Milton logoApplication for Town of Milton Affiliation Status

Affiliation status is available to not-for-profit, volunteer-based organizations whose programs and services are aligned with the goal of "a vibrant and connected community" in the Town of Milton’s “Destiny Milton 3” strategic action plan. The Affiliation Program assists the Town in achieving a complete, sustainable and livable community where people live, work, learn and play. 

Priority will be given to organizations that provide recreational, artistic and cultural programs and services that benefit the Milton community.

Who is eligible for affiliation?

  • Not-for-profit, volunteer-based organizations and service clubs that provide and support leisure activities for Milton residents.
  • Organizations that exist for the benefit of Milton and provides services that are available to residents of Milton.
  • Operates under the authority of a volunteer board or executive committee, comprised of not less than five members.
  • Has a minimum of 75% of its membership/registrants comprised of Milton residents. It is recognized that a broader population base is sometimes required for organizations to be successful. Exemptions to the 75% residency requirement may be granted based on one of the following as it relates to your group:
    • Provides a new or emerging service
    • Services a population with special needs
    • Caters to a high performance/elite level of activity
    • Showcases community events, which draw a significant audience base
  • Holds an annual general meeting.
  • Elects a board of directors or executive committee from the general membership through a democratic election process.
  • Has existed in the community for more than one year.
  • Is capable of carrying out your objectives and financial obligations.
  • Adheres to the Ontario Human Rights Code and makes membership available to all Milton residents without restriction (Membership restrictions based on geographic location, skill, facility limitations, or age may be permitted; however, the organization must demonstrate that Milton residents have priority in accessing membership.)

Who is not eligible for affiliation?

  • Organizations whose primary interest is in promoting professional associations or business opportunities.
  • Organizations whose main purpose is related to religious and belief system activities
  • National or provincial organizations.
  • Social service organizations.

Your organization is welcome to contact the Community Services Department to verify eligibility before submitting this application:

Denise Black, Community Development Advisor
Phone: 905-878-7252, ext. 2539