In 2019/2020 the province amended the Conservation Authorities Act. The amendments were designed to ensure that Conservation Authorities focus and deliver on their mandates of protecting people and property from flooding and other natural hazards, and conserving natural resources.
In October 2021 the province released new regulations that provide further detailed direction on how to implement the amendments.
Ontario Regulation 686/21 | Mandatory Programs and Services:
- Prescribes the mandatory programs and services Conservation Authorities would be required to provide.
Ontario Regulation 687/21 | Transition Plans and Agreements for Programs and Services Under Section 21.1.2 of the Act:
- Requires each Conservation Authority to have a ‘transition plan’ to outline the steps to be taken to develop an inventory of programs and services and to enter into agreements with participating municipalities to fund non-mandatory programs and services through a municipal levy, among other things.
- Establishes the transition period to enter into those agreements.
This web-page has been established to make available materials Otonabee Conservation has developed to meet the requirements of the regulations and to keep the reader informed of our progress in fulfilling the regulatory obligations. The materials have been organized in chronological order.
Transition Plan and Letter – Available now under ‘Downloads’
Program & Service Inventory Version 3.0 – Available now under ‘Downloads’
July 1, 2022, October 1, 2022, and January 1, 2023 Progress Reports – Available now under ‘Downloads’
Bill 23 | More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022
Conservation Authority Submission in response to Bill 23
On November 17, 2022, Otonabee Conservation and nine other Eastern Ontario Conservation Authorities submitted a collective response to Bill 23.