Beyond advocacy work, MFOA conducts independent research on timely issues affecting municipal finance staff. See below to access research documents.

Doc File NameDocument TitlePub DateTag Name Document Description
MFOA_Policy_Projects/AM_COP_Case_Studies.aspxAsset Management Communities of Practice Case Studies7/3/2018 12:00:00 AMPolicy ResearchThe case studies of Perth County and AMOntario present the story of utilizing communities of practice to further asset management within one’s own municipality.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/Cap_and_trade_discussion_paper.aspxCap and Trade Discussion Paper10/11/2017 12:00:00 AMPolicy ResearchMFOA has created a discussion paper on the impact of cap and trade in Ontario for municipalities.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/Municipal_Reporting_Burden.aspxMunicipal Reporting Burden5/25/2017 12:00:00 AMPolicy Research"A Report about Reporting" is a research study on the reporting burden for Ontario municipalities.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/2016_Census_Rollout_Municipal_Implications.aspx2016 Census Rollout - Municipal Implications3/3/2017 12:00:00 AMPolicy ResearchThe rollout of the Census data can impact municipalities in multiple ways; the demographic trends observed can alter our plans for future spending.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/Beyond_the_Property_Tax.aspxBeyond the Property Tax7/29/2016 12:00:00 AMPolicy ResearchDo municipalities need access to new revenue tools? Read MFOA's brief analysis on this topic titled, Beyond the Property Tax: Access to Revenue and Municipalities' Political Footprint in Canada. This article is available here for members and has been
MFOA_Policy_Projects/Municipal_Concerns_with_Grant_Reporting.aspxMunicipal Concerns with Grant Reporting7/27/2016 12:00:00 AMPolicy ResearchA 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/Framework_For_Municipal_Financial_Sustainability.aspxFramework For Municipal Financial Sustainability7/17/2016 12:00:00 AMPolicy ResearchMFOA's framework for municipal financial sustainability is a tool to support municipal sustainability initiatives that identifies the pillars and core activities involved in sustainability.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/Shared_Services_in_Ontarios_Local_Public_Sector_with_Case_Studies.aspxShared Services in Ontario's Local Public Sector with Case Studies7/13/2016 12:00:00 AMPolicy ResearchLooking to save money? MFOA's Guide to shared services and Shared service case studies share best practices and examples of how Ontario municipalities are using shared services to drive down costs while improving municipal services.
 Questions? Contact:
 Colin Macdonald, Senior Policy Advisor


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