2021 AMO Conference Concludes with Virtual Tour of Mohawk Institute Residential School

August 19, 2021

Toronto, Ontario, August 18, 2021 – The Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s annual conference wrapped up today with delegates participating in a virtual tour of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, presented by the Woodland Culture Centre, a non-profit organization that serves to preserve and promote First Nations culture and heritage.

“AMO is honoured to work with the Woodland Culture Centre to offer conference delegates a powerful and thought-provoking tour of the Mohawk Institute Residential School,” said AMO President Graydon Smith. “The AMO Conference brings together municipal and provincial leaders to learn, to listen and to address some of the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”

The final day of the conference featured the second annual Panel on Economic Recovery, hosted by TVO’s Steve Paikin. Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure, Steven Del Duca, Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, and Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Ontario Green Party, addressed delegates. Ontario Ministers took questions from municipal delegates related to the environment, infrastructure and resource development post-COVID.

Held entirely online, the 2021 conference featured more than 40 speakers, sessions and workshops, reflecting the broad scope of municipal responsibilities. As part of the conference, municipal delegates took part in more than 425 delegation meetings with provincial ministries.

“The City of London was an incredible virtual host, and we’re thankful for the opportunity to have met online this year,” said President Smith. “It is our hope that we will be able to meet in Ottawa, in person, for the next AMO Conference in August 2022.”

AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports and enhances strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada’s political system.

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Brian Lambie, AMO Media Contact, 416-729-5425, lambie@redbrick.ca
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