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The operating budget represents the day-to-day costs to operate the Town and provide programs and services. The Council uses the budget to set priorities in a given year by setting aside money for programs and services.

The operating budget is driven by strategic goals and departmental initiatives. The budget process includes a public meeting where department managers present their individual budgets to Council who then have an opportunity to ask questions regarding the budget.

Ultimately Council must adopt an operating budget for each calendar year. In the event that an operating budget is not passed by December 31 of a year, an interim operating budget may be adopted for part of a calendar year.

The 2021 Operating Budget Workshop took place with Council and the public on March 27, 2021. A copy of the presentation can be found HERE. The draft 2021 Operating Budget was tabled at the April 13, 2021, Regular Council Meeting. Follow the link below to view the draft budget. You can email any feedback you have to

DRAFT 2021 Operating Budget


Follow the link below to view the draft Town of Didsbury Multi-Year Capital Plan (2020 - 2026). You can email your feedback to which will be provided to the Town Council for their consideration.



The capital budget focuses on buying or building fixed assets and includes the amounts to acquire, construct, remove or improve capital property, the anticipated sources and amounts of money related to the capital item and the amount to be transferred from the operating budget. Council must also adopt a capital budget for each calendar year.

The Town of Didsbury also prepares a multi-year written capital plan which reflects its anticipated capital property additions over time. The multi-year plan is used in the annual capital budgeting process, however, it is not in itself a budget. Therefore the multi-year plan may differ from any given annual adopted capital budget.

If you are looking for past year's budget documents, please contact our Information Line at 403-335-2030.

The 2021 Capital Budget was approved by Council on January 26, 2021, and amended by Council on February 9, 2021. It was further amended by Council on April 13, 2021. 

The amended budget document can be found here.