Officiating Civil Wedding Ceremonies

**More Seats Now Open for Registration - New Toronto Venue Location**

Be prepared to sweep the Marriage Ceremony off its feet by learning and performing how to provide a civil wedding ceremony.  Ontario Regulation 285/04 has authorized clerks of ‘local municipalities’ to perform civil marriages and municipalities across Ontario have been the go to point for thousands of couples who wish to have their ceremonies performed under a civil performance. 

Should a municipality choose to provide this service; the Municipal Clerk has the ability to delegate the responsibility to perform these marriages to any person, other than a member of council, under the authority of Subsection 228(4) of the Municipal Act.

Participants to this one-day workshop will be provided with an overview of pertinent sections of the Marriage Act, its legislative requirements and learn how to perform a ceremony for any situation.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to address various scenarios on the obligations of a person solemnizing marriages

  • How to complete the various documents/record information in the Register/order the necessary forms

  • How to solemnize a civil marriage through participant-officiating demos – this is the fun part.

Why Attend

To gain knowledge on one of the oldest traditions – Marriage - and be able to provide a well document service for citizens, young and old who wish to legalize their relationship through marriage.

Who Should Attend
Clerks, Deputy Clerks, any municipal employee who believe that they have the ability to provide such a service, as well as any person within a community who the Clerk believes would have the ability and maturity to offer this service on behalf of the municipality.

About the Instructor:

Denise Labelle-Gelinas
retired City Clerk with the municipality of Cornwall has 36 years experience in a municipal setting. Denise has been serving as a Professional Registered Parliamentarian for the Board of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities(FCM) since 2007, as well as a teacher for the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) for Parliamentary Procedures. She is a strong community supporter and volunteers her services to various non-profit organizations.

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. "This personal information, which you may provide to us, is used only for internal purposes to process your registration fee payment and to contact you or to distribute AMCTO-related materials to you, in the event that you have identified this personal contact information as your preferred means of contact."



Homewood Suites by Hilton & Hampton Inn by Hilton Toronto Airport Corporate Centre
5515 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON, M9C 5K5
Limited seats available   

Deadline to register:
October 01