Governments and citizens

Around the world and back home again. Scroll down to find links to your representatives and some of the services provided by the United Nations, Federal, Provincial, District governments and your Area Municipality.

C40 Mayors’ Statement for a Green and Just Recovery

A green and just recovery could deliver transformative economic, health and emission reduction benefits across the world’s 100 leading cities.

Climate emergency declarations in 1,781 jurisdictions and local governments cover 820 million citizen

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Council and community Action in the Climate Emergency By declaring a climate emergency you will support a call for immediate and urgent action to reverse global warming and avoid the coming climate catastrophe.

Public procurement wields enormous purchasing power, green public procurement (GPP) policies can have a substantial impact on reducing the emissions 

Climate Caucus (CC) is a non-partisan network of 250+ elected local leaders working collectively to create and implement equitable policy which aligns IPCC and IPBES science.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC prepares comprehensive Assessment Reports about the state of scientific, technical and socio-economic knowledge on climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for reducing the rate at which climate change is taking place.

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is the intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers.

Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) Program is a commitment by local governments to reduce GHG emissions and act on climate change. Administered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). Move through the five milestone steps using our tools, which were designed to make your work as straightforward as possible.

Engage Muskoka, a new a way to learn about the District of Muskoka’s projects and initiatives and share your feedback with us. What you have to say matters to us, so sign up, be engaged, and share your ideas for making the District of Muskoka a better place to live, work and play. Have your say, Muskoka!

District Government

Find your Counsellors → Bracebridge | Georgian Bay | Gravenhurst | Huntsville | Lake of Bays | Muskoka Lakes | District of Muskoka 

Local government in Muskoka is governed by a two-tier system.  The District Municipality of Muskoka forms the upper-tier, working closely with six Area Municipalities who make up the lower-tier. Both levels collaborate and align services to achieve cost efficiencies and best serve residents and visitors to Muskoka.

Find out about your District Chair, Council and Committees and learn about the District’s strategic priorities,  and the services we provide in your community.

The following six Area Municipalities comprise the lower-tier in Muskoka:

Town of Bracebridge
Township of Georgian Bay
Town of Gravenhurst
Town of Huntsville 
Township of Lake of Bays
Township of Muskoka Lakes
Infographic representing key service responsibilities of local, regional and provincial goverments

Federal Ministries

Your MP


Hill Office

House of Commons *
Ottawa, Ontario,
K1A 0A6

Telephone: 613-944-7740
Fax: 613-992-5092

* Mail may be sent postage-free to any member of Parliament.

Constituency Offices

Main office – Huntsville
94 Hanes Road
Unit 2
Huntsville, Ontario
P1H 1M4

Telephone: 705-789-4640

Parry Sound
43 Seguin Street
Parry Sound, Ontario
P2A 1B5

Telephone: 705-746-9053

Provincial Ministries

Your MPP

Norman Miller (Parry Sound—Muskoka) — Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario

Contact information –

Ministry office

Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs
Frost Building South
6th Floor
7 Queen’s Park Cres.Toronto, ON M7A 1Y7Tel.416-325-1012

Constituency office

Unit 1
165 Manitoba St.Bracebridge, ON P1L 1S3Tel.705-645-8538Fax705-645-8148Toll free1-888-267-4826

Constituency office

26 James St.Parry Sound, ON P2A 1T5Tel.705-746-4266Fax705-746-1578Toll free1-888-701-1176