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Conference Reviews

Falling between the Ontario provincial election last spring and the upcoming municipal elections in Ontario this fall, the province’s mayors and city councillors gathered last week at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) annual conference in Ottawa.
Canada is a big country, spanning three coast lines and home to over 35 million people. Canadians are proud of where they are from, especially from the community in which they live; where they raise their children, where they work, and where they choose to spend their pastime. Without question, communities shape people’s lives.
From September 27-28th, 2017, municipal employees and public servants from across Canada gathered in Guelph, Ontario for the third annual Municipal Innovators Community conference.
Ontario’s 444 municipalities are diverse, vibrant and resourceful. In order to continue to grow as prosperous and engaging communities, it is imperative that municipalities work together in unison with fellow cities and towns, residents, and public-sector officials.
For a municipality to innovate, its administration and elected council must work together to engage the community, develop buy-in, and plan for the successful implementation of its proposed innovative solution to a local problem.
Go Open Data Conference – GOOD17   May 5-6 2017 London, Ontario Theme: GOOD17 and Canada at 150
City councillors and municipal staff from across Ontario gathered at the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) annual conference this August to elect a new board, swear in a new president, share best practices, and launch a new engagement exercise that will help determine the future of municipal governance in Ontario.
For a municipality to innovate, its administration and elected council must work together to engage the community, develop buy-in, and plan for the successful implementation of its proposed innovative solution to a local problem.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) convened its annual Sustainable Communities Conference (SCC) from February 10th to 11th in the City of Ottawa.
The Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) convened its annual conference from August 16th to 19th in the City of Niagara Falls.  With just a few months before Canada’s federal election, the theme of this year’s conference – “AMO: A Voice for You” – centred on the power of municipalities advocating together for what matters most to Ontario’s communities.