On behalf of your Howe Island Ratepayers Association, welcome to HIRA.


As a community association, our mission is to build a community by sharing information, promoting activities and fostering civic involvement, all with a view to the preservation and improvement of the Howe Island quality of life and quality of public services. HIRA supports the orderly and sustainable development of Howe Island in a manner to preserve and enhance the value and lifestyle of the residential, rural and agricultural aspects of Howe Island.


The Howe Island Ratepayers Association is incorporated as a non-profit organization. It is a community association run by volunteers. Some of the community activities HIRA undertakes include road side pickup / cleanup campaign, organizing speakers on topics of community interest, delivering new residents welcome kits with helpful links, monitoring and reporting on Township Council meetings, and maintaining a HIRA web site.


Membership Advantage

As a member of the HIRA Community Association, you would be a vital part of a collective community voice on important issues impacting Howe Island. Through HIRA, our elected representatives are made aware of issues and concerns affecting our membership.


All members receive a HIRA news brief via email outlining information of interest to Howe Islanders at the completion of each Township Council meeting and  periodic emails  on Howe Island issues and events. 


Please consider supporting your community association by becoming a member using either the online or downloadable PDF printable form below. The annual $10 membership fee, or a lifetime membership fee of $100, can be paid via cash, cheque or etransfer to memberservices@howeisland.orgFurther information on payment is included on the form.



Your HIRA executive board