2017 Conference Program at a Glance


Sunday, June 11, 2017


10:00 a.m.                     Golf Tournament – Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course – Sponsor: Ricoh Canada
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Delegate Registration - Business Centre
12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Build a Boat Team Building Adventure Challenge
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Golf Tournament Awards & Reception – Sponsor: Ricoh Canada – Club-House
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Working the Room: Speed Networking for Local Government Professionals – Tom Thomson Room
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.    Opening Reception & Trade Show – Sponsor: Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) – Legacy Hall
9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.    Hospitality & Networking – Sponsor: HEMSON Consulting Ltd. - Pavilion Rotunda


Monday, June 12, 2017


7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.     Delegate Registration – Business Centre
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.     Breakfast Buffet – Association of Ontario Roads Supervisors (AORS) – Legacy Hall
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.     CMO Breakfast Information Session – Harris Room
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.     Trade Show – Legacy Hall
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.     Opening Ceremonies – Sponsor: Town of Huntsville – Peninsula Room
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Opening Keynote Speaker - Heather Moyse – Sponsor: Township of Muskoka Lakes – Peninsula Room
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Companion’s Tour – Guided Canoe Excursion in Algonquin Park
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Refreshment Break – Legacy Hall
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Annual General Meeting – Sponsors: Turning Technologies and Town of Lake of Bays – Peninsula Room
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Trade Show and Lunch – Legacy Hall
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.     Concurrent Workshops
A. Fifty Shades of Grey: Examining Ethical Behaviour - Richard Tindal, Ph.D, Author, consultant, Professor (retired) - Location: Tom Thomson Room
B. Help Supporting Council Decision Making, Tell a Story, It’s both an Art and a Science  - Tammy Carruthers Wolters, Principal & CEO, WSCS Consulting, Dan Cowin, Executive Director, Municipal Finance Officers' Association (MFOA) - Location: Waterhouse 4
C. HR Law Update - Alan Whyte, Partner - Labour and Employment, Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham LLP - Location: Waterhouse 1,2,3
D. Lending to the Municipal Sector: A Lenders Perspective - Michael Leong, VP, Commercial Underwriting, Infrastructure Ontario - Location: Waterhouse 5
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Refreshment Break - Hallway
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Concurrent Workshops
A. Municipal Case Law Update - Jody E. Johnson (Partner in the Municipal and Land Use Planning Law Group), Aird & Berlis LLP - Location: Waterhouse 4
B. Innovations in GIS Mapping Technology - Grant Hudolin, Manager, Information Services and Applications, Information Technology Department, County of Simcoe, Chris North, Director, Industry Solutions, Esri Canada -
Location: Tom Thomson Room
C. Development Charges & Asset Management Plans: Hot to fulfill the New Requirements of the DCA - Craig Binning and Andrew Mirabella, Partner and Senior Consultant, Hemson Consulting Ltd. - Location: Waterhouse 1,2,3
D. Leading and Succeeding in the 21st Century - Lee Anne Doyle, MCIP RPP AMCT: Independent Municipal Government Professional, Retired City of Windsor Employee (September 2014) - Location: Waterhouse 5
5:40 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   Beach BBQ – Sponsor: Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. – ‘The Point’ Beach
9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.   Hospitality & Networking – Sponsor: Aird & Berlis LLP – Pavilion Rotunda


Tuesday, June 13, 2017


7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.   Delegate Registration – Business Centre
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.   Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Information Breakfast – Pavilion Rotunda
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.   AMP (Accredited Municipal Professional) Information Breakfast – Harris Room
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Concurrent Workshops
A. Compliance Audit Committees – Changes, Challenges and Cautions - Jody E. Johnson (Partner in the Municipal and Land Use Planning Law Group) and David S. Reiter (Partner in the Litigation Group), Aird & Berlis LLP -
Location: Tom Thomson Room
B. Municipal Licensing: Emerging Opportunities & Threats: Rules of Engagement - Angelo Apfelbaum, Manager, Licensing and Enforcement, Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Tracey Cook Tracey Cook, Executive Director, -
Location: Waterhouse 4
C. Long Range Financial Planning: Not Just for Large Municipalities -  Craig Binning and Jason Bevan, Partner and Senior Consultant, Hemson Consulting Ltd. - Location: Waterhouse 5
D. Strategic Planning - Professor Barry Wright, Interim Dean, Goodman School of Business, Brock University - Location: Waterhouse 1,2,3
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.    Companion’s Tour – Artisan Studio & Brewery Tour – Group to meet in the front lobby of the main pavilion
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Refreshment Break – Sponsor: Association of Ontario Roads Supervisors (AORS) – Legacy Hall
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Concurrent Workshops
A. Municipal Act Reform – AMCTO Legislative & Policy Advisory Group - Location: Tom Thomson Room
B. Riding the Wave of Emotional Intelligence - Garth Johns, CMO, Leadership Professional and Human Resource Consultant - Location: Waterhouse 5
C. Making it Work - Customizing Your Procedure By-Law - Cathie Best, CMO, Municipal Educator and Retired Municipal Clerk - Location: Waterhouse 4
D. Tax Sales - Tenderer Strikes Back! - Mary MacCallum, Tax Sale Consultant, Realtax Inc, Sam Jones, Client Services Specialist, Realtax Inc. Jeff Oberman, President, Realtax Inc. - Location: Waterhouse 1,2,3
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Buffet Lunch & Plenary – Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing – Sponsor: Insurance Bureau of Canada – Legacy Hall
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Past Presidents’ Luncheon – Sponsor: Town of Bracebridge – A.Y. Jackson Room
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Concurrent Workshops
A. A Primer on Local Distribution Companies for Municipal Professionals - Jody E. Johnson (Partner in the Municipal and Land Use Planning Law Group) and Scott A. Stoll (Partner in the Litigation Group and the Energy Group), Aird & Berlis LLP - Location: Waterhouse 1,2,3
B. Inter-Departmental Coordination - Breaking Down Silos - Dara Barry, Director, Organization & Employee Services, Region of Durham - Location: Tom Thomson Room
C. Embracing the Leadership Challenge - Professor Barry Wright, Interim Dean, Goodman School of Business, Brock University - Location: Waterhouse 5
D. Historical Roads, Present Day Challenges: All Roads Lead to Muskoka - John Hiley, Ontario Land Surveyor, Coote, Hiley, Jemmett Ltd. - Location: Waterhouse 4
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.   Gala Reception – Sponsor: Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO) – Peninsula Room
6:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.   Gala Dinner and Entertainment – Legacy Hall


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Registration – Business Centre
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.   MPAC Breakfast Information Session: Enumeration & Election Preparations - Location: Harris Room
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.   AOMC (Accredited Ontario Municipal Clerk) Breakfast Information Session – Pavilion Rotunda
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Concurrent Workshops
A. Managing the Impact of Employee Drug Use & Impairment in the Workplace - Sébastien Huard, Partner, Emond Harnden LLP / s.r.l. - Location: Waterhouse 4
B. Emerging Issues in Municipal Election Law & Practice - Kimberley Kitteringham, Clerk, City of Markham, Kim Mullin, Partner, Weir Foulds LLP - Location: Tom Thomson Room
C. Emergency Management: Lessons Learned from a Flood Emergency - Stephen Hernen, Fire Chief, Director of Protective Services, Town of Huntsville, John Stothers, Field Officer, Lakes Sector, EM Field Operations, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, Government of Ontario - Location: Waterhouse 1,2,3
D. Asset Management Planning: Legislation & Integration - Dan Wilson, BBA, CPA, CA, Director, Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. - Location: Waterhouse 5
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break – Sponsor: Association of Ontario Roads Supervisors (AORS) – Legacy Hall
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Closing Keynote Speaker - Liane Davey – Sponsor: Bang the Table - Peninsula Room
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Closing Ceremonies – Peninsula Room

 
Conference Social Events

Conference Optional Social Program (Sunday and Monday)

Companion's Program (Monday and Tuesday)

Golf Tournament


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Refund Policy:
All cancellations must be confirmed in writing. A refund levy of $113.00 (includes HST) will be applied to every cancellation received up to and including May 6, 2017. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after May 6, 2017. Substitutions are permitted.

Waiver:
In the event that the AMCTO 79th Annual Meeting and Professional Development Institute fails to take place as scheduled or is interrupted and/or discontinued, or access to the premises is prevented or interfered with by reason of a strike, lockout, injunction, Act of War, Act of God, emergency declared by any government agency, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Association, the delegates release the Association from all damages and claims for damages, and agree that the sole liability of the Association shall be to return each delegate’s registration fees paid less a pro-rated share of costs committed by the Association to that time and date. The program as stated is confirmed at time of printing. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the program may be subject to change without notice. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

10:00 a.m.                     Golf Tournament – Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course – Sponsor: Ricoh Canada
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Delegate Registration - Business Centre
12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Build a Boat Team Building Adventure Challenge – Group Meet at ‘The Point’ Beach Area at 11:45a.m.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Golf Tournament Awards & Reception – Sponsor: Ricoh Canada – Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course Club-House
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Working the Room: Speed Networking for Local Government Professionals – Tom Thomson Room
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.    Opening Reception and Trade Show – Sponsor: Ontario Building Officials Association – Legacy Hall
9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.    Hospitality & Networking – Sponsor: HEMSON Consulting Ltd.

Monday, June 12, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.     Delegate Registration – Business Centre
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.     Breakfast Buffet – Association of Ontario Roads Supervisors (AORS) – Legacy Hall
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.     CMO Breakfast Information Session – Harris Room
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.     Trade Show – Legacy Hall
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.     Opening Ceremonies – Sponsor: Town of Huntsville – Peninsula Room
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Opening Keynote Speaker - Heather Moyse – Sponsor: Township of Muskoka Lakes – Peninsula Room
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Companion’s Tour – Guided Canoe Excursion in Algonquin Park - Group Meet in the Front Lobby of the Main Pavilion Building at 9:40 am
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Refreshment Break – Legacy Hall
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Annual General Meeting – Sponsors: Turning Technologies and Town of Lake of Bays – Peninsula Room
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Trade Show and Lunch – Legacy Hall
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.     Concurrent Workshops
A. Fifty Shades of Grey: Examining Ethical Behaviour - Richard Tindal, Ph.D, Author, consultant, Professor (retired)
One purpose of the workshop will be to make attendees aware of the benefits and limits of a code of conduct. However, I will stress that rules are not enough, partly because any written document is limited by its scope. Anything not addressed in a code may be assumed to be acceptable behaviour. 

A code of conduct, on its own, will be of limited benefit unless the organization has a culture that emphasizes ethical behaviour. Too often, codes are adopted, put aside, and then forgotten. Also, far too often, the desired behaviour is not modelled by senior staff and members of council.  

A third complication is that employees who are governed by an organizational code may also fall under the code of ethics (or conduct) of the professional organization to which they belong. Are these codes compatible and consistent?

An additional factor, arguably the most important, is the personal value system of individual members of an organization. How well developed is their moral compass? Ultimately, it is the organizational culture and the personal value systems of its members that will be the most influential determinants of ethical behaviour in an organization – whether or not there is any code of conduct.

Tom Thomson Room

B. Help Supporting Council Decision Making, Tell a Story, It’s both an Art and a Science  - Tammy Carruthers Wolters, Principal & CEO, WSCS Consulting, Dan Cowin, Executive Director, Municipal Finance Officers' Association (MFOA) 
Do you sometimes feel that Council doesn’t make timely decisions or doesn’t support your recommendations?  Do you feel that they don’t make the “right” decisions?   But do they have the right information to make those decisions?   How can a patient decide to have surgery without information like the prognosis, need, side effects, cost, recovery time and long term impacts on self and family?  Council decisions are no different.  Every decision they make impact could impact the entire community and the livelihood of people. Most of the time, the right decision is not obvious.  Such as, what is the right property tax increase to support infrastructure and long term goals?  What is the right mix of programs and rates to support the community’s vision and desires?  But if you had the right information, just like a patient, even the most difficult decisions can be made.  That is the role of municipal staff.  In this session, we will explore ways to assist Council to make even the toughest decisions by providing you tips and tricks to improve your communications with council, transforming data into information and “telling a story” that Council will listen to and support your recommendations.  You cannot miss this session!

Waterhouse 4

C. HR Law Update - Alan Whyte, Partner - Labour and Employment, Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham LLP 
This session will be a fast-paced journey through the most recent labour and employment cases relevant to municipalities, including wrongful dismissal, human rights, and labour arbitration cases – with tips as to how to avoid or at least minimize employment risk and liability.

Waterhouse 1,2,3

D. Lending to the Municipal Sector: A Lenders Perspective - Michael Leong, VP, Commercial Underwriting, Infrastructure Ontario 
This session will look at Infrastructure Ontario’s underwriting process and provide the audience with a general idea of how we assess municipal credit risk. Key points include:

  • Qualitative and quantitative factors that IO evaluates
  • Timely submission of financials and documentation
  • Red flags
  • Contingent liabilities

Waterhouse 5

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Refreshment Break - Hallway
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Concurrent Workshops
A. Municipal Case Law Update - Jody E. Johnson (Partner in the Municipal and Land Use Planning Law Group), Aird & Berlis LLP 
This session will provide delegates with an overview of recent judicial decisions of relevance and importance to municipalities, with a focus on “lessons learned” and “practical tips” for municipalities arising out of the decisions.  Decisions will include those related to challenges to municipal by-laws, MFIPPA matters, property taxation and finance, building and zoning enforcement and more.

Waterhouse 4

B. Innovations in GIS Mapping Technology - Grant Hudolin, Manager, Information Services and Applications, Information Technology Department, County of Simcoe, Chris North, Director, Industry Solutions, Esri CanadaTom
This session will review the foundational elements and approach to enterprise GIS deployment at Simcoe County. It will break down key elements that support agile approaches and enable the GIS team to bring new technology to production rapidly. The session will review the following key topics that enable innovation in GIS:

  • Establishing a strong GIS vision
  • Necessary supports for hardware and software
  • Investing in knowledge capital
  • Leveraging foundational software
  • Levels of integration that support agile systems
  • The importance of planned maintenance

Thomson Room

C. Development Charges & Asset Management Plans: Hot to fulfill the New Requirements of the DCA - Craig Binning and Andrew Mirabella, Partner and Senior Consultant, Hemson Consulting Ltd. 
The recent changes to the Development Charge Act now require that DC Background Studies include an Asset Management Plan that demonstrates that “growth‐related” capital assets are financially sustainable over their full life cycle. This session will provide an overview of the new requirements of the Act and how these requirements are to be satisfied as part of the DC Study.

Waterhouse 1,2,3

D. Leading and Succeeding in the 21st Century - Lee Anne Doyle, MCIP RPP AMCT: Independent Municipal Government Professional, Retired City of Windsor Employee (September 2014) 
The recent changes to the Development Charge Act now require that DC Background Studies include an Asset Management Plan that demonstrates that “growth‐related” capital assets are financially sustainable over their full life cycle. This session will provide an overview of the new requirements of the Act and how these requirements are to be satisfied as part of the DC Study.

Waterhouse 5

5:40 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   Beach BBQ – Sponsor: Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. – ‘The Point’ Beach
9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.   Hospitality & Networking – Sponsor: Aird & Berlis LLP – Pavilion Rotunda

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.   Delegate Registration – Business Centre
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.   Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Information Breakfast – Pavilion Rotunda
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.   AMP (Accredited Municipal Professional) Information Breakfast – Harris Room
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Concurrent Workshops
A. Compliance Audit Committees – Changes, Challenges and Cautions - Jody E. Johnson (Partner in the Municipal and Land Use Planning Law Group) and David S. Reiter (Partner in the Litigation Group), Aird & Berlis LLP 
This session will be focused on the practical issues faced by clerks in dealing with compliance audit committees created under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. The presentation will feature lessons learned from past election cycles, including those related to appeals of CAC decisions and prosecutions of candidates, and will highlight the recent changes to the MEA related to CACs with an emphasis on decisions to be made and steps to be taken now, in advance of the 2018 election. 

Tom Thomson Room

B. Municipal Licensing: Emerging Opportunities & Threats: Rules of Engagement - Angelo Apfelbaum, Manager, Licensing and Enforcement, Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Tracey Cook Tracey Cook, Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, City of Toronto, James Bisson, Manager, Licensing Enforcement, Enforcement & By-law Services, City of Brampton 
The role of municipal law enforcement has continued to evolve exponentially over the last few years. The evolution of simple business models, such as the popularity of food trucks, to the emergence of disruptive technologies such as Uber and AirBnB. All of these changes are impacting existing business models, and highlight the need for governments to adapt and embrace innovation, while also meeting its' public safety mandate. Recent times have also seen an evolution in public policy as it relates to the matter of marijuana, which has caused a proliferation of illegal operations opening in municipalities. Once again municipalities need to respond to those challenging zoning bylaws and community safety concerns. This panel will discuss these various topics, and how these emerging issues continue to shape municipal law enforcement priorities.

Waterhouse 4

C. Long Range Financial Planning: Not Just for Large Municipalities-  Craig Binning and Jason Bevan, Partner and Senior Consultant, Hemson Consulting Ltd.
Municipalities are increasingly being required to understand and document the medium and long term fiscal consequences of decisions being made by Council and decisions made in the past. Asset management plans, financial plans, grant applications, FIR schedules, and performance measurement are all requirements that require long‐range financial planning. This session will focus on the mechanics of long range financial planning and how it can be undertaken for small and medium‐sized municipalities as well as Ontario’s largest municipalities. The presentation will include reference to case studies illustrating different approaches and applications of long‐range financial planning.

Waterhouse 5

D. Strategic Planning - Professor Barry Wright, Interim Dean, Goodman School of Business, Brock University
If you never had a dream, how can you have a dream come true” – this session will look at developing a path to ensure an organization’s Mission, Vision, and Values are well constructed (and are useful dreams)

Waterhouse 1,2,3

10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.    Companion’s Tour – Artisan Studio & Brewery Tour – Group to meet in the front lobby of the main pavilion
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Refreshment Break – Sponsor: Association of Ontario Roads Supervisors (AORS) – Legacy Hall
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Concurrent Workshops
A. Municipal Act Reform – AMCTO Legislative & Policy Advisory Group 
Every 5 years the Provincial Government is required to review the Municipal Act, which governs Ontario’s 444 municipalities. AMCTO provided input into the review through its Municipal Act Review Team. Members of AMCTO’s Legislative and Policy Advisory Group will provide updates and clarification regarding proposed changes and their implication on Ontario municipalities.

Tom Thomson Room

B. Riding the Wave of Emotional Intelligence - Garth Johns, CMO, Leadership Professional and Human Resource Consultant
In order to succeed, today’s municipal leaders need to have more than good managerial skills and a solid IQ. They need a set of skills that enable them to survive in a complex world.  In essence they need to demonstrate social and emotional intelligence as well as the ever elusive common sense so essential to effective daily functioning.  Oh, where has that common sense gone?  This session, while not ignoring the importance of IQ, will focus attention on the nature of emotional intelligence and how it can be effectively developed in all of us.

Waterhouse 5

C. Making it Work - Customizing Your Procedure By-Law - Cathie Best, CMO, Municipal Educator and Retired Municipal Clerk 
The session will cover the basic design elements of effective meeting management, consent agendas, and a municipal Procedure By-law with a focus on customization to address specific issues raised at council, issues resulting from investigations, or just areas to make the clerks responsibilities easier by reducing confusion.

Waterhouse 4

D. Tax Sales - Tenderer Strikes Back! - Mary MacCallum, Tax Sale Consultant, Realtax Inc, Sam Jones, Client Services Specialist, Realtax Inc. Jeff Oberman, President, Realtax Inc. 
This session will talk about the effects of tax arrears on municipal cash flow and best practices for collection policies.  You can carefully plan your tax sale to ensure that everything will be done in strict compliance with the Act and the Rules, so you won't find yourself in a lawsuit. But what do you do when a tenderer hits you with something that's so unusual, you could never have anticipated it? Presenters will share extraordinary 'tenderer strikes back' situations that we've encountered, and how they were dealt with.  You'll also learn how to safely deal with situations that no one has yet seen.

Waterhouse 1,2,3

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Buffet Lunch & Plenary – Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing – Sponsor: Insurance Bureau of Canada – Legacy Hall
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Past Presidents’ Luncheon – Sponsor: Town of Bracebridge – A.Y. Jackson Rm
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Concurrent Workshops
A. A Primer on Local Distribution Companies for Municipal Professionals - Jody E. Johnson (Partner in the Municipal and Land Use Planning Law Group) and Scott A. Stoll (Partner in the Litigation Group and the Energy Group), Aird & Berlis LLP
Many municipalities are shareholders in LDCs and related corporations.  Senior municipal staff (CAOs, Clerks, Treasurers) often have LDC matters cross their desks, in many ways, but may not always be involved in a detailed way.  This session will provide  information and perspective to municipal officials who deal with LDCs. Topics to be covered include:
• Local Distribution Companies, the Ontario Energy Board and the Independent Electricity System Operator – A very brief overview
• Municipal obligations as shareholder
• Meetings, minutes & records
• Moving money
• Mandatory vs. permitted activities

Waterhouse 1,2,3

B. Inter-Departmental Coordination - Breaking Down Silos - Dara Barry, Director, Organization & Employee Services, Region of Durham 
Municipalities and other organizations have devoted significant effort for decades, to breaking down silos,  yet they still persist, some as strong or stronger than ever.  Organizations need structure.  However, when that structure results in a silo mentality, the silos become barriers that impede inter-departmental coordination and contribute to operational inefficiencies, reduced morale, unhealthy culture, strained relationships, duplication of work, communication breakdowns, wasted resources and other issues.  This interactive session will explore why silos exist along with strategies to strengthen interdepartmental cooperation, coordination, communication and collaboration.

Tom Thomson Room

C. Embracing the Leadership Challenge - Professor Barry Wright, Interim Dean, Goodman School of Business, Brock University
In today’s rapidly changing work environments, the importance of developing informed and inspirational leaders cannot be overemphasized. This seminar will further develop
your personal leadership skills — whether you are leading one person or many.  It will build on your present skill set and is designed to kindle new leadership insights to encourage you along your personal leadership journey.

Waterhouse 5

D. All Roads Lead to Muskoka: what is it you’re trying to say? - John Hiley, Ontario Land Surveyor, Coote, Hiley, Jemmett Ltd. 
Muskoka was developed in the late 1800’s with most properties being patented under the Free Grants and Homesteads Act. In addition to the Road Allowances laid out during original Township surveys, a series of Colonization Roads were constructed as well as many others by Statute Labour and other means.
Today many of these roads have fallen into disuse and when coupled with the lack of clarity in title documents, the recipe for serious and costly problems has been set.
The presentation will outline how many of these roads came into existence, some issues faced by Surveyors, Lawyers, and Municipalities in dealing with them and some examples of current problems.

Waterhouse 4

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.   Gala Reception – Sponsor: Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO) – Peninsula Room
6:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.   Gala Dinner and Entertainment – Legacy Hall

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Registration – Business Centre
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.   MPAC Breakfast Information Session - Carla Y. Nell, Vice-President, Municipal and Stakeholder Relations, MPAC, Chris Wray, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk/Treasurer, Municipality of Wawa
2018 Enumeration and Election Preparations
AMCTO and MPAC are partners in the pursuit of an improved centralized elector data repository. Collectively, our efforts to bring about legislative change, promote active voter participation and embrace technology will continue into 2018. What is MPAC’s approach for the 2018 municipal elections and how should municipal clerks prepare?

Harris Room

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.   AOMC (Accredited Ontario Municipal Clerk) Breakfast Information Session – Pavilion Rotunda
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Concurrent Workshops
A. Managing the Impact of Employee Drug Use & Impairment in the Workplace - Sébastien Huard, Partner, Emond Harnden LLP / s.r.l.
Drug use by employees is on the rise in Canada, especially the use of medical marijuana.
Our presentation will assist Association members to better understand an employer’s duty to accommodate employees who use drugs (including marijuana and other prescription medications) to treat a variety of mental and physical conditions (including anxiety, sleep disorders, chronic pain, arthritis and cancer), as well as the limits on that duty. 
This session will help understand the circumstances under which employers might be justified in disciplining employees for drug use that affects their ability to carry out the duties of their job.  In addition, we will provide practical advice in respect of the sorts of policies that municipal employers may wish to adopt (or amend) in order to address these issues in a proactive manner.

Waterhouse 4

B. Emerging Issues in Municipal Election Law & Practice - Kimberley Kitteringham, Clerk, City of Markham, Kim Mullin, Partner, Weir Foulds LLP 
This session will present on some of the emerging issues and trends in the municipal elections world, including, online voting, ranked ballots, recounts, compliance audits

Tom Thomson Room

C. Emergency Management: Lessons Learned from a Flood Emergency - Stephen Hernen, Fire Chief, Director of Protective Services, Town of Huntsville, John Stothers, Field Officer, Lakes Sector, EM Field Operations, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, Government of Ontario 
This session will share strategies, tips and techniques to proactively plan for , prevent, assess and then effectively manage the response to and recovery from sudden and unexpected natural emergencies with costly impacts.

Waterhouse 1,2,3

D. Asset Management Planning: Legislation & Integration - Dan Wilson, BBA, CPA, CA, Director, Watson & Associates Economists Ltd.
At the time of writing this, Bill 6 (Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act, 2015) has been passed and a draft regulation is being circulated for review and comment. This regulation, which is planned to be passed in 2017, makes asset management planning a requirement for municipalities in Ontario.  In addition to having an asset management plan, the regulation focuses on having a strategic asset management policy and ensuring a level of integration between asset management planning and the organization.
This workshop will review Bill 6 and the regulation (in either draft or final form by June) and discuss the potential impact to municipalities. This will include:
• A review of Bill 6 and the regulation.  What does it say?  What is the potential impact?
• Techniques and approaches municipalities can use to meet the legislative requirements.
• Asset Management Integration – Best practices and approaches.

A municipal representative will also be speaking at this session to give another perspective on asset management requirements.  This will include outlining their asset management journey to date as well as planned enhancements and improvements to the process going forward, such as integration, meeting legislative requirements and the asset management plan itself.

Waterhouse 5

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break – Sponsor: Association of Ontario Roads Supervisors (AORS) – Legacy Hall
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Closing Keynote Speaker - Liane Davey – Sponsor: Bang the Table - Peninsula Room
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Closing Ceremonies – Peninsula Room