The Constituency Services and Office Budget Policy guides Councillors' expenditures in performing their diverse roles and in representing their constituents. Expense reports are updated quarterly.
Reports and policy regarding Councillors' expenses funded from the Council General Expense Budget. Expense reports are updated quarterly.
Members of Council may accept donations to community events that they organize, provided they are held on a specific date or series of dates. Payment for travel and certain other gifts are also permissible. All donations and gifts are reported by Members and are listed on the Integrity Commissioner website.
Councillors who fulfill an official capacity with a municipal organization of which the City is a member are reimbursed from the Council Business Travel Budget for their travel costs related to Board and Committee meetings. Reports detailing business travel expenses are updated quarterly.
Council has directed that legal fees for Members of Council are payable from the Council General Expense Budget. More information on legal expenses
City Council has directed that any Member of Council who attends an out-of-province conference be required to submit a report to the City Clerk on the specific meetings and conferences attended, with confirmation as to whether they remained for each session. Reports are posted along with travel expenses.
An annual report on remuneration and expenses of Members of Council and of Council appointees to agencies, boards, commissions, corporations and other special purpose bodies is provided to Council each year.