Beneficial Reports

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A Slice of Affordable Housing for Seniors in Ontario may be Diminishing: Assessing the Impacts of Social Housing End Dates for Senior Projects
The Housing Services Corporation (HSC) in conjunction with the OMKN, has prepared a new report that outlines the looming growth of Ontario’s seniors population. The report outlines government programs and services for seniors, assesses the issue of seniors’ housing affordability in light of the ending of project level federal operating agreements and makes recommendations to governments and housing providers related to these issues. (May 2014)

2012 Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI) Report
The recently released  Report compares and presents performance measurement results in 36 key areas in participating municipalities in  Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta

Municipal Resource Directory (MRD)
The Leadership Excellence Advancement Pilot Project has developed a Municipal Resource Directory which consolidates a variety of municipally-targeted programs and services in Ontario, in a single document. (August 2013)

Best Practices in Local Food: A Guide for Municipalities
The Local Food Resource Guide serves as a tool to enable municipalities to identify, develop and support dynamic local food initiatives and to promote evidence-based decision making regarding local food goals and targets. (August 2013)

Performance Measurement Resources (PMR)
PMR provide economic development organizations with the knowledge and skills to identify long term outcomes, to decide on appropriate measures, and to track the achievement of these outcomes. (August 2013)

East Gwillimbury Social Media Strategy
There has been a dramatic shift in the process of sharing information and social media are at the centre of this shift, where the process steers away from the traditional one-to-many model of communicating with mass audiences. (November 2012)

Social Housing End Dates in Ontario
Assessing Impacts and Promoting Good Practices. (October 2012)

Town of Collingwood Succession Planning
This is a case study in successful succession planning and talent management. (October 2012)

Hastings County Succession Planning
This is a case study in successful succession planning and talent management. (October 2012)

Safe Drinking Water Act Standard of Care
City of Hamilton Standard of Care Training for Owners and Managers – Safe Drinking Water Act. (October 2012)

Measuring Customer Value And Satisfaction For Parks And Recreation
This manual is intended to support municipal parks and recreation providers in measuring customer value and satisfaction and tracking key performance indicators. (September 2012)

Leadership Excellence Advancement Pilot Project
The report highlights that emerging demographic and economic trends are compounding increased retirements and skills shortages, creating a leadership gap. (May 2012)

Local Truck Routes: A Guide for Municipal Officials
Although the national and international movements of freight are beyond the jurisdiction of a municipality, local governments have an important opportunity to facilitate safe and efficient trucking in their communities. (December 2011)

Leading Practices in Municipal Procurement
To coincide with the increased attention in Broader Public Sector procurement from policy-makers and the media, the OMKN partnered with PPI Consulting Limited to research and document leading practices in municipal procurement. (July 2011)



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