The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) And Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB)
Beginning in 2008, the government will immediately upload ODB and then begin uploading ODSP in 2009, reducing costs to municipalities by $935 million once fully implemented by 2011.
While the Provincial-Municipal Fiscal and Service Delivery Review (PMR) is still underway, the Ontario government is pleased to take this important step and looks forward to continuing the work of the PMR.
The upload of these two programs builds on the McGuinty government's ongoing commitment to Ontario municipalities.
Includes Funding Provided to Municipalities Through: OMPF/CRF, Provincial Gasoline Tax, Land Ambulance & Public Health.
*2007 has been projected based on the best available data at the time of publication.
Source: Ministries of Finance, Transportation and Health & Long-Term Care, and Community and Social Services
The Provincial-Municipal Fiscal and Service Delivery Review
Today's announcement is just one part of a larger process that began last year with the introduction of the Provincial-Municipal Fiscal and Service Delivery Review.
The Government of Ontario and Ontario's municipal governments, as represented by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the City of Toronto, embarked on a partnership of mutual respect and a shared objective of strong and sustainable communities. Together, the partners have been examining how to improve service delivery and infrastructure investment to assist Ontario's communities. They are also analyzing the provincial-municipal fiscal relationship and working to identify concrete solutions for promoting the economic competitiveness of Ontario and its communities.
Further discussions will include the priority areas of infrastructure strategy, economic competitiveness, improving service delivery and enhanced accountability. Both partners are determined to deliver long-term sustainable options for the province and the municipal sector.
A report from the Provincial-Municipal Review will be released next spring. For more information on the review, please visit www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page181.aspx.