O'Connor Township

Country Living at its Best

Phone: 807-476-1451
Email: twpoconn@tbaytel.net

Welcome to O'Connor Township

O'Connor Township Office

The Outdoor Skating Rink is ready! (located behind the community centre - 330 Highway 595)

Thank you goes out the O'Connor Fire Dept members for the assistance in getting the rink ready for skating again this year.  Please note that there are lights for night skating which you can turn on inside the rink shack, however they are on a timer and will go off at 10:00 p.m.  The first set will go off at approximately 9:45 p.m. as your warning and the second set will go off around 10:00 p.m.  We do ask that you please leave the area shortly after.  Thank you and we hope you enjoy the rink.

Volunteers are always welcome to help keep the ice surface clean. Please contact the Township office at 476-1451 or the garage at 476-1453 if you are interested.  If you would like to help with the flooding please contact our Fire Chief, Henry Mattas at 628-3523 cell or 473-9511 at home.

The Township of O'Connor Mourns Loss - Councillor Seat to be filled

It is with deep sadness that the Township of O’Connor announces the passing of our beloved Mayor, Ron Nelson.  Ron passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

Council declared Mayor Nelson's seat vacant at the November 23, 2015 Council meeting and passed a resolution to appointment a new Mayor.  At the December 7, 2015 Council meeting, Councillor Jim Vezina was appointed as the new Mayor, effective January 1, 2016. At the December 21, 2015 Council meeting it was decided that Council will fill the vacant Councillor seat by appointment also. Council are requesting letters of interest and resumes for anyone interested in filling the vacant Councillor seat.  Six applications have been received for the position and they will be reviewed by Council at the February 8, 2016 Council meeting.  Interviews will follow and a decision will be made in the near future.  Thank you to all for your interest and consideration.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. to Noon, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fridays
9:00 a.m. to Noon

O'Connor Township News

Ratepayer Survey

Municipal Notices, Township News / December 25, 2015

Disposal Site - The Township of O'Connor, in 2015 from June to September, held a trial run of opening the Disposal Site earlier on Saturday mornings.  The Site opened at 9 a.m. rather than 10 a.m. and Council want to know what you thought of this and are asking for your opinion by submitting this survey. (more…)

NorWest Community Health Centres – Mobile Health Services

Township News / December 1, 2015

A video produced by the Canadian Institute for Health Innovation and funded by the Ontario Government was filmed in the Township of O'Connor and surrounding area.  This video details the need for their mobile service and the services they do provide.  To view this video please click on this link.  Password is "thunderbay".

Service Ontario Launches Not-For-Profit  

Township News / June 30, 2015

Service Ontario has launched a new section for not-for-profits in Ontario making it faster and easier for organizations to get the services and information they need to start, operate and grow their NFPs.

The new site features information on government open call programs for funding, ideas on how to start and manage a not-for-profit organization, a section to help organizations understand the laws that affect the sector, research about the sector, government initiatives that support the sector, and much more.

Please follow the link to visit this new resource: www.ServiceOntario.ca/NotForProfits

The O’Connor Community Centre

Township News / June 29, 2015
The O'Connor Community Centre is available for rentals with the basement kitchen and main level renovations, including a new accessible platform lift.  With reasonable rental rates the Community Centre is waiting for you.  To book your event please call the Township of O'Connor office at 476-1451.
If you would like to rent the Community Centre for an event and someone attending may need to use the platform lift you or someone you appoint must be trained on its operation.

Asset Management Plan

The Township of O'Connor Asset Management Plan is posted on the website.
The Township of O'Connor retained GENIVAR to assist with the development of a comprehensive asset management plan that the Township can utilize as a tool to assist with decisions regarding the building, operating, maintaining, renewing, replacing, disposing and funding of their bridges, roads, culverts, buildings, helipad, road maintenance and recycling equipment, and vehicles.
To view the pdf version of the plan please click here.

WSIB Ontario – Bill 119

WSIB Ontario - Bill 119 - Mandatory Coverage for the Construction Industry
If you work in construction, the rules for mandatory WSIB coverage have changed.  Do you run your own construction business? Are you the purchaser of construction services? Big or small, with workers or without, you still need to know what's changed. Find out what it means for you.

O’Connor Community Centre Renovations

Township News / June 25, 2015

The O'Connor Community Centre has received some new and exciting changes.  To start, the basement kitchen has been revitalized with the installation of a new kitchen exhaust hood and fan, a wet chemical system for fire suppression, a direct fired make-up air system, a new stove, deepfryer and lighting. The Centre has also received a new coat of paint to freshen it up, a dishwasher has been installed in the upstairs kitchen and some new appliances and cupboards have been purchased.

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) for their contribution towards these renovations.