Advocacy & Policy


Leading municipal professionals in their interactions with government on joint matters of public policy.

Advocacy & Policy Development

Utilizing an evidence-based approach, AMCTO collaborates with members and local government decision-makers through regular, meaningful and constructive engagement. We regularly analyze local government's pressing policy issues from a practitioner perspective. On behalf of and for members, we advocate for solutions that inform the effective implementation of public policy and that support strong professional management in local communities.

Building our Agenda

The AMCTO Legislative and Policy Advisory Committee was established to assist with policy analysis and developing policy-related programming, developing formal government submissions, developing formal recommendations, and advancing advocacy issues. The committee is comprised of members in good standing with varying municipal leadership and management experience.

To learn more about how to get involved, visit our Volunteer Opportunities.

Government Relations

Establishing meaningful relationships in government with staff and political representatives allows us to positively impact public policy outcomes on behalf of and for members. For the past 80 years, our government relations program has positively shaped outcomes for members and has successfully positioned the Association as a well-known thought-leader in the Ontario municipal sector.

AMCTO continues to be a recognized influential voice for local government professionals regarding key management and legislative issues.