Manitouwadge Town Council

What is Manitouwadge Town Council?

The Manitouwadge Town Council is the municipal governing body with a Mayor and four Councillors. The Mayor represents the town as a whole and the Councillors are elected as representatives.

The Mayor and Councillors are each elected for a four-year term. The current Council began its term on December 1, 2018.

How does Town Council affect you?

Council is the formal municipal decision-making body of the Township of Manitouwadge. Decisions made by Council have a direct impact on the residents of Manitouwadge. Council is responsible for delivering municipal services. Key municipal services include; water and waste water, road maintenance and construction, community services, environment and sustainability initiatives, recreation and leisure, and emergency services (fire).

How does Council make decisions?

Manitouwadge Town Council meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in the council chambers (with the exception of July, August and December when meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month only), where the Mayor and Council come together to discuss and make important decisions. Councillors also sit on a variety of committees and boards which offer specialized input and advice to Town Council.

How can you get involved?

Stay involved with what is happening by reading the Council agendas, attending meetings, and contacting your Town Councillor to express your opinions. You play an important role in municipal government, not only when you cast a ballot but when you make your voice heard on issues that matter to you. Every citizen over the age of 18 has the opportunity to vote in each municipal election and select who represents you.

Speak at a meeting

If you wish to address Council, please contact the Clerk in writing by noon (12:00 p.m.) ten days prior to the meeting. All submissions, background information and presentation must be received by noon (12:00 p.m.) the Wednesday preceding the meeting at which the delegation will appear.

Request for Delegation to Council (Deputation)

For any questions regarding this process, please contact Joleen Keough, Clerk, at (807) 826-3227 ext: 223 or by email:

Are Town Council meetings open to the public?

Yes, all meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome. Council meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesday of the month(with the exception of July, August and December when meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month only), at 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers. To find out when meetings are scheduled, cancelled or for special meeting announcements visit the calendar. If you are unable to make it to a Council meeting you can always watch from the comfort of your home via the Town Council YouTube channel.

Please visit Council Meetings for more information.

Who are my Representatives?

To find out who your Mayor and Council representatives are, visit the Town Council link.

Mayor's Message

Welcome to Manitouwadge — well known for our friendliness!

Manitouwadge is located at the end of Hwy 614, 54 km north of Hwy 17. With a population of approximately 2,000 people, Manitouwadge is situated atop the Canadian Shield and surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Boreal forest.

Manitouwadge has everything you would ever need in a small town and much more — a 9-hole golf course, the best ski hill between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie, a recreation centre that is equipped with an ice arena for skating and hockey, four sheets of curling ice, library, and a top-notch fitness centre.

Our tight-knit community is surrounded by nature at its finest — this area is well known for moose and bear hunting, canoeing, hiking, biking, cross-country ski trails, and extreme snowmobiling and ATVing. For those who enjoy tranquility, we are blessed with star gazing at its finest and even the beautiful northern lights on occasion.

Manitouwadge has three schools and a modern hospital with nine acute beds and nine longterm care beds, with an expansion scheduled in the near future.

Manitouwadge officially became a Township in 1954, thanks to all the mining activity in the area. Mining is still going strong along with the forest industry.

In short, if you want a great experience “Beyond the City”, come visit, come work, and come play in Manitouwadge.

On behalf of Council, welcome to Manitouwadge — we are “Better Natured!”


– Mayor Jim Moffat

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Township of Manitouwadge
Box 910
1 Mississauga Drive
Manitouwadge, ON
P0T 2C0

General Inquiries

T: (807) 826-3227
F: (807) 826-4592

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