/or re-circulations of public notice will be at the discretion of the Committee. Any re-circulation will be subject to a further fee to be paid by the applicant.

Anyone who files with the Committee a request for adjournment will be required to attend the Public Hearing to speak to the adjournment request, except where an applicant requests that his or her application be adjourned sine die (indefinitely).

If an application is adjourned to a specific Hearing Date there will be no further public notification, unless otherwise specified.

Adjournments Sine Die

If an application is adjourned sine die (indefinitely) and is subsequently rescheduled for a Public Hearing, the notification process will begin anew and a re-recirculation fee to be paid by the applicant will apply.

Appealing a Decision of the Committee

Decisions of the Committee of Adjustment may be appealed to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) for a fee. Appeals must be filed within 20 days of the date of the Committee’s written Decision and must include the reasons for the appeal as well as the applicable fee payable to the Ontario Minister of Finance. Only the applicant, the Minister or a specified person or public body that has an interest in the matter may appeal the decision to the Ontario Land Tribunal. A "specified person" does not include an individual or community association. 

For more information on the Ontario Land Tribunal and the appeal process, please visit their website at: 

For further information about the Committee of Adjustment, please visit us on the 4th floor of Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM, or contact us at:

Committee of Adjustment
101 Centrepointe Drive, 4th Floor
Ottawa, ON K2G 5K7
Tel.: 613-580-2436
Fax: 613-580-2425

Presentations to the Committee

If you wish to appear at a Committee Hearing to either speak in support of or in opposition to an application, please be aware of the following procedural matters:

  • When you arrive at the Public Hearing, consult the Probable Order of Applications posted outside of the Hearing Room.
  • Fill out a Request for Decision Form and hand it in to Committee staff to ensure you receive a copy of the Committee’s written Decision (a copy of the Decision is sent automatically to the owner or the owner’s authorized agent).
  • Please be seated in the Hearing Room and wait for the application you have an interest in to be called. When the application is called, please proceed to the front of the room and be seated at the tables provided.
  • The applicant may be asked to briefly explain the proposal and to answer any questions from the Committee.
  • Other interested parties will then be invited by the Chair to address the application.
  • Where there are several interested parties in attendance for a particular application, a spokesperson should be appointed to represent the group.
  • The Committee has adopted a 5 minute rule and would ask that all presentations be limited to 5 minutes or less and any exceptions will be at the discretion of the Committee Chair.
  • The Committee may render a decision, adjourn the application or reserve its decision.
  • The written Decision will be issued within 10 days of the Hearing.

Please be aware of those matters which are not within the Committee’s mandate to consider.

Public Hearings - 2023

The Committee of Adjustment holds regular Public Hearings to consider the applications that fall within its mandate. The hearings are open to the public, and any interested party can appear before the Committee to present their views in support of or in opposition to an application. Hearings are governed by the Statutory Powers Procedure Act, the Planning Act, and the Committee’s Rules of Procedure.  

Listed below are the 2023 Public Hearing dates for all three Committee of Adjustment Panels:

January 11

February 1

February 15

March 1

March 15

April 5

  • Panel 1, Panel 2, Panel 3

April 19

  • Panel 1, Panel 2, Panel 3

May 2

  • Panel 2, Panel 3

May 3

  • Panel 1

May 16

  • Panel 2, Panel 3

May 17

  • Panel 1

June 6

  • Panel 2, Panel 3

June 7

  • Panel 1

June 20

  • Panel 2, Panel 3

June 21

  • Panel 1

July 4

  • Panel 2, Panel 3

July 5

  • Panel 1

July 18

  • Panel 2, Panel 3

July 19

  • Panel 1

August 1

  • Panel 2, Panel 3

August 2

  • Panel 1

August 15

  • Panel 2, Panel 3

August 16

  • Panel 1

September 5

  • Panel 2, Panel 3

September 6

  • Panel 1

September 19

  • Panel 2, Panel 3

September 20

  • Panel 1

October 3

  • Panel 2, Panel 3

October 4

  • Panel 1

October 17

  • Panel 2, Panel 3

October 18

  • Panel 1

October 31

  • Panel 2, Panel 3

November 1

  • Panel 1

November 14

  • Panel 2, Panel 3

November 15

  • Panel 1

December 12

  • Panel 2, Panel 3

December 13

  • Panel 1

January 16, 2024

  • Panel 2, Panel 3

January 17, 2024

  • Panel 1

Public Hearings - 2022

Listed below are the 2022 Public Hearing dates for all three Committee of Adjustment Panels:

January 12

February 2

February 16

March 2

March 16

April 6

April 20

May 4

May 18

June 1

June 15

July 6

July 20

August 3

August 17

September 7

September 21

October 5

October 19

November 2

November 16

December 7

January 11, 2023

Application fees

Application Type Committee of Adjustment Conservation Authority Planning & Growth Management Total Fees
Minor variance / Permission $2071 $120 $480 $2671
Secondary Minor Variance/ Permission $1301 $120 $0 $1421
Consent $2071 $120 $803 $2994
Secondary Consent $1301 $120 $0 $1421
Combined Consent & Minor Variance/ Permission $3372 $240 $926 $4538
Secondary Combined Consent & Minor Variance/ Permission $2602 $240 $0 $2842
Recirculation Consent or Minor Variance/Permission $662 $0 $0 $662
Recirculation Combined Consent and Minor Variance/Permission $962 $0 $0 $962
Validation of Title $1969 $0 $0 $1969
Power of Sale $1969 $0 $0 $1969
Change of Condition Request $902 $0 $0 $902
Records Retrieval/ Decision Search $85 $0 $0 $85
Application Type Committee of Adjustment Conservation Authority Planning & Growth Management Total Fees
Minor variance / Permission $2071 $400 $480 $2951
Secondary Minor Variance/ Permission $1301 $120 $0 $1421
Consent $2071 $490 $803 $3364
Secondary Consent $1301 $490 $0 $1791
Combined Consent & Minor Variance/ Permission $3372 $610 $926 $4908
Secondary Combined Consent & Minor Variance/ Permission $2602 $610 $0 $3212
Recirculation Consent or Minor Variance/Permission $662 $0 $0 $662
Recirculation Combined Consent and Minor Variance/Permission $962 $0 $0 $962
Validation of Title $1969 $0 $0 $1969
Power of Sale $1969 $0 $0 $1969
Change of Condition Request $902 $0 $0 $902
Records Retrieval/ Decision Search $85 $0 $0 $85

Committee Members' Biographies

Ann Tremblay

Ann Tremblay
Chair, Panel 2

Ann Tremblay, MCIP, MPA, is a Project Director for the Project Management and Delivery directorate of the Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch, at PSPC. In this role, Ann provides direction to a team of architects and engineers towards the delivery of Fit-up projects for the administrations of the Senate, House of Commons, Library of Parliament, and Precinct Protective Services

Ann has held varying management positions in municipal government, not-for-profit organizations, and with private sector engineering and planning companies including the Ottawa International Airport, the Canadian Bar Association, and the former City of Gloucester.

Ann is a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Urban Geography from McMaster University in 1984, and is a Carleton University alumna having obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration in 1997.

Ann is the current Chair of the Committee of Adjustment for the City of Ottawa and member of Carleton University’s Board of Governors. Beyond her role as Governor, Ann is Chair of the Board’s Building Program Committee, and a member of the Board’s Finance Committee.

John Blatherwick

John Blatherwick
Vice-Chair, Panel 1

John has close to 40 years of experience in the planning and associated urban geography fields: Member of the Committee of Adjustment for the City of Ottawa (1998-2001, 2011 to present), Past President and Chair, Zoning and Development Committee (1985-2017) of the Woodpark Community Association, Inc., Past President of the Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa, other relevant member/committee positions at the local level, and Principal of Geospace Research Associates (founded 1996). John has a Masters degree in Geography with a specialization in the field of urban geography.

During his years on the City of Ottawa’s Committee of Adjustment and as a long serving community representative he has developed a working knowledge of the Planning Act, the Municipal Act, Ottawa’s Official Plan, Secondary Plans and Master Plans, the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, the city’s Development Approvals process and associated professional (land use planning, transportation, civil engineering, etc.), design and operational guidelines, rules, practices and procedures.

John has been involved in many public consultation processes, either as a researcher, organizer and report writer or as an active participant. He has participated as an appellant, as a participant, as a lay expert witness, and as a professional community consultant at a number of Ontario Municipal Board Hearings (now LPAT) since 1991. He believes that timely consultation, negotiation and facilitation with interested parties can often lead to a common understanding of their needs, goals and objectives, resulting in consensus decisions that are of benefit to all parties.

As the principal of his consulting company, Geospace Research Associates, he has produced reports for the former Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton and the current City of Ottawa, a number of the city’s business improvement areas and consulting engineering firms, and individual property owners that include market area analysis, retail gap analysis, land use planning and zoning studies, household demographic and economic profiles, pedestrian and traffic assessment studies, and OMB Appeals.

Fabian Poulin
Vice-Chair, Panel 3

Fabian Poulin is the General Manager of Commercial Properties at Apollo Property Management Ltd, providing third party property management services for a wide range of Office, Industrial, Mixed use(Residential/retail) property owners.

Previously, as Vice President Leasing at Uniform Developments Limited, a private commercial real estate company, Fabian managed their Leasing and property management portfolio.

Fabian has volunteered with the Better Business Bureau of Ottawa, sitting on the Executive in various positions. Last held the post of First Vice Chair. In another volunteer capacity, Fabian worked with the Entrepreneurship Center helping young business men and women begin their careers in small business.

Fabian obtained his B.Comm. from the University of Ottawa.

Presently, Fabian is a Vice-Chair of the Committee of Adjustment for the city of Ottawa, chairing Panel 3 hearings.

Jocelyn Chandler

Jocelyn Chandler
Member, Panel 3

Jocelyn Chandler, M.Pl., RPP, MCIP, a Land and Water Resource Planner is a consultant with an environmental engineering company.

She previously spent 16 years as a planner with a local Conservation Authority and has extensive experience relating to private servicing, natural hazards (flooding and slope stability), natural heritage, wetlands and watercourses, land division and agricultural resource issues. She has appeared before the Committee of Adjustment many times and worked with municipal staff, community associations, private land owners and land owner groups on controversial matters.

She obtained her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Rural Land Planning and Resource Management at Carleton University in 1999 and Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning at Queens University in 2007.

Ms. Chandler has lived in the rural, suburban and urban areas of Ottawa for more than 45 years, and completed building a family home in 2017. She has a keen interest in good process and decision making, the pragmatic implementation of policies for intent and purpose, and respect for the variety of communities and landscapes that make up the City of Ottawa.

Scott Hindle

Scott Hindle
Member, Panel 2

Scott Hindle, BES, JD, MCIP, RPP is a lawyer, notary, and urban planner. He currently works for the federal government as an Advisor/Economist in the Treasury Board Secretariat’s Government Operations Sector advancing and providing oversight of various federal government real property files.

Scott brings to the committee a combination of private sector experience in land development and law, coupled with public sector experience working in land use, operations, and regulation at Parks Canada, ISED, and TBS.

Scott is a Registered Professional Planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. He is called to the Ontario bar and an Ontario notary. Scott obtained his undergraduate degree in Planning from the University of Waterloo in 2011, and his law degree from the University of Victoria in 2017. He has also studied internationally at the universities of Hong Kong and Sydney (Australia).

Born and raised in Ottawa, Scott is also an avid curler.

Heather Maclean

Heather MacLean 
Member, Panel 1

Born and raised in Ottawa, Heather began her career in an administrative role with the Community Funds and Councils of Canada (United Way of Canada) which lead to her involvement in various fund-raising activities over the years.

Heather then joined the Committee of Adjustment for the City of Ottawa and spent 42 years with the Committee, the last 19 years as Secretary-Treasurer. This experience has provided Heather with a sound and specialized knowledge of the City’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law as well as other municipal planning and building processes and regulations.

Heather currently sits as a Panel One Member on the Committee of Adjustment, and is a past Board Member of the Kanata Lakes Community Association.

Bonnie Oakes Charron

Bonnie Oakes Charron
Member, Panel 1

Bonnie Oakes Charron, MLIS, FGOV, is a governance specialist who has been recognized with two civic awards for her volunteer service to school and community organizations in the City of Ottawa. Her interest in community planning and development led her to serving at the regional level, as a liaison from her local community groups to the Ottawa-Carleton Assembly of School Councils and the Federation of Citizen's Associations.

Bonnie is currently a Roster Appointee for Accreditation Panels at the Ontario College of Teachers, and previously served as a Member of its Governing Council. She is active in the nonprofit sector where she is serving a second term on the Board of Directors at a local theatre company.

Bonnie has lived in the Ottawa area for over 25 years, and formerly held roles in the public sector in the areas of secretariat administration, parliamentary procedure, public policy, and corporate governance.

Bonnie holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Western University and is a graduate of the Board Education Program (FGOV) at the Canadian Board Diversity Council.  She is a member of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators, Women Get on Board, and the Society of Nonprofit Board Directors.

Martin Vervoort

Martin Vervoort
Member, Panel 3

Martin Vervoort BA LLB is a lawyer and is currently in-house legal counsel for lnterRent REIT and CLV Group Prior to that he was in private practice with a small local Ottawa law firm for approximately 25 years, primarily practicing in the areas of real estate and corporate commercial law.

He has extensive Committee of Adjustment experience and served as Secretary and Chair of the Township of Goulbourn Committee of Adjustment prior to 2000, and previously was Chair of the City of Ottawa Committee of Adjustment (2003-2006) arid Vice-Chair (2000-2003 and 2014-2018}.

His community involvement includes being the past President of the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, and The Canadian Mental Health Association - Ottawa Branch, and as a volunteer coach with the Goulbourn Basketball Association.

Stan Wilder

Stan Wilder
Member, Panel 1

Stan Wilder is a retired municipal policy planner serving his second term as a member of the urban panel of the Committee of Adjustment.

Stan holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Geography and Urban Studies. He was employed by the City of Ottawa for over 35 years, holding varying positions in Planning and Development as well as Housing development.

He is currently a board member of CAHDCO, a not for profit real estate development corporation.

Michael Wildman

Michael Wildman
Member, Panel 1

Michael Wildman, MCIP, RPP, CET, CMO, Dipl. MM, is the President of Municipal Government Wayfinders Ltd.

He is a former municipal Chief Administrative Officer with a more than 30-year municipal career which has included working for small, mid-size and large municipalities at the lower, upper and single tier levels. More than half of his career has been as an executive municipal manager practicing in land development.

Michael is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, a Registered Professional Planner, a certified member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists, a Certified Municipal Officer, and a graduate of the Professional Facilitator Program. Michael is also a graduate of the Executive Diploma in Municipal Management, with honours. In 2017, Michael was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks & Treasurers of Ontario.

In 2009, Michael was awarded the provincial George Burwash Langford Memorial Award and in 2014 Michael received the OACETT Publications Award. In May 2019, Michael authored an article on Municipal Strategic Planning in Municipal World Magazine, a national publication. Michael has presented and facilitated at conferences, webinars, and professional events including the Ontario East Municipal Conference about Downtown Revitalization.   Michael has been a life-long resident of the City of Ottawa.

Colin S. V. White
Member, Panel 2

A long time resident of the Barrhaven community and graduate of Carleton University, Colin White joined the City of Ottawa Committee of Adjustment following a successful career in regional and municipal planning focused on a broad spectrum of development review, planning policy work and planning program team management.

Colin’s early career included service in Alberta with the Red Deer Regional and Edmonton Regional Planning Commissions. His positions with the former City of Nepean included many years ‘service as planning advisor to the municipality’s Committee of Adjustment as well as periods of service as its Secretary-Treasurer. In his capacity serving the Nepean Committee Colin was required to prepare evidence and provide testimony as an expert planning witness before the Ontario Municipal Board on matters that were elevated to that tribunal.

Prior to municipal amalgamation Colin served as Nepean’s Acting Director of Current Planning before transitioning into his role as Program Manager, Development Review with the City of Ottawa. In this position Colin was responsible for providing direction and supervision to professional planning and engineering staff responsible for the provision of planning and engineering advice and services on behalf of the municipality.

In retirement, in addition to his service with the City of Ottawa Committee of Adjustment, Colin continues part time work on private sector planning projects in and around the City.

Kathleen Willis

Kathleen Willis

Member, Panel 2

Kathleen Willis, RPP (Ret) has over 40 years of experience in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario in land development, municipal planning and private consulting. As President of Kathleen Willis Consulting Ltd, which she founded in 2000, she and her team provided land development, project management and land use planning assistance primarily to private sector clients. A recent two-year sabbatical in New Zealand led to the business being placed in dormancy and shortly after her return to Canada, she ceased consulting.

Previously, Kathleen was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ottawa operations for a major North American land development and house-building corporation, managing all operations including feasibility analysis, land acquisition, community design, development approvals, servicing, lot sales, house sales, marketing, house construction and after sales service. Early in her career, she worked as a Planner in a number of municipalities in the Ottawa area and for another major land development company.

Kathleen is also concurrently serving a term as Vice Chair of the Ottawa Community Lands Development Corporation.