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Annual report

The City of Ottawa provides services which enhance citizens’ lives, and the Annual Reports explain goals and priorities for delivery of services, programs and infrastructure. 

2016 City of Ottawa annual report

City of Ottawa Annual Report 2016 [ PDF - 2.9 MB ]

  • A statement prepared by City staff and reviewed by a set of independent external auditors outlining the City's financial position and financial activities for a particular year.

2015 City of Ottawa Annual Report

City of Ottawa Annual Report 2015 [ PDF - 2.6 MB ]

  • A statement prepared by City staff and reviewed by a set of independent external auditors outlining the City's financial position and financial activities for a particular year.

2014 City of Ottawa Annual Report

City of Ottawa Annual Report 2014 [ PDF - 1.19 MB ]

  • A statement prepared by City staff and reviewed by a set of independent external auditors outlining the City's financial position and financial activities for a particular year.

2013 City of Ottawa Annual Report

City of Ottawa Annual Report 2013 [ PDF - 872 KB ]

  • A statement prepared by City staff and reviewed by a set of independent external auditors outlining the City's financial position and financial activities for a particular year.

2012 City of Ottawa Annual Report

City of Ottawa Annual Report 2012 [ PDF - 733 KB ]

  • A statement prepared by City staff and reviewed by a set of independent external auditors outlining the City's financial position and financial activities for a particular year.

2010 City of Ottawa Annual Report

2010 City of Ottawa Management Report (PDF – 269 KB)

Consolidated Financial Statements (PDF – 277 KB)

On June 8, 2011, Council approved the City of Ottawa’s 2010 Consolidated Financial Statements, as required by the Municipal Act, 2001.

In an effort to cultivate a culture of fiscal responsibility and to get the most out of taxpayers’ dollars, the City of Ottawa will be presenting this and future Annual Reports on the City’s website and will no longer publish printed hard copy booklets. By taking this decision, we have saved approximately $45,000. This is but one example of cost cutting measures that the City of Ottawa is taking to find savings which will help us secure a sustainable and affordable future.

Reference copies of the Consolidated Financial Statements [ PDF 277 KB ] and Management Report [ PDF 269 KB ] are available at Ottawa Public Library branches across the city. Please contact 3-1-1 should you require an alternate format.

Highlights from 2010 include:

  • Completed $172 million of construction for new roads as part of the Economic Stimulus Funding program,
  • Rolled out the Green Bin program to over 230,000 homes
  • Council approved the Ottawa River Action Plan
  • Received the International Festivals and Events Association’s 2010 World Festival and Event City Award
  • Received $10 million in federal funding to help cover costs related to hosting large-scale national and international events
  • Council approved Lansdowne Partnership Plan
  • Secured $600 million in federal funding for the Light Rail Transit plan
  • Ontario Ministry of the Environment approved the Environmental Assessment
  • for the Light Rail Transit plan
  • Refreshed the City of Ottawa’s web site home page
  • Created “Traffic Twitter” offering real time traffic updates on Twitter
  • Welcomed new Fire Chief John DeHooge
  • Opened Ottawa Paramedics open its new state-of-the-art Central Ambulance Communications Centre
  • City employees raised a record-breaking $600,400 for the 2010 United Way/Centraide campaign
  • Dr. Isra Levy, City’s Medical Officer, received Ottawa Physician of the Year Award from the Academy of Medicine of Ottawa

2009 City of Ottawa Annual Report

2009 City of Ottawa Annual Report
[PDF Version – 4 MB]

Entitled Strengthening the Foundation. Building the Future., the 2009 Annual Report provides highlights of key initiatives and accomplishments that the City undertook during a year in which global events continued to affect economies and communities across Canada and around the world.

Compared to other major Canadian municipalities, the global recession had less of an impact on Ottawa. This was due largely to low interest rates, a steady local employment rate and population growth -- all of which contributed to strengthening Ottawa’s economy.

Highlights of the 2009 Annual Report include:

  • a triple-A rating from Moody’s at the end of 2009;
  • the investment of over $400 million of economic stimulus funding in roads, transit, pedestrian and cycling projects as well as improvements to community and recreational facilities;
  • the completion of the Mid-term Governance Review by City Council in June 2009 which resulted in strengthened financial management accountability and improved processes needed to oversee large-scale investments and long-term financial planning;
  • the completion of a management structure realignment in early 2009 to meet the demands of Ottawa residents and deliver responsive and timely services;
  • the approval of Light Rail Transit as the technology for Ottawa’s rapid transit expansion;
  • the completion of the Downtown Ottawa Transit Tunnel Planning and Environmental Assessment Study to develop a 12.5 kilometre light rail transit route - including a 3.2 kilometre-long tunnel – through the downtown core;
  • the initiation of the formal process to transform and redevelop Lansdowne Park;
  • reaching a significant milestone when Ottawa’s population surpassed 900,000, a 13 per cent increase in over a decade;
  • the establishment of the Ottawa River Action Plan to improve the overall health of the watershed; and
  • the unprecedented response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic by distributing vaccine to 53 per cent of the city’s population.

The 2009 City of Ottawa Annual Report is also available in both printed and CD formats at Client Service Centres and Ottawa Public Library branches across the city.