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Q. What changes are being made to the collection of data?

A. Starting with the 2014 Financial Information Return (FIR), the following schedules no longer exist:

PM90 - PERFORMANCE MEASURES: MUNICIPAL INFORMATION

PM91 - PERFORMANCE MEASURES: EFFICIENCY

PM92 - PERFORMANCE MEASURES: EFFECTIVENESS

PM93 - PERFORMANCE MEASURES: NOTES

PM94 - PERFORMANCE MEASURES: QUESTIONS

PM95 - PERFORMANCE MEASURES: CROSS BOUNDARY SERVICE

Q.  Why were these changes made?

A.  The changes were made to reduce the reporting requirement for municipal data that is already available.

Q.  What was the process that led to these changes?

A.  The changes were made under the guidance of an Advisory Committee, which included the following organizations:

  • The Association of Municipalities of Ontario
  • The Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers
  • The Municipal Finance Officers’ Association
  • The Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative
  • The Ontario Good Roads Association

Q.  Are municipalities still required to report performance measures to the ministry?

A.  Not separately.  The Financial Information Return (FIR) collects performance measurement data along with other municipal financial information.  Schedule 80D of the FIR replaces the previous list of measures in Schedules 90-95 of the FIR.

Municipalities are required to submit their FIR to the ministry annually by May 31st

Q.  Are municipalities still required to report their performance measures publicly prior to September 30th?

No.  Data reported in the FIR is posted on the FIR webpage.

The ministry encourages municipalities to independently report performance measures to the public.  An optional reporting template is provided on the ministry webpage which municipalities may use.