AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest voluntary association of local government professionals
Ontario to Invest in Small and Rural Municipalities
2019-03-20 10:49:41 AM

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark today announced a one-time investment of $200 million to 405 small and rural municipalities across Ontario to improve local service delivery and efficiency. Funding will be allocated based on the number of households in a ...





Applications Still Open for the Red Program
2017-11-16 3:22:56 PM

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is reminding municipalities that applications are still being accepted for the Rural Economic Development Program. See below for details about the program.  Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs ...





Province Unveils Rural Education Strategy
2017-07-05 2:00:00 PM

Last week the government unveiled a new rural education strategy designed to strengthen the quality and delivery of education in rural and remote Ontario communities. Key tenets of the plan include:  Investing in broadband, special education supports, and experientia...





Think Tank Calling for Targeted Funding for Economic Development in Ontario's...
2016-11-10 11:30:23 AM

The Northern Policy Institute (NPI) is calling on the government of Ontario to introduce new targeted economic development stimulus spending for northern Ontario.  According to NPI, northern Ontario is facing unique economic challenges, including labour shortages, and chronic ...





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