65 Harwood Ave. S. Ajax, Ontario L1S 2H9 Joanne.dies@ajax.ca Tel. 905-619-2529 ext. 3373

2022 Municipal and School Board Elections

The most recent Municipal and School Board Elections were held on Monday, October 24, 2022. Ajax Council authorized and voting was conducted using internet and telephone voting. The voting period opened at 10:00 am on October 17, 2022 and ended at 8:00 pm on October 24, 2022.

2022 Official Results 

Click each race to see the results, or see the Official Results

Ajax Ward 3 Debate

Making Every Voice Heard – Ward 3 Debate
hosted by Christian Faith Outreach Centre
#TOA #Ward3 #municipalelection2022

Ontario Health Coalition-Durham Region Endorsment

Thank you to the Ontario Health Coalition – Durham Region for the Endorsement. The work of the Coalition is vital, and I will continue to support calling on governments to improve public health care staffing and resources issues, with the goal of better patient care and community well-being. #OntarioGovernment #HealthCare


The Ontario Health Coalition-Durham Region has endorsed the following people mentioned below. The reason we have endorsed these Candidates is because of their stance on Healthcare especially the issues on Private Long Term Care and all the deaths in these homes. These are just our endorsements so please talk to the Candidates that are running in your area about this important issue.

Co-Chair Pam Parks and Lance Livingstone

Municipal Elections

Oshawa Endorsements
For Mayor-Sara Lear
Ward 2 Regional Council- Lina Fouroughy
Ward 2 City Councillor- Julia McCrea
Ward 3 Regional Council- Jemma Lambert
Ward 4 Regional Council- Doug Sanders
Ward 4 City Councillor- Derek Giberson
Ward 5 Regional Council- Brian Charles Nicholson

Clarington Endorsements
Local Councillor, Ward 1- Steve Conway

Whitby Endorsements
Town Councillor West Ward 2- LORI LOPES
Town Councillor Centre Ward 3- Niki Lundquist

Ajax Endorsements
Ward 3 Regional Council- Joanne Dies

Pickering Endorsements
Regional Council Ward 1- Maurice Brenner

Council repeals Sewer User Rate By-law changes

Region of Durham News

10/3/2022 9:40:47 AM

Council repeals Sewer User Rate By-law changes

Whitby, Ontario ??? Durham Regional Council has reversed recent changes, related to the limits of responsibility for repairs on private property related to sanitary sewer service connections within the Sewer User Rate By-law, which came into effect on July 1, 2022.

Effective immediately, the Region of Durham will continue to carry out repairs to sanitary sewer service connections, on private residential property to within one metre of the structure, in accordance with By-law #90-2003.

Sanitary sewer and water service connection repairs
For sanitary sewer service connections, the Region provides repair services for residential customers up to one metre (three feet) outside the house foundation. The homeowner is responsible to repair the sanitary sewer service connection if it is damaged within one metre (three feet) from the house foundation or within the house.

No changes have been made to the limits of responsibility for water service connection repairs. The Region continues to provide repair services for residential customer???s water service connection within the public right of way.

Homeowner insurance and warranty programs
Since the homeowner continues to be responsible for any repairs to the water service connections on private property or (internal plumbing) within the house; the Region encourages all homeowners to consult with their individual home insurance or warranty program provider to confirm coverage and potential exceptions for water service connection repairs.

Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC) customers
Current customers of SLWC, who purchased service warranties, will be contacted by SLWC directly to advise of service changes related to sanitary sewer connection repair coverage and options for refunds and cancellations. 

Reimbursement program
As a result of this decision to repeal the Sewer User Rate By-law changes, the Region will also establish a reimbursement program for residents who were affected by sanitary sewer service connections repairs conducted on private property???except those within one metre of the structure???after the July 1, 2022 By-law change came into effect.

To learn more???including how to contact the Region for information on upcoming reimbursement programs for Durham homeowners who experienced sanitary sewer service connection breaks and repairs after July 1, 2022???please visit durham.ca/SewerServiceRepairs. Additional information will be coming soon on the reimbursement program. Note: proper documentation will be required.

For more information about the Sewer User Rate By-law, please visit durham.ca/BasementFlooding.

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Ajax 2022 Elections Pools open October 17th

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I vote?

The voting period is from 10:00 am on October 17 until 8:00 p.m. on October 24, 2022.

How do I vote?

Voters can use any internet connected computer, mobile device or telephone to cast their ballot. The voting website and telephone number will be printed on your Voter Information Letter. There is no paper ballot available for the 2022 election. Voter Assistance Centres will be open during the Voting Period to assist voters with adding or correcting their information on the Voters’ List and casting a ballot by internet. Paper ballots are not available at Voter Assistance Centres. A list of Voter Assistance Centres will be printed on the Voter Information Letter and is available on the Towns website.

Who is entitled to vote?

A person is entitled to vote in an election held in a municipality if, on voting day:

  1. They reside in the local municipality or are the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of an owner or tenant;
  2. They are a Canadian citizen;
  3. They are at least 18 years old; and
  4. They are not otherwise prohibited from voting.

Can I work for the election?

Public opportunities for election staff employment, if available, will be advertised by the Town of Ajax over the summer.

Am I on the Voters’ List? How can I be added?

Use the online lookup tool to check if you are on the List. Electors will receive a Voter Information Letter in early October if they are on the Voters’ List.

Can I make contributions to a candidate’s campaign?

Yes, individuals can contribute up to $1,200 to a candidate’s campaign, to a maximum of $5,000 for all offices on that council or school board. Corporations and trade unions cannot contribute to candidate’s campaigns.

When can election signs be installed?

Election signs are permitted beginning on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Learn more about Election Sign Rules.

Are there any referendum questions on the ballot?

There are no referendum questions on the ballot for the 2022 elections.

Built for Zero July 2022 Report Card for Durham Region.

So far 107 people have been housed in 2022.

Built for Zero Report Card

Alzheimer Durham health professionals training opportunity

Monthly Spotlight Speaker Series for Health Care Professionals

For more information or to register, please visit asdr.eventbrite.ca or call 905-576-2567 | toll-free:1-888-301-1106

Email: information@alzheimerdurham.com
All sessions are delivered virtually using Zoom.

Wednesday September 28th 2:00pm-2:45pm

Topic: Understanding the 8As of Dementia

Registration Required
This monthly spotlight series offers health care professionals an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Each month will focus on a topic related to supporting people living with dementia.

Outreach Community Hub comes to Ajax Public Library


10 May 2022—Ajax Public Library and the Region of Durham are pleased to announce that an
Outreach Worker will provide connections to community and social services at Main Branch.
Beginning May 17, 2022, the Outreach Worker will be available on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. at Main Branch, with no appointment necessary. Assistance connecting with a variety of social
services will be available, including financial resources, housing, food security, Children’s Services
referrals, and more. The Outreach Worker will be available to communicate with community agencies
on behalf of residents, assist with completing government forms, and can help navigate services and

During extreme temperatures, the Library provides temporary cooling and overnight warming centres
at Main Branch. Use of these centres demonstrated the need for additional supports in Ajax. Adding
partnerships with the Region of Durham for those experiencing housing or food insecurity is an
extension of the Library’s dedication to creating a resilient community.
More information about Library programs and services can be found on the Library’s website at
www.ajaxlibrary.ca or by contacting Main Branch at 905-683-4000 ext. 8813. For updates, be sure to
follow the Library on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

To learn more about the Region of Durham, please visit their website at durham.ca.
Kiley Percy
Coordinator of Marketing and Communications
905-683-4000 ext. 8819

Durham Region selected to host the 2023 Ontrio Parasport Games

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region will host the 2023 Ontario Parasport Games, building on the success and legacy of hosting these Games in 2019, and continuing growth of our inclusive, accessible, and adaptive sport opportunities.

The 2023 Durham Region Ontario Parasport Games will attract approximately 550 participants and result in an anticipated local economic impact of between $500,000 and $1 million. There will be 11 sport competitions at eight venues, along with an opening ceremony, and two dinners for participants.

Sport Durham, the Region of Durham’s sport tourism program, will work closely with the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries and community volunteers forming the Games Organizing Committee. This team will deliver another successful and memorable event for visiting participants, as well as community partners and volunteers.

Durham Region hosted the Ontario Parasport Games in 2019—garnering around $678,000 in local economic impact; and a legacy fund of $112,000 that is being used to increase adaptive sport opportunities and participation in Durham. The 2019 Games were recognized with several national and provincial awards.

The Region has previously hosted four other Ontario Games, including the Ontario Summer Games in 2000; the Ontario 55+ Summer Games in 2010; and the Ontario Parasport Games in 1979.

Durham Region is a premier sport tourism destination, home to some of the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA) best and busiest sporting complexes and venues. A sports-minded, active community, the region has an impressive resumé of hosting sport events, from large international events to numerous community-based sport tournaments.


“I am delighted that Durham Region will have another opportunity to host the Ontario Parasport Games in 2023. Durham is one of Ontario’s best destinations for accessible sport, and our government is proud to provide $135,000 to support the Games, which will boost the local economy, attract visitors from across the province, engage volunteers, develop sport and recreation locally, and leave a lasting legacy in the community.”

– The Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

“Durham Region is honoured to be hosting the Ontario Parasport Games for a second time. It’s a reflection of our commitment to accessibility and inclusion—a community working together to find valuable solutions that produce positive impacts. Collectively building on the best place to call home.”

– John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Region of Durham

“The local economic impact of having Durham Region host the 2023 Parasport Games will increase adaptive sports opportunities and participation at the local level. This opportunity will make Pickering-Uxbridge and Durham Region a hub for inclusive, accessible, and adaptive sports.”

– The Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance and MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge

“It’s wonderful to host the Ontario Parasport Games once again in Durham Region. With its unique facilities and enthusiastic volunteers, the Durham Region is the perfect place for this event.”

– The Honourable David Piccini, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks and MPP for Northumberland-Peterborough South

“Our Government’s investment in sport is driven by a commitment to support local communities, and help them grow and prosper through events like the Ontario Parasport Games. Multi-sport events of this nature unite Durham communities through healthy, active living and provide new opportunities for our coaches, volunteers, officials and athletes. The Region of Durham is home to a diverse range of athletes with different backgrounds and skillsets, and I look forward to supporting them.”

– Lorne Coe, MPP for Whitby and Chief Government Whip

“I know our community will rally around this exciting opportunity to build on our experience hosting the 2019 Ontario Parasport Games and grow our legacy initiatives to increase the number of opportunities and participants enjoying the benefits of adaptive sport.”

– Don Terry, Co-Chair, 2023 Durham Region Ontario Parasport Games

“Durham Region boasts a history of accessibility and inclusion with high performance venues and experienced, capable volunteers making it a fantastic community to successfully host these Games.”

– Mike Frogley, Co-Chair, 2023 Durham Region Ontario Parasport Games

Quick Fact

  • Durham Region is—simply—more. Located on the eastern side of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), Durham is a region with momentum. Offering a competitive advantage like no other, Durham is a community where talented, smart and ambitious people—known for their innovation, creativity, skills and education—bring access to world markets, insights, invention and traditions. A place where an innovative ecosystem helps propel new ideas forward. Where ingenuity and industry help tackle global challenges. Visit durham.ca to learn more about one of Canada’s fastest growing communities.

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