The following is a list of commonly asked questions regarding participation in MBNCanada.
The MBNCanada Board, represented by the Chief Administrative Officers or City Managers from each of the current participating municipalities, will have final approval of new participating municipalities.
Yes, potential new municipalities will be required to complete a “Readiness Assessment”, recognizing a municipality must be a good fit; one that enhances the current MBNCanada program; and adds value to the overall exercise. The assessment addresses:
Yes, new municipalities, regardless of level of government, will be subject to an initial three (3) year term.
It is recommended that new municipalities join MBNCanada after the completion of the annual data call cycle, which typically occurs in the Fall; however, this is negotiable depending on municipality.
Program Fees are approved annually in September by the Board. New municipalities are also subject to a one-time ‘start-up fee’ to support onboarding/orientation and training, technical set-up in the data portal and other related costs. Program fees are billed annually in January of each year. For more information on current fees, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
New municipalities are required to adhere to MBNCanada policies and practices, such as (but not limited to):
The total annual time commitment for a Municipal Lead varies based on their level of participation in committees and initiatives and the availability of other municipal in-house support.
The total time commitment for a Municipal Lead is from ~200-250 hours per year.
A service area expert may spend between 10 – 20 hours per year on all MBNCanada activities.
The total time commitment for an FAP member is between 10-20 hours per year.
MBNCanada encourages a three (3) year phase-in approach for all new municipalities, with the goal of data collection for all service areas being reported by year 4.
For further information, please contact:
Meighan Finlay, Executive Director
Tel: 905-546-2424, Ext. 5779