2021 Education Development Charges Review
The Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) and the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) have education development charge (EDC) by-laws in place in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo that are set to expire on May 31 of 2021.
EDCs are a revenue source, for school boards that qualify, to purchase and develop land for new schools. EDCs are meant as a funding mechanism for boards that are experiencing a growth-related accommodation need in their jurisdiction. In order to renew their by-laws each Board must follow certain processes and guidelines as required by provincial legislation.
The WCDSB and WRDSB will conduct virtual joint statutory public meetings on the following dates. Connection information will be posted online closer to the meeting dates. Individuals wishing to appear as delegations before the Boards are requested to contact the board at email@example.com to pre-register prior to April 19th or May 10th to facilitate access to the virtual meeting platform.
- Meeting #1 – April 19, 2021, 7:30pm – Joint Public Meeting (WCDSB/WRDSB) – Live Stream Link
- Meeting #2 – April 19, 2021, 8:00pm – Joint Public Meeting (WCDSB/WRDSB) – Live Stream Link
- Meeting #3 – May 10, 2021, 7:30pm – Joint Public Meeting – By-law Passage (WCDSB/WRDSB)
Meeting #1 – Policy Review Public Meeting
The purpose of the first meeting will be to review the current EDC policies of both Boards and to solicit public input.
Meeting #2 – Successor By-Law Public Meeting
The purpose of the second public meeting is to consider the continued imposition of EDCs in the Region of Waterloo, the successor by-laws and to inform the public generally about the EDC proposal of each Board.
Meeting #3 – Consideration of By-Law Adoption
The purpose of the third public meeting is to consider the enactment of successor EDC by-laws in the Region of Waterloo.
Education Development Charges By-Law 2016
Effective June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2021.
Please note that the by-law may be amended on an annual basis.
- New Residential Rate: $653 per unit
- New Non-Residential Rate: $0.32 per square foot
All permits issued on or after June 1, 2016 will be subject to these rates – this includes all permits certified by the WCDSB that are not paid prior to May 31, 2016.
EDC Information Pamphlet
2016 Education Development Charges Background Study