Your Government

Roles and Responsibilities

Regional Government Building

Regional
Region of Waterloo

Represented by your Chair and your Councillors

Responsibilities

  • Police
  • Ambulance
  • Public Health
  • Garbage & Recycling
  • Social Services
  • Water & Waste Water
  • Transit 

Roles

  • Chair
  • Councillors
  • Mayors & Elected Citizens
  • Committees 
Municipal Government Building

Municipal
City of Kitchener

Represented by your Mayor and your City Councillor; the Mayor also represents you at the regional level

Responsibilities

  • Libraries
  • Snow Cleaning
  • Building Permits
  • Property Taxes
  • Street Trees
  • Fire Services
  • Arts and Culture
  • By-laws 
  • Museums
  • Storm Drainage
  • Community Centres
  • Electric Utilities
  • City Parks
  • Local Roads

Roles

  • Mayor
  • Councillors
  • Committees
Provincial Government Building

Provincial
Ontario Government

Represented by your Member of Provincial Parliament

Responsibilities

  • Schools and Education
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Social Assistance
  • Natural Resources
  • Highways
  • Driver’s Licences
  • Hospitals
  • Health Cards
  • Administration of Justice
  • Prisons Access Fund

Roles

  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Legislative Assembly
  • Members of Provincial Parliament  (MPPs)
  • Premier
  • Cabinet
  • Opposition Parties
Federal Government Building

Federal
Government of Canada

Represented by your Member of Parliament

Responsibilities

  • Military
  • International Relations
  • Passports
  • Money & Banking
  • Employment Insurance
  • Shipping, Railway, Telephones & Pipelines
  • Aboriginal Lands and Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Federal Taxes

Roles

  • Queen
  • Governor General
  • House of Commons
  • Members of Parliament (MPs)
  • Prime Minister
  • Cabinet
  • Opposition Parties