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The Government of Canada is investing $120 billion over the next 10 years to build strong, inclusive and sustainable communities and they want to hear from you. Phase 1 is already underway, and now the Government of Canada is inviting you to share your views on Phase 2 of Canada’s infrastructure plan.

Visit to provide your feedback in five ways: eWorkbooks, discussion forums, photo and video submissions, written submissions, and community-led events.

The Government of Canada is particularly interested in your thoughts on four important themes:
  • Community Infrastructure, which is about your needs and the infrastructure priorities in your community.
  • Green Infrastructure, which is focused on Canada's ongoing transition to a clean-growth economy.
  • Public Transit Infrastructure, which is geared towards improving and expanding public transit systems in communities across Canada.
  • Social Infrastructure, which is about building stronger communities through social infrastructure projects like affordable housing and cultural and recreational infrastructure.
To join the conversation on the Government of Canada’s infrastructure plan, visit or send a tweet to @INFC_eng using the hashtag #INFRAconsults.  

Le gouvernement du Canada, qui investira 120 milliards de dollars au cours des 10 prochaines années pour bâtir des collectivités fortes, inclusives et durables, souhaite connaître votre point de vue. La Phase 1 est déjà en cours, et le gouvernement du Canada vous invite maintenant à faire connaître votre point de vue sur la Phase 2 du plan d’infrastructure du Canada.

Visitez le site Web, où vous disposerez de cinq options pour communiquer votre point de vue : les cahiers de travail en ligne, les forums de discussion, la soumission de photos et de vidéos, la soumission de documents écrits et les événements organisés dans les collectivités.

Le gouvernement du Canada souhaite particulièrement connaître votre opinion au sujet de quatre thèmes importants : 
  • Les infrastructures communautaires, qui visent vos besoins et les priorités en matière d’infrastructure dans votre collectivité.
  • Les infrastructures vertes, qui sont axées sur la transition continue du Canada vers une économie fondée sur la croissance propre.
  • Les infrastructures du transport en commun, qui visent l’amélioration et l’agrandissement des réseaux de transport en commun dans les collectivités du Canada. 
  • Les infrastructures sociales, qui visent le renforcement des collectivités grâce à des projets liés aux infrastructures sociales, comme le logement abordable, et les infrastructures culturelles et récréatives.
Pour vous joindre à la conversation au sujet du plan d’infrastructure du gouvernement du Canada, rendez‑vous à ou envoyez un gazouillis à @INFC_fra en utilisant le mot-clic #consultationsINFRA.  

2017 CAMA Conference & Annual General Meeting – Gatineau, QC - HOTEL ROOM BLOCK OPEN

The 46th Annual CAMA Conference will be held in Gatineau, Québec at the Hilton Lac Leamy Hotel from Monday, May 29th to Wednesday, May 31st, 2017.   The Golf Tournament and other Pre-Conference activities will begin on Monday morning with the Conference Program ending after the President’s Dinner on Wednesday evening.

CAMA has secured a block of rooms at the Hilton Lac Leamy located at 3 Casino Boulevard.  This Gatineau-Ottawa hotel is situated on the shores of Leamy Lake and is interconnected to the spectacular Casino du Lac-Leamy and is only five minutes from downtown Ottawa, the nation’s capital. This hotel offers 349 rooms with exceptional lake views, complimentary WiFi and amenities for a relaxing stay.

The following special Conference rate will be offered:

Type of Room                                                Single and Double Rate
Classic/Deluxe Room                                      $230.00

**Please note that the above rate is subject to applicable taxes.  There will be a $25.00 charge for an additional adult (to a maximum of four people for the Classic/Deluxe Room).

Deposit and Cancellation Policy
A deposit equal to the first night's stay will be charged at time of booking. If cancelled on/before April 21st, 2017 the deposit will be refunded. If cancelled on/after April 22nd, 2017 the first night’s deposit will be forfeited.

Saskatchewan Members: Nominations Now Open for the Premier's Award for Excellence in the Public Service

Nominations will be open until August 31 for the 2016 Premier's Award for Excellence in the Public Service.

Individuals or teams from provincial government ministries as well as various Treasury Board Crown corporations, boards, commissions and agencies are eligible as nominees.

"On a daily basis, public servants diligently serve the people of Saskatchewan," Premier Brad Wall said.  "This award is a way to honour their exceptional efforts.  I encourage everyone to consider nominating an individual or team that has gone over and above serving the citizens of Saskatchewan."

Nominations can be made by the public service, stakeholder organizations, clients and the public.  Award recipients receive a pewter trophy, a lapel pin bearing the Saskatchewan coat of arms and a certificate to recognize their achievement.

For more information on the Premier's Award for Excellence in the Public Service and to submit a nomination, visit

CAMA Awards of Excellence Presented by Ravenhill Group Inc.


Ravenhill Group Inc. proudly presented the CAMA Awards of Excellence at the 44th Annual Conference held in Jasper, Alberta. Ravenhill Group is Canada’s municipal search specialists, meeting the growing demand for excellent Chief Administrative Officers and other municipal leaders through ethical head-hunting™. Ravenhill does this by bringing the very best men and women face to face with the opportunity in a municipality … an opportunity that they were unaware of because - simply put - they weren't thinking of a job change. Please visit: for more information.

Town of Kindersley, SK: Winner of the 2016 CAMA Willis Award for Innovation (Under 20,000 population)

Left to Right:  Bruce Malcolm, President, Ravenhill Group Inc.; Bernie Morten, CAO, Town of Kindersley; Don MacLellan, CAMA Past President; Marc Landry, CAMA Representative for Alberta and NWT/2016 Awards Chair

The Town of Kindersley, SK has received national recognition for its Waste Water Project from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA).  The Town was presented with the 2016 CAMA Willis Award for Innovation, in the Under 20,000 population category, during CAMA’s national conference in Winnipeg, MB. 
Steadily escalating water consumption was being recorded at the Kindersley Water Treatment Facility.  While this was due in part to an increasing population, there was also an extensive strain being placed on the facility by local fracking companies who were drawing on large amounts of treated water for their service needs.
The result was increased water consumption that not only cut into Kindersley’s supply of potable water, but also affected the time required for the water treatment facility to replenish the potable water supply.  Following a Request for Proposal process, Kindersley partnered with Holland’s Hot Oiling to construct and install a wastewater storage reservoir.  All construction, installation and permit costs were paid for by Holland’s. 
The new reservoir station began operation in August 2014, with revenue being shared between the two parties.  The reservoir is expected to generate $500,000 for the municipality over a five-year period. 
The project will allow for diminished strain on Kindersley’s water treatment infrastructure; greater environmental stewardship of a priority natural resource; and, municipal ownership and management of the waste water infrastructure after five years, all at no additional cost to taxpayers.  In addition, the project supports the sustainability of oil and gas operations in the Kindersley region with less negative impact to water resources.  

Congratulations to the Town of Kindersley!

  • Milena Avramovic, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
  • Kenneth Van Buul, General Manager of Community Services, Parkland County, AB
  • Derrick Thomson, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Guelph, ON
  • Dennis Trudeau, Chief Administrative Officer, Regional District of Nanaimo, BC
  • Karl Hill, General Manager of Community & Protective Services, Town of Stony Plain, AB
  • Kristy Svoboda, Director of Human Resources, The City of Red Deer, AB

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