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AMO/LAS and Frank Cowan Company are here to help municipalities better understand the municipal risk and provide the tools and resouces to manage municipal liability and the associated costs.

Through this partnership we provide quality education, training and resources to assist municipal staff and Council better understand the municipal risk management landscape.


NOTE: Every attempt has been made to make the presentations accessible. Presentations provided by a third party and are not AODA compliant. If you require a fully accessible document please contact LAS at or 416.971.9856.

Day 1: September 12

9:00 AM - Keynote Speaker:

  • Michael Akpata, Senior Enterprise Account Manager (AtHoc Product Suite) – Blackberry 

10:30 AM - Cannabis

How will your community be affected by the recreational cannabis legislation? Hear from two municipalities -  one that opted in and one that opted out.


11:15 AM - Smart Cities Shouldn’t Just Be Smart, They Should Be Street-Smart

A street smart approach to leveraging technology to benefit the users of a city that: is problem & opportunity focused; built piece by piece; and generates and sustains user buy-in.


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch and Learn - Infrastructure Risk Assessment and Mitigation Presentation



This session will look at the use of GPS by municipalities and discuss its admissibility in today's court system.


3:00 PM - Cyber Security

Cyber threats are a reality for all Ontario municipalities. Learn how to identify and protect your municipality from the risks.

  • Frank Fazio, CySAT - Cyber Security Awareness Training


Day 2:  September 13

9:00am (Part 1); 10:30am (Part 2)  -  Autonomous Vehicles

With the car industry promising self-driving vehicles in the near future, how can this benefit or harm municipalities and its citizens?

  • Sam Kodsi, President & Consulting Professional Engineer, Kodsi Engineering
  • James H. Bennett, Senior Litigator, Madorin Snyder LLP
  • Fahad Shuja, Civil Engineer, Ontario Good Roads Association
  • Navigating our Roads -  Brian Anderson, Road Specialist, Frank Cowan Company

9:00am (Part 1); 10:30am (Part 2) - Climate Change

Extreme weather is affecting both rural and urban municipalities, causing property damage and affecting lives. Learn how to prepare for these natural disasters.