Selected Professional Appointments
Director, Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, Munk School of Global Affairs
Adjunct Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs
Enid Slack is the Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) at the Munk School of Global Affairs. IMFG focuses on the fiscal health and governance challenges facing large cities and city-regions in Canada and abroad. Enid has written extensively on a range of topics including metropolitan governance, property taxes, intergovernmental transfers, development charges, and financing municipal infrastructure. Recent publications include More Tax Sources for Canada’s Largest Cities: Why, What, and How? (with Harry Kitchen) and Financing Infrastructure: Who Should Pay? (co-edited with Richard Bird). Enid has worked on municipal finance and governance issues with governments and international agencies such as the World Bank, IMF, UN Habitat, Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. She has chaired or served on a number of commissions dealing with property tax reforms in Canada and is currently a member of the Board of Advisors of the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI) and the Ontario Premier’s Advisory Group on Community Hubs. In 2012, she was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work on cities.
Specialty Focus Areas
Property taxation; intergovernmental transfers; development levies; financing infrastructure; metropolitan governance and finance; municipal boundary restructuring.