: Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund 2008 Final Reconciliation
Assistant Deputy Minister's Letter

Ministry of Finance
Provincial-Local
Finance Division
10th Floor
777 Bay Street
Toronto ON M5G 2C8
Tel  (416) 327-0264
Fax (416) 325-7644

March 19, 2010

Dear Treasurer/Clerk-Treasurer:

I am writing to advise you of the status of the 2008 Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) following receipt of final social program and policing cost data. 

The Ministry of Finance has now completed the final reconciliation of the 2008 OMPF. While this process has not resulted in an additional payment for your municipality, I hope that the attached 2008 reconciliation information will be useful for your records.

2008 OMPF Final Reconciliation

The 2008 OMPF reconciliation reflects final 2008 data for:

  • Social assistance benefit program costs (Ontario Works (OW), and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP));
  • Contracts for Child Care;
  • Inter-municipal cost-sharing agreements; and
  • Ontario Provincial Police and municipal police costs.

The 2008 Final Reconciliation – 2008 Allocation Notice for your municipality is enclosed. This is the final 2008 reconciliation. There will be no further reconciliation of the 2008 OMPF.

No municipality will see a decrease in its 2008 OMPF allocation as a result of the final reconciliation.

The Ministry of Finance is currently finalizing both the 2008 OMPF Social Program Costs Reports and Municipal Workbooks. These supporting documents will be distributed to municipalities within the coming weeks.

Reporting Requirements

I would also like to remind you that, as in previous years, municipalities are required to submit the following to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH):

  • their 2009 Financial Information Returns (FIRs) by June 30, 2010
  • their 2010 tax rate by-laws by September 30, 2010; and
  • any outstanding 2008 Financial Information Returns (if applicable).

Failure to meet these reporting requirements may result in the withholding of 2010 and subsequent OMPF payments until these documents have been provided to the province.

If you require additional information regarding your 2008 OMPF final allocation, you may contact your local Municipal Services Office of the MMAH, or e-mail your inquiries and your contact phone number to:  info.ompf@ontario.ca.

Sincerely,

Sriram Subrahmanyan
Assistant Deputy Minister

Attachments

cc:      

Audrey Bennett
Assistant Deputy Minister (Acting)
Local Government and Planning Policy Division
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing