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 28, 2013, the Board adopted a region-wide 2018 Education Development Charges By-Law under the Education Act. This By-Law was a joint undertaking with the Halton District School Board (HDSB).

As the Ministry of Education and the Province were undertaking a review of the EDC Legislation, the 2018 Education Development Charges By-Law was only approved for a one (1) year period, being July 4, 2018 to July 3, 2019.

A new Background Study was developed as part of the 2018 EDC By-law review. 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. The following are the final documents associated to the approved 2018 EDC By-law:

Current Education Development Charge Rates

The 2018 EDC rates took effect on 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)


2019 Education Development Charges By-Law Amendment 

On March 29, 2019, the Government of Ontario issued Ontario Regulation 55/19 which amended Ontario Regulation 20/98 to partially relax the previous freeze to increasing the EDC levies.
The Province has implemented a phased-in rate increase whereby a school board can increase its existing residential EDC rate to a maximum of $300 or by 5% annually to the existing rate (the greatest of both) as well as increase its non-residential EDC rate by 5% of the existing rate annually to the previous year’s rate.
The proposed EDC rates in the HCDSB 2018 EDC Background Study was $3,648 per residential dwelling unit and $0.83 per square foot of non-residential gross floor area.
Under the recently amended legislation, each Board is permitted to increase its residential EDC rate by $300 over the existing rate and its non-residential rate by 5% over the existing rate. The Board is proposing to implement these increases.
The table below provides the proposed phase-in rates for the Board’s 2018 EDC By-law over the five (5) year life of the by-law:
By-Law Charge 
Study Amount
May 19, 2019 to
July 3, 2019
​July 4, 2019 to
July 3, 2020​
​​July 4, 2020 to
July 3, 2021
July 4, 2021 to
July 3, 2022
July 4, 2022 to
July 3, 2023
​Residential ​$2,269 ​$3,648 ​$2,569 ​$2,869 $3,169​ $3,469​ $3,648​
​Non-Residential ​$0.58 ​$0.83 ​$0.61 ​$0.64 ​$0.67 $0.70​ ​$0.74


Notice of Intention to Amend By-Law 

Take notice that at its meeting scheduled for May 14, 2019, the Halton Catholic District School Board (the “Board”) proposes to pass a by-law that will amend the Halton Catholic District School Board Education Development Charges By-law, 2018 (the “2018 By-law”), which came into effect on July 4, 2018.

The proposed amending by-law will extend the term of the 2018 EDC By-law to July 3, 2023.

The 2018 By-law applies to all lands in the Regional Municipality of Halton. Accordingly, a key map showing the location of the land subject to the 2018 By-law is not provided.

Should the Board pass an amending by-law on May 14, 2019, the by-law will come into effect on May 19, 2019, and the collection of education development charges pursuant to the 2018 By-law, as amended, will commence on May 21, 2018.

• Notice of Intention to Amend By-law
• By-law as amended (proposed)

If a person wishes to address the Board at the May 14, 2019 Board meeting, they are requested to advise the Board on or before noon on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Submissions and requests to address the Board as delegations at the Board meeting should be submitted in writing to Rosie DiPietro via email at

For further information on Education Development Charges, please contact: 

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