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Beyond advocacy work, MFOA conducts independent research on timely issues affecting municipal finance staff. See below to access research documents.
Doc File Name
Asset Management Communities of Practice Case Studies
7/3/2018 12:00:00 AM
The case studies of Perth County and AMOntario present the story of utilizing communities of practice to further asset management within one’s own municipality.
Cap and Trade Discussion Paper
10/11/2017 12:00:00 AM
MFOA has created a discussion paper on the impact of cap and trade in Ontario for municipalities.
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.
2016 Census Rollout - Municipal Implications
3/3/2017 12:00:00 AM
The rollout of the Census data can impact municipalities in multiple ways; the demographic trends observed can alter our plans for future spending.
Beyond the Property Tax
7/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Do 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
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.
Framework For Municipal Financial Sustainability
7/17/2016 12:00:00 AM
MFOA's framework for municipal financial sustainability is a tool to support municipal sustainability initiatives that identifies the pillars and core activities involved in sustainability.
Shared Services in Ontario's Local Public Sector with Case Studies
7/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
Looking 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.
Colin Macdonald, Senior Policy Advisor
Bill Hughes - Safeguarding Your Municipality's Future (2016 AMO Conference)