OMHRA Conferences and One-Day Workshops

OMHRA holds a Spring Workshop and Fall Conference each year as well as timely one-day workshops on current issues.  

Leadership and Top Talent Management Seminar - A complimentary event for CAOs, HR Professionals and Senior Management Teams 

Hosted By: City of Mississauga, OMHRA and OMAA.

Make sure to attend this unique event designed for CAOs, Senior Management Teams and HR Professionals to develop or enhance your strategy tailored for your municipality.

This is an interactive, working session which will provide you with a basis, expert advice, and time to collaborate with those you attend with, to focus on your plan.


BraeBen Golf Course

5700 Terry Fox Way,

City of Mississauga


11:00 am - 3:30 pm, February 23rd, 2018


Whether your municipality has a complement of 10 or 1000....

Whether you have an HR Department of 0 or 100....

Your municipality needs a Talent Management Plan.

This event is provided complimentary, although pre-registration is still required. Please follow the link to register:

Bill 148 BOOTCAMP 2018

Bill 148 Bootcamp: Implementation Training for Ontario Municipalities, Agencies, Boards and Commissions 
Niagara Session - Registration Closed
Sweeping changes to workplace laws are here - and to ensure compliance with Bill 148 Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA) reforms, your Municipal Organization, Agency, Board, or Commission must be prepared to effectively implement them.
Join Hicks Morley and OMHRA for an intensive program tailored to issues faced by Municipalities, Agencies, Boards and Commissions, and designed to equip you with the insight, tools and practical resources necessary to prepare your organization for Bill 148 implementation.
Against the backdrop of a general overview of Bill 148, attendees will learn:
  • Practical skills and tools to assess how the new equal pay for equal work provisions apply, particularly to your part-time, casual and seasonal employees
  • How to calculate the new five-year vacation entitlement for your part-time, casual and seasonal employees
  • How to integrate the new ESA leaves with existing collective bargaining entitlements, including the interaction of the new entitlement to two days of paid personal emergency leave with other current paid leave entitlements, such as bereavement
  • How the new rules with respect to three-hour scheduling, on-call pay and public holiday pay work, and their impact on your day-to-day operations
  • How to determine which positions constitute "an essential public service" for the purposes of the exception to the incoming "on-call" rules
  • What steps you need to take prior to negotiating your next collective agreement to ensure compliance - and meet your strategic objectives
         ...and more!
This seminar will equip you with the key information necessary to conduct a thorough Bill 148 risk assessment and to understand what is required to proceed with implementing the new legislation.
As you work through your risk assessment and compliance issues, Hicks Morley's lawyers would be pleased to support you in that work be that workplace training, strategic bargaining advice or general implementation advice.


Save the Date! Our Annual Spring Conference is April 11-13th, 2018!

Where: Hilton Hotel, Niagara Falls, ON

When: April 11-13th, 2018

Our 2018 Spring Workshop is being held at the scenic Hilton Hotel Fallsview in Niagara Falls.  The desired outcome is to provide informative, dynamic, practical and municipally relevant education and networking opportunities for our members and sponsors.  The theme for the Spring Workshop is Stand Tall: Resilience and Well-being 2018: Enable your workforce to thrive in the face of change, stress, and disruption. Join us as we learn how to build departments and organizations that can recover better and thrive in the event of coming change in 2018.
Body Break's Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod will be our Keynote speakers.  Hal and Joanne are Canadian icons - for 25 years they have been on television in self-produced fitness interstitials that promote healthy and active living. Their energy is unquestionably infectious. They are also no strangers to competition; as amateur athletes, Hal played baseball for Team Canada, while Joanne represented Canada on the national track and field team. They recently participated as a dynamic duo in the Amazing Race - Canada!

More details to follow soon!


Archived Materials:

Fall One-Day Seminar 2017 Materials

Fall One-Day Agenda 2017 Final

Fall One-Day Presentations Sessions A-D

2017 Fall Conference Materials

Fall Conference Agenda 2017 Final

Fall Conference Tips Sheet

Attendees List

Blue Mountain Map

Speaker Presentations & Bios

 Speaker Bios

Speaker Presentations:

  Session A -

  Session B - Celine Chiovitti
  Session B - Drew Sousa

  Session C

  Session D

  Session E2

  Session F

  Fire Update - John Saunders

All other session presentations are not available at this time.

 Annual General Meeting 2017

 AGM 2017 Minutes

Accreditation Committee Report - Jane Albright

Education Committee Report - Jason MacLean

eServices Committee Report - Rosanne Mantesso

Membership Committee Report - Lori Bolton

Nomination/Governance Committee Report - Rosanne Mantesso

Policy, Research, and Emerging Issues Report - Louise Ann Riddell

Sponsorship Report - Liz Bourns

2016 Unaudited Financial Report