2017 CAMA Conference and Annual General Meeting – Gatineau, QC

2017 Conference

Registrations are now being accepted for CAMA's 46th Annual Conference being held in Gatineau, Québec from May 29-31, 2017 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy.  This year’s theme is “Exploring What’s Ahead for Local Government”.

Gatineau is pleased to offer a tour of the MosaïCanada 150/Gatineau 2017 on Sunday afternoon (May 28th) with the Golf Tournament and other Pre-Conference activities being held on Monday.  The Conference Program will begin on Monday evening and end with the President’s Dinner on Wednesday evening (May 31st.  This year we are also offering a  Workshop with FCM on Thursday (June 1st) and another opportunity to tour the MosaïCanada 150/Gatineau 2017. 

  • To view the full 2017 Conference Program, including the Companion activities click here
  • To view the Delegate Program-At-A-Glance click here.
  • To view the Companion Program-At-A-Glance click here.

You can also keep up-to-date with Conference news by following us on Twitter, @camalink, and by using the hashtag #CAMA2017





Registration Fees

Register for the Conference by April 1st, 2017 and you will receive the Early Bird Rate. 

Please note that CAMA members who are attending their first CAMA Conference are eligible for a $150.00 discount off the registration fee.

Delegate Type

Early Bird Registration Fee by April 1, 2017 (+5% GST + $9.975% QST)

Registration Fee after April 1, 2017 (+5% GST + $9.975% QST)

*CAMA Member (Municipal)

$675.00 + $33.75 GST + $67.33 QST= $776.08

$725.00 + $36.25 GST + $72.32 QST= $833.57

*First Time Attendee Members (Municipal) & Municipal Interns

$525.00 + $26.25 GST + $52.37 QST= $603.62

$575.00 + $28.75 GST + $57.36 QST = $661.11

*Non-Member (Municipal)

$875.00 + $43.75 GST + $87.28 QST= $1006.03

$925.00 + $46.25 GST + $92.27 QST= $1063.52

**Affiliate CAMA Member (Non-Municipal)

$975.00 + $48.75 GST + $97.26 QST= $1121.01

$1025.00 + $51.25 GST + $102.24 QST = $1178.49

**Non-Member (Non-Municipal)

$1175.00 + $58.75 GST + $117.21 QST= $1350.96

$1225.00 + $61.25 GST + $122.19 QST =  $1408.44

Retired Member

$375.00 + $18.75 GST + $37.40 QST= $431.15

$425.00 + $21.25 GST + $42.39 QST = $488.64

*“Municipal” refers to an individual who is currently employed with a municipal government organization. 

**“Non-Municipal” refers to all other individuals. 

The registration fee for members, non-members, and municipal interns includes all Conference sessions, tradeshow, opening reception, breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches, Casual Night Out, the President’s Dinner and the hospitality suites.  Additional tickets to the Casual Night Out ($115.00) and the President’s Dinner ($125.00) can be purchased for companions not participating in the full Companion Program.

An additional fee will be charged for the Study Tours and the speaker session on Wednesday afternoon.

The registration fee for retired members includes all Conference sessions, tradeshow, opening reception, breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Casual Night Out, and the hospitality suites.  At an additional cost, tickets can be purchased to the lunches ($35.00), the Study Tours/Wednesday afternoon speaker session, and the President’s Dinner ($125.00).

New This Year - Conference Registration for Members in Transition

Going in to “transition” is a very difficult situation that all too many members face at some point in their local government careers.  Any job change is difficult, but when its forced on someone for reasons that often have nothing to do with their job performance it can be traumatic.

If you are a “Member in Transition” and have been fired or forced to resign your position in local government and are now “in transition”, CAMA will provide a complimentary registration for you.   Hotel and travel expenses are at your cost.  Register under the “Members In Transition” category on-line, but CAMA’s membership department must have been notified of your status for you to use this option.



Is your community facing challenges in planning how to maintain and renew its infrastructure, especially in the face of climate change? Do you need help reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs)?

Register for our new workshop, Capacity Building for Transformative Infrastructure Investments, which will be held on June 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CAMA Conference in the City of Gatineau, QC. This workshop will be held at the Ramada Hotel.

Learn about FCM’s new funding and learning programs, the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program and the Municipal Asset Management Program, and how they can support your municipality.

This workshop is designed for Chief Administrative Officers, city managers and other senior municipal staff.

Speakers and workshop facilitators will include FCM staff and municipal practitioners, such as David Allen, Chief Administrative Officer for The City of Courtenay, and Murray Jamer, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for The City of Fredericton.

You’ll have the chance to ask questions and learn how FCM can help you:

  • Strengthen your asset management planning
  • Improve your municipality’s decision-making process for infrastructure
  • Adapt municipal infrastructure to the realities of climate change impacts
  • Reduce your municipality’s GHG emissions

We also want to take the opportunity during this workshop to learn more about you - what barriers you face in trying to implement better asset management practices and ideas for the types of support you need.

To register for the workshop: send an email with ‘Register for the FCM workshop’ in the subject line or call 1-866-771-2262. You do not need to register for the CAMA conference in order to participate in this workshop as it is complimentary.



CAMA has secured a block of rooms at the Hilton Lac Leamy located at 3 Casino Boulevard.  This Gatineau-Ottawa hotel is situated on the shores of Leamy Lake and is interconnected to the spectacular Casino du Lac-Leamy and is only five minutes from downtown Ottawa, the nation’s capital. This hotel offers 349 rooms with exceptional lake views, complimentary WiFi and amenities for a relaxing stay. 

The following special Conference rate will be offered:

Type of Room                                             Single and Double Rate

Classic/Deluxe Room                                      $230.00

**Please note that the above rate is subject to applicable taxes.  There will be a $25.00 charge for an additional adult (to a maximum of four people for the Classic/Deluxe Room).

Deposit and Cancellation Policy

A deposit equal to the first night's stay will be charged at time of booking. If cancelled on/before April 21st, 2017 the deposit will be refunded. If cancelled on/after April 22nd, 2017 the first night’s deposit will be forfeited.

To make a room reservation, please contact the Reservations Department at 1 819-790-6444 or 1866-488-7888.  To ensure the special rate quoted above, please identify yourself as attending the CAMA Conference and quote the reservation code “CTA”.  The room block will be open until April 26, 2017 or until the group block is sold out – whichever comes first.  Reservations can also be made by using the following link:  http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/Y/YOWOVHF-CTA-20170526/index.jhtml

Overflow Hotel

CAMA has arranged for a room block at the Ramada Plaza/Le Manoir du Casino (75 rue d’Edmonton) which is located across from the Hilton Lac Leamy.

The special Conference rate is $169.00 (Single and Double).  **Please note that this rate is subject to 5% GST, 9.975% PST and 3.5% per night per room accommodation tax.  This room block and rate will be open until March 28, 2017.

To make a room reservation, please call 1-800-296-9046 and note Block ID:  CGB423 for the CAMA Room Block rate.

Deposit/Cancellation Policy:  
A deposit equal to the first night's stay will be charged at time of booking. If cancelled on/before April 21st, 2017 the deposit will be refunded. If cancelled on/after April 22nd, 2017 the first night’s deposit will be forfeited.



CAMA delegates will be provided complimentary access (with their CAMA Conference name badge) to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Tradeshow being held on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the official Trade Show Opening and Cocktail Reception and on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon at the Shaw Convention Centre (Canada Halls 2 & 3, Level 3).   The FCM Conference will be held from June 1-4, 2017 with over 1,500 municipal leaders coming together to discuss key issues and challenges their communities are facing.  For more information visit the FCM website.



For the Exhibitor Prospectus Brochure click here  

If you have any questions, please contact Rose Fernandes, Manager of Partnership and Exhibitors at 1-866-771-2262 or rose.fernandes@camacam.ca



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