2015 OMPF Allocation Notice - City of Cambridge

Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) – 2015 Allocation Notice

City of Cambridge
Region of Waterloo

2015 Highlights for the City of Cambridge

  • The City of Cambridge's 2015 OMPF allocation is $301,600.
  • The estimated total benefit of the 2015 provincial uploads for the Region of Waterloo is $55,097,900 which is the equivalent of 8% of all municipal property tax revenue in the Region.

Table A: Total 2015 OMPF

A Total 2015 OMPF $301,600
1. Assessment Equalization Grant -
2. Northern Communities Grant -
3. Rural Communities Grant -
4. Northern and Rural Fiscal Circumstances Grant -
5. Transitional Assistance $301,600

Table B: Upper-Tier 2015 Provincial Uploads

B Upper-Tier 2015 Provincial Uploads
The estimated total benefit of the 2015 provincial uploads for the Region of Waterloo is $55,097,900.
The removal of these costs off the property tax base benefits all taxpayers within the Region of Waterloo, including those residing in the City of Cambridge.

Table C: Other Ongoing Provincial Support

C Other Ongoing Provincial Support n/a
1. Public Health n/a
2. Land Ambulance n/a

Table D: Key OMPF Data Inputs

D Key OMPF Data Inputs
1. Households 49,001
2. Total Weighted Assessment per Household $361,693
3. Rural and Small Community Measure 0.0%
4. Northern and Rural Municipal Fiscal Circumstances Index n/a
5. 2015 Guaranteed Level of Support 80.0%
6. 2014 OMPF (Line A from 2014 Allocation Notice) $376,900

2015 OMPF Allocation Notice - Line Item Descriptions

A – The OMPF grants are described in detail in the OMPF Technical Guide - this document can be found on the Ministry of Finance's website at: http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/budget/ompf/2015

A5 – If applicable, reflects the amount of transitional support provided to assist the municipality in adjusting to the redesigned OMPF program.


B – Information regarding the 2015 provincial uploads for the Region of Waterloo can be found in their 2015 Upload Notice.


C1 – The estimated 2015 municipal benefit of the Province's 75 per cent share of public health funding relative to its 50 per cent share in 2004. In two-tier systems, this benefit is identified at the upper-tier level. Actual municipal savings may not correspond with the Allocation Notice due to budget approvals made by the local Boards of Health. Municipalities may provide additional funding beyond their obligated cost share. Any additional municipal funding is not included in the calculation of the public health figure.

C2 – The estimated 2015 municipal benefit of the Province's 50 per cent share of land ambulance funding is relative to its share in 2005. This incremental increase in land ambulance funding delivers on the Province's commitment to strengthen land ambulance services and maintain the 50:50 sharing of land ambulance costs. In two-tier systems, this benefit is identified at the upper-tier level.


D2 – Refers to the total assessment for a municipality weighted by the tax ratio for each class of property (including payments in lieu of property taxes retained by the municipality) divided by the total number of households.

D3 – Represents the proportion of a municipality's population that resides in rural areas or small communities. For additional information see the 2015 OMPF Technical Guide.

D4 – The northern and rural Municipal Fiscal Circumstances Index (MFCI) measures a municipality's fiscal circumstances relative to other northern and rural municipalities in the province, and ranges from 0 to 10. A lower MFCI corresponds to relatively positive fiscal circumstances, whereas a higher MFCI corresponds to more challenging fiscal circumstances. For additional information see the 2015 OMPF Technical Guide.

D5 – Represents the guaranteed level of support the municipality will receive from the Province through the 2015 OMPF. For additional information see the 2015 OMPF Technical Guide.

D6 – 2014 OMPF allocation.

Note: Provincial funding and other ongoing provincial support initiatives rounded to multiples of $100.

Ontario Ministry of Finance
Provincial-Local Finance Division Issued: November 2014