Introduction to municipal finance
The municipal councillor’s guide provides a comprehensive overview of the role of council, local government, municipal finance and other relevant topics
Government Finance Officers Association’s best practice guidelines offers information for financial staff on matters related to accounting, economic development and other topics
Municipal fiscal sustainability
Meeting financial and service obligations today and in the future.
Safeguarding your municipality’s future
This presentation from the 2016 Association of Municipalities Ontario Conference covers topics such as infrastructure financing, debt, reserves, and intergenerational equity.
Asset management planning
Coordinating decisions regarding the building, operating, maintaining, renewing, replacing and disposing of infrastructure assets.
Municipal asset management plans
The Building together guide explains the importance and the features of an asset management plan for municipal officials with descriptions and examples.
The Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s asset management resources
The Association of Municipalities of Ontario has a list of resources on municipal asset management in Ontario.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ asset management and sustainability resources
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has compiled a list of links to resources focusing on infrastructure planning and asset management and their role in helping municipalities become more resilient to a changing climate. This curated list includes resources on sustainability and climate change adaptation and mitigation for Canadian cities and towns of all sizes.
Local Government Asset Management Working Group of British Columbia
What are other provinces doing in the area of asset management planning? British Colombia has put together this comprehensive list of resources on asset management planning including material from past presentations and workshops.
Municipalities have access to certain planning and financial tools that can be used to support a range of local objectives such as:
- affordable housing
- economic development
- small business growth
The Business improvement area handbook provides information about how to establish and operate a business improvement area in Ontario.