About the OFA
The Ontario Financing Authority (OFA) was established by the Capital Investment Plan Act, 1993 (CIPA),
and performs the following activities:
- conducts borrowing, investment and financial risk management for the Province of Ontario (the Province);
- manages the Province’s debt;
- provides centralized banking and cash management and other financial services for the Province;
- advises ministries, Crown agencies and other public bodies on financial policies and projects;
- assists Crown agencies and other public bodies in borrowing and investing;
- acts as an intermediary for the Province in lending to certain public bodies;
- invests on behalf of certain public bodies; and
- with Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG), manages the investment activities of OPG’s Used Fuel Segregated Fund and Decommissioning Segregated Fund.
The OFA also carries out the day-to-day operations of Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation (OEFC).
and provides a broad range of financial services to Infrastructure Ontario.
The OFA’s Corporate and Electricity Finance Division is responsible for implementing the
Aboriginal Loan Guarantee Program.
The Division provides financial advice to the Minister of Finance, ministries, Crown
agencies and other public bodies on:
- Policies and projects including capital markets borrowing, financial transactions, provincial
indemnities, guarantees and other financial arrangements.
- Electricity reforms and supply initiatives, the financial performance of Ontario Power
Generation, Hydro One and the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation (OEFC) and the
implementation of the Ontario Nuclear Funds Agreement.