Our Commitment to Continuous Improvement and Cost Savings
Finding Ways to Save Money and Minimize Impacts to Residents
We strive to continue to demonstrate our commitment to providing services that are effective and efficient, which provide value for your tax dollars. This commitment ensures that we remain innovative in order to improve community outcomes.
We developed a Continuous Improvement Program to ensure client needs and user experiences are the focus of improvement initiatives which help to save and avoid costs. It also ensures that services are delivered effectively and in the most efficient manner possible – reducing the need for increased taxes on residents and businesses in Peel.
Over the past four years, there has been a cumulative cost savings totalling $52.9 million for tax-supported programs and over $12.8 million for the utility rate supported programs.
Over the last year, 22 improvement initiatives were completed – with cost savings of over $7.2 million and cost avoidance of $3.69 million. Some of the initiatives completed include:
- Reducing $333K in costs for contracted services for office facility operations and maintenance;
- Finding reductions of over $550K annually in Disease Prevention and Early Growth and Development without affecting current service levels.
- Achieving $365K cost avoidance for street lighting by improving lighting conditions and reducing energy consumption and electrical demand; and,
- Achieving $2.9M cost avoidance in water and wastewater management through Alternate Locate agreements implemented in 2018;
We are continually looking for ways to eliminate waste, optimize value for the taxpayer and improve community outcomes through a robust continuous improvement program. Savings to date demonstrate this strong commitment. The financial benefits achieved from the program are reflected in the 2018 Continuous Improvement report to Council on Jan. 10, 2019.