Dr. Enid Slack is the Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance and an Adjunct Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Enid has been working in the field of municipal finance for 35 years and has advised governments and the private sector in Canada and abroad on property taxes, intergovernmental transfers, the division of expenditures and revenues among levels of government, municipal boundary restructuring, municipal financial tools and patterns of urban growth, and other local finance and governance issues.
Currently, Enid chairs the Intergovernmental Committee for Economic and Labour Force Development in Toronto (ICE) and is a member of the Associations Advisory Committee of the Ontario Municipal Knowledge Network (OMKN), the Policy and Research Advisory Council of The Learning Partnership, and the Advisory Board of the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI). In BC, she has served as a Commissioner on the Property Tax Policy Review Commission for the City of Vancouver in 2006-07 and as Chair of the Municipal Port Property Taxation Fairness Commission in Metro Vancouver in 2009-10.
Enid has co-authored or co-edited five books and published numerous articles and reports on urban public finance. Recent publications include International Handbook of Land and Property Taxation (co-edited with Richard Bird), UN Habitat Guide to Municipal Finance, and Finance and Governance of Capital Cities in Federal Systems (co-edited with Rupak Chattopadhyay).