O. Reg. 137/13: GENERAL

Link to law: http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r13137
Published: 2013-04-17

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ontario regulation 137/13

made under the

Child and Family Services Act

Made: March 27, 2013
Filed: April 17, 2013
Published on e-Laws: April 17, 2013
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: May 4, 2013


Amending Reg. 70 of R.R.O. 1990

(GENERAL)

1. (1) The heading immediately before section 14 of Regulation 70 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is revoked and the following substituted:

Budgets — Approved Agencies other than Societies

(2) Subsection 14 (1) of the Regulation is amended by adding “Subject to subsection (13)” at the beginning.

(3) Subsection 14 (5) of the Regulation is amended by adding “Subject to subsection (13)” at the beginning.

(4) Subsection 14 (8) of the Regulation is amended by adding “Subject to subsection (13)” at the beginning.

(5) Section 14 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsection:

(13) This section applies to approved agencies other than societies.

2. (1) The heading immediately before section 15 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Payments and Adjustments for Approved Agencies other than Societies

(2) Subsection 15 (1) of the Regulation is amended by adding “Subject to subsection (6)” at the beginning.

(3) Section 15 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsection:

(6) This section applies to approved agencies other than societies.  

3. The Regulation is amended by adding the following sections:

Budgets — Societies

15.1 (1) On a date fixed by the Minister, the Minister shall provide each society with an approved budget allocation.

(2) The Minister shall determine the approved budget allocations in accordance with a funding model developed by the Minister.

(3) After receiving its approved budget allocation, each society shall submit to the Minister, on or before a date specified by the Minister, a plan for spending the budget allocation in a form specified by the Minister.

(4) A society’s plan for spending the budget allocation shall not exceed the approved budget allocation for the society.

Payments and Adjustments for Societies

15.2 (1) An amount paid to a society under this Part shall not exceed the amount of the approved budget allocation and shall be expended by the society solely in performing its functions under subsection 15 (3) of the Act.

(2) Before the budget allocation of a society has been approved for a fiscal year, amounts may be paid to it for that fiscal year, based on the approved budget allocation for the preceding year.

(3) An amount payable under this Part may be paid in advance.

(4) An amount paid under this Part may be adjusted by the Minister upon receipt of the annual financial statement and the reconciliation report of the society required under section 5.

(5) The amount of an adjustment to an approved budget allocation,

(a) shall be refunded by the society to Ontario when Ontario so requests; or

(b) shall be taken into account in determining the approved budget allocation for the subsequent fiscal year.

Accountability Agreements — Societies

15.3 (1) Every society shall enter into an accountability agreement with the Minister as a term and condition of funding.

(2) The term of an accountability agreement shall be for at least one of the Ministry’s fiscal years but may be for a longer term as specified by the Minister.

(3) The board of directors of the society shall approve the accountability agreement.

(4) An accountability agreement shall include a requirement that the society operate within its approved budget allocation.

(5) An accountability agreement may also include the following:

1. A requirement that the society report information that the Minister requests and that it does so in a form approved by the Minister and on a date fixed by the Minister. 

2. Performance goals, objectives and obligations for the society.

3. Performance standards, targets and measures for the society.

4. A performance management process for the society.

5. Such other terms related to service quality, good governance, fiscal responsibility and achieving value for money through efficient and effective service delivery, as determined to be necessary by the Minister.

(6) If the Minister and a society cannot reach an agreement by a date determined by the Minister, the Minister may set the terms of the agreement and such an agreement is deemed to be an accountability agreement for the purposes of this section.

4. The Regulation is amended by adding the following heading immediately before section 16:

Executive Committee By-law

Commencement

5. This Regulation comes into force on the later of April 1, 2013 and the day this Regulation is filed.

 

 

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