Two councillors join Men’s Homelessness Committee

June 4, 2021   ·   0 Comments

By Sam Odrowski

The Terms of Reference for Orangeville’s Men’s Homelessness Committee were approved at Monday (May 31) night’s regular Council meeting.

The committee will be comprised of Mayor Sandy Brown, two councillors and six members of the public.

During this week’s Council meeting, Coun. Debbie Sherwood put her name forward to be on the Council. She said she had the opportunity to speak with Pastor Matthew McLean who runs the Good Friends Church, which offers a community meal program and homeless supports, as well as Terrance Carter of Carters Law, who has been a large advocate for men’s homelessness locally, and she’s interested in addressing the issue.

Coun. Joe Andrews also put his name forward to be on the committee and was approved along with Coun. Debbie Sherwood, uncontested, as no other councillors expressed interest in joining.

In short order, the Town of Orangeville will begin advertising the six positions for members of the public on the Men’s Homelessness Committee and a selection process will begin.

Mayor Sandy Brown told the Citizen he expects the committee to officially form around the middle of July and their goal is to have an emergency shelter in place for the winter.

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