2014 Budget Overview

Region of Waterloo 2014 Budget

Regional Council approved a 2014 tax increase of 1.86 per cent.  This year's budget will help meet increasing needs in service areas like: childcare subsidies; seniors' services; bus service in Cambridge; Mobility plus; Ontario Works discretionary benefits and ambulance service.  The increase of 1.05 per cent for Regional services and 0.81 per cent for Police services will impact the average household by $32.38.

Click on the image to the right to see how your Regional tax dollars are spent.

2014 Budget infographic 

Archived information related to the Region of Waterloo's prior year Budget & Financial Statements is also available.

2014 Program Budget Book (4.6MB)

2014 Budget Issue Papers







October 9, 2013 - Budget Overview Session
November 20, 2013 - Detailed Budget Review November 20, 2013 - Public Input Session *

December 11, 2013 - Detailed Budget Review

December 11, 2013 - Public Input Session * 

January 7, 2014 - Public Input Session *

 January 15, 2014 - Final Budget Day

* If you wish to register as a delegation to any of the Public Input sessions on the 2014 Regional budget, please contact the Regional Clerk's Office at 519-575-4420.  If you would like additional information about public input meetings, go to:


Should you require further information on the budget process or have specific budget questions, please contact:

Cheryl Braan
Manager, Budgets & Performance Measurement


Performance Measurement

The Region is an active member of the Ontario Municipal CAO's Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI).  OMBI is a partnership project that promotes service excellence in municipal government by acting as a catalyst for the sharing of performance statistics and adoption of better business practices.  The Region also participates in the Provincially mandated, Municipal Performance Measurement Program (MPMP).  These service measures cover a select set of services including Police, Roads, Water, Wastewater, Solid Waste and Libraries.




 Performance Benchmarking Report Summary
 2011 Performance Benchmarking Report Summary


 Performance Benchmarking Report


 2009 Performance Benchmarking Report Summary
 2008 Performance Benchmarking Report Summary
 2007 Performance Benchmarking Report Summary
 2006 Performance Benchmarking Report Summary
 2005 Performance Benchmarking Report Summary


Performance Measurement at the Region of Waterloo


Region of Waterloo Finance and Purchasing
General Inquiries
4/F, 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

Phone: 519-575-4704 or 519-575-4490
TTY: 519-575-4608

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