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    • Jul
    • 31

    What is the Service?

    Under the Ontario Police Services Act, municipalities are responsible for the provision of adequate and effective Police Services to ensure the safety and security of citizens, businesses and visitors.

    • Jan
    • 26

    2015 OMBI Spring Forum

    Click here for the preliminary program.

    • Nov
    • 3

    2013 Performance Measurement Report – Available Now

    The OMBI Management Committee and Program Office are pleased to deliver the 2013 Performance Measurement Report. The full report can be found in our Resource section here. The report has been broken down to individual Service sections below. Accounts Payable Building Permits and Inspection By-law Enforcement Child Care Clerks Culture Emergency Hostels Emergency Medical Services …

    • Oct
    • 21

    OMBI Announces Dates for Annual Spring Forum

    You asked and we delivered – the 2015 OMBI Spring Forum will be held in Ottawa on Thursday April 30 and Friday May 1, 2015. The Fairmont Chateau Laurier is located in the heart of downtown Ottawa – just minutes from the Parliament Buildings, ByWard Market and the newly renovated Rideau Centre. More information about …

    • Oct
    • 8

    What is the Service?

    The Office of the Clerk is responsible for a variety of corporate, administrative and legislative functions and coordination of all requests received under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).

    • Sep
    • 15

    What is the Service?

    General Revenue refers to support services for receivables owed to the municipality by citizens, businesses and other agencies doing business with the municipality. The goal of General Revenues is to ensure the municipality collects revenue to which it is entitled in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner in order to assist the municipality in exercising …

    • Sep
    • 15

    What is the Service?

    The goal of Fire Services is to protect the life and property of citizens and businesses from fire and other hazards. There are three primary fire safety activities provided in communities.

    • Sep
    • 15

    What is the Service?

    The services provided through emergency hostels/shelters can be viewed as a key point of access to a broad range of social services (by some municipalities). However, emergency hostels are not intended to serve as permanent housing.

    • Sep
    • 15

    What is the Service?

    Libraries are an important resource to meet the changing needs of individuals and communities.

    • Sep
    • 15

    What is the Service?

    Waste Management includes a wide range of collection, disposal, diversion and processing activities for the majority of residential households, and a portion of these services may be provided to businesses.

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