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A safe place to get advice and have exchanges on "stuff that matters"

No one knows better than a fellow CAO how it feels to be in your shoes. OMAA has created a culture of confidential peer support so you can benefit from open communication with thoughtful and experienced likeminded individuals. All Association events incorporate networking opportunities for CAOs and Aspiring CAOs to interact, share some war stories and learn from each other. The opportunity to establish relationships amongst the Members is a priority for OMAA.

Professional development you're looking for

We understand the unique challenges municipal administrators face. OMAA workshops address your needs, with the overall goal of supporting you in your drive to excel as a leader in the ever-changing environment of an Ontario municipality. We design our programs to respond to your interests, whether you're a newly minted CAO or a well-seasoned veteran. We focus on emerging issues and best practices to keep you ahead of the curve.

Check out the latest planning news for an upcoming Spring Workshop or Fall Workshop

CAO Connections Luncheons

Over the course of the year, OMAA brings together CAOs and Aspiring CAOs for conversation and connection at locations across Ontario.

These smaller interactive gatherings offer different opportunities for professional development, exchanges and socializing.

Luncheons are on a complimentary basis for members and are yet another way to develop your network and support base.

OMAA Member Requests

A simple means by which to seek suggestions, advice, and copies of materials from those who have “been there and done that”.  

"OMAA Member Requests" allow members to request a special distribution across the Association membership base on subjects that make a difference in your world. Whether it’s just standard samples you are looking for or a unique project you are designing as you go, contribute a question.  Got the experience to share, provide a response to help out a fellow CAO in the circle of your peers

Recognition for your efforts

OMAA has its own Awards program to honour the contributions of its members based on length of service. The OMAA Long Service Recognition Awards are somewhat unique in that the length of service is based on years spent just in the role of a CAO. 

OMAA also awards the Robert Baldwin Award, Ontario's highest award for municipal public service.

Ongoing OMAA Communication

Regular e-Newsletters and communiques are distributed to OMAA Members frequently over the course of a year keeping you on top of Association activities, services and opportunities for the Ontario CAO. As well, key messages from other organizations such as AMO, MPAC and PSHSA are distributors as reminders for busy CAOs.

Attractive discounts

OMAA members receive registration fee discounts for our twice-yearly Workshops and other OMAA-sponsored professional development opportunities.  

The Members Only Section

OMAA Members have convenient access to archived Association information, CAO related articles, as well as the Membership Directory.  In addition, special support services or suggestions are also available for Members dealing with career shifts.

Power to chart the course of the organization

As a full member of OMAA, you can vote on organization business and influence the way we serve our members.

Looking for a change in your career or a contract?

We help you advance your career and find ways to share your skills. OMAA is the go-to place for CAO job openings with postings on the OMAA Website, as well as distributions of CAO Job Members.  

As an OMAA Member moving into retirement you may want to put your experience to good use.  If you are interested in contract work or interim CAO positions, you can register your name with OMAA so that we can alert you to opportunities that are brought to our attention.  As well, you can take advantage of benefits offered through OMAA's partnership with muniSERV.