City of Mississauga 
Intermediate level

Validating lean benefits through money belt

Establishing a single source of the truth for benefits reporting


Practitioner Presentation
Thursday, Nov. 7 Location Code
1:30pm-2:30pm Regency Ballroom C, West Tower, Ballroom Level ThS/49

Hear about the City of Mississauga’s journey in developing its Money Belt program to deliver a 'single source of the truth' to validate the benefits of lean engagements.


As the City of Mississauga’s lean journey took off, the importance of accurate, transparent benefits reporting became paramount in communicating the success of the program. Without a consistent, trusted method to quantify the benefits of lean engagements, the benefits derived from the lean program would not be effective in supporting project selection, resource allocation and adjustments to the operating budget. Hear how it implemented a structure and standards for benefits reporting, how the City’s Money Belt program works today, and the successes and lessons learned from both the lean program office and the City’s finance division’s perspective.


As Canada’s sixth largest city, the City of Mississauga is a young, modern, successful city. Incorporated in 1974, the City is the proud home of more than three quarters of a million people. Mississauga outpaces other cities with its global connections, vibrant communities and aspirational vision for the future.

Presenter: Kenneth Leung

Kenneth Leung is a certified lean master black belt and professional engineer. He has experience in both the public and private sector, manufacturing and service industries, most recently with the University Health Network (UHN) and the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) consortium. He has served as a process improvement coach, lean/management systems facilitator, and performance measurement program consultant. Leung’s focus with the City of Mississauga includes process improvement, measurable benefits, building/aligning key performance indicators, and lean embedding.