What Do Members Really Expect From Their Associations?

What Do Members Really Expect From Their Associations? Author: Derrick KoenigThe value that you receive from your Association Memberships each year should far exceed the annual membership fees. Whether you personally pay your association membership dues, or they’re covered by your employer, Association Memberships are a costly expense that should provide a strong “Return on […]

Citizen Engagement is Important for Local Government

Citizen Engagement is Important for Local Government Increasing citizen engagement throughout the decision-making process in all forms of government is an integral part of our democratic process. A community’s future is impacted negatively if there isn’t active citizen engagement. Keeping the public informed has been a priority for municipalities both past and present. Communities now […]

Using Data to Remain Relevant

Using Data to Remain Relevant Those who work with industry/sector associations are aware of how critical it is to be able to leverage publicly available data. This is very useful to help figure out the challenges that their members are facing. Even with the efficiency of sharing and collaborating through the use of the internet, […]

The Next Generation of Leaders

The Next Generation of Leaders Information has turned into an extremely accessible part of our lives. The millennial generation sees information as something that is available at all times, thanks to the Internet. This particular generation never had to struggle with the obstacles that other generations dealt with before the World Wide Web was created. […]

How Transparency Promotes Municipalities

How Transparency Promotes Municipalities Transparency in politics has become a hot-button topic, especially over the last five years. Government mistrust is at a peak and people are demanding answers and access to information. Voters calling for transparency was witnessed in this past Federal election of a minority government. Federal and provincial politics are having an […]

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 […]