You’ve heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, it also takes a village to keep White City thriving! We couldn’t hold so many awesome community events without our equally awesome volunteers! If you’re looking to put your talents to great use, the town is always looking for helpers. It’s such a wonderful, rewarding way to meet your neighbours, stay active and truly feel at home here.
Volunteer opportunities will be listed on this page as they are available, please keep checking back for new opportunities.
The Town of White City is currently accepting applications from interested community members to be appointed to the Board of Revision and/or Development Appeal Board for a two-year paid term beginning January 1, 2023. Remuneration is based on a per hearing basis.
Development Appeal Board
A Development Appeal Board (DAB) is a quasi-judicial board, with members appointed by council who are responsible for hearing appeals and making decisions in a formal manner similar to a court. A DAB is considered to be an administrative tribunal, created by government to provide the public with an accessible, independent and competent forum for a review of decisions in matters that affect the public’s economic, cultural and personal interests.
The function of the DAB is to hear appeals on developments which council approved or rejected under 'The Planning and Development Act, 2007'. In its role as an adjudicator, a DAB, like a court, is expected to be fair and impartial. Examples of appeals include minor variances, demolition control districts, misapplication of the Zoning Bylaw (ZB) or refusal to issue a development permit that contravenes the ZB, and requests for variances to the standards of the ZB.
As it applies to the application of the ZB, the DAB has responsibility to ensure:
- proper procedures are followed in decision-making;
- discretionary municipal planning powers are exercised fairly and based on legally adopted planning policy and zoning controls;
- planning decisions made in error are corrected within a reasonable timeframe;
- the consideration of special or unusual circumstances; and
- the granting of a variance to a ZB is consistent with the objectives of the bylaw and with the policies of the Official Community Plan (OCP).
A DAB enhances local and regional planning and development by providing an opportunity for independent review of planning decisions.
Board of Revision
A Board of Revision (BOR) is a quasi-judicial board, with members appointed by council who are responsible for hearing appeals and making decisions in a formal manner similar to a court. A BOR is considered to be an administrative tribunal, created by government to provide the public with an accessible, independent and competent forum for a review of decisions in matters that affect the public’s economic, cultural and personal interests.
The function of the BOR is to hear appeals on property assessments as determined by the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency. In its role as an adjudicator, a BOR, like a court, is expected to be fair and impartial.
Beginning 2023 - All board of revision members and secretaries in Saskatchewan are required to take mandatory training offered through the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (https://www.schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca/executive-education/board-of-revision-training-program.php), training costs will be reimbursed by the Town of White City upon successful completion of training.
Community members interested in being appointed to the DAB or BOR can apply here. Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2022.
The Friends of White City Ecomuseum is a non-profit organization seeking new members for their governance board. Join today and play a key role in shaping this organization dedicated to creating education and awareness of heritage and nature perspectives for the community.
Contact the White City Museum:
The Town of White City is looking to build a database of volunteers to fill positions within the White City Emergency Measures Organization (EMO). The EMO exists to plan and manage any major emergency that threatens the health, safety and welfare of the residents of White City.
Consider lending a hand! A large variety of positions requiring different skill sets are available.
The White City Fire Department is a committed group who give their time when called as well as for continued training to maintain and improve skills. They are on call 24 hours per day. Volunteers are not always available during an emergency so we need as many volunteers as possible. You may have the skills to contribute to the Fire Department. Contact the Fire Chief for more information. Randy Schulz - Fire Chief
Firefighters respond to fire and other emergencies. They are also dispatched from a 9-1-1 call. Training is continuous throughout the year and consists of classroom training as well as practical. Training is credited towards certification as Level 2 Firefighter. Firefighting equipment is kept up to date and is checked on a regular basis to be safe and operational. Assistance is available from neighboring Fire Departments when required.