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2022 FIR Awards

February 1, 2024

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is pleased to announce the 15 winners of this year’s Financial Information Return (FIR) Awards. These municipalities are being recognized for their efforts and contribution in ensuring that timely, reliable, and accurate financial information was submitted for the 2022 Financial Information Return. Congratulations to:   Township of Dawson […]

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Preview of 2023 Financial Information Return

October 13, 2023

NEW! A preview of the 2023 Financial Information Return in PDF format is now available. The Financial Information Return (FIR) template is updated annually to ensure data collected remains relevant and reliable. The 2023 FIR has been updated to align with changes to Public Sector Accounting Standards and stakeholder data needs. The purpose of posting […]

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GO Secure Upgraded

February 23, 2023

The Government of Ontario’s secure login gateway GO Secure has been upgraded. The new secure login is now called OPS BPS Secure. All existing GO Secure accounts have been migrated to OPS BPS Secure. Users who previously registered for a GO Secure account DO NOT need to register for a new OPS BPS Secure account. […]

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SMART VIEW UPGRADE – VERSION 22.100

February 23, 2023

A new version of Smart View (Version 22.100) is available for downloading. It is recommended that all Smart FIR users download and install the new version. (Please note that older versions of Smart View must be uninstalled first.) A link to the new version is provided here: Download Smart View Version 22.100 Please read the […]

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2021 FIR Awards

September 19, 2022

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is pleased to announce the 15 winners of this year’s Financial Information Return (FIR) Awards. These municipalities are being recognized for their efforts and contribution in ensuring that timely, reliable, and accurate financial information was submitted for the 2021 Financial Information Return. Congratulations to: Township of Dawson Township […]

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2020 FIR Awards

August 9, 2021

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is pleased to announce the winners of the Financial Information Return (FIR) Awards. These municipalities are being recognized for their efforts in ensuring that timely, reliable and accurate financial information was submitted for the 2020 Financial Information Return. Congratulations to: Baldwin Tp (5228) Callander M (4966) Carleton Place […]

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Reporting COVID-19 Expenses

March 1, 2021

This document provides guidance on the reporting of COVID-19 pandemic related expenses in the 2020 Financial Information Return (FIR).

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