Education Development Charges (EDC) 


 2018 - 2023


 2013 - 2018


EDC By-Law Amendment  ‎

2017By-Law (as amended)
2017By-Law Pamphlet
2017Amending By-Law
2017Background Study Report
2016By-Law Pamphlet
2015Background Study Changes
2015Amending By-Law - Notice of Passing
2015By-Law Pamphlet
2015Amending By-Law
2015By-Law (as amended)
2014Background Study Changes
2014Amending By-Law - Notice of Passing
2014By-Law Pamphlet
2014By-Law (as amended)
2014Amending By-Law

Original By-Law  ‎

2018Notice of Public Meetings
2018Background Study Report
2018EDC Policy Review Report
2018Public Meeting Presentation
2018Board Report
2018Board Report
2017Amending By-Law
2013EDC Policy Review Report
2013Background Study (Revised)
2013By-Law - Notice of Passing
2013By-Law Pamphlet

 2009 - 2013


 2004 - 2009

Education Development Charges (EDC) are used by school boards to fund the school site acquisitions and other site related costs that are required to accommodate students from new development within the Region of Halton. Both residential and non-residential development in the Region of Halton are subject to EDC by the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Halton District School Board. Education Development Charges are collected by local municipalities on behalf of the Board, and are payable at the time of building permit issuance.

2018 Education Development Charges (EDC) By-Law

On June 18, 2013, the Board adopted a region-wide 2013 EDC By-Law under the Education Act. This By-Law was a joint undertaking with the Halton District School Board (HDSB).

The 2013 EDC By-Law, which can only be in effect for a maximum of five (5) years, has an effective date range of June 24, 2013 to June 24, 2018. Since its implementation, the 2013 EDC By-Law was amended three (3) times to address increasing land values in Halton Region and to ensure that the deficit is adequately funded.

As previously mentioned, the 2013 EDC By-Law will reach its term on June 24, 2018. A new Background Study is required to update the future land requirements and the EDC for residential and non-residential developments in Halton Region. On March 21, 2018, the Board submitted the Background Study Report and the Policy Review Report to the Ministry of Education for their review, comments, and approval.

On March 23, 2018, the Board hosted the Public Stakeholder Meeting to discuss the contents of the Background Study that lead to the determination of the proposed charges.


In order to pass the new 2018 EDC By-Law, the Board is required to hold three (3) public meetings. Public meeting notices have recently been published in various newspapers across Halton Region.

The three (3) HCDSB public meetings were held at the Catholic Education Centre, located at 802 Drury Lane, Burlington.
  1. ​​​Policy Review Public Meeting, April 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  2. Successor By-Law Public Meeting, April 17, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
  3. By-Law Renewal Public Meeting, May 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

2018 EDC By-Law Passing

Staff had previously anticipated to pass the By-Law on June 19, 2018. However, approvals from the Capital Policy and Programs Branch of the Ministry of Education were delayed. Accordingly, the By-law was later passed at a Special Meeting of the Board on June 28, 2018.


  • By-Law Renewal Passage Meeting (Deferred), June 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • By-Law Passing Passage Meeting, June 28, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.​


2018 EDC By-Law Renewal Public Meeting Presentation

2018 EDC Proposed Passage Board Report​

At its meeting on June 28, 2018, the Halton Catholic District School Board passed the 2018 Education Development Charges (EDC) By-Law.

The approved HCDSB 2018 EDC rates are: 
  • Residential rate: $2,269.00 per dwelling unit
  • Non-residential rate: $0.58 per sq. ft.
The new 2018 EDC By-Law and rates take effect on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.


Please note that our EDC By-Law lapsed on June 23, 2018. This means that EDCs are not payable for any building permits that were issued by the municipalities between Monday, June 25, to Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

EDC Type ​HCDSB 2018 EDC By-Law ​​​HCDSB 2013 EDC By-Law, As Amended 2017 
​Residential ​$2,269/residential unit
(effective date July 4, 2018)
​$2,269.00/residential unit
​Non-residential ​$0.58/square foot ($6.24/square metre) 
(effective date July 4, 2018)
​$0.58/square foot ($6.24/square metre)

Current Education Development Charge Rates 

These EDC rates will be in affect as of Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

Residential ($/residential unit)

  EDC Charge Rate
Halton Catholic District School Board​ $2,269.00 / unit
Halton District School Board​ $4,364.00 / unit
Total $6,633.00 / unit

Non-Residential ($/sq. m. ($/sq. ft.) of gross floor area)

  EDC Charge Rate
Halton Catholic District School Board​ $6.24 ($0.58)
Halton District School Board​ $11.95 ($1.11)
Total $18.19 ($1.69)

For further information on Education Development Charges, please contact: 

Frederick Thibeault 
Senior Manager, Planning Services
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, x107 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​