City of Markham Council Advisory Committees

The City of Markham has a number of Council Advisory Committees related to diversity. Consider applying and joining one of the Committees, attending the meeting as a guest, or keeping up on with their meetings by reviewing their minutes.  

Advisory Committee on Accessibility

  • This Committee assists Council in improving opportunities and access for persons with disabilities by promoting the implementation of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in Markham.

Race Relations Committee

  • This Committee provides advice and guidance to Council about matters relating to race relations, social cohesion, equity, racism and inclusion.

Seniors Advisory Committee

  • This Committee provides recommendations to Council on Seniors' issues, solicits input from the Seniors' community and promotes awareness of Seniors' needs within the City of Markham.

Markham Mayor’s Youth Council

  • This is a youth advisory council that represents all regions of Markham to raise awareness of community issues and provides a way for youth to get involved. 

Mayor’s Black Youth Liaison Committee

  • Have your voice heard and help combat anti-Black racism as a Markham youth ages 15 to 19. 



The City of Markham is always looking for passionate people ages 14 and older who want to share their talents, skills and experiences to make Markham an even better place to live, work and play. Volunteering is a fun and engaging way to give back to your community and to get to know your neighbours.

People of all ages and abilities can volunteer with the City of Markham.  Check out the City’s volunteer opportunities with the City’s Advisory Committees, Boards, Recreation Services, Markham Museum, Varley Art Gallery of Markham, Flato Markham Theatre, Markham Public Library, Sustainability or at one of the City’s events.


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