May 8, 2020

Municipal Financial Stabilization Needed, Safe Reopening - Guidelines & Webinar, and Long-Term Care Review Coming

Municipal Fiscal Stabilization and Economic Recovery
Today, AMO President Jamie McGarvey, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Ford to urge them, and their governments, to work together to invest in the financial stabilization of municipal governments and the needed recovery of local economies.

Province Announces Post-Pandemic Review of Long-Term Care
The government is planning a post-pandemic review of long-term care, both to examine lessons learned from the COVID-19 response and long-term issues. Further details are to be announced soon. AMO welcomes the review and expects to engage with the government to address longstanding municipal asks.

Thinking About How to Reopen Your Municipal Offices Safely?
Over the past week, the government has begun easing restrictions on workplaces that can operate safely by following public health and safety guidelines. To help prepare your organization, the Ministry of Labour, Training, Skills and Development developed guidelines to inform employers and workers.

AMO’s Webinar Series (Part 2): Municipal Labour Relations During COVID-19
On Wednesday May 13 at 3:30 pm, AMO, the Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association (OMHRA) and Hicks Morley will be having their 2nd webinar on COVID-19 human resources issues. Panel discussion will include what we know to date on pandemic pay as well as a discussion on recovery obligations and guidelines for employers. Access to this upcoming webinar is available on AMO’s COVID-19 Resources, under Webinars.

AMO’s COVID-19 Resources page is being updated continually so you can find critical information in one place.  Please send any of your municipally related pandemic questions to