04/23/2012


On April 23, 2012 the government reached an agreement with the New Democratic Party to pass the provincial budget. Affecting municipalities is the agreement to increase Ontario Works benefits by 1%. This will increase municipal costs by $6 million over three years starting in January 2013.

In 2011-12, the estimated upload value for municipalities of the Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW) is $1.918 billion. On top of this, is the ODB which in 2008 was valued at $173 million and we know that it has grown significantly too. These uploads were the result of the 2008 Provincial-Municipal Fiscal and Service Delivery Review agreement.