Task Force Members

Voting Members:

Mayor William Steele

Councillor Angie Desmarais (Co-Chair)

Sherry Hanson, Manager - By-law Services, City of Port Colborne

Health Services Coordinator, City of Port Colborne

Fire Services, City of Port Colborne

Christine Clark-LaFleur, Executive Director, Port Cares

Lori Kleinsmith, Health Promoter, Bridges Community Health Centre (Co-Chair)

NRPS 6 District Commander

Tara McKendrick, Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara Branch

Community Services, Niagara Region

Niagara Community Legal Clinc

Casey Forgeron, Community Member


Contact Information

CAO's Office 

Nancy Giles, Executive Assistant to the Mayor and CAO

66 Charlotte Street
Port Colborne, ON  L3K 3C8


905-835-2900 x. 301


Terms of Reference

The Social Determinants of Health Advisory Committee - Everyone Matters was established to advise Council on matters related to becoming a healthier community and improving the quality of life for residents.  The committee may advise Council with respect to: 

  • the development of healthy community policies that are associated with the collection, use and disclosure of health information data, available from the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, and the Region of Niagara;
  • current by-laws and policies in place that affect the overall health and quality of life of the citizens of Port Colborne;

  • reports from other agencies in order to complement, enhance or promote other activities that improve the health and quality of life for the citizens of Port Colborne;

  • written agreements with other agencies and crown corporations including Niagara Regional Housing, and the Regional Poverty Reduction Network in order to maximize and improve community engagement and uptake of available solutions to improve overall health and quality of life in Port Colborne;

  • priorities for Council to consider


The entire Terms of Reference can be read here.


Resources and Links

Social Determinants of Health - The Canadian Facts