Municipal Contracts 101

This interactive workshop employs a combination of lectures and practical work exercises to teach attendees contract basics including how to read and implement a wide variety of municipal agreements. The presenter employs straightforward language aimed at demystifying standard legal terms and reviews the legal principles underlying a wide variety of municipal agreements.

What You Will Learn:
  • What constitutes a legal agreement
  • Contract Fundamentals—the crucial terms in all agreements
  • How to interpret, implement and enforce legal agreements
  • The basics of leases, licences, memorandums of understanding, employment contracts and other agreements

Why Attend:

This workshop is aimed at those with little or no training in contract law but who are required to work with contracts in their employment. It covers the basic requirements of all agreements, as well as the underlying legal principles and discusses how best to implement and enforce these agreements.

Who Should Attend:

Any municipal employee who reviews, interprets, implements or enforces agreements in the course of their employment.

About the Instructor:

Michael Kyne has been an Ontario lawyer for over 20 years who has spent the majority of his career working as in-house legal counsel for large public sector organizations including the municipalities of Peel, Niagara and, currently, Hamilton.  In so doing, he has negotiated, drafted, reviewed and interpreted thousands of municipal agreements ranging from the simple to the complex.

Personal Information Protection Policy: This information is collected in accordance with the provisions of the AMCTO’s Personal Information Protection policy for the purposes of processing your registration and material delivery. This information is not shared, sold or distributed and is maintained in a confidential and secure manner.

Refund Policy: All Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. A refund levy of $113 (includes HST) will be applied to every cancellation received up to fourteen (14) business days prior to the holding of the session. No refunds will be made for cancellations of less than fourteen (14) business days prior to the holding of the session.
Disclaimer: AMCTO reserves the right to decline registration based on proprietary information/material being presented at this session, and for other reasons such as copyright issues. We will endeavour to make sure all scheduled events take place, but AMCTO reserves the right to alter, change or cancel dates, venues and workshops, for any reason.


Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Centre
565 Richmond Street
Chatham, ON N7M 1R2

Deadline to register:
April 09 
Selby Community Hall
114 Pleasant Drive
Greater Napanee, ON K0K 2Z0

Deadline to register:
April 30