Selected Professional Appointments
Director, Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Adjunct Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Enid Slack is the Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. IMFG focuses exclusively on the fiscal health and governance challenges faced by large cities and city-regions. Enid has written extensively on property taxes, municipal fiscal health, intergovernmental transfers, development charges, financing municipal infrastructure, and metropolitan governance. Recent co-edited books (with Richard Bird) include Financing Infrastructure: Who Should Pay and Is Your City Healthy? Measuring Urban Fiscal Health. Enid consults on municipal finance and governance issues with governments and international agencies such as the World Bank, IMF, UN Habitat, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and International Growth Centre. She has consulted in Canada as well as Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Mexico, Mongolia, the Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. She is a member of the Board of Advisors of the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI). In 2012, Enid 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.