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Budget 2022 Council Report

This report provides a high-level summary and overview of the 2022 Tax and Rate Supported Operating and Capital Budgets, tabled at City Council on November 3, 2021. This report summarizes these budgets at the highest level, while the budget books for each Standing Committee provide detailed changes in each service area.

The 2022 Operating and Capital Budget adheres to Council’s direction of setting an overall municipal tax increase at 3%, and that the rate supported budget be set in accordance with the approved Long Range Financial Plan.

2022 Accrual Budget is to provide a reconciliation between the budget figures that we use in our financial statements versus the budget totals that appear in the budget book.

The 2022 adopted budget was approved by City Council on December 8, 2021.

Budget Report

2022 Budget Adopted Book

The 2022 adopted budget book is provided below:

2022 Budget Book

Table of City Services and Standing Committee reporting structure

City Services and where they report to - Standing Committee Reporting Structure - Budget 2022

Each City service reports to a Standing Committee.  Below is a list of City services, department names and the name of the Standing Committee that each service reports to.  
City Services and Standing Committee Reporting Structure
City Service Department Name Standing Committee Name
Affordable Housing Community and Social Services Department Planning Committee
Office of the Auditor General Office of the Auditor General Audit Committee
Building Code Services Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department Planning Committee
By-Law & Regulatory Services Emergency and Protective Services Department Community & Protective Services Committee
CFO & Treasurer and Business Support Services Finance Services Department Finance & Economic Development Committee
Children's Services Community and Social Services Department Community & Protective Services Committee
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, and Business Support Services - Finance Services Department Finance Services Finance & Economic Development Committee
City Clerk City Clerk Finance & Economic Development Committee
City Manager's Office City Manager's Office Finance & Economic Development Committee
City Solicitor Office Innovative Client Services Department Finance & Economic Development Committee
Committee of Adjustment External Boards and Agencies Specific Board/Agency meeting
Community Recreation & Cultural Programs Recreation, Culture and Facility Services Department Community & Protective Services Committee
Corporate Finance Finance Services Department Finance & Economic Development Committee
Financial Strategies, Planning and Client Service Finance Services Department Finance & Economic Development Committee
Corporate Real Estate Office Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department Finance & Economic Development Committee
Crime Prevention External Boards and Agencies Specific Board/Agency meeting
City Wide Programs, Aquatics, & Specialized Services Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Department Community and Protective Services Committee
Development Review Process (Rural) Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee
Economic Development and Long Range Planning Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department Finance & Economic Development Committee
Elected Officials Elected Officials Finance & Economic Development Committee
Facility Operations Service Recreation, Culture and Facility Services Department Community & Protective Services Committee
Financial Strategies, Planning and Client Service Finance Services Department Finance & Economic Development Committee
Fire Services Emergency and Protective Services Department Community & Protective Services Committee
Fleet Services  Innovative Client Services Department Transportation Committee
Forestry Public Works and Environmental Services Department Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management- Tax Supported
General Manager & Business Support Services- Emergency & Protective Services Emergency and Protective Services Department Community & Protective Services Committee
General Manager & Business Support Services- Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department Finance & Economic Development Committee
General Manager & Business Support Services- Recreation Culture and Facility Services Recreation Culture and Facility Services Department Community & Protective Services Committee
General Manager & Business Support- Services Social Services Community and Social Services Department Community & Protective Services Committee
Housing Community and Social Services Department Community & Protective Services Committee
Human Resources Innovative Client Services Department Finance & Economic Development Committee
Information Technology Services Innovative Client Services Department IT Sub Committee
Infrastructure Services Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management-Tax Supported
Light Rail Planning and Implementation Program Transportation Services Department Finance & Economic Development Committee
Long Range Planning Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department Planning Committee
Long Term Care Community and Social Services Department Community & Protective Services Committee
Non Departmental Finance Services Department Finance & Economic Development Committee
Office of the Auditor General Office of the Auditor General Audit Committee
Ottawa Police Service External Boards & Agencies Specific Board/Agency meeting
Ottawa Public Health External Boards & Agencies Specific Board/Agency meeting
Ottawa Public Library External Boards & Agencies Specific Board/Agency meeting
Paramedic Service Emergency and Protective Services Department Community & Protective Services Committee
Parking Services Transportation Services Department Transportation Committee
Parks Public Works and Environmental Services Department Community & Protective Services Committee
Parks & Facilities Planning Recreation Culture and Facility Services Department Community & Protective Services Committee
Partner and Stakeholder Initiatives Community and Social Services Department Community & Protective Services Committee
Payroll Finance Services Department Finance and Economic Development Committee
Planning Services Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department Planning Committee
Public Information and Media Relations Innovative Client Services Department Finance & Economic Development Committee
Public Policy Development - Emergency and Protective Services Emergency and Protective Services Department Community & Protective Services Committee
Revenue  Services Finance Services Department Finance & Economic Development Committee
Resiliency and Natural Systems Policy Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management-Tax Supported
Right of Way, Heritage and Urban Design Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department Planning Committee
Roads Services Transportation Services Department Transportation Committee
Rural Affairs Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
Security & Emergency Management Emergency and Protective Services Department Community & Protective Services Committee
Service Ottawa Innovative Client Services Department Finance & Economic Development Committee
Service Transformation Innovative Client Services Department Finance & Economic Development Committee
Social Services Community and Social Services Department Community & Protective Services 
Solid Waste Services Public Works & Environmental Services Department Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management-Tax Supported
Stormwater Services Public Works & Environmental Services Department Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management-Rate Supported
Supply Services Innovative Client Services Department Finance & Economic Development Committee
Traffic Services Public Works & Environmental Services Department Transportation Committee
Transit  Transportation Services Department External Boards & Agencies
Transportation Planning Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department Transportation Committee
Water Services Public Works and Environmental Services Department Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management-Rate Supported
Wastewater Services Public Works & Environmental Services Department Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management-Rate Supported

How does the City compare with other municipalities

Find out how the City budget affects your property taxes, and what your taxes pay for.

How the City of Ottawa compares

Taxation increases for major Canadian cities 2012 to 2022
City 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Cumulative Total Compounded Total
Ottawa 2.39% 2.09% 1.91% 2.00% 2.00% 2.00% 2.00% 3.00% 3.00% 3.00% 3.00% 26.39% 22.33%
Toronto 2.50% 2.00% 2.23% 2.75% 1.30% 3.29% 2.91% 3.58% 2.00% 0.51% 2.90% 25.97% 24.94%
Edmonton 5.39% 3.30% 4.92% 5.70% 4.10% 3.10% 3.20% 2.60% 2.08% 0.00% 1.90% 34.69% 37.91%
Calgary 6.00% 5.50% 5.00%* 4.20% 6.10% 0.00% 3.80% 3.45% 1.50% -1.66% 3.61% 32.50% 41.49%
Vancouver 2.84% 2.00% 1.90% 2.40% 2.30% 3.90% 4.24% 4.50% 8.20% 5.00% 6.35% 43.63% 37.12%