About CIF

The Continuous Improvement Fund (CIF) is a partnership between the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), the City of Toronto, Stewardship Ontario (SO) and the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (formerly Waste Diversion Ontario – WDO). The CIF commenced operations on May 1, 2008 under a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by the program partners, operating as a committee of WDO.

The CIF’s mandate is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Ontario’s municipal blue box Programs. This mandate is fulfilled through the provision of funding, technical support and training to aid municipalities and program stakeholders in the identification and development of best practices and technological and market based solutions that lead to program improvements.

For more information

Find out about the CIF activities: CIF 2013-2014 Update and CIF 2008 to 2013 Review. Learn also about current and prior year plans: CIF Operations Plans

Reports and key findings of CIF-funded projects are available on the “Projects” page of this website.

Strategic Priorities

Each year the CIF develops an operations plan to meet the objectives established in the Strategic Plan. Read more about the strategic priorities for each year below.