ERCA Transition Plan – 2021 – 2024

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Significant changes to Conservation Authorities Act (CA Act) were initialized with the Royal Assent of Bill 229, Protect, Support and Recovery From COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), 2020. Since that time, and through the proclamation of specific provisions within the CA Act, as well as the passing of Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 687/21, conservation authorities are required to develop and implement a Transition Plan and establish Agreements to deliver certain programs and services. The overall objective of the Province of Ontario is to ensure that conservation authorities are operating in-line with the prescribed Objects as outlined in the revised CA Act, and to align budgets with Mandatory Programs and Services and Non-Mandatory Programs and Services, as outlined in O. Reg. 686/21. CAs have been afforded the opportunity to meet all of the legislated requirements through a two-phase approach that covers the overall Transition Period, which ends on January 1, 2024.

The following¬† Transition Plan identifies ERCA’s plan to meet the identified outcomes within the allotted time period.