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2016 CAMA Conference Registration Open Until May 13th, 2016
Registration is open until May 13th, 2016 for CAMA's 45th Annual Conference being held in Winnipeg, Manitoba from May 30 - June 1, 2016 at the Delta Winnipeg and Winnipeg Convention Centre. The Conference theme is "The Resiliency of the CAO”.  To view the full 2016 Conference Program, including the Companion activities, click here:  For all other Conference information visit the CAMA website at:
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 after
April 1, 2016 (+ 5% GST)
*CAMA Member (Municipal) $725.00 + $36.25 GST = $761.25
*First Time Attendee Members (Municipal) & Municipal Interns $575.00 + $28.75 GST = $603.75
*Non-Member (Municipal) $925.00 + $46.25 GST = $971.25
**Affiliate CAMA Member (Non-Municipal) $1025.00 + $51.25 GST = $1076.25
**Non-Member (Non-Municipal) $1225.00 + $61.25 GST =  $1286.25
Retired Member $425.00 + $21.25 GST =  $446.25
 *“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, tradeshow, opening reception, breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches, Casual Night Out, 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 will be charged for the Study Tours and the speaker session on Wednesday afternoon.
The registration fee for retired members includes all Conference sessions, tradeshow, opening reception, breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Casual Night Out, and the hospitality suites.  At an additional cost, tickets can be purchased to the lunches ($40.00), the Study Tours/Wednesday afternoon speaker session, 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:
Partners Registration:
Golf Registration:

Hotel Accommodations
Delta Winnipeg Hotel – Conference Hotel

The room block at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel is currently SOLD OUT. You are welcome to contact the hotel for rooms outside of the CAMA block or to be put on the waitlist. Please contact the Reservations Department at 1-888-311-4990 or the Global Reservations Office at 1-800-268-1133. 

Overflow Hotel

CAMA has arranged for a room block at the Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown (288 Portage Avenue) which is located approximately three blocks from the RBC Convention Centre and the Delta Winnipeg, and is accessible via an indoor walkway.

The special Conference rates are as follows for a single and double rate:
  • Superior: $189.00
  • Business Class: $219.00
  • Suites: $249.00

**Please note that the above rates are subject to 8% PST, 5% GST and 5% Accommodation Tax which is subject to GST. These rates are for single or double occupancy. Each extra person sharing a room over and above two adults will be charged an additional $15.00 per night. There will be no charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share with their parents.

To make a room reservation, please call the hotel directly at 1-800-333-3333 or direct at 1-204-956-0410 and ask for the CAMA Room Block rate.
We look forward to seeing you in Winnipeg!
Don MacLellan
CAMA President

Election for the 2016-2017 CAMA Board of Directors – New Brunswick and Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut

During our recent election process for the 2016-2017 CAMA Board of Directors there were two positions available:  one for New Brunswick and one for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut.
In accordance with the requirements of the CAMA by-laws, I wish to advise the membership that the 2016 Nominating Committee has received the following nominations for the position of New Brunswick that is available on the CAMA Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 year:

Also, the 2016 Nominating Committee has received the following nominations for the position of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut for the 2016-2017 year: 

An election for these two positions on the Board of Directors is therefore requiredVoting will take place commencing on Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. AST and finishing on Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. PST.   The photos and bios of the above-noted nominees can be found above or on the CAMA website at the following link:
CAMA is a national organization and when elections are held, every Regular Member, regardless of the Province you work in, votes for the candidate of your choice in each respective jurisdiction.  You are therefore eligible to vote for one nominee for New Brunswick and one nominee for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut.
Further information regarding the procedures for voting will be distributed electronically to all CAMA members eligible to vote, prior to the commencement of the voting period. 
Please also note that only CAMA members in good standing with membership fees paid for the current fiscal year (April 1st, 2016 to March 31st, 2017) will be eligible to vote.
Robert Hughes
CAMA Past President/
Chair of Nominating Committee
Élection des membres du conseil d’administration de 2016-2017 – Nouveau Brunswick et Manitoba, Saskatchewan et Nunavut
Au cours de la récente élection des membres du conseil d’administration de 2016-2017, il y avait deux postes à pourvoir, un pour Nouveau Brunswick et un autre pour Manitoba, Saskatchewan et Nunavut.
Conformément aux exigences des règlements de l’ACAM, je tiens à informer les membres que le comité des candidatures 2016 a reçu les candidatures suivantes pour le poste de la Nouveau-Brunswick, disponible pour l’année 2016-2017 :       
Conformément aux exigences des règlements de l’ACAM, je tiens à informer les membres que le comité des candidatures 2016 a reçu les candidatures suivantes pour le poste de la Manitoba, Saskatchewan et Nunavut, disponible pour l’année 2016-2017 :
Il faut donc procéder à une élection pour ces deux postes. Le vote se tiendra de 8 h 30 (heure de l’Atlantique) le lundi 2 mai 2016 à 16 h 30 (heure normale du Pacifique) le vendredi 6 mai 2016. Les photos et notes biographiques des candidats seront affichées sur le site web de l’ACAM :
L’ACAM est une organisation nationale. À ce titre, quand des élections ont lieu, chaque membre titulaire, peu importe la province où il travaille, doit voter pour le candidat de son choix pour sa province ou son territoire d’origine. Vous avez donc le droit de voter pour un candidat de la Nouveau-Brunswick et un candidat de Manitoba, Saskatchewan et Nunavut.
Tous les membres votants admissibles de l’ACAM recevront, avant le début de la période de scrutin, un complément d’information sur la procédure du vote électronique.
Il faut préciser que seuls les membres en règle de l’ACAM pourront voter, c’est-à-dire ceux dont la cotisation pour l’exercice en cours (1er avril 2016 au 31 mars 2017) aura été payée.
Le président sortant de l’ACAM et président du Comité des candidatures,
Robert Hughes

CAMA Provides Input into Canada`s Federal Funding Programs for Municipal Infrastructure
The Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) provided a Position Paper and a series of administrative recommendations as input on Federal Funding Programs for Municipal Infrastructure.

Don MacLellan, President of CAMA and General Manager of Community Safety Services for the City of Moncton, NB, presented the association’s formal position paper to Jeff Moore, the Assistant Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Canada on March 29th, 2016.   This marks the second time the association has submitted a formal position paper regarding infrastructure to the Government of Canada.

CAMA presented sixteen priorities, which were identified by the association’s members as having a high importance from an administrative standpoint. These include:
  1. Clear Names for Programs.
  2. Clear Criteria.
  3. Clear definition of municipal infrastructure.
  4. Predictability of funding.
  5. Ease of application and reporting.
  6. Includes all costs.
  7. Removal of “stacking” provisions.
  8. Improved project cash flows.
  9. Advance funding.
  10. Long range funding for some projects.
  11. Flexibility.
  12. Absence of additional criteria from the provinces.
  13. Does not require replication of existing municipal checks and balances.
  14. Focus on municipal mandates.
  15. Includes all municipal infrastructure assets.
  16. Direct involvement by municipalities in program development and design.
For more information view the press release and the Position Paper
The Position Paper submitted to Infrastructure Canada in September 2012 can be found here.

Free Online Safety Training Tool Assists First Responders With Flammable Liquid Emergencies
A free online safety tool endorsed by Transport Canada will help first responders assess flammable liquid emergencies and respond in a safe and appropriate manner through knowing who to contact and what resources are available.    The new tool was developed by Enform, Canada’s oil and natural gas safety association, and was funded in part by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, and Transport Canada.

Eleven Communities Across Canada Go Wild for Nature
WWF-Canada is pleased to announce new recipients of the Go Wild Community Grants presented by TELUS program.  Go Wild projects are based on ideas that protect, restore, monitor, educate and celebrate nature. Some of this year's inspiring ideas include projects that restore habitats, protect local species, educate the public and inspire people to connect to and conserve nature in their communities.  Projects will be implemented and run until June 30.

The Go Wild program awarded grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to support a project's program including staff, equipment, materials, field and supplies costs, documentation and communications costs.   WWF will be accept new ideas for Go Wild in the spring application period April 5 - May 13, 2016.

Fall 2015 Go Wild Community Grants recipients:
  • Richmond, B.C., McNair Secondary Eco-Marlins Rookery Project. The restoration of nesting habitats through community backyard habitat workshops and the installation of 150 bird and bat homes.
  • Petty Harbour, Nfld. , Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium Marine Discovery Lab & Coast to Coast Classroom Program. A coast-to-coast marine touch-tank discovery lab will connect and teach students in British Columbia and Newfoundland classrooms about marine life and sustainability solutions.
  • Annapolis Royal, N.S., Clean Annapolis River Project Youth Leading Environmental Change.Hands-on education of rural youth on how to monitor species at risk and the restoration of degraded aquatic habitats. Youth will lead the project as environmental ambassadors.
  • Dartmouth, N.S., Christine Ward-Page, Maynard Lake  Give it a chance! Painting storm drains and installing educational signs will help Maynard Lake, the dumping grounds for paint cans and garbage, to thrive. The impact will be celebrated with a nature event and supported through weekly lake monitoring.
  • Capreol, Ont., Wahnapitae First Nation Build-A-Bat-House program. With the decline in bat populations on the reserve, community awareness and action will be created for three endangered bat species through build-a-bat house day and education to help in community reporting for a longitudinal study.
  • Peterborough, Ont., Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre Returning baby turtles to the wild program. Treating over 800 turtles each year, Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre will celebrate and educate the public while inviting everyone to join as they release the turtles at two locations.
  • Toronto, Shoresh Jewish Environmental Program Bela Farm Bee Sanctuary. Across 20 acres, this Toronto bee sanctuary will help to restore Ontario's native pollinator populations with the public planting of over two million native plants in a three year period.
  • Sainte-Flavie, Que., Parc de la rivière Mitis Awareness and nature restoration program. Theproject will carry out an inventory of River Mitis Park and Mitis Bay species with the help of the community.
  • Ville-Marie, Que., Organisme de bassin versant du Témiscamingue Adopt a River activityAfteradopting a local river, youth will get outside and hands-on by studying the fish community. These activities will allow kids to reconnect to nature and foster even more desire to protect it.
  • Regina, Sask., Wascana Centre Authority Wascana Centre's Pollinator Paradise. Creation of native prairie pollinator garden and educational materials, welcoming public and school nature walks.
For more details on these projects visit

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