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To view Contact Information including Canine Control click here

To View Building Our Future Municipality of St.-Charles Strategic Plan click here

To view the St.-Charles Asset Management Plan click here 

To view the Municipality of St.-Charles Rural Recreation Assessment Click here  

 To view current Request for Proposals click here


(New) To view current job opportunities click here

To view current Committee of the Whole Agenda and minutes click here

To view current Regular Council Agenda and Minutes click here 

To view current Municipal Newsletter click here

To view SDHU website in French & English click here

To view 2014 Elections Information click here  

(New) For information on the St.-Charles Fire Department Click here


For Information on Fire Permits Click Here


To view the 2016 Municipal Budget Click here


To view the 2015 Municipal Budget Click here


To view the 2015 Financial Information Return Click here


To view the 2015 Financial Report  Click here 



2016 Municipality of St.-Charles Financial Statements

Click here to view 2016 Financial Statements



Emergency Preparedness Week Runs From May 7th to 13th in Ontario 

Below you will find Emergency publications available for download


Be Ready

Flood Recovery Guide

Guide to Fire Recovery 

Propane Safety 



Municipal Notice

Please be advised burning permits are required year round in the Municipality of St.-Charles under By-law 2012-26. Small fires for cooking or warmth are exempt. Fires for any other purpose require a permit.

To view the by-law and fees Click Here







Sudbury East Municipal Shared Services Study adopted by Council

On April 5, 2017 the Municipality of St.- Charles adopted by resolution the Sudbury East Municipal Shared Services Study and directed their Interim CAO to work with the other SEMA CAO’s to develop an implementation plan and to report back to Council within the next 30 days.    

To view the study Click Here

New Contact Information 

Director of Public Works - Royal Lafleur
cell: 705-561-1123

 The Municipality of St.-Charles

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

'Where quality family lifestyle abounds amongst natures finest assets'


The Municipality of St.-Charles is currently looking to fill the position of CAO. Located 45 minutes east of the City of Greater Sudbury, St.-Charles boasts the natural beauty of the West Arm of Lake Nipissing, Lake Nepewassi and an abundance of farmland. The municipality has a bilingual population of 1,282, family spirit, and numerous community services ideal for raising a young family.

The CAO is an integral advisor to Mayor and Council in supporting the development and implementation of strategic objectives and policies in the interest of a sustainable community. The CAO builds strong working relationships with stakeholders and provides mentorship and strategic guidance to staff by fostering a culture of municipal excellence throughout the organization.

The ideal candidate will have several years of knowledge/experience in municipal government administration including economic development, asset management and change management practices. A College or University Degree with a municipal discipline as well as good oral and written communication skills in both official languages would be an asset.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the efficient, economical and effective organization and administration of Council, all departments, boards and committees as determined by the by-laws of the municipality
  • Working with staff to prepare agendas, organizing the preparation of background material, staff reports and other relevant information
  • Attending all Council meetings and providing oral and written reports to Council and the public on a variety of municipal issues
  • Coordinating the implementation, administration and evaluation of policies that are determined by Council
  • Developing appropriate systems and procedures for supporting the decision-making process
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of short and long range operating plans and strategies for the municipality

Job Type: Permanent Full-time

Hours: 35+ per week

Compensation Package: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Please submit a covering letter and resume clearly outlining how you meet the qualifications of this position by April 28, 2017 to the attention of:


David King, Interim CAO

2 King St E

St.-Charles, ON, P0M 2W0

Fax: 705-867-5789


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Thinking about attending a meeting of Council or appearing as a delegation at a meeting?


What you should know:


The Municipality of St.-Charles has By-law Number 2007-59 (as amended) in effect “Being a By-law to govern the proceedings of the Municipal Council, the conduct of its members and the calling of meetings.


The public is encouraged to read this by-law, and in particular Schedules A, B and C before attending a meeting of Council to understand the procedures.

To Read the Procedural By-law Click Here




 Mayor Schoppmann has released the following Press Release March  5th, 2017,

To view the Press Release please click here



  Sudbury East Municipal Shared Services Study

A public meeting was held on Tuesday March 14, 2017at the St. - Charles Community Centre to hear a presentation from the consulting firm KPMG regarding their findings and recommendations. Please click below to see the draft report –third revised version (February 17, 2017) and the presentation entitled Community and Council Consultations (March 14, 2017)  


To view Sudbury East Municipal Shared Service Study third revised version Click Here

To view Community and Council Consultations Click Here



2017 Senior of The Year Award

This annual award was established in 1994 to give each municipality in Ontario the opportunity to honour one outstanding local senior, who after the age of 65 has enriched the social, cultural or civic life of his or her community.

Pay tribute to a Senior of the Year award recipient and show how seniors are making a difference in your community!

Make a nomination for Senior of the Year!

Deadline is April 30, 2017.

A certificate, provided by the Ontario government, is signed by Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor, myself as Minister of Seniors Affairs, and the local Head of Council.

The Government of Ontario is proud to offer this partnership with the municipalities. Seniors have generously offered their time, knowledge, expertise and more to make this province a great place to live. It is important to recognize their valuable contributions.

If you have questions, please contact the Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat:
Email: ontariohonoursandawards@ontario.ca
Phone: 416 314-7526
Toll-free: 1 877-832-8622
TTY: 416 327-2391

Prix de la personne âgée de l’année 2017

Ce prix annuel a été instauré en 1994 pour donner à chaque municipalité la possibilité de rendre hommage à une personne âgée exceptionnelle de la localité qui, après ses 65 ans, a enrichi la vie sociale, culturelle ou citoyenne de sa collectivité.

Rendez hommage à une ou un récipiendaire du Prix de la personne âgée de l’année, et montrez comment les personnes âgées font une différence dans votre collectivité!

Proposez une candidature pour le Prix de la personne âgée de l’année!

La date limite est le 30 avril 2017.

Un certificat, fourni par le gouvernement de l’Ontario, est signé par Son Honneur l’honorable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, lieutenante-gouverneure, par moi-même, en qualité de ministre des Affaires des personnes âgées, et par la ou le chef du conseil de la localité.

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario est fier d’offrir ce partenariat aux municipalités. Les personnes âgées ont généreusement offert leur temps, leurs connaissances, leur savoir-faire et davantage, pour faire de cette province un endroit où il fait bon vivre. Il est important de rendre hommage à leurs précieuses contributions.

Pour toute question, veuillez communiquer avec le Secrétariat des distinctions et prix de l’Ontario :
Courriel : ontariohonoursandawards@ontario.ca
Téléphone : 416 314-7526
Sans frais : 1 877 832-8622
ATS : 416 327-2391


Municipality of St.-Charles

Age Friendly Action Plan 


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 Budget 2017

Attached below is the information presented at the 2017 Budget Information Meeting held on February 22nd, 2017.


Click Here to view the Budget Meeting Recap Presentation  

Click Here to view the February 22nd 2017 Budget Meeting Presentation 

Click Here to view the Municipality of St.-Charles Budget Questionnaire


The public is encouraged to attend the next meeting scheduled for March 29th, 2017 at 7:00pm in the St.-Charles Community Centre.




What you should know:

Whether you are a full time resident or a seasonal lake dweller, there are many ways of keeping up to date with municipal activities.


Events, information, council news and much more can be found by visiting our website at www.stcharlesontario.ca


Council meeting schedules, agendas, minutes and important documents such as by-laws, policies, can be found by visiting the civic web portal. Visit our website and click on the portal icon located in the top right corner of the page. Sign up for e-updates to receive notification
of meeting agendas and minutes by visiting: https://stcharles.civicweb.net/Portal/Subscribe.aspx


Want to learn more about the municipal budget process? How the Municipality of St.-Charles compares to other municipalities? Provide advice on how tax dollars should be spent? Then plan to attend the following series of Special Budget meetings:

January 25, 2017 @7:00 pm – St.-Charles Arena Hall

February 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - St.-Charles Community Centre

March 29, 2017 @ &:7:00 pm - St.-Charles Community Centre      


Mayor Paul Schoppmann – 705-867-2032 x 210 – mayor@stcharlesontario.ca

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Richard Lemieux – 705-867-0316 – rlemieux@stcharlesontario.ca

Councillor Phil Belanger – 705-867-0527 – pbelanger@stcharlesontario.ca

Councillor Jackie Lafleur – 705-867-0401 – jlafleur@stcharlesontario.ca

Councillor Jim Stankovich – 705-561-6107 – jstankovich@stcharlesontario.ca


Committee of the Whole meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month.

Regular Meetings of Council are held the third Wednesday of the month. All meetings of Council are open to the public!


Please contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) at: www.mpac.ca

Or Toll Free 1 866 296-MPAC (6722) 


 Click Here to view printable copy


St.-Charles Tax and Financial Information 


Attached is the information presented at the 2017 Budget Information Meeting held on January 25th, 2017.


St.-Charles Budget Information 

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Financial Indicators in Plain Language 

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St.-Charles Financial Indicators 

Click Here to view 

St.-Charles Financial Profile 

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St.-Charles Comparative Tax Information 

Tax Information Click Here

User Fees Click Here

Reserves Click Here


Community Resources and Services



In an effort to improve the awareness of available services and to facilitate their coordination for families and children in the Sudbury East Area, The Sudbury East Service Providers Network has created a directory of Community Resources and Services.

Click Here to view the directory 


Provided by: Sudbury East Service Providers Network









The Nurse Practitioners at the St Charles site of the Sudbury East Community Health Centre are currently accepting new clients. Residents of St Charles are invited to contact the Health Centre at 705-867-0095 to explore becoming a client.




Sudbury Community Legal Clinic


The Sudbury Community Legal Clinic will be continuing to hold free legal clinics in Noëlville and in St. Charles.  However, it is important to note that an appointment has to be scheduled to ensure that these clinics are attended.


The clinics are scheduled to be held at the Sudbury East Community Health Centre in Noelville and in St. Charles.  The dates for the upcoming clinics are as follows:


Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017


Persons who wish further information and to schedule an appointment may call either

674-3200 or 1-800-697-8719 between 8:00 a.m. and 12 noon and again from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. between Monday and Friday.  

 Click Here to view flyer 



Click Here to view April flyer


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Back Road Map Books Now Available


Maps also show crown land boundaries.




 St.-Charles T-Shirts and Hooded Sweaters Now Available 






Contact the Municipal Office for more information or to place an order.






Municipaltiy of St.-Chares

Age-Friendly Update

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The Municipality of St.-Charles has retained MMM Group Limited, a WSP company, to assist the Municipality with the preparation of an Age-Friendly Community Action Plan. This Action Plan will be used to help the Municipality improve its age-friendliness and ensure all residents can remain active members of the community at every stage of life.

Age-friendly action plans generally focus on the following eight dimensions of community living, identifying gaps and opportunities for improvement in each one:

  • Outdoor spaces and buildings
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Social Participation
  • Respect and Social Inclusion
  • Civic Participation and Employment
  • Communication and Information
  • Community Support and Health Services

This project is funded by the Government of Ontario.

Q. What is an age-friendly municipality?

A. The concept of an age-friendly municipality was identified by the World Health Organization (WHO), in response to data indicating that the proportion of the global population aged 60 or older is expected to double from 11% in 2006 to 22% by 2050.  As people age and their needs change, communities must also change in order to remain desirable places to live.

The WHO has published a document entitled Global Age-friendly Cities: A Guide (WHO, 2007), which presents barriers and opportunities in daily living identified by older adult focus groups across 33 cities in 22 countries. In addition to the guide, the WHO has created a Checklist of Essential Features of Age-friendly Cities. The checklist is meant to be used by municipalities to evaluate their age-friendliness across the eight domains of daily life listed above, and to use the results to create improvement plans.

The WHO defines an age-friendly municipality as one that encourages active aging by optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security, in order to enhance quality of life as people age (WHO, 2007). What that means is that all older people, regardless of ability, need or capacity, should not only be included in all aspects of community life, but be recognized for the valuable contribution they make.

Q. Who will benefit from this Action Plan?

A. The opportunities for improvement listed throughout the final Action Plan are meant to be used by municipal officials and community partners alike. Stakeholders and decision-makers within municipal administration and within various departments may use the Action Plan to help inform their decisions. Additionally, community agencies, businesses and groups may use it to make age-friendly improvements to their work. Non-for-profit groups may use it as support for grant applications. Members of the general public may use it to engage in age-friendly grassroots endeavours.

Q. What will the Age-Friendly Action Plan look like?

A. The plan will include an introduction to the eight dimensions of age-friendly cities; a review of St.-Charles’s changing demographics and existing municipal policies, an assessment of the Municipality’s age-friendly strengths and opportunities for improvement, and recommendations for action.

The plan will also include an implementation matrix that will identify:

  • Action Items

  • Targeted Groups

  • Timing/Priorities

  • Responsibility (e.g. municipal department)

  • Funding Sources

  • Implementation Indicator (i.e. monitoring mechanism)

Q. What is the planning process?

The plan will be developed in two phases based on the 4 steps of the Ontario Seniors Secretariat’s Age-Friendly Communities (AFC) process:

Phase 1

Phase 2

1. Define Principles

3. Develop Action Plan

2. Assess Needs

4. Implement & Evaluate


The project started in July 2016 and is taking a bottom-up approach to developing the plan. An Age-Friendly Committee was established shortly afterwards to guide and review the project as it progresses. The Age-Friendly Committee includes representatives from Council, municipal staff, health and social services organizations, local seniors’ groups, and the community at large. A Visioning Workshop with the Age-Friendly Committee, facilitated by MMM Group, will take place on September 27, 2016, and will result in a Draft Vision Statement and Draft Goals. The Committee will also provide input into the Community Dimensions and identify strengths and opportunities for improvement. An extensive community audit will also be conducted with municipal staff.

Q. I’m interested! How do I get involved and participate?

We want to hear from you! There will be numerous opportunities for public engagement, including:

  • To learn more about age-friendly needs within the St.-Charles community, a community-wide survey was launched in October 2016. It is accessible online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/St-Charles_Age-Friendly_Amies-Aines, in paper format at key public buildings and locations, and is being distributed to residents by mail
  • A Seniors’ Expo in November 2016;
  • An opportunity for public review of the draft plan in January 2017; and
  • A presentation to Council for adoption in March 2017.


To learn about these opportunities, watch for notices on this website, posters and other notices in the community, or contact Jonathon Condratto at the information provided below.


Q. Who can I contact if I have questions?

Please contact Jonathon Condratto, Economic Development Officer, Municipality of St.-Charles, at 705-867-2032 ext. 201 or stcharlesontario%23ca|jcondratto.

This project is funded by the Government of Ontario.


St.-Charles Age-Friendly Action Plan – Community Survey


This survey is being conducted by the Municipality of St.-Charles. The survey is gathering information on how well the Municipality meets the needs of its residents. Your responses will be used to help develop an Age-Friendly Community Action Plan to make the Municipality a better place to live at every stage of life. This project is funded by the Government of Ontario. 

For more information about the survey or the Age-Friendly Community Action Plan, please contact Jonathon Condratto, Economic Development Officer, Municipality of St.-Charles, at 705-867-2032 ext. 201 or jcondratto@stcharlesontario.ca.

This survey will require 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Your participation is greatly appreciated! Please return completed surveys using the provided addressed envelope.

Please select an option or provide a response to each question.

Ce sondage est réalisé par la municipalité de St.-Charles. Ce sondage collecte des informations sur comment la municipalité répond aux besoins de ses résidents. Vos réponses nous aideront à préparer un Plan d'action de collectivités-amies des aînés pour rendre la municipalité un meilleur endroit pour vivre à chaque étape de la vie. Ce projet est financé par le gouvernement de l'Ontario.

Pour plus d'information à propos du sondage ou du Plan d'action de collectivités-amies des aînés, veuillez communiquer avec Jonathon Condratto, Agent de développement économique, la municipalité de St.-Charles, au 705-867-2032 poste 201 ou stcharlesontario%23ca|jcondratto.

Ceci est un sondage en profondeur qui prendra de 10 à 15 minutes pour compléter. Nous vous remercions de votre participation! Veuillez envoyer votre sondage dans l'enveloppe pré-adressée et affranchie ci-jointe.

Veuillez sélectionner une option ou donner une réponse pour chaque question.

To Participate in the Age Friendly Survey Click Here





Funding Announcement

Mayor and Council were joined by local MP Marc Serré to Announce Funding through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Support of the Municipal Arena


Message from:

Ontario Provincial Police

Police provinciale de l'Ontario

Noelville Cluster


Distracted Driving



Ontario has some of the stiffest penalties in Canada for drivers who choose to use their hand-held cell phones, other electronic communications / entertainment devices or engage in other activity that distracts them while driving. Multi-tasking has no place behind the wheel There are many forms of distracted driving that are illegal, dangerous and account for preventable deaths on Ontario roads every year. Talking on a cell phone, texting, reading a device screen, watching videos or movies, eating/drinking, personal grooming, adjusting the GPS/radio/CD player, playing extremely loud music and tending to kids in the back seat all qualify as distracted driving.


Even talking to passengers and driving while fatigued (mentally and/or physically) are considered forms of distracted driving.

Consequences of a distracted driving conviction include:


-      A fine of $400, plus a victim surcharge and court fee, for a total of

        $490 if settled out of court

-       A fine of up to $1,000 if you receive a summons or fight your ticket

-       Three demerit points on your driving record


You can also be charged with careless driving if you endanger others by being distracted behind the wheel, which includes using both hand-held and hands-free devices. If convicted, you will automatically receive:


 -          Six demerit points

 -          Fines up to $2,000 and/or

 -          A jail term of six months

 -          Up to two-year licence suspension


You can even be charged with dangerous driving (a criminal offence), with jail terms of up to five years.


Penalties for novice drivers if convicted of distracted driving, a novice driver (subject to the Graduated Licensing program) will be subject to escalating sanctions:


 -          The first occurrence will result in a 30-day licence suspension

 -          The second occurrence will result in 90-day licence suspension

 -          A licence cancellation and removal from the Graduated Licensing System for a third occurrence.

If you see a distracted driver who is endangering the lives of other road users, call 911 and report them to police.


For more information check out this interesting video on distracted driving on our YouTube<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O_PWgMugzE> channel.


For more information about Distracted Driving, visit the Ministry of Transportation Ontario website Distracted Driving in Ontario<http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/distracted-driving.shtml>.


Constable André Bisson

Ontario Provincial Police

Marine and Traffic Management

Warren Detachment






Blue Sky Net, along with other similar organizations throughout Northern Ontario have teamed up to create a broadband information portal called Connectednorth.ca. One important function of the site is to collect information about service levels from Northern Ontarians directly. This information is used to set priorities for service improvements and to provide funding agencies with real-time data.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!! In an ongoing effort to demonstrate the need for improved internet access we need to hear from those affected… That’s you!

Filling out our Internet Access Survey and conducting a Speed Test at Connectednorth.ca provides Blue Sky Net with valuable data to be used to show the demand for improved services in your area!

While you’re there please browse the site and all its valuable internet related information! 






Committee of the whole meeting Wednesday February 1st, 2017 at 7:00pm in Council Chambers.


Regular meeting of Council Wednesday February 15th, 2017 at 7:00pm in Council Chambers.


To view current schedules, agendas and minutes please visit the civicweb portal by clicking HERE 



Internet Service Questions?

We can answer them at www.connectednorth.ca

Many residents throughout rural Canada have limited access to affordable high speed internet. This is mainly because the investment needed to install and operate state of the art internet services is expensive, and there is uncertainty in rural markets’ ability to return that investment.

Over the past 3 years, Blue Sky Net in partnership with FedNor and area Internet Service Providers have created a visual database of all of Northern Ontario including the areas that lack sufficient High Speed access.

“Every ISP that operates in Northern Ontario has contributed coverage information to our BAIMAP Project” says Susan Church, Executive Director of Blue Sky Net of their ongoing Broadband mapping project. “It’s quite clear that there is a divide between the more urban communities and those that are more dispersed when it comes to access to higher capacity internet services. What we want to do now is determine the demand for service improvements.”

Blue Sky Net based in North Bay along with similar organizations in the Muskokas, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay have created an online broadband information portal called Connectednorth.ca. One of the many features of the portal includes a high speed service availability checker where visitors can search their street address to see what ISP delivers connectivity to their cottage, home or office.

“We’ve been working in broadband development for over a decade now and we recognize that there is a constant trend to demand higher capacities and speeds and we have no reason to believe that this demand will stop. The ISPs we work with realize this but are challenged by the costs to bring these services to market. A real focal point of Connectednorth.ca is to not only provide visitors with useful service-related information, but we also need visitors to participate in building a better internet for Northerners.”

Connectednorth.ca hosts an internet speed test to measure how visitor’s internet service is performing, in real time. Test results (not personal information) will be captured and shared with those who can make a difference – Internet Service Providers.

Also, visitors are encouraged to take a short Internet Access Survey. The responses to this will be linked to speed test results to get a more complete picture of a visitor’s internet usage and their desire to obtain a better connection.

“It is a bit of an experiment” says Church.  “We’ve taken a cue from other campaigns that use crowd-sourced information to affect change. This is an opportunity for local residents to speak directly to the ISPs who can make investments based on these priorities.

For more, visit www.connectednorth.ca






Left to Right:

Mayor Paul Schoppmann, St. Charles
Mayor Claude Bouffard, French River
Provincial Constable André Bisson, OPP
Mayor Ginny Rook, Killarney
Acting Staff Sgt Donald Lawson, OPP
Councillor Ned Whynott, Markstay-Warren










Discover Policing 

 Also visit the Ontario Provincial Police section of our website by Clicking Here











For trail map information please contact: The French River Visitors Centre at

 (705) 857-1630 or

the Friends of Killarney Park website.

Visit us at www.mashkinonje.com

 Please see attached flyer





st.-charles fitness centre

Come check out the amazing individual, family, and senior specials

Only $30.00 for a 1-month membership !!

Click here for more information 






Come Visit Us !


The Municipality of St.-Charles would like to recognize and thank Emergency Management Ontario for their funding under the Joint Emergency Preparedness Program. This funding was used to prepare the Municipality of St.-Charles Emergency Response Plan as well as training Council and staff in the event of an Emergency.


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