Cataraqui Source Protection Committee

Source Protection Committees were established for each of the 19 Source Protection Areas or Regions in Ontario. The Committees are required to follow the Clean Water Act, its regulations, Director’s rules, guidance material developed by the Province, and to work in cooperation with municipalities and Source Protection Authorities. The Cataraqui Source Protection Plan was developed by a committee of 16 members, including a Chair. To select the Chair of the Committee, the Cataraqui Source Protection Authority interviews candidates and sends the names of recommended candidates to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change for appointment. The regulations of the Clean Water Act required that one‐third of the members of the SPC must be from each of the following sectors: municipal, economic, and other public interests. The Cataraqui Source Protection Authority (SPA) selected the members of the SPC based on land use characteristics, water use, and potential influences on water. To learn more about the SPC members, refer to the table below.

The Cataraqui Source Protection Committee developed a Terms of Reference, an Assessment Report, and a Source Protection Plan to protect sources of municipal residential drinking water and significant regional groundwater sources in the Cataraqui Source Protection Area.

The SPC is governed by the Clean Water Act, 2006 and its regulations. It has also established its own rules of procedure (By‐law 2007‐01) in December 2007. This includes a code of conduct and a conflict of interest policy.

View a copy of By-law 2007-01 (PDF) »

Become a Cataraqui Source Protection Committee Member

Are you interested in supporting drinking water protection activities in your community? CRCA is looking for a public sector member in the Brockville – Kingston – Greater Napanee area. Apply now to become a committee member. Deadline to apply is September 6, 2019.

View the Application & Submission Process

Source Protection Committee Meetings

The Cataraqui Source Protection Committee meets when necessary to discuss source protection policy and reporting requirements in the Cataraqui Source Protection Area. Meetings are open to the public. Meetings are currently being held at the call of the Chair.

Meetings are held at 6:30 pm at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area Outdoor Centre, 1655 Perth Road, Glenburnie ON (except where noted otherwise).

Click on a member’s name to view their biography.


Member Sector Representing
John Williamson Chair
Mayor Ric Bresee Municipal Western Municipalities
Vacant Municipal Central Municipalities
Peter Raabe Municipal Eastern Municipalities
John Conley Municipal Municipal (at large)
Kim Sytsma Economic Agriculture
Jeff Peters Economic Agriculture
Michael Farrell Economic Industry
Chris Mangan-Greene Economic Tourism and Recreation
Nona Mariotti Community Lake Associations
Richard Lindgren Community Environmental Associations
Dr. Kathleen Laird Community General Public
Vacant Community
Gordon Ohlke Liaison Source Protection Authority
Gord Mitchell Liaison Health Units
Mary Wooding Liaison Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Minutes & Agendas

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
March 3, 2016 March 3 – Agenda March 3 – Minutes
November 24, 2016 November 24 – Agenda November 24 – Minutes
September 21, 2017 September 21 – Agenda September 21 – Minutes
November 30, 2017 November 30 – Agenda November 30 – Minutes
March 7, 2018 March 7 – Agenda No quorum
March 21, 2018 March 21 – Agenda  March 21 – Minutes
June 12, 2018 June 12 – Agenda June 12 – Minutes
November 21, 2018 Nov. 21 – Agenda Nov. 21 – Minutes
March 20, 2019 March 20 – Agenda March 20 – Minutes
June (TBD)