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Agency Directives & Reporting

The Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) is a Crown Agency of the Province of Ontario and reports to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry.  As part of Ontario’s Open Government initiative which aims to make government more transparent and accountable, all classified agencies are required to publicly post governance documents and travel, meal, and hospitality expense information.

Please use the links below to view information on NEC’s governance and expense information.

(For reporting on other years,  please email

Memorandum of Understanding

The NEC’s relationship and obligations to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are laid out in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).The MOU is an internal document which is reviewed every five years and when there is a change of Minister or Agency Chair.

Memorandum of Understanding (PDF)

Business Plan

In accordance with the MOU, the NEC must annually develop a business plan that is approved by the Minister which includes:

  • a financial budget covering a minimum of three years from the current fiscal year
  • a risk management plan

Click each image to view the business plan for the corresponding year.

Most Recent: Niagara Escarpment Commission Business Plan 2024-2027.

2024-2027 Business Plan

2023-2026 Business Plan

2022-2025 Business Plan

2021-2024 Business Plan

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