The Heritage, Arts, Culture and Entertainment (HACE) Downtown Brampton Creative Economy Round Table provides strategic direction, advisory support, and key decision-making on the HACE Downtown Creative Economy Plan 2011-2016, and that Community and City participants be engaged to offer valuable subject matter expertise and leadership in steering and implementing the Plan.
This is an Economic Development initiative. The Round Table shall focus exclusively on activities related to the following Council approved Vision and Goal Streams.
By 2016 the creative economy, through heritage, arts, culture and entertainment (HACE) industries, is a leading contributor to the economic vitality and image of Downtown Brampton as the creative centre of the City.
Goal 1: Collaboration
To strengthen local engagement, leadership, partnership and volunteerism to achieve the heritage arts culture entertainment vision.
Goal 2: Business Investment Attraction
To attract, enhance and retain HACE industries in Downtown Brampton.
Goal 3: Small Business Development
To cultivate HACE entrepreneurship, innovation and investment in Downtown.
Goal 4: Attracting Visitors Friends and Relatives
To attract more visitors and residents to places, spaces, festivals and celebrations in the Downtown Brampton district.
Goal 5: Place Branding
To earn an image of a vibrant, interesting, happening, and recognizable creative downtown district.
The Round Table may seek periodic and time limited participation from external members of the Brampton business community, subject matter experts and other stakeholders as part of project teams and initiatives.
As a Round Table, special guests may be invited from time-to-time to speak on a specific topic related to the mandate, vision and functions of the Round Table.
The Round Table may seek to engage the Brampton business community broadly in their deliberations using a variety of consultative approaches and current communication technologies.
Representatives on the Round Table include the following community organizations and City departments:
- Brampton Arts Council – 1 Board Member (Co-Chair)
- Brampton Arts Council – 1 member (Executive Director)
- Brampton Library – 1 member (CEO)
- Brampton Downtown Development Corporation – 1 Member (President/Manager or Board Member during transition to new President)
- Region of Peel Heritage Complex – 1 member (Curator)
- External Experts – as determined by the Round Table
- Mayor’s Office – 1 member (Mayor or Mayor’s staff)
- City Manager’s Office – 1 member
- Community Services Department – 1 member (Commissioner or Director/Senior Manager)
- Planning, Design and Development Department - 1 member (Commissioner or Director/Senior Manager)
- Economic Development and Communications - 1 member (Commissioner or Director/Senior Manager)
The following Members of Council are representatives on the Round Table:
- The Vice Chair of the Economic Development Section of the Committee of Council (or Chair of the Economic Development Section as designate) (Co-Chair)
- The Chair of the Economic Development Section of the Committee of Council
- 2 Members of Council representing the Downtown Brampton Wards 1 and 5 or 3 and 4.
Quorum for the Round Table shall be:
- More than 50% of the Round Table representatives from the community organizations and City Departments, and
- At least 2 Members of Council, and
- At least 1 Co-Chair
Term of Office:
Concurrent with the term of Council, ending November 30, 2014, or until successors are appointed
Recommendation CW040-2011, approved by Council Resolution C020-2011 (February 9, 2011)
Meetings will be held quarterly (4 per year) or at the call of the Co-Chairs, with preference for a lunch hour meeting time.
Committee of Council (Economic Development Section).
Round Table meeting minutes will be reported to Council through Committee of Council (Economic Development Section) via a covering staff report from the Commissioner of Economic Development and Communications. The covering report and Round Table minutes will be circulated, for information only, to the staff lead of participating partners for further circulation and communication with their respective boards and networks, as required.
City Clerk’s Office
Liaison with the Co-Chairs in planning and implementing activities of the Round Table will be coordinated by the Economic Development Office.
Round Table meetings and procedures will be guided by applicable provincial legislation (e.g., Municipal Conflict of Interest Act) and the City of Brampton Procedure Bylaw 160-2004, as amended.
All non-municipal members on this Round Table are Volunteers.