CIF Strategic Plan Consultation 2018

Consulting on a New CIF Strategic Plan

The CIF Governing Committee has asked for development of a new Strategic Plan to replace our current plan expiring December 31, 2018. To ensure that the plan meets the needs of all CIF stakeholders, the CIF is seeking input on its development through the summer and early fall of 2018.

This webpage will be a key source of information about topics of concern and timelines for providing feedback. Please bookmark this page and return often.

Multi-Phased Strategic Plan Development Process

The CIF will be developing a new strategic plan in a series of four steps. Recognizing that the timelines are tight, we seek your timely input on key issues of concern and will make every effort to enable you to provide input, conveniently and quickly.

Step 1

Stakeholder consultation period: Multi-channel input for all stakeholders
(Q3 2018)

Step 2

Draft Strategic Plan Development
(Q4 2018)

Step 3

Comment Period on Draft Strategic Plan
(Q4 2018)

Step 4

Finalize New Strategic Plan
(Q1 2019)

More on Step 1: Consultation Input Period (Q3 2018)

To promote broad and convenient consultation, we are establishing multiple channels for input, including:

Channel 1: Consultation via direct contact with organizations, advocacy and membership associations

Stakeholder groups will determine the level of engagement desired with their members, e.g. contact with: group management only, staff only, survey, email, teleconference or live presentations.

Channel 2: Consultation with individuals

We welcome input from all individuals. Online surveys completed by the September 21st deadline are currently being evaluated.

For More Information

We welcome your input and your questions. Please get in touch with Consultation Lead Gary Everett by email or telephone 519-533-1939


Operating since 2008, the Continuous Improvement Fund 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’s mandate is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Ontario’s municipal Blue Box Programs through funding, technical support and skills development intended to aid municipalities and program stakeholders in the identification and implementation of best practices, technological and market based solutions.

To date, the CIF has processed and evaluated over 1,000 project proposals and provided over $60 million to co-fund the completion of more than 700 projects with a combined value exceeding $140 million.

Since inception, the CIF has operated under a series of evolving strategic plans that identified long term priorities achieved via annual operations plans. The current CIF strategic plan focuses on:

  • maximizing individual and systemic program cost-effectiveness, program performance and/or increased diversion of Blue Box materials;
  • results that could be implemented across multiple municipalities and/or represented collaborative efforts amongst multiple municipalities to optimize program performance; and
  • generating quantifiable and positive results.