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Ontario Clean Water Agency

Ministry
Environment, Conservation and Parks
URL
www.ocwa.com
Address
SUITE 1700, 1 YONGE STREET
TORONTO
M5E1E5
Phone
(416) 314-5600; 1-800-667-6292
Fax
(416) 314-8300
Background
Capital Investment Plan Act, 1993, S.O. 1993, c. 23, ss. 2(1) para. 3 (opens a new window)
Function

The Ontario Clean Water Agency operates, maintains and manages water and wastewater facilities and their associated distribution systems throughout the province. The Agency also provides a range of engineering, advisory, technical and training services. Its clients include Ontario municipalities, industry and First Nation Communities. OCWA provides services in a manner that encourages resource conservation and efficiency. OCWA functions as a commercial business by competing for contracts in the open marketplace.

Membership

The Agency consists of the members of its board of directors. The board is composed of a chair and at least four and not more than twelve other members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, who also appoints one or more vice-chairs from among the members. If the chair is absent or unable to act or if the office of chair is vacant, a vice-chair acts as has all the powers of the chair. If the chair and vice-chair(s) are absent from a board meeting, the members present at the meeting appoint an acting chair from among themselves to act as and to have all the powers of the chair during the meeting. The CEO is not a member of the board.
 

Term

A member holds office for a term not exceeding three years and may be reappointed for successive terms not exceeding three years each.

Meetings
The board meets quarterly but may hold special sessions as needed throughout the year.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 2 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) JOE PENNACHETTI
08-Feb-2021 - 07-Feb-2024
douro dummer
2. Member (Part-Time) MITCHELL ZAMOJC
09-May-2019 - 08-May-2022
burlington
3. Member (Part-Time) MICHAEL WATT
09-Jul-2020 - 08-Jul-2022
st catharines
4. Member (Part-Time) MELANIE DEBASSIGE
23-Oct-2019 - 22-Oct-2022
m'chigeeng
5. Member (Part-Time) MICHAEL THORNE
25-Oct-2019 - 24-Oct-2022
tottenham
6. Member (Part-Time) RICHARD AUSTIN
13-Nov-2019 - 12-Nov-2022
toronto
7. Member (Part-Time) QUIRIEN MUYLWYK
14-Feb-2020 - 13-Feb-2023
toronto
8. Member (Part-Time) DEBORAH KOROLNEK
08-Mar-2020 - 07-Mar-2023
aurora
9. Member (Part-Time) AMY SYED
07-Jan-2021 - 06-Jan-2024
vaughan
10. Member (Part-Time) LAILA HULBERT
21-Jan-2021 - 20-Jan-2024
toronto
11. Member (Part-Time) JOE FARAG
10-Jun-2021 - 09-Jun-2024
pickering
12. Member (Part-Time) HAO LI
29-Jul-2021 - 28-Jul-2024
brampton
13. Member (Part-Time)
14. Chief Executive Officer (Full-Time) NEVIN MCKEOWN
26-Jul-2020 - 25-Jul-2023
mississauga