In 2009 the Local Government Program began a partnership with the municipalities of Newmarket, York Region, Durham Region, and Richmond Hill to offer an on-site DPA program to their employees. The program successfully ran from Fall 2010 to Winter 2012 and the first cohort graduated in Summer 2012. A second round began in Winter 2013 and completed in Winter 2015. The third cohort added the City of Vaughan and began in Fall 2016. It is expected to finish in Summer 2018.
The new cohort of students will be starting in Fall 2018. Discussions for future cohorts are ongoing.
The Local Government Program welcomes inquiries from municipalities and agencies interested in similar arrangements.