Corporate Services ensures that Council is provided with relevant information from City staff, committees and the general public. It provides the public with information related to activities of Council, ensures meeting and agenda material is complete and provides Council with the necessary information for decision making. It is responsible for the preparation of bylaws and agreements and the maintenance of the City's policy manual. Corporate Services executes legal documents, handles insurance claims and responds to correspondence and inquiries.
In addition, Corporate Services is responsible for carrying out procedures for local government elections as required under the provisions of the Community Charter, and administers Freedom of Information requests
The roles and responsibilities of the corporate officer fall under the mandate of Corporate Services. The corporate officer facilitates the business of Council by preparing minutes and agendas, preparing, reviewing and providing advice on municipal bylaws, and initiating any necessary follow-up actions to Council meetings.