50TH Anniversary of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators

CAMA was founded in 1971 and emerged from the participation of senior municipal managers attending the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Annual Conference.  Over the past five decades, CAMA has grown to an Association of over 650 senior municipal leaders across Canada dedicated to achieving excellence in local government and also establishing a much needed network nationally.  2021 marks the golden year of our Association.

Watch for our storyboard outlining CAMA’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations based on the following five decades including social media, interactive components and our history.

·       1970s:  The Beginning

·       1980s:  Big Changes

·       1990s:  Big Ideas

·       2000s:  Building a Modern Day CAMA

·       2010s:  The Last Ten Years

·       2021 and Beyond

Professional Development Series 

As part of our ongoing commitment to our members we are pleased to introduce the CAMA Professional Development Series for 2021.  This new program will be comprised of various webinars that are coordinated for the CAO/City Manager, senior managers and their employees.   Along with our own webinar series, CAMA Partner companies will be providing educational and informative learning opportunities that showcase innovative services and products relevant to municipal management.   Free of charge to all CAMA members this will be a wonderful way to provide an eclectic selection of resources to all your employees.  Check the Calendar of Events regularly for updates.  


50 years in the making – 5 decades of innovation, changes, and ideas.  Help us complete a timeline with photographs from the last fifty years.  We are also looking for retired CAMA members who would be willing to share their experiences of municipal governance during the early years of the CAMA.