What We Do

The primary objective of the ESSC is to provide a clear picture of the state of emergency services costs and how their escalation potentially impacts municipal budgets.


This includes

  • Researching, analyzing and disseminating emergency services settlement information to member groups
  • Advocating on behalf of emergency service employers regarding the cost of emergency services and interest arbitration
  • Identifying legislative and regulatory opportunities and barriers to the collective bargaining process
  • Improving communications between member municipalities in an effort to act as a group, not individually


Interest Arbitration


Of primary concern to the ESSC is the interest arbitration system in Ontario and the changes that are required to make the system fair to all.

The ESSC has worked closely with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).