MFOA is involved with a number of advocacy efforts on behalf of its members. See below to learn more.

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MFOA_Policy_Projects/Water_Wastewater_MSCs.aspxWater and Wastewater Municipal Service Corporations7/3/2024 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyMFOA has co-developed a background document with AMO on Municipal Services Corporations for water and wastewater services. The document is intended as a resource for municipalities exploring the MSCs as a delivery option
MFOA_Policy_Projects/MFOA_Housing_Hub.aspxMFOA's Housing Hub5/9/2024 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyThis page will be updated with MFOA's resources related to housing issues. Recently added: MFOA's submission on Bill 185, Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/Express_and_Bare_Trusts.aspxExpress and Bare Trusts3/1/2024 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyMFOA has submitted a letter on the new reporting requirements for express and bare trusts.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/MMAH_Inventory_Required_Municipal_Reports.aspxMinistry of Municipal Affairs and Housing's Inventory of Required Municipal Reports1/21/2022 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyMMAH has worked closely with ministry partners to update and validate changes made to the 2019 inventory with the goal of identifying further reporting reductions and producing a snapshot of municipal reporting requirements across government. The pro
MFOA_Policy_Projects/OMERS_Letter_of_Support.aspxOMERS Letter of Support12/6/2021 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyMFOA has written a letter in support of the position statement issued by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and Municipal Employer Pension Centre Ontario.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/municipal_debt.aspxMunicipal Debt Report Series10/20/2021 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyThis report series is part of the Municipal Debt Project, which was initiated as a response to questions from MFOA members regarding good practices around the use of debt, and recommended analytics to support decision-making around debt financing.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/Response_to_NIA.aspxMFOA's Response to the National Infrastructure Assessment7/6/2021 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyMFOA's has submitted a response to Infrastructure Canada's National Infrastructure Assessment.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/MFOA_Advocates_One_Year_AM_Extension.aspxMFOA Advocates for a One Year Extension of AM Deadlines2/16/2021 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyMFOA's has submitted a letter to MOI requesting a one-year extension of deadlines in O. Reg. 588/17: Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure under the Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act, 2015
MFOA_Policy_Projects/COVID19.aspxMFOA Response to COVID-19 and Resources for Municipalities2/16/2021 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyVisit this page for the latest COVID-19 updates in relation to MFOA operations, as well as useful resources for your municipal operations.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/MFOA_Responds_CD_Howes_2020_Municipal_Scorecard.aspxMFOA Responds to C. D. Howe's 2020 Municipal Scorecard1/21/2021 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyMFOA released the paper "Fixated on a tree, Missing the Forest" in response to the C.D. Howe Institute's latest publication “Time for an Upgrade: Fiscal Accountability in Canada’s Cities, 2020”. The purpose of this response is to review these recomme
Policy/MFOA_Responds_CD_Howes_2020_Budget_Report.aspxMFOA Responds to C. D. Howe's 2020 Budget Report12/7/2020 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacySince 2011, the C.D. Howe Institute has argued for one particular set of changes using a headline-friendly rating system and eyebrow-raising report titles. The purpose of this response is to review these recommendations; point out areas where the Ins
MFOA_Policy_Projects/MFOA_Letter_on_Water_Wastewater_DCs.aspxMFOA Letter on the Consequences of Eliminating Water/Wastewater DCs11/12/2020 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyMFOA has submitted a letter to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on the topics of Water/Wastewater Development Charges.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/Bill108_More_Homes_More_Choice_Act.aspxMFOA's Hub for Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act, 201911/3/2020 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyOn May 2, 2019, the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019. The Bill aims to address housing supply in Ontario and amends a number of Acts including the Development Charges Act, 1997 and the Planning Act, 1990. V
MFOA_Policy_Projects/Primer_Reserves_Reserve_Funds.aspxA Primer on Reserves and Reserve Funds10/6/2020 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyHow do reserves and reserve funds work? This is an infographic to answer your questions!
MFOA_Policy_Projects/MFOA_Open_Letter_to_Premier_Ford.aspxMFOA's Open Letter to Premier Ford on Pandemic Response9/1/2020 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyMFOA's President Trevor Pinn has submitted an open letter to Premier Ford on the Province's efforts on the COVID-19 pandemic response.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/Financial_Implications_of_COVID19.aspxFinancial Implications of COVID-198/11/2020 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyOur first and second report on the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for municipalities and recommendations for support from other orders of government.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/OMPF.aspxOntario Municipal Partnership Fund2/3/2020 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyThe Provincial Government is currently reviewing the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund. This page will continue to be updated on news related to the OMPF.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/Changes_to_Construction_Act.aspxPreparing for Changes to the Construction Act (2019)5/2/2019 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacySignificant changes are coming to the Construction Act in October 2019.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/cra_letter_expense_allowance.aspxLetter from the CRA on Expense Deductions for Municipal Officers4/1/2019 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyLetter from the CRA on the matter of expense allowance for municipal officers.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/MFOA_Response_to_HSAP.aspxMFOA's Technical Response to the Housing Supply Action Plan2/1/2019 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyMFOA's technical response to the consultation for the Housing Supply Action Plan. The response dispels myths around development charges and explains how DCs benefit communities.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/who_pays_for_growth.aspxWho Pays for Growth?1/30/2019 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyTo help dispel myths surrounding development charges, MFOA has produced an infographic "Who Pays for Growth?"
MFOA_Policy_Projects/MFOA_Submission_OMERS_CPR.aspxMFOA's Submission on the OMERS Comprehensive Plan Review11/14/2018 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyMFOA has submitted comments to the OMERS Sponsor Corporation Board of Directors on the proposed changes to the OMERS Plan.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/2017_Policy_Survey.aspx2017 Policy Survey Results7/31/2017 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyMFOA has completed its 2017 Policy Survey. These findings provide staff with information to help guide future policy direction. Learn more about what our members said.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/MFOA_Submission_DC_Exemption_Second_Unit_Homes.aspxMFOA's Submission on DC Exemption for Second Units in New Homes6/16/2017 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyMFOA's submission to the proposed amendments to O. Reg. 82/98 (General) under the Development Charges Act, 1997.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/Municipal_Reporting_Burden.aspxMunicipal Reporting Burden5/25/2017 12:00:00 AMPolicy Advocacy"A Report about Reporting" is a research study on the reporting burden for Ontario municipalities.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/CDS_Fee_Proposal_for_Municipal_Debentures_2015_2016.aspxCDS Fee Proposal for Municipal Debentures 2015/20167/30/2016 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyMajor changes to the CDS fee schedule are expected to come into effect in 2015, which will significantly increase the costs to municipalities issuing debentures. MFOA has sent two letters to CDS requesting a meeting to discuss some of the identified
MFOA_Policy_Projects/Municipal_Concerns_with_Grant_Reporting.aspxMunicipal Concerns with Grant Reporting7/27/2016 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyA group of municipalities is actively working to streamline financial reporting related to provincial grants and transfers. The first phase of this project - developing an inventory of municipalities' priority concerns - is now complete.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/MFOA_Responds_to_CD_Howes_Budget_Commentary.aspxMFOA Responds to C. D. Howe's Budget Commentary7/18/2016 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyWhile we share C. D. Howe’s goal of making budgets more understandable and municipal finance officers are committed to continuous improvement, we do not see their recommendations as making improvement in this area.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/BLTFAG.aspxBLTFAG6/14/2016 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyThe Municipal Budgeting and Long-Term Financial Planning Action Group (Action Group), facilitated by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA), was created as a forum for municipal stakeholders to collaborate on practical and actionable ideas t
MFOA_Policy_Projects/MFOA_Letter_to_Colleges_and_Universities_Offer_(More)_Municipal_Course_Content.aspxMFOA Letter to Colleges and Universities: Offer (More) Municipal Course Content6/11/2016 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyMFOA encourages Ontario colleges and universities to offer more municipal course content in an effort to heighten students' municipal literacy and interest in municipal employment.
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