It's not science fiction imageAMO/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. Join us at one of our upcoming events or download our resources today!

2019 Risk Management Symposium

Returning to the education calendar in 2019 is the AMO/Frank Cowan Company Municipal Risk Management Symposium. Join our subject matter experts as they lead discussions on Cybersecurity, Cannabis, Smart Cities, and much more.
  • Dates: September 12 and 13, 2019
  • Location: Casino Rama, 5899 Rama Road, Rama, ON., L3V 6H6


Reservations:  A block of rooms has been held at the venue. Please quote group code ASSI19A and call 1.800.832.7529 and take advantage of the AMO rate of $139 per night, plus $15 resort fee. Please note all reservations are subject to applicable taxes and resort fees.

Discussion Topics:

Day 1: September 12

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

  • Warren Mar, Commissioner of Legal and By-Law Services/Town Solicitor - Town of Whitby
  • Dawn McAlpine, General Manager of Community and Corporate Services - City of Barrie
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
This session will look at the use of GPS by municipalities and discuss its admissibility in today's court system.

  • C. Kirk Boggs, Insurance Defence Lawyer - Lerners LLP
Smart Cities
Smart cities may use data and technology to better improve services and infrastructure, but is it as easy as it seems?

  • TBD 

Day 2:  September 13

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
  • Brian Anderson, Road Specialist - Frank Cowan Company
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.

  • Glenn McGillivray, Managing Director - Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction



Online Education

AMO and Frank Cowan Company are pleased to announce that the new  Frank Cowan Company Institute for Municipal Risk Management launched in January, 2019.

Through AMO's portal elected official and municipal staff can access industry leading education on municipal risk management.

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Common Municipal Liabilities
  • Making Your Community Safer.
Additional courses will be added throughout the year.