Ottawa, September 29, 2016 - The Association française des municipalités de l'Ontario (AFMO) (Association of Francophones Municipalities of Ontario) held its 27th Annual Conference, on September 21 and 22, in Hearst, inspired by the Local Development at the Heart of Our Communities theme. The event was marked with enthusiasm and energy in the wake of motivating innovating projects and resolutions.
For two full days, participants, municipal delegates, representatives from various ministries, officers from the public sector and partners drew up and presented their in social economy, French-language tourism, initiatives in the tourism industry, the elected members' role in economic development, the Ombudsman's watchful eye, the cost tied to the OPP, the Justice Sector, the Aggregate Resources Act, purchasing local food, innovative green projects, and collaboration as an imperative to increase the Francophone presence.
The Honourable Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Government and Consumer Services and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs, provided the Conference with her Government's view and commitment on local development.
The AFMO extends its warmest thanks to the following cornerstones.
Our Partners : Hearst Ontario, FedNor Canada, TransCanada, Conseil scolaire catholique de district des grandes rivières.
Our Sponsors :
Major : Caisse populaire de Hearst and Alliance des caisses populaire de l’Ontario, National Bank, Hydro One, Union Gas.
Secondary: Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario, Ateliers Nord-Est, Hearst Auto Parts, Atlantic Power / Calstock Power Plant, F. Girard General Construction, Lacroix Bus Service Inc., Hearst CO-OP Castle, Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord, Companion Hotel Motel, Stock School Transportation, Distillerie Rheault, Hearst Lumber Co. Ltd, Assurances Robichaud
Our Exhibitors: Ombudsman Ontario, Community Information Centre of Ottawa 211, Municipality of The Nation, Université de Hearst, Collège Boréal, Larsen Group, RDÉE Ontario, Ontario Clean Water Agency
Our Volunteers: Benoit Saulnier-Tremblay (AFNOO), Francine Lecours (RDÉE Ontario),
Gabrielle Massé (student), Murielle Turcotte (Municipality of Moonbeam), our Master of Ceremony Guylaine Scherer, our AGM President Jean Cloutier (City of Ottawa), the Constance Lake First Nation Elder Stanley Stephens and all our guest speakers.
The heart of our communities is truly fueled by each of you and your contribution to its development.
Furthermore, we congratulate the newest members of the AFMO Administrative Board, namely Marie-Noelle Lanthier, from the Municipalité of The Nation, and Rock Létourneau, from the City of Welland, who have been re-elected. They are joined by Léo Malette, from the Municipality of West Nipissing, and Thomas Barker, from the Town of Kirkland Lake. We also acknowledge our key resource from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Marie-Grace Uwase.
Moreover, we congratulate André Brisson, delegate from the Municipality of Russell, who won the draw for a free diagnostic from Maturité 360 degrés, courtesy of the Larsen Group.
You may have a look at the photo gallery from the closing performance featuring local talent at the heart of the artistic development.
We shall gather and unite once again September 19 to 21, 2017, in the municipality of The Nation, for the 28th Conference!
Presentations during our annual conference 2016: (See French section for Power point if it is not available in English)
The bilingual general program and youth program, click here
The bilingual sponse program, click here
For the registration form, please click here and complet the form and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org;
For the transportation by Easter bus, please click here and complete this form and we are going to contact you by August 15 for more details.vous confirmer les détails.
To know more about our annual conference and some other items :
- the prospectus sponsor, please click here;
- the draft general program and youth program, please click here;
- the sponse program, please click here;
- the hotels / motels list, please click here.
For more information about the Annual General Assembly :
- the agenda (in French only for the moment), click here
- the list of nomination for the board (in French only for the moment), click here
- the nomination form (in French only for the moment), click here