CIF Operations Plans

The CIF Operations Plan (Plan) is developed on an annual basis to meet the objectives set out in the Fund’s current Three-Year Strategic Plan and as agreed to periodically by the program partners and approved by RPRA.

The CIF’s original strategic plan was developed in 2007 prior to initiation of the Fund. Over the years, the CIF’s focus and priorities have changed to reflect varying directives from the Fund partners, WDO (now RPRA) and MIPC.

Consulting on a new CIF Strategic Plan

In the summer of 2018, CIF initiated a consultation process to develop a new strategic plan for the Fund as the  Three Year Strategic Plan (2016-2018) drew to a close. The initial phase of the consultation process was completed at the time of preparation of the 2019 CIF Operations Plan and feedback from that process was reflected in its development. Initial feedback from stakeholders suggests a different set of emerging priorities compared with three years ago. The CIF’s new strategic plan is currently underway, however priorities reflected by stakeholders in the initial consultation are as follows:

  • Collective efforts to prepare municipalities for Blue Box program transition
  • Collective efforts to stabilize and develop sustainable domestic markets
  • Centralized collection and processing initiatives that generate savings
  • General guidance and assistance to municipalities
  • Waste composition studies and data analysis activities.

The 2019 CIF Operations Plan

This year’s Plan reflects the priorities communicated by Fund stakeholders through the consultation process currently under way for the Fund’s new strategic plan. The 2019 CIF Operations Plan reflects the desire of stakeholders to focus CIF resources towards supporting efforts to transition the BBPP to a Full Producer Responsibility (FPR) scheme under the Waste Free Ontario Act, 2016 (WFOA).

The 2019 Plan also recognizes the desire of stakeholders to maintain the operation of the CIF and continue to provide services at least until the transition of the BBPP is complete. Finally the Plan recognizes the obligation of the CIF to fulfill its mandate under the BBPP until it is wound down or amended.

Collective actions funded by the CIF will include:

  • Market research & development
  • Centralized cost savings initiatives
  • New collection and processing technologies research & development
  • Waste composition studies
  • Performance analytics and better practices research
  •  Transitional support.

The Plan provides for individual programs and operators to continue to receive knowledge-sharing support services and guidance to assist in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of programs, including:

  • Procurement and contract management support services
  • Working groups
  • Training
  • Outreach services.

Please review the 2019 CIF Operations Plan and the January 28 Operations Plan blog for additional details.