City Manager’s Office budget

The City Manager’s Office makes up 1.4% of the City’s budget. In 2022, the City is increasing the City Manager’s Office operating budget by $1.4 million

Download a copy of the City Manager’s Office budget.


To lead, support and promote innovation, collaboration, accountability and partnerships. We drive performance excellence across the organization, lead by example in strategic risk taking and ensure the City’s long-term prosperity is protected.

The services we provide

  • Strategic leadership through the Internal Audit, Legal Services and Strategic Initiatives divisions
  • The City Manager’s Office co-ordinates efforts across all five City departments to ensure alignment with all of the City’s key plans, including the Strategic Plan, the Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and corporate policies
  • Within the Office of Emergency Management, services include:
    • Development and maintenance of emergency plans, policies, and procedures
    • Development and delivery of municipal training and exercise programs to internal and external stakeholders based on the City’s identified risks
    • Operation of the City’s Emergency Operations Centre – incident co-ordination and communications
    • Emergency preparedness public education and community outreach
    • Business Continuity Management services

Interesting facts about this service

  • Legal Services spent close to 2,500 hours in 2020 advising on COVID-19 matters, drafting a new Mandatory Face Mask By-law and playing a key role in ensuring compliance with COVID-19-related legislation and regulations
  • Strategic Initiatives is leading the implementation of the Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and the advancement of the City’s equity, diversity, and inclusion goals
  • The Service Area elevates business acumen throughout the corporation, co-ordinates intergovernmental relations and advocacy activities with other levels of government and plays a role in the City’s waterfront, including the development of Lakeview Village
  • Emergency Management dealt with 19 incidents in 2020 representing five different hazard types
  • Emergency Management prepares the City to respond and recover from almost 40 different potential hazards