Education & Events

2020 Municipal Clerks Forum

Live Stream Event


About the Forum

This Annual Forum is the premier professional development event for Ontario Municipal Clerks. By bringing together expert practitioners, academics and senior leaders; this event helps provide insights and practical strategies for effectively managing the impending challenges and opportunities facing today’s municipal clerks.  

Who Should Attend:

  • All Municipal Clerks and staff working in the Clerk’s department  

Due to the COVID19 Pandemic; AMCTO has been forced to postpone this event until the Fall.  With a new date, we are now pleased to offer it as a livestream event that will allow you to enjoy the Forum right from your desk.



Dr. Barbara Perry, Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Ontario Tech University

Barbara Perry is a Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Ontario Tech University, and the Director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism. She has written extensively on social justice generally, and hate crime specifically. She has published several books spanning both areas, including Diversity, Crime and Justice in Canada, and In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crime. She has also published in the area of Native American victimization and social control, including one book entitled The Silent Victims: Native American Victims of Hate Crime, and Policing Race and Place: Under- and Over-enforcement in Indian Country, both of which were based on interviews with Native Americans (University of Arizona Press).

Dr. Perry continues to work in the area of hate crime, and has begun to make contributions to the limited scholarship on hate crime in Canada. Most recently, she has contributed to a scholarly understanding of anti-Muslim violence, hate crime against LGBTQ communities, the community impacts of hate crime, and right wing extremism in Canada. She is regularly called upon by policy makers, practitioners, and local, national and international media as an expert on hate crime and right-wing extremism.


Please note: this agenda may be subject to change.




This event is available via live streaming. Prior to the event, you will be e-mailed a secure link to access the event.

  • Live Streaming Rate: $372.90
All rates above include HST

AMCTO is offering this event via livestream to allow people to enjoy the forum right from their desk. Please click our  TEST LINK to ensure your system and bandwidth is functioning correctly in order to both see and hear the webcast. Please note, if you have issues seeing or hearing the test video, use the Help button to troubleshoot.

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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

Speakers of the Clerks Forum

Gabe Sawhney
Executive Director - Code for Canada

Laura Pettigrew
General Counsel - Ontario Ombudsman

Renee Barrette
Director of Policy - Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Shayne Robert Turner
Director of Municipal Enforcement Services - City of Waterloo

Tatiana S. Dafoe
Acting Clerk - City of Stratford

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