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One of CAMA’s goals is to ensure that they are providing new and existing municipal administrators with information and a network that assists them in their role; encourages the next generation of leaders, and, promotes the importance of the Professional Municipal Administrator.

CAMA is pleased to launch the “Making Life Happen” toolkit to attract the next generation of leaders to local government.  The “Making Life Happen” program was created in partnership, with a mandate of raising awareness of local government with a specific focus encouraging younger Canadians to consider a municipal career.

The next time you or your staff are asked to speak to local community groups or businesses, explain local government and the role of the CAO, or talk to students about municipal government careers, “Making Life Happen” will give you the building blocks for a memorable presentation.  Tailor a message from your own municipality using the elements and main messages CAMA has created, including a powerpoint presentation with speaking notes and handouts.  CAMA is also pleased to have a bilingual website for this campaign:

This initiative has been a Canada wide Association effort with six of our Provincial Association partners:

  • Ontario Municipal Administrators Association
  • Local Government Administrators of Alberta
  • Association of Municipal Administrators of New Brunswick
  • Alberta Rural Municipal Administrators Association
  • Local Government Managers Association of British Columbia
  • Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario

The key messages of “Making Life Happen” were built on qualitative and quantitative research. You can view the executive summary of the Insights West research or the full report.  This report has some interesting insights which you may wish to pass along to your Human Resources Department’s when recruiting your own employees.

Follow this link to find promotional documents which are also located in the CAMA Member’s Section under the Resource Section.  Please note that all promotional materials are print ready and are provided to you in separate English and French documents.