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2012 CAMA E-Brief Partner: May 24, 2012            

Bronze Level Partner: Ray Rajchyba - Senior Wealth Advisor - ScotiaMcLeod

Ray Rajchyba - Senior Wealth Advisor - ScotiaMcLeod is pleased to partner with CAMA at the 2012 Conference in Saskatoon. Ray works with clients to understand their individual and corporate goals and assist with investment strategies customized to their unique needs.  With the resources of
one of Canada's largest and most respected financial institutions, Scotiabank Group,
Ray is able to offer a wide variety of financial services and investment options available to clients.

Bronze Partner: RBC Royal Bank

At RBC Royal Bank, we specialize in the Public Sector and have a dedicated team of industry specialized account managers who work with organizations like yours on a daily basis to help them meet their unique needs.  To find a Public Sector account manager in your area, please visit www.rbcroyalbank.com/commercial/public-sector and click on “Talk to a specialist” on the right-hand side of the screen. Or if you prefer, please call us at 1 800 ROYAL 2-0.

2012 CAMA TRADE SHOW EXHIBITORS

We are pleased to present the following Trade Show Exhibitors. 

1. iCompass

iCompass provides CivicWeb, the leading cloud-based Meeting and Records Management Solution for City Clerks who are swamped with never-ending tasks related to managing their meeting process, records administration and tracking responsibilities.

2. Riva Modeling Systems

Riva Modeling Systems is the leading software tool for performing PSAB 3150 Compliance Reporting and Strategic Long Range Asset Risk and Budget Management for municipalities and government agencies. Riva integrates to any third party system, including maintenance management, GIS, ERP and specialized inspection tools and applies your best maintenance practices to build a prioritized, full lifecycle plan for maintaining and replacing any type of asset along with full PSAB/TCA compliance reporting.

3. Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP)

Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) was formed in1996 with a mandate to increase Saskatchewan's exports to existing markets and to tap into new markets by initiating sales, contracts, and projects for Saskatchewan exporters. As a non-profit, membership based organization, STEP provides world-class specially tailored services and programs to over 400 companies who are exporting outside the borders of Saskatchewan. These services include Trade Development, Market Intelligence, International Finance and Logistics, and International Development Projects.

4. eSCRIBE

eSCRIBE is Microsoft Gold Certified Canadian owned and operated independent software vendor (ISV) of paperless governance and meeting management solutions built exclusively for use with Microsoft SharePoint and the Office productivity suite. eSCRIBE has been aligned with the standard rules of order governing public and private sector boards, committees and councils, including: municipal, provincial and federal government, education, healthcare and private and public corporations among others.

5. IBM Canada Ltd.

IBM Canada Ltd. is one of Canada's leading providers of advanced information technology, products, services and business consulting expertise. Operating for 100 years, IBM is dedicated to helping our clients innovate and realize value through the end-to-end transformation of their business models and the application of smarter technologies and business solutions. IBM Canada is headquartered in Markham, Ontario, and has nationwide responsibilities for sales, marketing and service. IBM’s manufacturing and development operations include a semiconductor packaging plant in Bromont, Quebec and software development laboratories in Markham, London and Ottawa, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; Edmonton, Alberta; and Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia.

6. Canadian Water Network

The Canadian Water Network plays a vital role in ensuring that Canada benefits from its investments in research to manage our water resources more effectively and become a world leader in water management. Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, CWN was created by the Networks of Centres of Excellence Program to connect Canadian and international water researchers with decision-makers, including municipal water managers, engaged in priority water management issues. We are the national conduit that brings together researchers, engineers and their students, along with practitioners and implementers, pooling their resources and uniting expertise to respond to water challenges and ensure a prosperous and healthy future for generations of Canadians.

7. Public Sector Digest

PSD Inc. comprises two divisions. The first, Public Sector Digest, is a research publication that publishes content pertinent to senior government decision-makers. CityWide Software Solutions, the second division, offers a sophisticated suite of software applications designed for asset management, financial planning, and performance measurement at public organizations.

8. Alberta Urban Municipalities Association

The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association was founded in 1905, representing all of Alberta’s urban municipalities as well as associate and affiliate members.

9. PPP Canada

PPP Canada’s mandate is to improve the delivery of public infrastructure by achieving better value, timeliness and accountability to taxpayers, through P3s.  That is to say, PPP Canada was created to deliver more P3s by leveraging incentives, demonstrating success, and providing expertise; and to deliver better P3s by promoting P3 best-practice, and capacity-building.

10. Xplornet Communications Inc.

Xplornet Communications Inc. is Canada's leading rural broadband provider. We believe everyone should have access to the transformative benefits of the internet, so we make our service available everywhere in Canada, including the hard to reach places. We overcome the challenges of Canada's vast geography through our deployment of Canada's first national 4G network, which leverages both fixed-wireless towers on the ground and next-generation satellites in space. Our customers live in the farthest reaches of the country and just outside of major urban centres. Xplornet is high-speed Internet - for all of Canada.

11. ATCO I-Tek

ATCO I-Tek is an end-to-end IT service provider that specializes in customer care and billing, managed services and application services. With a team of more than 730 professionals, two world-class data centres, and expertise in over 900 applications, we focus on helping clients meet their critical business and IT needs.

12. Flexxifinger QD Industries

Flexxifinger QD Industries Inc. is located in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan and manufactures a line of unique crop lifters.  The Pulse Crop lifter was introduced in 2004. The success of that lifter has led to the creation of the Heavy Duty lifter, the HighCut™ lifter, the MidCut™ lifter and now the FlexxiFloat™ lifter. All of these lifters are mounted on the header using the patented QD™ system. The lifters can literally be attached or detached in minutes. We are also developing other lifters that will more effectively harvest a wider variety of crops. We distribute our lifters through an extensive network of dealers in Canada and the United States. They are also available in Australia, New Zealand and Denmark.

13. Ravenhill Group

We are Canada's Municipal recruiting specialists. What sets us apart is our unique work as recruiters. We don't ask our clients to spend money on costly advertising that will usually only identify unhappy and unemployed people. Experience has shown that the very best candidates would not risk blindly responding to an ad when uncertain about who would see their response. Most often, the people we find are not even thinking about a job change until we contact them.

LGMA & CAMA: Web-based Training Sessions Available!

The LGMA and CAMA are pleased to announce that the Whistler Centre for Sustainability have joined the line-up of presenters offering three additional web-based training sessions to you this Spring!  As local governments are required to have a sustainability plan in place in order to access Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) grants for planning or infrastructure, one of the following webinars may be of interest to you.  

Integrating Your Sustainability Plan into Other Plans and Policies– June 12 & 13  (Presenter: Dan Wilson)

This webinar will discuss the intent of a sustainability plan as the community’s highest level policy and how all other community plans and policies should be aligned and integrated with the vision and goals of the sustainability plan.

Key Learning Outcomes – At the end of the webinar, participants will have learned about:

  • The role of a community sustainability plan as the highest level policy
  • Strategies for integrating the vision and goals from a sustainability plan into other plans and policies
  • How the directions from a community sustainability plan should be used to guide decision-making
  • Examples of plans and policies that have been aligned to a community sustainability plan

Putting Your Sustainability Plan into Practice – June 19 & 20  (Presenter: Shannon Gordon)

This webinar will focus on the implementation elements of a sustainability plan, including involving community partners in action planning, as well as using tools to align decision-making with the goals of the sustainability plan.

Key Learning Outcomes – At the end of the webinar, participants will have learned about:

  • A recommended action planning process based on the Whistler2020 Task Force model
  • Getting community partners involved and committed
  • Decision-making tools for aligning corporate decision-making with the sustainability plan’s vision and goal

For further information on the LGMA-CAMA Spring E-Learning Series program, including costs, online registration and a current schedule of all upcoming webinar sesssions, please visit the CAMA website at: http://www.camacam.ca/en/programs/Webinars.asp

Welcome New Members

Welcome to the following new member:

 Don MacLeod, Chief Administrative Officer, Township of Zorra, ON


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