May 2, 2007

Building Strong Agencies Through Multi-Year Base And Wage Funding

The 2007 Ontario Budget is providing planned, multi-year increases to boost capacity in the developmental services sector.

This year, agencies will receive $22.2 million for base funding, which will increase by 2 per cent annually for four years. Agencies would have flexibility to use the funds to address cost pressures, including labour, operating and statutory obligations.

In addition, agencies will get $20 million for targeted wage gap funding to address the lowest paid employees in the sector.

Base and wage gap funding will grow to $181 million in 2010/11.

2007-2008

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

($ millions)

Agency Base Budget Increases (2% compounded annually)

22.2

44.8

68.0

95.4

Agency Wage Gap Funding

20.0

40.3

61.0

85.6

Developmental Services Program Enhancements

20.0

20.0

20.0

20.0

Total Increase

62.2

105.1

149.0

201.0



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