Education & Events

2020 Municipal Leaders' Forum

Live Stream Event


About the Forum

The annual AMCTO Municipal Leaders’ Forum is a premier event for Senior Executive Leaders from Ontario’s municipal sector. The event will bring together issues experts, academics, and senior leaders from the private and public sectors for a one day event to discuss  key leadership and management issues facing our sector today.

Who Should Attend

• CAOs, GMs, Commissioners and other executives across local government management
• Other Public Sector Executives

Due to the COVID19 Pandemic; AMCTO has been forced to postpone this event until the Fall.  With a new date, we are now pleased to offer it as a livestream event that will allow you to enjoy the Forum right from your desk.



Zahra Ebrahim, Executive Advisor to Deloitte on Cities, Design and Governance

Zahra Ebrahim is a city builder and designer interested in shifting power from some to many, using design to build equity, and engaging citizens in the design of services, policies and infrastructure. She is an Executive Advisor to Deloitte on Cities, Design and Governance, and a senior advisor to political and public interest initiatives across the country. Zahra has led organizations across the private and social sectors, all focused on engaging diverse sets of stakeholders to co-create solutions to complex organizational and industry challenges, and working with communities to co-design towards better social outcomes. 

Through her work, she has led some of Canada’s most ambitious participatory infrastructure and policy programs. Zahra has taught at OCADU, MoMA, and currently teaches at UofT. She has served on the boards of Jane’s Walk, St. Stephen’s Community House, Toronto Biennial, and the Canadian Urban Institute, and is currently the chair of the board of Park People. She serves as an advisor for a range of organizations including Toronto Public Library, Progress Toronto, and Code for Canada. She was recently named Next City’s Vanguard “40 under 40 Civic Leader”, Ascend Canada’s Mentor of the Year, and one of WXN’s Top 100 Women in Canadian Business.


Please note: this agenda may be subject to change.




This event is available via live streaming. Prior to the event, you will be e-mailed a secure link to access the event.

  • Live Streaming Rate: $372.90
All rates above include HST

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Refund Policy: All Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. A cancellation charge of $113.00 (includes HST) will be applied to every cancellation received up to seven (7) business days prior to the holding of the session. No refunds will be made for cancellations of less than seven (7) business days prior to the holding of the session

Speakers of the Leaders Forum

Jag Sharmar
Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Newmarket

Marie Endicott
Supervisor, Risk Analysis, Regional Municipality of York

Jason Reynar
CAO - Town of Innisfil

Rachel Deslauriers
Manager, FCM Programs Outreach - Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Rob Adams
Chief Administrative Officer - Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Dr. Simon James Kiss
Associate Professor - Wilfrid Laurier University

Jennifer Pagliaro
City hall reporter - Toronto Star

Andy Best
Executive Director - Open City Network

Asim Hussain
Director, Transformation - City of Toronto

Claire Bennett
Corporate Sustainability Officer - City of Kitchener

Dan Mathieson
Mayor - City of Stratford

Kurtis McBride
CEO - Miovision Technologies

John Matheson
Principal/Legal Counsel - StrategyCorp Inc.

Jeff Lehman
Mayor - City of Barrie

Michael Di Lullo
Chief Administrative Officer - Municipality of Middlesex Centre

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