Committee

The Clean Water Act requires the establishment of a Source Protection Committee for each of the 19 Source Protection Areas and Regions. The Source Protection Committee Regulation requires a composition of 1/3 municipal, 1/3 economic and 1/3 other interests.

The Mattagami Region Source Protection Committee represents the multi-sectoral interests of the planning area. The membership on the Committee includes representatives from the Municipality (2), Power Generation (1), &, Forestry (1), Public at Large (1) and Cottagers (1).  There are three ex-officio Members consisting of a Provincial Liaison Officer from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, a representative from the Porcupine Health Unit and a representative from the Mattagami Region Source Protection Authority.

The Mattagami Region Source Protection Committee lead the development of a local plan to protect the municipal drinking water source for the City of Timmins. Under the Clean Water Act, 2006 and associated Regulations, communities were required – for the first time – to protect their drinking water supplies through the development of collaborative, locally driven, science-based Source Protection Plans to protect both the quality and quantity of municipal drinking water sources.

For more information on the Drinking Water Source Protection Program or Source Protection Planning in the Mattagami Region Source Protection Area, please contact the Source Protection Committee at spc@timmins.ca.

Committee Members

The Mattagami Region Source Protection Authority  announced the appointments of six (6 ) Members to the Mattagami Region Source Protection Committee (MRSPC) effective April 27, 2017.

The current Mattagami Region Source Protection Committee Members are:

Municipal Sector:

  • City of Timmins – Cindy Welsh, Manager of Planning
  • City of Timmins – Scott Tam, Manager of Environmental Services

Economic Sector:

Other Interest Sectors:

  • Cottagers –Danys Racicot, Mattagami Lake Cottagers Association
  • Citizen-at-Large – Mark Joron, Citizen-At-Large

First Nation:

  • Mattagami First Nation – Vacant

A biography for each member is available by clicking on the Member’s name above.

The Mattagami Region Source Protection Committee is supported by three (3) Liaison Members:

Liaison Members:

  • Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks – Bilal Kidwai
  • Porcupine Health Unit – Suzanne Lajoie
  • Mattagami Region Source Protection Authority – Walter Wawrzaszek
  • Student Liaison – Vacant

The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority provides technical and administrative assistance to the Mattagami Region Source Protection Committee from the following Drinking Water Source Protection staff:

Support Staff:

  • Crystal Spekking-Percival – Drinking Water Source Protection Lead
  • David Vallier – General Manager