Introduction - 2016 Budget Summary

In 2015, Regional Council established strategic priorities to enable a more prosperous Niagara. Priorities include:

All of Niagara Region's departments, services and program areas are committed to advancing these priorities, and in doing so, helping Niagara to grow, create attractive places for business and investment, and our residents to thrive through greater opportunities.

Departments will continue to work with Regional Council to implement and manage a system of performance metrics that will demonstrate to staff and residents how we are fostering an environment for economic prosperity in Niagara. Corporate outcome measures include:

Work is in progress to align department performance metrics with Niagara Region’s overall outcome measures. Measures will continue to be adjusted and measured to reflect the region’s local economy.

Organizational Chart

Office of the Chief Adminstrative Officer

  • Corporate Services Department
  • Community Services Department
  • Public Works Department
  • Planning and Development Department
  • Public Health Department

Regional Council Committees

  • Budget Review Committee of the Whole
  • Corporate Services Committee
  • Public Health and Social Services Committee
  • Planning and Development Committee
  • Public Works Committee

Boards and Agencies

  • Court Services (Provincial Offences Act): Ken Beaman, Chair; Joanne Spriet, Associate Director
  • Police Services Board: Councillor Bob Gale, Chair; Kenneth Gansel, Vice Chair
  • Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority: Councillor Bruce Timms, Chair; Councillor Sandy Annunziata, Vice Chair
  • Niagara Regional Housing: Councillor Paul Grenier, Chair; Patrick O'Neill, Vice Chair

Other Supporting Services

  • Auditors - KPMG LLP
  • Fiscal Solicitor - Borden Ladner Gervais
  • Banker - Royal Bank of Canada
  • Fiscal Agents - CIBC World Markets Inc., RBC Capital Markets, National Bank Financial Inc.
  • Insurance Broker - HUB International Ontario Limited

Staff Complement Full Time Equivalents

Regional Department 2014 2015 2016
  Permanent Permanent Temporary Permanent Temporary
Administration          
Chief Administrative Officer 4.0 4.0   4.0  
Corporate Communications 8.0 8.0 1.0 8.0 1.0
Corporate Print and Mail Services 6.0 6.0 1.0 6.3  
Corporate Records 6.0 6.0   6.0  
Human Resources Services 43.7 43.7 5.0 46.0 2.0
Organizational Performance 14.0 13.0   13.0  
Sub-total 81.7 80.7 7.0 83.3 3.0
Corporate Services          
Administrative Services 3.0 3.0   3.0  
Financial Management, Planning and Procurement 59.2 69.1 26.0 68.8 8.2
IT Solutions 53.0 54.0 1.0 54.0  
Legal Services 9.0 10.0 1.0 10.0  
Properties Management 43.2 34.2 4.0 34.8 4.0
Sub-total 167.4 170.3 32.0 170.6 12.2
Community Services          
Commissioner 2.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 1.0
Social Assistance and Employment 189.6 189.6   218.6 3.0
Children's Services 77.9 78.9   78.9  
Seniors Services 813.7 831.0   831.5 6.3
Homelessness Services and Community Engagement 10.6 12.0 31.0 12.0  
Sub-total 1,093.8 1,113.5 32.0 1,143.0 10.3
Economic Development 6.0 6.0   6.0  
Emergency Services          
Emergency Medical Services 316.0 336.0 1.8 330.2 2.5
Emergency Preparedness 2.3 2.3   2.3  
Sub-total 318.3 338.3 1.8 332.5 2.5
Governance          
Clerks Secretariat and Administration 8.0 8.0   8.0  
Members of Council          
Office of the Regional Chair 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 2.0
Sub-total 9.0 9.0 2.0 9.0 2.0
Planning and Development          
Community and Long Range Planning 16.0 18.0 1.0 17.0  
Development Planning 10.0 10.0   12.0  
Infrastructure Planning and Engineering 5.0 5.0   6.0  
Planning and Development Administration 3.0 3.0   3.0  
Sub-total 34.0 36.0 1.0 38.0  
Public Works          
Fleet 20.6 21.6 1.0 21.5 1.0
Transportation Operations 131.0 129.0 2.0 129.1  
Administration 2.0 2.0   2.0  
Transportation - Administration 4.0 5.0   5.0  
Transportation - Engineering 15.0 13.0 1.0 14.0  
Transportation - Planning 11.0 14.0   14.0 2.0
Sub-total 183.6 184.6 4.0 185.6 3.0
Public Health          
Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention 40.2 40.2   40.2  
Clinical Services 73.3 73.3   74.8  
Environmental Health 46.0 46.0   46.0  
Family Health 117.0 115.8   114.1  
Medical 5.0 6.0   6.0  
Mental Health 43.0 43.0   58.5  
Organizational and Foundational Standards 24.5 24.4 1.0 22.9 0.5
Sub-total 349.0 348.7 1.0 362.5 0.7
Sub-total Regional Departments 2,242.8 2,287.1 80.8 2,330.5 33.7
Boards and Agencies          
Court Services 27.0 27.0 3.0 27.0 1.0
Niagara Regional Housing 49.0 49.0 2.6 50.0 2.6
Niagara Regional Police Services 1,017.0 1,018.0   1,002.0  
Sub-total Boards and Agencies 1,093.0 1,094.0 5.6 1,079.0 3.6
Total Tax Supported Programs 3,335.8 3,381.1 86.4 3,409.5 37.3
Water Treatment 101.0 101.0 2.5 101.0 3.0
Wastewater Treatment 134.6 134.6 5.5 134.6 4.0
Waste Management 32.6 32.6 4.0 32.6 2.0
Total Rate Supported Programs 268.2 268.2 12.0 268.2 9.0
Grand Total 3,604.0 3,649.3 98.4 3,677.7 46.3

*Includes in year budget adjustments

 

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