Meetings of Council

Ladysmith Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m..

Council also meets as 'Committee of the Whole' on the second Tuesday of every second month at 6:30 p.m. to give preliminary consideration to proposed policies, services and/or other matters and make recommendations to Council.

Council and CoW agenda packages are published on our website on the Friday before each meeting.  

Check this page on the day of the meeting for any changes to the start times or locations.

Have Your Say

Members of the public have several options to give input to Council:

  • Write a letter
  • Apply to appear at a meeting as a delegation (download the Delegation to Council Application) (applications must be in by 12 noon the Tuesday before the meeting requested)
  • Ask a question during Question Period at the end of each Council meeting

Agendas and Minutes

A full agenda package is prepared by the Friday before the Council and Committee of the Whole meetings and is available by clicking on the following links: Council Minutes and AgendasCommittee of the Whole Minutes and Agendas.  You can also read the agenda packages at City Hall and the Ladysmith branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library (740 First Avenue).                                    

Minutes of Council and Committee of the Whole meetings are posted on our website within a week after the meeting.

Upcoming Council Meetings

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2021 Council Meeting Schedule



Electronic Meetings of Council and Committee of the Whole

In order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, Council has been meeting electronically since March, 2020.  Electronic meetings are permitted under Ministerial Order No. M192. The Town of Ladysmith is using Zoom Webinars to conduct our meetings. Zoom is an online resource that allows the public to attend via computer (direct link) or by downloading the free Zoom App from the Google Play or Apple App Store for your smartphone or tablet.  Please read on to find out how you can “virtually” attend meetings and ask a question live during Regular Council Meetings.

Ladysmith Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Council also meets as Committee of the Whole (CoW) on the second Tuesday of every second month at 6:30 p.m.  The CoW gives preliminary consideration to proposed policies, services and/or other matters and makes recommendations to Council.

Council and CoW agenda packages are published on our website on the Friday before each meeting.

The public can register to “virtually” attend Council and CoW meetings!

How to Register

A registration link will be included on each agenda cover page, which, once clicked on, will direct you to a very short registration form. After you fill out the form, you will immediately receive a confirmation email with your own unique link to join the meeting.  You’ll also receive two reminders of the meeting: on the day before the meeting, as well as one hour before the meeting starts.

By “virtually” attending, it will feel as if you are sitting in the Council Chamber watching the meeting.  There is an option to ask questions live during Question Period as well – your video will remain off, but you will be able to ask questions.  You’ll receive all the information you need in your confirmation and reminder emails.  Please note that only Council meetings include Question Period (CoW meetings do not).

You can join the meeting using either your computer/tablet or your telephone.  We recommend downloading the free Zoom App from the Google Play or Apple App Store for your smartphone or tablet.