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Member Benefits

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Networking: a safe place to 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. 

Professional development that delivers

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

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.

Connections luncheons are another way to develop your network and support base.

OMAA Member Requests

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. Any member can ask a question or submit a request for sample documents or a unique project you are designing. Got the experience to share? Provide a response to help out a fellow CAO.

Recognition for your efforts

The OMAA Awards program honours the contributions of its members based on length of service. The unique OMAA Long Service Recognition Awards recognizes length of service spent 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 keep members on top of association activities, services, and opportunities for the Ontario CAO. Key messages from other organizations such as AMO, MPAC, and PSHSA ensure busy CAOs remain well informed.

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, and the membership directory. Special support services are also available for members dealing with career shifts.

Power to chart the course of the organization

Full members of OMAA 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 Ads.  

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.