AMCTO Policy Blog

Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest municipal professional association.
Applications Open for 2022-23 Inclusive Community Grants
2022-02-07 9:27:32 AM

Applications are now open for the 2022-23 Inclusive Community Grants. The $750,000 investment is intended to help communities across the province becomes more inclusive and accessible for people of all ages and abilities. These grants provide municipalities, non-profit comm...

2022 ROMA Conference Highlights
2022-01-26 4:26:09 PM

The 2022 ROMA Conference has come and gone! AMCTO was pleased to attend the conference and share that we had productive Government delegations with Associate Minister of Digital Government Kaleed Rasheed, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education Sam Oosterhoff as ...

Ontario Announces Gas Tax Funding
2022-01-21 4:48:07 PM

The Provincial government has announced Gas Tax Funding allocations. The government is providing $375.6 million to the 107 municipalities across the province that operate local transit. The funding can be used to extend service hours, buy transit vehicles, add routes, improve ...

Province Announces Funding to Streamline Development Approval
2022-01-20 4:56:09 PM

At the Housing Summit on January 19 th , 2022, Premier Ford announced more than $45 million for a new Streamline Development Approval Fund. The 39 large municipalities who are eligible for the Audit and Accountability Fund can access the Fund. The Streamline Development App...

MPAC Voter Look Up Campaign
2022-01-19 9:54:47 AM

2022 Municipal and School Board Elections It’s that time again! As we all look ahead to the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election on October 24 2022, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is once again undertaking a communications campaign to promote voter...

Ontario Launches Virtual 2022 Budget Consultations
2022-01-17 2:19:59 PM

Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy has announced the launch of the 2022 Budget consultations and is encouraging Ontarians to share their ideas for making Ontario a better place to build a career, a family and a future. People and organizations are welcome to share their...

Ontario Appoints Chair of Standards Development Committee
2021-12-20 1:51:55 PM

The Provincial Government has announced that Julie Sawchuk has accepted an invitation to be the chair of the Standards Development Committee that will lead the Province’s review of the Design of Public Spaces accessibility standards for outdoor spaces. The committee will re...

FCM's Vision for Canada's Recovery
2021-12-13 10:02:44 AM

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has released their vision for Canada’s recovery with recommendations for the 44 th Parliament. The document, Partners for Canada’s Recovery , offers non-partisan local solutions to tackle some of Canada’s biggest challenges inc...

Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund Allocations Announced
2021-12-10 9:14:04 AM

As first announced in the 2021 Fall Economic Statement , the Province is providing an additional $1 billion over the next five years for the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) as part of their plan to support economic recovery, growth and job creation through inve...

Update from AGCO re New Gaming Opportunities
2021-12-03 11:42:00 AM

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has announced two new gaming opportunities as part of the Government’s effort to support community initiatives: a Progressive Jackpot Raffle and A Social Gaming Licence. Progressive Jackpot Raffle The Government is introd...

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