Reports & Positions

Budget Advocacy

Across the province the demands that local governments face are becoming increasingly complex. From budget shortfalls, to an infrastructure deficit, aging populations, and a looming social housing crisis, the list of challenges facing the municipal sector continues to grow. AMCTO's budget advocacy is policy advice from municipal public servants. It is designed to enable stronger local governments and healthier local communities.  


 2020 Pre-Budget Submission

This submission contains recommendations that will guide the provincial government in policy areas that will strengthen Ontario’s local governments in an environment of change and uncertainty. Recommendations include investing in municipal internships, reducing the burden on municipalities, and promoting municipal fiscal sustainability.

 2019 Pre-budget Submission

AMCTO is pleased to highlight its key priorities for the new government through a series of principled recommendations that maintain the fiscal sustainability of our sector, foster an improved relationship with government, and address key policy reforms for local governments in Ontario.

 2018 Pre-budget Submission

AMCTO's 2018 pre-budget submission includes 10 recommendations in the three policy areas that we think should be crucial priorities for the 2018 Ontario budget: fiscal sustainability, the reporting burden, and succession planning and capacity building.

 2017 Pre-budget Submission

This submission reflects the advice that AMCTO members provide to councils and councillors every day in each community across this province. Its recommendations are designed to give municipal politicians and public servants the tools that they need to make their communities safer, stronger, and more vibrant.

 2016 Pre-budget Submission

As the province’s largest voluntary association of municipal professionals, AMCTO is on the front line of local government policy and management across a range of service areas. This submission is designed to help solve some of this province’s most intractable problems.