e-Brief September 7, 2018
2019 CAMA CONFERENCE - DELEGATE FEE INFORMATION
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Many municipalities are currently in budget planning mode.  While delegate registration will open in late February 2019, below are the registration fees for the 2019 CAMA Conference to help with your budget process:


 
Delegate Type Early Bird Registration Fee by April 1, 2019 
(+5% GST + 9.975% QST)
Registration Fee
after April 1, 2019 
(+5% GST + 9.975% QST)
*CAMA Member (Municipal) $675.00 + $33.75 GST + $67.33 QST = $776.08 $725.00 + $36.25 GST + $72.32 QST = $833.57
*First Time Attendee Members (Municipal) & Municipal Interns $525.00 + $26.25 GST + $52.37 QST = $603.62 $575.00 + $28.75 GST + $57.36 QST = $661.11
*Non-Member (Municipal) $875.00 + $43.75 GST + $87.28 QST =$1006.03 $925.00 + $46.25 GST + $92.27 QST = $1063.52
**Affiliate CAMA Member
(Non-Municipal)
$1000.00 + $50.00 GST + $99.75 QST = $1149.75 $1050.00 + $52.50 GST + $104.94 QST = $1207.24
**Non-Member
(Non-Municipal)
$1350.00 + $67.50 GST + $134.66 QST = $1552.16 $1400.00 + $70.00 GST + $139.65 QST =$1609.65
Retired Member /
Honourary Member
$375.00 + $18.75 GST + $37.40 QST = $431.15 $425.00 + $21.25 GST + $42.39 QST = $488.64
*“Municipal” refers to an individual who is currently employed with a municipal government organization. 
**“Non-Municipal” refers to all other individuals. 

Please note that CAMA members who are attending their first CAMA Conference are eligible for a $150.00 discount off the registration fee.  If you would like some of your senior managers to attend the Conference and they are not CAMA members they can sign up for $137.50 (50 % off the first year) and also attend the Conference for $525.00 as a First Time Delegate. 
 
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 on Wednesday afternoon.

The registration fee for retired members/honourary 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 ($35.00), the Study Tours/Wednesday afternoon speaker session, and the President’s Dinner ($125.00).

Conference Registration for Members in Transition:
Going in to “transition” is a very difficult situation that all too many members face at some point in their local government careers.  Any job change is difficult, but when its forced on someone for reasons that often have nothing to do with their job performance it can be traumatic.  If you are a “Member in Transition” and have been fired or forced to resign your position in local government and are now “in transition”, CAMA will provide a complimentary registration for you.   Hotel and travel expenses are at your cost.  Register under the “Members In Transition” category on-line, but CAMA’s membership department must have been notified of your status for you to use this option.
ALBERTA MEMBERS: NEW GRANT FUNDING FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT
Municipalities can apply for funding for transit projects to support the expansion of transit systems, green fleets and increase ridership.   Alberta Community Transit Fund provides municipalities with funding for transit projects to support the expansion of transit systems, green fleets and increase ridership.   Application status: Open until December 31, 2018.  The program is merit-based.  Projects will be evaluated on the level of regional collaboration that went into developing the project proposal and its environmental, social and economic benefits.
CPA Canada’s Public Sector Conference, October 22-23, 2018 (Ottawa, ON)
 
  


Register now for CPA Canada’s Public Sector Conference, October 22-23 in Ottawa or attend virtually.  The role of public sector financial professionals is continually evolving. At this year’s conference, you will have the opportunity to upgrade your skills and enhance the value you bring to your work with a variety of innovative sessions. This year, CPA Canada is proud to deliver one of our strongest line-up of keynote speakers ever. We are joined by Peter Wallace, Secretary of the Treasury Board of Canada, John Ibbitson, award-winning Globe and Mail journalist and Shawn Kanungo, strategist. Register today!
Energy Innovations Forum --Fredericton, NB
 

 

With New Brunswick laying the foundation for smart grid and smart city leadership on a global scale, this 2nd annual forum will explore state-of-the-art innovations in energy technologies, new energy transaction models, and digitization of the industry, as well as the developments, challenges and evolving business opportunities in the smart energy sector. Hosted by the Smart Grid Innovation Network (www.sgin.ca) the event welcomes engineering and ICT professionals, smart energy businesses and vendors, utilities, municipal leaders and planners, policymakers, regulators, NGOs, trades, and training institutions.  Hear from the innovators already creating this new energy future and network with international, national and regional leaders to spark ideas and partnership opportunities you can create here and take across the globe.  www.EnergyInnovationsForum.ca
RETIRED CAO CORNER

CAMA is pleased to offer retired CAMA members the opportunity to advertise their business/consulting services in the Member’s Section of the CAMA website.  The CAMA website sees approximately 27,000 hits per month with 500 being in the Member’s Section which is password protected, and only available to our membership of Chief Administrative Officers and senior managers across the country.  For information on specifications, costs and the policy on website advertising please contact Jennifer Goodine at admin@camacam.ca.

 FEATURED CAMA AWARD SUBMISSIONS

Health & Wellness Partnership with Markham Stouffville Hospital
Cornell Community Centre was built physically joined to Markham Stouffville Hospital with the specific goal of creating a "Community Wellness Campus". Since opening in 2013, Recreation staff have worked with Hospital staff to design, develop and implement a variety of health and wellness programs. All programs take place at Cornell Community Centre. Current programming includes:  ATLAS, LEEP, Breathe Better and Respiratory Maintenance Program. Planned future programs include: Cardiac Rehabilitation, Prescription to Get Active and Adult Mental Health Program.

The ATLAS program is a joint program of Markham Stouffville Hospital, York Region District School Board and Markham Recreation Services.  The program is geared towards teens suffering from severe anxiety and /or depression who are struggling to attend or succeed at school.  ATLAS provides teens with a positive academic experience together with therapeutic support to help them overcome their emotional difficulties.  

The Lifestyle Education and Exercise Program (LEEP) promotes overall wellness in patients with confirmed cerebral vascular disease. The program’s mandate is to empower patients with the knowledge to make the best decisions for themselves.

The City of Markham submitted a nomination to the 2017 CAMA Awards of Excellence Program under the Willis Award for Innovation Category for municipalities with a population Over 100,000.  If you would like to see their full submission please visit the CAMA Member's Section, Awards of Excellence/Best Practices section and search "City of Markham".  If you would like more information please contact Mary Creighton, Director Recreation Services at 905-475-4710 or mcreigton@markham.ca
City of Surrey Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP)
Surrey’s commitment toward environmental stewardship is embodied in the Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP). The program is a student-based initiative promoting watershed stewardship and habitat enhancement within the City of Surrey. 

Surrey’s dramatic growth and development has the potential to add stress to the city’s 1500 kilometres of waterways and without dedicated care this important habitat for salmonids and other species can degrade over time. Since 1996, SHaRP has employed over 600 post-secondary and secondary students that have worked to protect and increase the awareness of the importance of urban streams for indigenous fish species. The student effort exerted since the program inception directly translates to the enhancement of over 2000 riparian and instream sites within the City of Surrey.

The program is designed to blend the City’s need to maintain and improve compensation habitats installed through the capital infrastructure program and to leverage these opportunities to deliver career-orientated experiences to local youth. This replicable student model creates a sustainable funding source to be able to deliver the program in perpetuity, and to achieve altruistic goals as well as operational efficiency.

The City of Surrey submitted a nomination to the 2017 CAMA Awards of Excellence Program under the Willis Award for Innovation Category for municipalities with a population over 100,000.  If you would like to see their full submission please visit the CAMA Member's Section, Awards of Excellence/Best Practices section and search "City of Surrey".  If you would like more information please contact Vincent Lalonde, City Manager at 604-591-4122 or VALalonde@surrey.ca
Digital Nervous Ecosystem - Innovation through Integration
The City of Richmond’s Digital Strategy is a multi-phase strategy encompassing a broad array of initiatives aimed at extending the reach of online services and integrating systems in order to improve customer service and efficiency. A foundational initiative of this strategy was the implementation of a Digital Nervous Ecosystem (middleware) in 2016 which provides integration capabilities between the City’s business systems while also enabling those same systems with new capabilities, namely application programming interfaces.     Through this innovation, the City has launched new services, both for external customers as well as for Staff

The City of Richmond submitted a nomination to the 2017 CAMA Awards of Excellence Program under the Willis Award for Innovation Category for municipalities with a population Over 100,000.  If you would like to see their full submission please visit the CAMA Member's Section, Awards of Excellence/Best Practices section and search "City of Richmond".  If you would like more information please contact Grant Fengstad, Director Information Technology at 604-276-4096 or gfengstad@richmond.ca
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