2015 MFOA Annual Conference - Blue Mountain Resort SAVE THE DATE! September 23-25, 2015

Your feedback helped us choose the location for our next Annual Conference. The 2015 Annual Conference & AGM will be held at the beautiful Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood on September 23 - 25, 2015. We can't wait to see all of you in person again! Mark your calendars and start getting excited!

Registration details coming soon!



2014 Annual Conference Snapshot and Presentations

Thank you for joining us in Niagara Falls for our Annual Conference and AGM!  MFOA would like to sincerely thank all our members, sponsors and exhibitors for making this year's Annual Conference a great success.  We have posted the presentations for you to download from this page.



Pre-Conference Day (September 24, 2014)

Session Topic/Presenter(s) Materials
Workshop A
Advancing the Asset Management Plan
  • Tom Dawe, President, Public Sector Digest/CityWide Software Solutions
  • Matthew Van Dommelen, Regional Director, Public Sector Digest/CityWide Software Solutions

Workshop B
Why does Performance Management Matter?
  • Melinda Munro B.Sc., LL.M., Lead Consultant, Munro Strategic Perspective

Day One Presentations (September 25, 2014)

Session Topic/Presenter(s) Materials
About MFOA and LEAPP
  • Dan Cowin, Executive Director, MFOA

Special Purpose Business Property Assessment Review Update
  • Sarah McQuarrie, Director (A), Special Purpose Business Property Assessment Review Secretariat (SPBPAR), Provincial Local Finance Division, Ministry of Finance
  • Shirley Lee Collins, Registrar, Assessment Review Board, Environmentand Land Tribunals Ontario (ELTO)
  • Rosemary Dyni, Project Sponsor, Municipal Property Assessment, Corporation Task Force
  • Connie Mesih, Manager, Revenue and Taxation, City of Mississauga

PSAB Update 
  • Tim Beauchamp, CPA, CMA Director, Public Sector Accounting

Going the Distance – An Update from OMERS
  • James Donegan, President & CEO, OMERS Capital Markets
  • Celine Chiovitti, Director of Stakeholder Relations, OMERS

Asset Management Tools and Templates
  • Chantelle Hurst, McDougall Township Intern

Cost Reduction Approaches: ASD, LEAN, P3 and Contracting Out
  • Tammy Wolters, WSCS Consulting Inc.

Soul for Sale? The Growth of Municipal Marketing
  • Rick Johal, Director of Member and Sector Relations, AMCTO
  • Stephanie Potter, AMCTO Municipal Management Intern, City of Stratford

Municipal Price Index – A Case Study on Determining the “Right” Municipal Tax Rates Increase
  • Filipa Reynolds, Director, Financial Planning & Purchasing, Corporate Services, City of Waterloo
  • Keshwer Patel, Commissioner Corporate Services, CFO & Treasurer, City of Waterloo

Aboriginal & Municipal Interests: Best Practices & the Way Forward
  • Hillary Thatcher, Assistant Deputy Minister’s Office Aboriginal Relations and Ministry Partnerships Division, Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs (Presented by Glenda Restoule)
Fraud Avoidance & Detection - Don't Kiss Your Assets Goodbye!
  • Tammy Wolters, WSCS Consulting Inc.

Great Room C
YPN: Importance of Investing in the Future - New Professionals in the Workforce
  • Paul Shipway, CAO – Municipality of Bayham


Day Two Presentations (September 26, 2014)

Session Topic/Presenter(s) Materials
 Great Room C
Economic Update
  • Nancy Horsman, Senior Economic Advisor, Financial Advisory, Deloitte

Project Cost Recovery – Options Available Under the Municipal Act
  • Zach Cousineau, Financial Intern, Township of Tay
  • Joanne Sanders, Treasurer, Township of Tay

Tax Sale Tender Openings—Managing the Minefield
  • Mary MacCallum, Tax Sale Specialist, REALTAX
  • Sam Jones, Client Services Specialist, REALTAX
  • Jeff Oberman, President, REALTAX



2014 Annual Conference Sponsors:

Our Sponsors

  • Realtax

About the MFOA

MFOA promotes the interests of our members in carrying out their statutory and other financial responsibilities through advocacy, information sharing, networking opportunities, and through the promotion of fiscal sustainability. We also provide members with training and education to enable continuous professional development and to support excellence in municipal finance.

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