In late March 2020, as snow fell outside his home in Calgary, Derrick Koenig received news that only two other Canadian companies had ever received: His company, BoxofDocs, had been accepted into the spring cohort at Berkeley SkyDeck. Koenig would be joining 23 other startups in the prestigious accelerator program. Typically he’d be getting ready […]

More thoughts from Ontario CAOs: Municipal Efficiencies and Modernization

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More Thoughts from Ontario CAOs: Municipal Efficiencies and Modernization Many, if not all the municipalities in Ontario have some type of shared service agreements in place with their neighbours. Some common examples of shared services include: Regional fire Ambulance Public transportation Roads and streets Recreation Solid waste Water and wastewater services Economic development Building code […]

Thoughts from Alberta CAOs

MAP: Thoughts from Alberta CAOs (1 of 2) So, you are 1 of 254 Alberta municipalities that will be spending time with Alberta Municipal Affairs to complete the requirements of the Municipal Accountability Program (MAP). How does that make you feel? Lucky? Overwhelmed? We spoke to a handful of CAO’s in Alberta (Rick Binnendyk Town of Penhold, […]

More Thoughts from Alberta CAOs

MAP – Thoughts from Alberta CAO’s (part 2 of 2) What Was Your First Reaction to Being Selected for MAP? Most CAO’s have a common reaction.  Nice.  There’s one more thing to worry about.  How much time is this going to take?  Kim Neill, CAO for the Town of Hanna says, “The letter that you […]