Online Petitions

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Welcome to Kawartha Lakes Online Petitions

At Kawartha Lakes, a petition is a document presented by the community to Council to voice their opinion on an issue of municipal importance. It is one of the best ways to express support of a matter to Council, however petition organizers should be diligent to fulfill the petition requirements to ensure their petition is considered valid before Council.

Petition Requirements

Petitions must be:

  • 'signed' by at least 20 unique individuals
  • have valid contact information for the petition organizer

Petitions may not be submitted where the subject relates to:

Petitions must also not appear to be signed and/or submitted in a fraudulent manner as determined by the Head of Council, CAO, and City Clerk.

For more details on Kawartha Lakes petitions and processes, please visit Petitions and Correspondence to Council.

Petition Privacy

The City of Kawartha Lakes is committed to protecting personal information and upholding its obligations under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. However, as petitions are designed to share with elected officials a list of who supports a particular initiative, all signers and organizers of petitions waive all expectation of privacy as a result of the petition being created for review by the general public at a meeting of Council.

This means that the petition may be reviewed by members of City Council, placed in its entirety on the City's website (including contact information of each signer), or released to a member of the public under a Freedom of Information Request. Members of the public seeking to ensure their privacy is protected may submit a 'confidential' letter of support or opposition to City Council regarding any petition or item on a City Council agenda by emailing agendaitems@kawarthalakes.ca or submitting the letter in person to the City Clerk's Office.

To Start a Petition Online

Once you're familiar with Kawartha Lakes' petition requirements and conditions, please complete the Online Petition Form under Start a Petition below to submit a petition request.

To Sign a Petition Online

Only registered participants of Jump In Kawartha Lakes can sign an online petition.

If you're already registered for Jump In Kawartha Lakes, please sign in and select the petition you with to support from the Sign a Petition list below.

If you have not previously registered, please see the following steps:

  • Please visit the Jump In Kawartha Lakes homepage, click "Register" in the top-right corner and follow the prompts to register. A confirmation email with an activation link will be provided once you've provided your information.
  • Once you have activated your registration, please sign in and select the petition you would like to support from the Sign a Petition list below.

Petition Disclaimer

The City of Kawartha Lakes does not support, endorse or detract from any online petition until a formal resolution regarding this matter is adopted by City Council. The City of Kawartha Lakes also does not take responsibility for, and cannot attest to the factual accuracy of the background material, as it has been solely provided by the Petition Organizer.

Welcome to Kawartha Lakes Online Petitions

At Kawartha Lakes, a petition is a document presented by the community to Council to voice their opinion on an issue of municipal importance. It is one of the best ways to express support of a matter to Council, however petition organizers should be diligent to fulfill the petition requirements to ensure their petition is considered valid before Council.

Petition Requirements

Petitions must be:

  • 'signed' by at least 20 unique individuals
  • have valid contact information for the petition organizer

Petitions may not be submitted where the subject relates to:

Petitions must also not appear to be signed and/or submitted in a fraudulent manner as determined by the Head of Council, CAO, and City Clerk.

For more details on Kawartha Lakes petitions and processes, please visit Petitions and Correspondence to Council.

Petition Privacy

The City of Kawartha Lakes is committed to protecting personal information and upholding its obligations under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. However, as petitions are designed to share with elected officials a list of who supports a particular initiative, all signers and organizers of petitions waive all expectation of privacy as a result of the petition being created for review by the general public at a meeting of Council.

This means that the petition may be reviewed by members of City Council, placed in its entirety on the City's website (including contact information of each signer), or released to a member of the public under a Freedom of Information Request. Members of the public seeking to ensure their privacy is protected may submit a 'confidential' letter of support or opposition to City Council regarding any petition or item on a City Council agenda by emailing agendaitems@kawarthalakes.ca or submitting the letter in person to the City Clerk's Office.

To Start a Petition Online

Once you're familiar with Kawartha Lakes' petition requirements and conditions, please complete the Online Petition Form under Start a Petition below to submit a petition request.

To Sign a Petition Online

Only registered participants of Jump In Kawartha Lakes can sign an online petition.

If you're already registered for Jump In Kawartha Lakes, please sign in and select the petition you with to support from the Sign a Petition list below.

If you have not previously registered, please see the following steps:

  • Please visit the Jump In Kawartha Lakes homepage, click "Register" in the top-right corner and follow the prompts to register. A confirmation email with an activation link will be provided once you've provided your information.
  • Once you have activated your registration, please sign in and select the petition you would like to support from the Sign a Petition list below.

Petition Disclaimer

The City of Kawartha Lakes does not support, endorse or detract from any online petition until a formal resolution regarding this matter is adopted by City Council. The City of Kawartha Lakes also does not take responsibility for, and cannot attest to the factual accuracy of the background material, as it has been solely provided by the Petition Organizer.

  • Petition Request: We the undersigned, petition the Council of the City of Kawartha Lakes to legalize the construction and full time occupancy of tiny homes, both on foundations and on wheels, in our community through modification of existing zoning by-laws. We further ask that tiny homes be permitted as both secondary dwellings on properties with existing residential homes and as primary dwellings on vacant land.

    Petition Background: This petition calls for the legalization of tiny homes for both construction and year round occupancy in the City of Kawartha Lakes. For further information on tiny homes please refer to the Government of Ontario website link below. https://www.ontario.ca/document/build-or-buy-tiny-home Summary of concerns prompting this petition: 

    • We are in the middle of a housing crisis and homeownership is no longer an obtainable goal for a significant portion of the population. 
    • The inability for many to achieve home ownership is eroding the middle class. 
    • Tiny homes will never be the entire solution, but they offer a meaningful option for those interested in this form of living. 
    • Tiny homes should exist as a legal option for those that want to build them safely. 
    • Municipalities can benefit from the increased tax revenues by allowing tiny homes as accessory dwellings or on their own. 
    • An infusion of young adults in the community, a welcome boost to the local economy for any town with an aging population. 
    • Increased access to affordable housing options particularly for single people or “empty nesters” who do not require a traditional family size home. 
    • Increased supply of rental housing in the community.

    Petition Organizer: Peter Wallace of Lindsay

    Petition Disclaimer: The City of Kawartha Lakes does not support, endorse or detract from the Petition Request above until a formal resolution regarding this matter is adopted by City Council. The City of Kawartha Lakes also cannot attest to the factual accuracy of the background material, as it has been solely provided by the Petition Organizer.

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