Who does what? Services overview

14 Jan 2019

In addition to federal and provincial services, Cambridge residents and businesses receive services from two levels of local government - the City of Cambridge and the Region of Waterloo.

Below is an outline of the general services provided by the City and Regional levels of government.

City of Cambridge

Community Wellbeing (fire services, city-wide emergency planning, Service Cambridge, bylaw enforcement, cemeteries, crossing guards)

Governance and Leadership (corporate finance, corporate administration, risk management, technology services)

Arts, Culture, Heritage and Architecture (libraries (Idea Exchange), policy planning, special events, farmers' market)

Environment and Rivers (forestry, horticulture, stormwater management, water and wastewater)

Parks and Recreation (aquatics, leisure and youth programs, parks, arenas, older adult services)

Economic Development and Tourism (business attraction and retention, business licensing, employment land development, planning services, tourism)

Transportation and Infrastructure (roads, winter maintenance, asset management, facilities management, traffic, transportation, parking, engineering services)

Region of Waterloo

Public Health and Social Services (including harm reduction and affordable housing)

Regional Police and Emergency Response Services (paramedics)

Regional Planning (including environmental and economic development)

Waste Management and Water/Wastewater Treatment

Regional Transportation (including Waterloo Regional International Airport, Grand River Transit, ION and regional roads)

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