2022 Strategic Objectives

Four Themes:

POSITIONING MUNICIPAL INTERESTS:

  1. Support the essential role of municipal government in COVID-19 response, and continued federal & provincial financial relief for operations, including homelessness and public health, and transit
  2. Advance prosperity and recovery through multi-lateral advocacy for strategic investment and enhanced economic participation
  3. Support effective delivery broadband investment to support economic and social development 
  4. Integration of infrastructure investment, climate change, energy and social policy
  5. Integrated health & human services policy and funding: e.g., SA reform, childcare, LTC, homelessness, mental health & addictions, justice, Ontario Health Teams and the stabilization of Public Health and EMS. 
  6. Ongoing policy leadership: e.g., policing regulations, waste diversion, cannabis, digital government, affordable housing, municipal role in health care, etc. 
  7. Deliver/Implement AMO’s 8-Point Plan Provincial Election Strategy 

PARTNERSHIPS TO BENEFIT MEMBERS

  1. Strengthen the unity of the municipal sector
  2. Solidify successful collaboration with other municipal sector organizations provincially and nationally to effect consensus
  3. Engage with BPS leaders for common purpose
  4. Demonstrate AMO’s value, relevance and influence through mutually beneficial partnerships, sponsorships and strategic alliances
  5. Renew engagement with members through strategic and advanced communications 
  6. Advance and protect municipal employer interests and sustainability of $114B OMERS Plan through MEPCO 

BUILDING MEMBER CAPACITY

  1. Continue to advance dialogue, understanding and action on matters of equity, diversity and representation with Board and members
  2. Rollout of We All Win program to promote broader, more diverse participation in October 2022 municipal elections
  3. Continue to advance Municipal-Indigenous relations in Ontario   
  4. Cost-effective and impactful conference and learning opportunities 
  5. Rollout of modernized new councilor and new heads of council training programs in conjunction with 2022 municipal elections
  6. Broaden AMO’s dissemination and transfer of best practices 
  7. Advance LAS’s renewable natural gas (RNG), digital government, insurance, risk management and school zone speed enforcement projects in tandem with AMO‘s policy advocacy

INTERNAL ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY

  1. Modernize, adapt, and innovate AMO workforce and workplace
  2. Enhance employee engagement and internal collaboration, review internal practices, examine bias and discrimination
  3. Increase the representation of women, youth, racialized and  marginalized persons and groups at AMO: more diverse voices at AMO Conference, advancing youth engagement
  4. Support effective Board governance: e.g., Board survey, Committee of the Whole approach to strengthen Board engagement, successful implementation of 2022 AMO Board elections, and new Board orientation
  5. Improve data analysis capacity to support advocacy, service to members, and digital government