Port Colborne Election logo 2018



Please contact the City Clerk's Division with questions, comments and concerns regarding the Municipal Election.

Telephone: 905-835-2900

Email: election@portcolborne.ca


Candidate Resources

This page provides helpful resources for all candidates running in the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election. 

Association of Municipalities Ontario - So You Want to Run for Council - Online Course (you are required to create an account if you do not have one with AMO). 

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is the provincial agency responsible for municipal elections in Ontario. Please reference this website for:

·        The Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended.

·        2018 Candidates' Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Election.

·        Nomination Form (Form 1)

·        Endorsement of Nomination Forms (Form 2)

·        Appointment for Voting Proxy Form (Form 3)

·        Other pertinent information.

2018 Port Colborne Candidates' Guide

2018 Regional Councillor Information

Ontario Education Services Corporation - website

2018 Running for Election as a School Board Trustee: Guide for Candidates and Communities (view French OESC guide)

2018 AMCTO Candidate's Guide to Accessible Elections (NEW)

2018 City of Port Colborne Procedure for use of Vote Tabulators (NEW)



Candidate Information Requests

During an election year, there may be times when candidates seek information from the City for campaign purposes. An underlying principle of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, is that all candidates should be treated fairly and consistently. As such, when a request for information by a candidate is directed to the City Clerk's division, staff will facilitate a response and make the response available in the election section of the City's website. All candidates have been advised that the election section of the website is updated regularly. 


Financial Information

It is advised that any users of the general financial information attached below should read the City's annual budget and tax rate reports posted on the City's website to understand the reasoning behind any increases to taxes.

Attachment 1 - Taxes, Operating Levy, Water/Wastewater 

Attachment 2 - Debt, Reserves, Capital Projects Funding


Economic Development Strategy



Cost to build the Vale Health & Wellness Centre

The cost to build the Vale Health & Wellness Centre was $32 million. The net subsidy for the 3 facilities it replaced is $200,000 West Arena, $223,000 Teeder Kennedy Arena and $272,000 for the Centennial Pool. A total subsidy of $695,000 in 2007 dollars. Attached below is the Council report which shows the costing and funding of the Centre. The capital cost of the Centre has not cost the taxpayer as the $3 million debt is being paid through the sponsorship funds to date. 

Report 2014-27 Vale Health & Wellness Centre Preliminary Costing