November 3, 2020


Late last week, the Ontario Ministry of Finance shared with the Municipalities their 2021 allotment of the OMPF. The total fund of $500 million is dispersed to 389 municipalities in Ontario based on their local circumstances, using the same formula as 2020. Each local government in Northern Ontario received a share of the OMPF, totaling $206,624,500.00. This amount is an increase of $700,200 from the previous year. The Board is aware that not all members received an increase; due to the formula, several are receiving less than in 2020.

“We wish to thank the Province for continuing to support Municipalities on the Northeast with an increase to the OMPF allocation,” said FONOM President Danny Whalen. “also, having this information before most budget processes starting is a benefit to members.”

The OMPF allocation is unencumbered funding that Municipal Governments use to offset tax increases to their residents.


FONOM is an association of some 110 districts/municipalities/cities/towns in northeastern Ontario mandated to work for the betterment of municipal government in Northern Ontario and to strive for improved legislation respecting local government in the north. It is a membership-based association that draws its members from northeastern Ontario and is governed by an 11-member board.