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 (Draft)
2018EDC Policy Review Report (Draft)
2018EDC By-Law (Draft)
2018Public Meeting Presentation
2018Public Meeting Presentation
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.

All HCDSB public meetings will be held at the Catholic Education Centre, located at 802 Drury Lane, Burlington.

Policy Review Public Meeting
April 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Successor By-Law Public Meeting
April 17, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
By-Law Public Meeting
May 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

It should be noted that staff had previously anticipated that the Board would be able to pass the By-Law on May 15, 2018. The Capital Policy and Programs Branch of the Ministry of Education has advised that the Ministry will not be providing any EDC By-Law approvals prior to the completion of the Provincial election. Ministry approval is required prior to the Board being able to renew their By-Law.

The By-Law passage will therefore be postponed until the June 19, 2018, Regular Meeting of the Board, where staff will present Trustees with an Action Report. The new charges will take effect five (5) days after the passage, on June 25, 2018. Please note that this delay will not impact the ability of the Board to collect EDC charges.

2018 EDC By-Law Renewal Public Meeting Presentation

Following the passage of the 2018 EDC By-Law, the Board will notify the public and stakeholders of the results.

The draft Halton Catholic District School Board EDC rates for the 2018 EDC By-Law are proposed to be as follows:

EDC Type ​HCDSB 2018 EDC By-Law ​​​HCDSB 2013 EDC By-Law, As Amended 2017 
​Residential ​$3,648/residential unit
(effective June 25, 2018)
​$2,269.00/residential unit
​Non-residential ​$0.83/square foot ($8.93/square metre) 
(effective June 25, 2018)
​$0.58/square foot ($6.24/square metre)


Current Education Development Charge Rates 

The current EDC rates for both the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Halton District School Board are as follows:

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 Administrator, Planning Services
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, x107 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​