Education & Events

2019 Municipal Leaders' Forum


Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport
6257 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1E4

Friday, March 29, 2019


About the Forum

The annual AMCTO Municipal Leaders’ Forum, is a premier event for Senior Executive Leaders from Ontario’s municipal sector.

The 2019 Municipal Leaders’ Forum will bring together issues experts, academics, and senior leaders from the private and public sectors to discuss proven strategies around one of the key strategic leadership and management issues facing our sector today.

 Who Should Attend
• CAOs and municipal executive leaders and management
• Public Sector Executives

Keynote – Managing In The Era Of Populism

MICHAEL ADAMS, President and co-founder of the Environics group of research and communications consulting companies, and author of Could it Happen Here? Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit

Michael Adams is the president of the Environics group of research and communications consulting companies which he co-founded in 1970. In 2006 he founded and serves as president of the non-profit Environics Institute for Survey Research. The Environics Institute is a non-profit entity whose mission is to sponsor relevant and original public opinion and social research on issues of public policy and social change.

Mr. Adams is also the author of seven books, and a regular contributor of published commentary on Canadian values and social trends. In 2016 he was awarded the Order of Canada for his work in helping Canadians understand who they are as a country and a people. His most recent book, published in 2017, is Could it Happen Here? Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit.

Preliminary Agenda Topics

  • Current Municipal Funding Priorities for the Provincial Government

  • Painting the Municipal Fiscal Picture

  • Is the Current Legislative Environment Making it Impossible to Govern Effectively?

  • Building Smart Communities: What’s Now? What’s Next?

  • Mowat Centre Report: Changing Nature of Employment & the Impact on Municipal Fiscal Sustainability



8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Breakfast and Registration begins at 8:00 am)

Registration Form

Fee: $468.95 ($415 + $53.95 HST)
(Includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments and materials)

Student Rate: For more information please contact Jeanne Moon

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Refund Policy: All Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. A cancellation charge of $113.00 (includes HST) will be applied to every cancellation received up to seven (7) business days prior to the holding of the session. No refunds will be made for cancellations of less than seven (7) business days prior to the holding of the session

Hotel Reservations

Please call the Four Points by Sheraton Reservations Department at 1-800-565-5769 or directly at 905-678-1401 and reference AMCTO Leaders Forum, by no later than February 28th. 

Please register your room early as our room block is limited and will be on a first come first serve basis.

Online Reservations