Town of Canmore


A person or group of people making a formal presentation at a council meeting is called a delegation.

Council’s Procedural Bylaw limits the topics delegations may address. They are:

  • Community events,
  • New initiatives, and
  • Updates on items of Council interest or that the Town of Canmore has funded.

Delegations will not be accepted when the topic of the presentation:

  • Relates to an undecided matter that has been the subject of a public hearing,
  • Is a matter scheduled for discussion on a future council agenda, or
  • Causes concerns around procedural fairness.

If you wish to appear as a delegation, contact the municipal clerk at 403.678.1550 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Scheduling a delegation

Council meets regularlyBusiness meetings are appropriate for items that require a decision, such as requests for funding. At Committee of the Whole meetings, council considers only informational briefings – no decisions are made. Examples of briefings include updates on program or project activities.

Anyone requesting to appear as a delegation will be first referred by the municipal clerk to an appropriate Town of Canmore staff member, who will determine if the item can be addressed administratively or if it is appropriate for council consideration.

When administration determines a delegation is appropriate for a council agenda, the next stop is the Agenda Review Committee. This committee, consisting of the mayor, the deputy mayor (see Meet Town Council for the deputy mayor schedule), and the Town of Canmore's CAO, has final approval for all agenda items.

Agenda review committee meetings are held two weeks before a council meeting. After the meeting, the municipal clerk contracts everyone who has made requests to schedule delegations.

Written submissions from delegations are required at least 22 days prior to the meeting. The submission should provide a summary of the topic or request and be appropriate for inclusion in a public agenda package.

Council does not make a decision at the same meeting in which a delegation makes their presentation unless council agrees by majority vote to do so. Requests are scheduled for decision at the next business meeting. If the request is time-sensitive, this should be addressed in the written submission.

Download the following information to help you prepare to be a delegation to council.

  pdf How to prepare for a council presentation (588 KB)

  pdf Council procedures for delegations (605 KB)

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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