Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Insight Breakfasts

8:00 - 8:45
Municipal Infrastructure - The Dawn of a New Era, sponsored by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Digital Disruption and the Future of Payments, sponsored by CIBC
  • Digital Disruption and the Future of Payments, TJ Bahra, Director, Payments Modernization Commercialization, Jack Nunno, Market Vice-President, Cash Management and Lisa Presley, Senior Manager & Team Lead, Cash Management, CIBC
Talking policy and platforms in Municipal Election Campaigns, sponsored by CRH Canada Group Inc. Measuring and Sharing Progress on Infrastructure Investment, sponsored by Federal Gas Tax Fund Providing Peace of Mind, One Warranty at a Time, sponsored by LAS Strategic Objectives for Smart Cities, sponsored by Stuart Olson

Concurrent Sessions Block B

9:00 - 10:15 AMO
Adaptation in our Communities: Storm Water Management and Flood Response Spurring Rural Economic Activity: Challenges and Opportunities Human Resources Law Update, Sponsored by Hicks Morley LLP From Board to Tribunal: LPAT Helps and Hints, Sponsored by WeirFoulds
  • LPAT Helps and Hint (pdf), Mary Ellen Bench, City Solicitor, City of Mississauge, Gary Dyke, City Manager, City of Cambridge and Bruce Engell, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
A Check-Up on the Municipal Role in Health
  • Municipal Role in Health (pdf), Mark Taylor, Deputy Mayor, City of Ottawa, Jim Pine, CAO, Hastings County and Graydon Smith, Mayor, Town of Bracebridge, members of AMO Health Task Force
What You Need to Know about Municipal Asset Management: Perspectives and Progress

Concurrent Sessions Block C

10:40 - 11:55 AMO
Supporting our Youth – Community Programs and Legal Non-medical Cannabis Municipal Property Assessment Corporation Session Achieving GHG reductions: the Smart path, Sponsored by Hydro Ottawa   Hubs Coming to a Community Near You On the Way to Inclusive Community-Building Ambulance Dispatch - on the Cusp of Change…Perhaps Innovative Solutions for Small Town Ontario

Learning Lunches

11:55 AM - 1:15 PM
Main Street Ontario: Heritage meets Accessibility, sponsored by Ontario Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility Protecting motorists and tow operators through regulation, sponsored by Canadian Automobile Association Fueling Change: A Panel Session on Municipal Fleets, sponsored by Enbridge Gas Distribution
  • Municipal Fleets Panel, Ry Smith, Change Energy Services, Tej Gidda, GHD Consulting, Peter Chatoff, Stantec Consulting and Aaron Hoskin, NRCan
Municipal Investment Income potential with Prudent Investor, sponsored by ONE Investment Chronic Mental Stress, sponsored by WSIB Ontario

Main Stage Sessions



Paul Harrietha, CEO, OMERS Sponsors Corporation

1:25 - 2:00 PM

The $95 billion OMERS plan is fundamentally important to municipal governments and their employees. The current review by the Sponsors Corporation Board is intended to ensure that the OMERS plan remains financially sustainable; affordable for employers and employees; and a meaningful benefit for plan members.


Message from the FCM President Vicki-May Hamm

2:00 - 2:10 PM


Remarks from Ontario Grand Chief Roseanne Archibald, Chiefs of Ontario

2:20 - 2:35 PM
Municipal governments and First Nations can advance shared interests and address mutual concerns by working together and building relationships. Ontario Regional Chief Roseanne Archibald of Taykwa Tagamou Nation addresses AMO delegates for her first time to promote municipal-Indigenous relations on the ground and as neighbours .


Tribute to Roger Anderson

2:35 - 2:40 PM



The AMO Federal Gas Tax Awards

2:40 - 2:50 PM
The Gas Tax Award honours municipalities that have demonstrated excellence in the use of the federal Gas Tax Fund, showcasing infrastructure projects that make a difference in their communities, while achieving the fund’s objectives.

Congrtulations to the 2018 award Winners:

The PJ Marshall Awards

3:15 - 3:30 PM
The PJ Marshall Award recognizes municipal governments who demonstrate excellence in the use of the innovative approaches to improve capital and/or operating efficiency and to generate effectiveness through alternative service delivery initiatives and partnerships.

Two municipalities were recognized at the AMO Conference.


Steve Clark, Minister, Municipal Affairs and Housing

3:30 - 3:45 PM
Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister was warmly welcomed by delegates for his first speech to the AMO Conference as Minister. No stranger to municipal government, Clark has served previously as Mayor of Brockville, AMO President, CAO of the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands, and MPP for Leeds – Grenville. 

The Ministers' Forum

3:45 - 4:45 PM

The Ministers’ Forum demonstrates how many ministries interact with municipal governments and provides an opportunity for delegates to address ministers directly with questions on key municipal issues. The 2018 forum did not disappoint with 18 ministers in attendance signaling a strong commitment from the government to work in partnership with municipalities in Ontario