AMO’s inaugural Policy Forum examined a number of key and emerging issues that impact municipal governments on a daily basis. Topics included the health of our labour markets, planning considerations, transportation and mobility, climate change and engaging youth in our communities.

AMO wants to thank the City of London and all of the participants for attending the Still on the Frontlines Forum.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

12:00 - 5:00pm
12:00 - 6:30pm
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Open
Networking Lunch

Sponsored by eSCRIBE
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Grand Ballroom Centre

1:00 – 1:15pm Welcome Remarks                                                           Grand Ballroom West
Jamie McGarvey, AMO President & Mayor of the Town of Parry Sound
Ed Holder, Mayor of the City of London
Brian Hill, President, Board of Directors, N’Amerind (London) Friendship Centre
1:15 – 2:00pm Labour Market Challenges: How to Attract & Retain Talent
Justin Falconer, Senior Director, Workforce WindsorEssex
Marion Fantetti, Business Ombudsman, WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation

Mike Nadeau, CAO, District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board
2:00 – 2:45pm Health Matters: Change & What You Need to Know
Cynthia St. John, CEO, Southwestern Public Health Unit
Neal Roberts, President, Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs & Chief, Middlesex-London Paramedic Service
3:15 – 3:45pm Full Producer Responsibility for Waste Is Here: Time to Get Plans in Order
Dave Gordon, Senior Advisor, AMO
Session Sponsored by Siskinds

3:45 - 3:50pm eSCRIBE & Digital Management Solutions
Paul Mackin, Co-Founder and VP, Sales & Marketing, eSCRIBE
3:50 - 4:15pm Planning Processes: Best Management Practices
Brenda Guy, Manager of Community Development, Town of Gananoque
Casey Blakely, Manager of Development East, Town of Caledon
Larry Mottram, Senior Planner, City of London
Session Sponsored by Sifton

4:15 - 5:00pm Lean In, Look Forward: A Youth Engagement Panel
Arielle Kayabaga, Councillor, City of London
Ainsley Jeffrey, London Youth Council Alumna
Moderator: Dr. Zachary Taylor, Director, Centre for Urban Policy & Local Government, Western University
5:00 - 6:30pm Networking Reception                                                                                                        Grand Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization with Special Guest, Parliamentary Assistant Toby Barrett

Friday, October 25, 2019

7:45 - 11:45am Registration                                                                                                                                 Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:45 - 8:30am Networking Breakfast Session                                                                                         Grand Ballroom West
Sponsored by the Local Authority Services
Christian Tham, LAS Municipal Energy Specialist – Western Ontario
8:30 - 8:40am Remarks from the Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing
The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing
8:40 - 9:30 am Municipal Money Matters: Our Fiscal Future
Matthew Wilson, Senior Advisor, AMO
9:30 - 10:15am Relationship Building with Indigenous Partners
Jennifer Dockstader, Executive Director, Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre
10:30 - 11:15 am Cybersecurity and Your Responsibilities for Data Protection
Dan Mathieson, Mayor, City of Stratford
Session Sponsored by Siskinds
11:15 - 11:45 am Going Virtual: Region of York Remote Testimony Project
Lisa Brooks, Director of Court Operations, Regional Municipality of York (2019 P. J. Marshall Award recipient)
11:45 - 12:45 pm Networking Lunch                                                                                                       Grand Ballroom West
Sponsored by ONE Investment
Colin MacDonald, Manager, Investment Services, MFOA
12:45 - 1:30 pm A Political Perspective: Post-Federal Election & Pre-Ontario Legislative View
John Matheson, Principal, StrategyCorp Inc.
1:30 - 2:00 pm Applying a Climate Change Lens at the Municipal Level
Anna Hopkins, Councillor, City of London
Trevor Thompson, Councillor, Municipality of Chatham-Kent
2:15 - 2:45 pm Inter-Urban Mobility: Connecting Residents & Communities
Kimberly Earls, Executive Director, South Central Ontario Region Economic Development Corporation
Blaire Sylvester, Public Transportation & Business Development Coordinator, Norfolk County
2:45 - 3:15 pm Lessons Learned & Municipal Opportunities Going Forward
Doug Reycraft, Past AMO President (2006-2008), Former MPP & Former Mayor of the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex. Chair of the Municipal Employer Pension Centre of Ontario (MEPCO)

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Thank you to all the Sponsors for their Generous Support!

NWMO logo Siskinds - The Law Firm logo
eSolutions logo
LAS logo

ONE logo
eScribe logo
Sifton logo 

Exhibitor List