Shared Services is one way for municipalities to achieve better service for their residents. Working with neighbouring municipalities and sharing resources can help achieve efficiencies and provide higher levels of service than would otherwise be achievable.
Under the Towns Task Force a number of resources were developed. These are available at the Department of Municipal Affairs.
For your convenience these documents are here. In addition, the DMA website includes an Excel cost sharing template that can assist you in working through alternatives ways of approaching a cost sharing opportunity (see cost sharing template under the Regional Service Delivery section on the website noted above.