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

2nd Installment of Taxes Due - April 29th

Your 2016 tax bill was sent to you at the beginning of February, and on that bill were two installments.  The second installment is due April 29th.  If you require more information or if you need to confirm the amount please contact the Township office at 476-1451 during regular office hours.  Please note the office hours below.

Payment may be made by cash, cheque on on-line banking.  The Township does not accept credit card or debit card payments.

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

Please note the office will be CLOSED on Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27 all day to allow staff to attend the AMCTO Conference.  The office will also close at 4:30 on Thursday, April 28.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

 2016 Census

Statistics Canada conducts a census every five years. The next Census of Population will take place in May 2016.  The census provides a statistical portrait of the country and its people. In Canada, it is mandatory for all residents to participate in the census.

Census Job Opportunities

Join the census team and make a lasting contribution to Canada and its people.

Job locations, rates of pay, qualifications, and start dates vary. Please consult the details for each job type before submitting an application.

Applications are now being accepted for the following 2016 Census jobs:

  • Census jobs across Canada
    Supervisory and non-supervisory jobs in neighbourhoods and communities in all urban and rural areas of the country (35,000 jobs).
  • Early enumeration jobs
    Supervisory and non-supervisory jobs in remote areas of the far north, as well as in some communities in northern Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec and Labrador.
  • Census Data Operations Centre
    Data processing and Census Help Line jobs in Gatineau, Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario (1,400 jobs).
    Note: The Data Operations Centre positions have a separate application process than other census jobs

 O'Connor Community Club Fundraisers

Thank you to everyone who placed an order for the O'Connor Community Club's Mom's Pantry fundraisers.  The fundraiser was another success!

Thank You to everyone who filled out the Ratepayer Survey.

Council have reviewed all the survey results and additional comments provided at their March 14, 2016 Council meeting.  Council have made the decision to open the Disposal site on Saturday mornings, year round at 9 a.m. effective April 9th and extended to the closing until 4 p.m. until September 30th.  Unfortunately due to the darkness in the evenings the Tuesday hours will not change.  Thank you once again to everyone who submitted a survey.

Council have chosen our new Councillor to fill the vacant seat.

Council would like to thank all the candidates who put their names forward to fill the vacant Councillor seat.  They were encouraged by the response and the willingness to serve the community. It did however make the decision very difficult as all candidates would have been an asset to the Township.
Congratulations and welcome to the successful appointee Chantal Alkins.  Chantal was sworn into the position at the March 14, 2016 Council meeting.

 

O'Connor Township News

Census Job Opportunities

Township News / May 3, 2016

Join the census team and make a lasting contribution to Canada and its people.

Job locations, rates of pay, qualifications, and start dates vary. Please consult the details for each job type before submitting an application.

Applications are now being accepted for the following 2016 Census jobs:

  • Census jobs across Canada
    Supervisory and non-supervisory jobs in neighbourhoods and communities in all urban and rural areas of the country (35,000 jobs).
  • Early enumeration jobs
    Supervisory and non-supervisory jobs in remote areas of the far north, as well as in some communities in northern Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec and Labrador.
  • Census Data Operations Centre
    Data processing and Census Help Line jobs in Gatineau, Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario (1,400 jobs).
    Note: The Data Operations Centre positions have a separate application process than other census jobs

Ratepayer Survey

Municipal Notices, Township News / December 25, 2015

Thank you to everyone who filled out this survey.  The results have been summarized and reviewed by Council, however if you would still like to make a comment we will be happy to address it.

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.

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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.