How asset management builds climate-resilient communities
Municipalities are Canada’s builders—and building more resilient communities includes protecting Canadians from the impact of climate change.
Procuring low-carbon solutions
— Presented by Cement Association of Canada
Municipalities are on the front lines of reducing emissions. The challenge is complex and puts pressure on municipal leaders to embrace low-carbon solutions.
Not just another G
— Presented by Shaw Communications
In this workshop, an expert panel will explore the looming 5G wireless technology revolution and what it means for municipalities working to build better lives.
Managing snow and water levels for safer communities
— Presented by Campbell Scientific
This session will explore the technology and approaches municipalities can use to incorporate data into their decision-making.
Stronger together: Building partnerships for reconciliation
— Sponsored by the Forest Products Association of Canada
Across the country, municipalities and Indigenous communities are building stronger ties to support reconciliation.
Rural Town Hall: Driving tomorrow’s growth
Thriving and prosperous rural communities are key to driving Canada’s economic future. This year’s Rural Town Hall will explore that vital economic role.
Building local solutions to the global plastics challenge
Around the world, producing and using plastics more sustainably has become a hot topic. Here in Canada, municipalities are driving innovative local solutions to this global challenge.
Smart cities, better lives
— Presented by Bell
Municipalities across Canada are embracing smart city technology to lower operating costs, enhance public services and build better lives.
Legalized cannabis: how municipalities are adapting
Our cities and communities are where legal cannabis is produced, sold and consumed. As the governments closest to Canadians, municipalities play a central role in implementing this huge shift in federal policy.
Festivals and other community events: Risks and rewards
— Presented by Frank Cowan Company and Partnership Group
Festivals and other recreational and cultural events are staples of the livable and vibrant communities local leaders build. Doing them right means reducing risk and liability for residents, as well as for municipalities.
Forestry solutions for urban and rural communities
— Presented by Forest Products Association of Canada
The forest products sector is one of Canada’s largest employers—providing more than 600 communities with good-paying jobs, while creating new opportunities for Indigenous communities.
Northern and Remote Forum
Northern and remote communities play an essential role in Canada, but face unique challenges—from the high cost of doing business to limited broadband connectivity to extreme weather.
Municipalities and the affordable housing crisis
— Presented by Canadian Union of Public Employees
Affordable housing is the bedrock of the livable communities we want to build. But municipalities still face formidable challenges in meeting real housing needs.
Youth Forum: Engagement tactics for the 21st century
In this crucial election year, young local leaders will play a vital role in keeping municipal priorities front-and-centre. That means relying on traditional engagement techniques, while also embracing new approaches.
Responding to the drug crisis in our communities
Every day, 11 Canadians die from an opioid overdose. Across the country, methamphetamine use has increased dramatically.
Powering Canada through energy development
Canada is an energy superpower. We are the world’s sixth-largest energy producer, the second-biggest producer of hydroelectricity, and we have the third-largest known reserves of oil and gas.
Modernizing our fiscal toolbox in Election 2019
The doubling of this year’s Gas Tax Fund (GTF) put more tools in local hands to build better lives.
Public transit, today and tomorrow
— Presented by Bombardier
Public transit is the backbone of livable, competitive and sustainable communities.
Breaking down barriers: Building parity on council
Women make up half of Canada’s population, but represent less than 30 percent of municipal elected officials.
Media and communications: Spreading our message
With a pivotal federal election just months away, local leaders are working hard to deliver the message that empowering municipalities builds better lives.