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2014 CAMA E-Brief Partner: May 1, 2014            


 
SPECIAL CONFERENCE EDITION


Deadline for Registration - May 16th, 2014
Registrations are still being accepted until May 16th, 2014 for CAMA's 43rd Annual Conference being held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, from May 26-28, 2014 at The Sheraton On The Falls. The Conference theme is "Cultivating A Positive Culture”.  To view the full 2014 Conference Program, including the Companion activities, visit:  http://camacam.ca/en/conference/2014AnnualConference.asp
 
Please note that CAMA members who are attending their first CAMA Conference are also eligible for a $150.00 discount off the registration fee.  
 
Delegate Type Registration Fee
(+ 13% HST)
*CAMA Member (Municipal) $725.00 + $94.25 HST = $819.25
*First Time Attendee Members (Municipal) $575.00 + $74.75 HST = $649.75
*Non-Member (Municipal) $925.00 + $120.25 HST = $1045.25
**Affiliate CAMA Member
(Non-Municipal)
$1025.00 + $133.25 HST = $1158.25
**Non-Member (Non-Municipal) $1225.00 + $159.25 HST =  $1384.25
Retired Member $425.00 + $55.25 HST =  $480.25
Municipal Intern $625.00 + $81.25 HST = $706.25
 
*“Municipal” refers to an individual who is currently employed with a municipal government organization. 
**“Non-Municipal” refers to all other individuals. 

 
The registration fee for members, non-members, and municipal interns includes all Conference sessions, a complimentary delegate gift, Tradeshow, Opening Reception, breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches, Casual Night Out/Taste of Niagara Showcase at the Edgewaters Restaurant, the President’s Dinner and the Hospitality Suites.  Additional tickets to the Casual Night Out ($115.00) and the President’s Dinner ($125.00) can be purchased for companions not participating in the full Companion Program.  An additional fee of $25.00 (plus HST) will be charged for the Study Tours.
 
The registration fee for retired members includes all Conference sessions, a complimentary delegate gift, Tradeshow, Opening Reception, breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Casual Night Out/Taste of Niagara Showcase at the Edgewaters Restaurant, and the Hospitality Suites.  At an additional cost, tickets can be purchased to the lunches ($40.00), the Study Tours ($25.00), and the President’s Dinner ($125.00).
 
Links to Registration
 
Using the links below, members can register for the Conference, the Golf Tournament, the Companion’s Program, and purchase additional event tickets.  Have your credit card ready.  For those wishing to pay by cheque, register online then forward payment to the CAMA National Office. Registering online is the only way to sign up for this year’s Conference.  CAMA members must register with their e-mail address.
 
Delegates Registration: http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/cama2014.asp
Partners Registration: http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/cama2014_partners.asp
Golf Registration: http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/cama2014_golf.asp



Conference Mobile App Ready - Sponsored by StrategyCorp.
CAMA and StrategyCorp. is offering access to a mobile app to our members and Conference attendees.  The App provides access to event information from the agenda, to speaker bios, and maps right from your smartphone, and in one place. Link to other delegates, and view exhibitors right from your phone, tablet or laptop, and provide real-time feedback, ask questions and participate in discussions.  Participants can access information on changes, announcements and time sensitive content while at the Conference.   Download the link today:  www.eventmobi.com/cama2014 (English) and www.eventmobi.com/acam2014 (French)

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Social Media Coordinator:  Alycia Morehouse at  camalink@camacam.ca


SPONSORS
Gold  Partners:
            
 

Silver Partners:
Insituform Technologies® rehabilitates deteriorated sewer and water pipes using Insituform® processes, non-disruptive methods of creating a structurally sound pipe-within-a-pipe.  The Insituform® processes are an affordable way to solve a full range of everyday sewer and water problems with no digging or disruption.

The Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists™ develop innovative sponsorship programs for organizations who sell sponsorships.  For ten years we have successfully assisted municipalities such as the City of Toronto, Town of High River, City of Edmonton, Town of Kindersley and City of Kelowna with sponsorship asset identification, inventory development, asset valuation and staff mentoring.  We help municipalities generate alternate revenue channels through municipal sponsorships; maximizing revenue and meeting the bottom line.

Strategy Corp Municipal administrators are tasked with delivering services and managing complex issues at three levels of government, as well as in technical, policy and political environments.  StrategyCorp’s Municipal Affairs Practice Group brings together real-life experience and knowledge drawn from this environment and seamlessly integrates it to provide the right mix of advice.  We pride our ability to engage the administration, council and stakeholders at all levels in developing solutions that can be implemented. We have walked in your shoes and deliver answers that don’t wind up as just another report on the shelf.  Learn more at www.strategycorp.com and visit us at the CAMA Social Media booth.

Bronze Partners

Mental Health Commission of Canada:
 On any given week, approximately 500,000 Canadians will not go to work because of mental illness, and mental health problems now amount to up to 70% of disability costs. Increasingly, employers are finding that protecting workplace mental health is good for business. Given that municipal governments spend a significant portion of their operating budgets on human resources, tools like the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace can help city administrators improve productivity, financial performance, risk management, organizational recruitment and employee retention.

CN is one of the largest railroads in North America, spanning Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico.

Lidstone & Company is a local government law firm that acts primarily for municipalities and other local governments throughout Canada. The firm also acts for entities that serve special local government purposes, including local government associations and authorities, boards, commissions, corporations, societies, or agencies, including police forces and library boards.  Lidstone & Company was founded in 2009 by a dedicated group of lawyers committed personally and professionally to the furtherance of the interests of local government in general and the provision of legal services required by local governments and related entities. The law firm has a national reputation in respect of local government law. Lawyers in our firm have practiced municipal law for local government clients in Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, Yukon Territory, and British Columbia.  Lidstone & Company has specialized solicitors. Areas of specialization include freedom of information, agreements and contracts, land use, building and development and municipal bylaw drafting and interpretation. The firm has comparatively fast turnaround times, acts proactively to prevent future legal problems, and works closely with municipal officers and employees as part of their team and part of their solution. Lidstone & Company is also noted for being creative, within the definitive limits of what is possible under the law, in the sense that the firm seeks enabling legislation, special regulations or letters patent, or recommends other actions that enable local governments to achieve their public policy objectives.

Odgers Berndtson is a global leader in executive search, committed to providing an integrated approach to talent management. The firm specializes in recruiting and assessing senior executives and board members across Canada, and internationally. With a global reach of more than 200 partners spread across 30 countries, Odgers Berndtson focuses on industry and functional specialization, and has the leading municipal practice in the country. Its executive search, interim management and leadership assessment services support clients to build world-class leadership teams.

Golder Associates:  As a global, employee-owned organisation with over 50 years of experience, Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to engineer earth’s development while preserving earth’s integrity. From more than 180 offices worldwide, our over 8000 employees deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their sustainable development goals by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment and energy.  For more information, visit www.golder.com.


eZsigma Group is a privately held Canadian company founded in 2000 with offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Saint John.  They are Canada’s industry leader for Lean Six Sigma training, continuous improvement deployment, strategic planning and project management consulting, and one of the first organizations in Canada to be a full service trainer/certifier.  They offer certification programs for Lean and Six Sigma (examination and project completion) for all belts at all levels.   Their team of practitioners specializes in the strategic deployment of process improvement methods and cultural transformation, supported by expertise in delivering highly customized training.  Their training programs combine world-­‐class content, on-­‐site and classroom instruction, instructor-­‐led webinars and a comprehensive e-­‐learning library through eZsigma’s Quality Campus™.  They can support clients with one expert for a specific assignment, or more broadly with a team focuses on organizational and cultural Transformation.  eZsigma Group has supported many government agencies embarking in iLean methods, in fact they have supported the implementation of Lean Six Sigma at the City of Fredericton over the past three years through training and in coaching, particularly at the leadership level, including the CAO, Deputy  CAO and Chief Information Officer.   eZsigma Group has also helped York Region and are currently actively involved with supporting the deployment of Lean at the City of Mississauga and Peel Region through training, coaching and consulting at all levels.

Neste Oil Corporation is a refining and marketing company concentrating on low-emission, high-quality traffic fuels.  The company produces a comprehensive range of major petroleum products and is the world's leading supplier of renewable diesel.  Neste Oil had net sales of EUR 17.5 billion in 2013 and employs around 5,000 people, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.  Neste Oil’s NEXBTL renewable diesel is a low-carbon, fuel that is fully fungible as it meets the requirements of ASTM D-975 and CGSB 3.517 standards.  Numerous studies have shown that NEXBTL renewable diesel significantly reduces vehicle tailpipe emissions.  Neste Oil operates four NEXBTL renewable diesel plants in Finland (2), Singapore and the Netherlands with an annual production capacity of over 700 million gallons per year.  Neste Oil has North American offices in Toronto, Ontario and Houston, Texas.


EXHIBITORS
Booth 1:  Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency fossil fuel and renewable energy hot water heating systems for residential or commercial applications.

Booth 2:  GovDeals Inc. provides online auction services to government agencies to sell their vehicles, equipment and other surplus items online.

Booth 3  Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada provides risk management and employee benefits services for clients in a wide range of business sector.

Booth 4  PublicStuff is a civic engagement platform that helps residents and local governments connect to improve their communities.  Residents can submit, track and view nearby service requests online, through the smartphone app, via SMS or traditional phone calls. PublicStuff offers a government backend suite for efficient workflow management and internal communication. Municipality staff use this system to route and respond to resident requests, and update them regularly on their request status.  Municipalities can also leverage push notifications to provide their community with important information and emergency alerts.

Booth 5 Shepard Ashmore   EventPolicy.ca is Canada’s first website to fully automate the purchase of insurance for renters of municipal and educational facilities. It is designed to provide a fundamentally better solution for users who are required to purchase insurance certificates when hosting sporting, special events or leisure activities in buildings, community centres and outdoor playing fields.  EventPolicy: Insurance made easy.
 
Booth 6   Public Sector Digest is a monthly research publication written to advance the knowledge and managerial capacity of the public sector. Our readership comprises senior decision-makers in governments at the local, provincial/state, and federal levels.  We focus primarily on economics & finance, infrastructure & asset management, leadership, and corporate strategy in the public sector.  Organizations that contribute to the publication and collaborate  with us on research include global, Fortune 500 consulting and advisory firms, think tanks, leading academic institutions, and of  course, practitioners in the public sector. We vet ideas, debate policy, and examine theory.
 
Booth 7  Ravenhill Group Inc. aims to meet the growing demand for good, qualified administrative municipal leaders through authentic one-to-one recruiting. We do this by bringing the very best men and women face-to-face with career opportunities they were previously unaware of because they simply weren’t thinking of a job change.
 
Booth 8  Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) York University’s Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) has a proven history of providing Municipal executives and managers with powerful learning experiences. We have delivered breakthrough Masters Certificate programs in our open enrollment, customized, and in-house programs. More than 95 jurisdictions have participated in SEEC’s Municipal Centre of Excellence programs.  Numerous municipalities currently participating in our flagship program, Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership include Ottawa, Windsor, York Region, Town of Newmarket, City of Vaughan, Town of Richmond Hill, County of Simcoe, Winnipeg and Calgary. Numerous other municipalities such as Hamilton ON, Estevan SK, Fort McMurray AB, Yellowknife Yukon, have sent leaders to York University’s annual open enrollment program.
 
Booth 9   Insituform Technologies Limited® rehabilitates deteriorated sewer and water pipes using Insituform® processes, non-disruptive methods of creating a structurally sound pipe-within-a-pipe.  The Insituform® processes are an affordable way to solve a full range of everyday sewer and water problems with no digging or disruption.
 
Booth 10   BEVA Global Management Inc. is a Registered Consultant of the Project Management Institute. It assesses organizations and provides expert services in  organizational project management capacity with its SysteoPlus(TM) methodology or other similar standards

Booth 11   Kronos Canada is the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Organizations in more than 100 countries use Kronos to control labour costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Learn more about Kronos industry-specific time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, hiring, and labour analytics applications at www.kronos.ca
 
Booth 12   eSCRIBE Software Ltd. is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) of enterprise level Meeting Automation Solutions targeted at both public and private sector boards looking to improve transparency, increase efficiencies while at the same time reducing their impact to the environment. Available as either an onsite or hosted solution, to date eSCRIBE has been deployed to over 75 organizations in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
 
Booth 13   SustaiNet Software is Canada's premier supplier of software designed for managing public consultation and stakeholder engagement projects, online community engagement initiatives and public policy discussions.

Booth 14   HR Systems Strategies Inc. is the developer of info:HR, a proven high quality Human Resources Information System.  info:HR integrates with established performance management, payroll, scheduling and other systems, and offers web-based modules for time sheet entry, employee/management self-serve, and other functions.  info:HR is an easy-to-use, cost-effective and adaptable software solution for today’s human capital resource management challenges.  40 municipalities in Canada rely on info:HR to reduce the cost and effort of HR administration.
 
Booth 15   MHPM Project Managers Inc. is Canada’s largest specialist project management company, servicing clients from 22 offices from coast to coast.  Since its founding in 1989, MHPM has acted as the owner’s representative on more than 6,000 successful facility projects.  MHPM delivers innovative and sustainable projects on budget, on schedule and as planned.  For more information, please visit www.mhpm.com.
 
Booth 16   StarGarden StarGarden's HCM is the enterprise-wide answer for trouble free administration of your Human Resource business processes and data.  StarGarden gives you the freedom to quickly and easily respond to organizational and legislative changes, while providing your administrators and managers with the comprehensive reporting capabilities they demand.  StarGarden offers a fully integrated Human Resources, Payroll, Scheduling, and Time and Attendance solution designed to meet the needs of structured, position-based organizations with complex pay and benefit issues.
 
Booth 17  Honeywell is a global leader in energy and infrastructure solutions, working with municipalities across Canada to conserve energy, optimize building and facility operations, and make their communities safer, more sustainable and more secure.  Honeywell will work with your municipality to understand your unique needs, customize a solution, identify funding sources, and guarantee project success using existing budgets and without raising taxes.
 
Booth 18  Esri Canada Founded in 1984, Esri Canada provides enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions that empower businesses, governments and educational institutions to make timely, informed and mission-critical decisions by leveraging the power of geography. The company distributes the world's leading GIS software from Esri, Schneider Electric, Cityworks – Azteca Systems, Inc. and other technology partners. Headquartered in Toronto, the company serves over 10,000 customers from 16 regional offices across Canada.  Information about Esri Canada can be found at www.esri.ca.
 
Booth 19  FCM/RAC Proximity Initiative The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) through our joint FCM/RAC Proximity Initiative have developed Guidelines for New Development in Proximity to Railway Operations (www.proximityissues.ca).  To assist municipalities and other stakeholders, this report provides a comprehensive set of guidelines for use when developing lands in proximity to railway operations. Municipal and railway representatives will be available at our booth, to discuss and answer your proximity issue questions.
 
Booth 20  Transport Canada Railways are a vital part of Canada’s transportation system and keeping it safe is everyone’s concern.  Come visit our kiosk so you can learn how we can work in partnership to reduce risks and make your communities safer.
 
Booth 21 ParkSmart Inc. is a leading supplier of enforcement products, parking systems and the largest independent parking ticket processor in Canada.  ParkSmart serves over 25 public sector clients including GO Transit, The City of Ottawa, The City of Mississauga, The City of Brampton and The City of North Vancouver.  As Canada’s largest independent ticket processor, with over 500,000 parking tickets processed annually, our Service Bureau is designed to provide all the functionality and convenience of an in-house system, without the capital expense of purchasing, installing, maintaining and operating software and hardware.
 
Booth 22 Itron Canada is a global technology company. We build solutions that help utilities measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement and control technology; communications systems; software; and professional services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 utilities in more than 100 countries, Itron empowers utilities to responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources. Join us in creating a more resourceful world; start here: www.itron.com.
 
Booth 23   Practica  Since 1999 Practica Ltd. is a supplier of quality dog waste bag dispensers, waste bins, waste towers and 100% biodegradable pick-up bags. All our products are made in Canada.
 
Booth 24  Jostle Jostle’s People Engagement® software engages employees in ways traditional intranet software never could. Our simple, cloud-based intranet connects people and aligns teams across organizational silos and boundaries.
 
Booth 25  Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Canada Inc.  is a Canadian leader in drinking water treatment, waste water treatment and biosolids management, serving Canadian municipalities and industries since 1948. Over the last 60 years, the company has brought many leading technologies to the market including: ACTIFLO®, BIOSTYR ®, Anox Kaldnes MBBR, Hydrotech Discfilter, MBR and HYDREX chemicals.
 
Booth 26   University of Alberta Executive Education is one of the four pillars of the Alberta School of Business.  As the School's professional development provider, we serve clients across all industries and in the public sector.  With over 60 programs and courses offered and serving over 6000 registrants per year, we continue to work toward becoming Canada's source for executive education.
 
Booth 27  Calix is a global leader in access innovation.  Its Unified Access portfolio of broadband access systems and software enables network and business transformation for communications service providers worldwide – allowing them to become the broadband service provider of choice to their subscribers. Visit www.calix.com for more information.
 
Booth 28  Imex Systems Inc  is a Canadian provider of eGovernment services and ePayments. Imex is a 100% public-sector focused company committed to citizen service delivery any time, anywhere and from any device.

Booth A   eSolutions Group  is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, specializing in multimedia communications, creative services and customized online solutions.
 
Booth B   Phelps Group Canada’s leading boutique recruitment and executive search firm based in downtown Toronto, Phelps is one of Canada’s leading Executive Search & Career Transition firms. Since 1986, we have transformed organizations by hiring exceptional talent, developing leaders and transitioning executives. We are proud of our 99% retention rate and our creative, precise and customized approach to recruitment.
 
Booth C   Hyland Software, Inc. OnBase by Hyland, provides enterprise content management, agenda automation and electronic plan review software for smarter, greener, faster government. One of the most flexible and comprehensive products on the market today, over 1,600 government customers are already using OnBase in departments all across the enterprise.
 
Booth D   Interactions HR Solutions Inc.  The Organizational Enhancement Toolkit™ Municipal series is a set of comprehensive Operations Manuals which reflects an immense knowledge transfer from numerous partnering municipalities. This industry-specific, organizational system spans across all departments and key positions.  The consistent documentation can be easily customized to reflect your entire municipality and is ideal for staff training, succession planning and Health & Safety audit preparation.  The Toolkit provides a solid foundation to successfully govern, manage and operate an accountable and safe municipal organization..
 
Booth E  Canadian Water Network (CWN) is a not-for-profit organization that helps convert research around major water management challenges into practical solutions and real-life applications. Launched in 2009 by Canadian Water Network, the Canadian Municipal Water Consortium (CMWC) focuses on municipal water management priorities, and works to identify and articulate the implications of research results for decision-making and risk management. The CMWC brings together municipal water managers with industry and governments from local to national, to facilitate a truly collaborative approach to tackling water management challenges across Canada.
 
Booth F  SOCAN is a not-for-profit society that represents Songwriter and Publishers.  SOCAN authorizes the public performance of music in Canada by issuing a music licence.  The fees for a music licence are then passed onto our members as a royalty.
 
Booth G   Easi File Canada cabinets have been manufactured in North America since 1971. Constructed of 18-gauged recycled steel, our cabinets are guaranteed for a Lifetime for both quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction. Some of the key benefits include: Up to 70% Space Savings, 30-40% Cost Savings over comparable units, Greater document control and protection with locks and Fire & Water Resistance, 3x Faster document retrieval and filing.  Economical, Efficient, Environmental, and Ergonomic.  Please visit our booth for a quick product Demonstration to see why Municipal offices across Canada and North America are converting over to save time, space and budget.
 
Booth H  Mental Health Commission of Canada On any given week, approximately 500,000 Canadians will not go to work because of mental illness, and mental health problems now amount to up to 70% of disability costs. Increasingly, employers are finding that protecting workplace mental health is good for business. Given that municipal governments spend a significant portion of their operating budgets on human resources, tools like the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace can help city administrators improve productivity, financial performance, risk management, organizational recruitment and employee retention.
 
Booth I  ISI Global Webcasting At MunicipalWebcasting.com it is our goal to be the premier provider of live webcasting services for Cities and Municipalities. We specialize in providing you with all of your requirements to professionally capture and broadcast in streaming video and audio your event over the Internet.


ACCOMMODATIONS
The Conference room block at The Sheraton On The Falls (5875 Falls Avenue) has been SOLD OUT, however they do still have rooms available for the Conference dates at a different rate.  To make a room reservation, please contact the Hotel directly at 905-374-4445 or through the toll free number at 1-800-519-9911.

The Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls - Fallsview Hotel is located beside The Sheraton On The Falls (at 5685 Falls Avenue) and rooms can be reserved by calling 905-374-4447 or through the toll free number at 1-800-263-7135.  CAMA does not have a room block at this hotel.



TRANSPORTATION
Niagara Airbus provides round trip Airport Shuttle service from the Hamilton, Toronto Pearson, Toronto Island (City), and Buffalo International Airports. A discounted rate has been negotiated in the amount of $78.00 + HST for Toronto Pearson and $72.00 + HST for Buffalo. For more information and to book this shuttle please contact them directly at 1-800-268-8111/1-905-374-8111 or visit their website at www.niagaraairbus.com and enter the Conference code of 099 to receive the discounted rate. This code is valid from May 18th, 2014 to June 6th, 2014 to allow ample time to travel before and after the event.


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