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Celebrating Excellence: Canada’s top municipal innovators share their stories
Join us as we dive into some of the groundbreaking initiatives that earned prestigious Awards of Excellence at the 2023 Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators conference. Get inspired by the stories and strategies behind these innovative projects that are shaping the future of our communities.
You can also watch videos for all the award winning communities here:
Port Hardy - https://youtu.be/b_s52TaxtHQ
Outrement English - https://youtu.be/q5amWEowFHU
Outrement French - https://youtu.be/5UDbYkvcwfA
Markham - https://youtu.be/aO6MGSGm1_E
Summerside - https://youtu.be/I_g4AUt8il0
St. Albert - https://youtu.be/dV_Nk4h_Fjc
Calgary - https://youtu.be/O3foQrOTMAg
Peterborough County - https://youtu.be/X2oU29zVZD8
Muskoka - https://youtu.be/tbFLtLESHOs
Portage la Prairie - https://youtu.be/93FFfOCRdsA
The Jean Collective: Creating Opportunities for Women in Politics
How can we get more women involved in local government? In this episode of Local Gov Cafe, we chat with Helen Cole, a champion for this issue who is dedicated to helping women achieve gender parity in places of power and influence. Helen shares her own experiences in local government, discusses the work of the Jean Collective, A Women in Politics Initiative and offers valuable advice for women who are considering running for office or seeking leadership positions. Don't miss this uplifting conversation!
Breaking Barriers: Wendy Landry’s Insights on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Local Government
In this episode, we sit down with Wendy Landry, Mayor of the Municipality of Shuniah - and Ontario's First Indigenous Woman Mayor. From her diverse career in the private and public sector to her advocacy work for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Wendy shares her experiences and insights on breaking barriers and achieving better representation in local politics.
Bafflegab and Buzzwords: How to win the fight against bureaucrat-ese!
What do "blamestorming," "socializing the document," and "synergistic optimization" all have in common? They're all examples of the confusing, convoluted language that has infiltrated our government and corporate communications.
In this episode of the Local Gov Cafe, we sit down with Brian Lambie, President of Redbrick Communications, to learn how to fight back against the buzzword apocalypse. We'll explore the origins of these confusing phrases, discuss the impact they have on clear communication, and offer tips and strategies for avoiding them in your own work. Tune in and join us in the fight against bureaucrat-ese!
CAMA: Supporting Canada’s CAOs & city managers as a champion of municipal excellence
CAMA (Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators) is a national association for City Managers and CAOs, with a focus on administrative excellence in local government. Executive Director Jennifer Goodine drops by the cafe to talk about her own career in local government, the mandate of CAMA, and the association's ongoing work to support senior municipal leadership across the country.
If you are a local government enthusiast, looking for fresh conversations over a hot cup of morning coffee (or tea or while you’re driving, or walking the dog ... you do you) ... you are in the right place. Welcome to the Local Gov Café Podcast. Hosted by Susan Gardner and Ann Mitchell, this podcast is devoted to having conversations that matter. We’ll be covering the full menu of municipal topics. You’ll discover guests who bring insight and inspiration to the issues that drive and challenge communities. We’ll be talking with leaders in policy, practice, consulting, and academia to put a spotlight on civic government and the people who make it all happen.