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/Financial_Implications_of_COVID19.aspxFinancial Implications of COVID-195/30/2020 12:00:00 AMPolicy AdvocacyThis report is the first of a series of papers that MFOA will release regarding the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for municipalities and recommendations for support from other orders of government.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/COVID19.aspxMFOA Response to COVID-19 and Resources for Municipalities5/28/2020 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/Bill108_More_Homes_More_Choice_Act.aspxMFOA's Hub for Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act, 20194/21/2020 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/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_Letter_on_Water_Wastewater_DCs.aspxMFOA Letter on Water/Wastewater DCs12/19/2018 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/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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