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Haldimand and Norfolk Board of Health

The Provincial Government has designated Norfolk County as the Consolidated Municipal Services Manager (CMSM) and the Board of Health with the authority to deliver programs and services for both Norfolk and Haldimand Counties.

The Board of Health consists of the Mayor and all eight Councillors elected to Norfolk County Council. The Mayor is also the Chair for the Board of Health.

The Board of Health is governed by the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) and Protocols published by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care establish the minimum requirements for fundamental public health programs and services.

To view agendas or minutes from Board of Health meetings, please visit the Board of Health area of the Norfolk County site.


Board of Health Members

Chair Amy Martin

Tom Masschaele

Linda Vandendriessche

Michael Columbus

Chris Van Paassen

Alan Duthie

Doug Brunton

Adam Veri

Kim Huffman


Contact information for members of the Board of Health is available here.


Haldimand-Norfolk Health and Social Services Advisory Committee

The Health and Social Services Advisory Committee was established to allow elected officials and citizens of both Haldimand and Norfolk Counties the opportunity to accept reports and discuss matters related to the delivery of services provided under the  (CMSM) and the Board of Health.

Recommendations originating from the Health and Social Services Advisory Committee are forwarded to Haldimand Council for information purposes only and to Norfolk Council as the approving body.

Advisory Committee Members

The six member Committee is made up of three Councillors and or Mayor appointed from both Haldimand and Norfolk Counties for the term appointed by their respective Councils.

Haldimand Representatives

  • Mayor Shelley Ann Bentley
  • Councillor John Metcalfe
  • Vacant

Norfolk Representatives

  • Councillor Alan Duthie
  • Councillor Chris Van Paassen
  • Councillor Linda Vandendriessche


The Health and Social Services Advisory Committee meets on the forth Monday of each month.  Meetings begin at 9:30am at Norfolk County Council Chambers -50 Colborne Street Simcoe Ontario.