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City of Brampton implements significant structural changes; sets foundation to build a “future ready” organization

​BRAMPTON, ON: Today the City of Brampton announced changes to its organizational and leadership structure that will allow the City to be more responsive and business-like in its administrative operations.

Earlier this year administrators heard from City Councillors, community members and employees that the City of Brampton needs to clarify roles, reduce duplication, increase speed and focus on progress over process. This feedback prompted a comprehensive organizational review and structural changes have now been implemented that will better enable the City to achieve these goals.

The changes involve:

  • Flattening the structure of the City of Brampton by removing layers in the organizational hierarchy.
  • Eliminating duplication by consolidating business service units that were previously located across the organization.
  • Building greater cooperation across all departments to more seamlessly facilitate investment, innovation and high levels of customer service and increase the City’s ability to compete on a global stage.

The changes result in a reduction of 20 management positions throughout the organization. While the primary objective of these changes is to modernize City operations, the elimination of these positions will also result in $2 million in cost savings each year going forward.

“We heard from Members of Council, employees and the community that our organization needs to think bigger about Brampton’s future,” said Harry Schlange, Chief Administrative Officer, “It is our immediate next priority to work with leaders across this corporation to ensure all employees come to the City each day excited, engaged and empowered to deliver, recognizing that Brampton deserves our very best.”


About Brampton: The ninth-largest city in Canada, Brampton celebrates a diverse population that represents people from 209 distinct ethnic backgrounds who speak 89 different languages. Brampton residents and visitors have access to state-of-the-art recreation facilities and one of the fastest-growing transit systems in Canada. Opened in 2007, Brampton Civic Hospital is part of the William Osler Health System, which is one of the largest community hospitals in Canada. For more information, visit or follow @CityBrampton on Twitter.

Natalie Stogdill
Media Coordinator
City of Brampton
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