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MFOA is involved with a number of advocacy efforts on behalf of its members. See below to learn more.
Doc File Name
MFOA's Technical Response to the Housing Supply Action Plan
1/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
MFOA's draft 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 Letter on Water/Wastewater DCs
12/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
MFOA has submitted a letter to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on the topics of Water/Wastewater Development Charges.
MFOA's Submission on the OMERS Comprehensive Plan Review
11/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
MFOA has submitted comments to the OMERS Sponsor Corporation Board of Directors on the proposed changes to the OMERS Plan.
2017 Policy Survey Results
7/31/2017 12:00:00 AM
MFOA 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's Submission on DC Exemption for Second Units in New Homes
6/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
MFOA's submission to the proposed amendments to O. Reg. 82/98 (General) under the Development Charges Act, 1997.
Municipal Reporting Burden
5/25/2017 12:00:00 AM
"A Report about Reporting" is a research study on the reporting burden for Ontario municipalities.
CDS Fee Proposal for Municipal Debentures 2015/2016
7/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
Major 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
Municipal Concerns with Grant Reporting
7/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
A 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 Responds to C. D. Howe's Budget Commentary
7/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
While 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.
6/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
The 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 Letter to Colleges and Universities: Offer (More) Municipal Course Content
6/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
MFOA encourages Ontario colleges and universities to offer more municipal course content in an effort to heighten students' municipal literacy and interest in municipal employment.
Bill Hughes - Safeguarding Your Municipality's Future (2016 AMO Conference)