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Leadership Debate & FONOM Conference brought Municipal Leaders to Parry Sound




FONOM / MMA Northeastern Municipal Conference

Registration is now open for the upcoming 2018 FONOM/MMA Northeastern Municipal Conference hosted by the Town of Parry Sound, May 9-11 at the Charles W. Stockey Centre.

This year’s theme is Leading The Way Through Innovation and we are anticipating approximately 250 delegates, which include Northern Ontario municipal politicians, senior municipal and government staff. Participating in the conference is a great opportunity for vendors, suppliers and professional to reach out to local decision makers and show your support for Northern Ontario.


Please visit for further information including registrations forms. If you have any questions concerning sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lynn Middaugh by phone at 705-746-2101 ext. 216 or by email at


If interested in exhibiting or sponsoring, please mail registration and payments to the following, should you opt out of the online registration and online payment option:


Town of Parry Sound

FONOM/MMA Northeastern Ontario Municipal Conference

52 Seguin Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

P2A 1B4


We sincerely hope you will be able to join us!




Community leaders, Indigenous leaders, unions, chambers of commerce and forestry professionals together at Queen's Park on November 22, 2017.


Click on the link here to watch FONOM President, Mayor Al Spacek's interview with CTV Northern Ontario.



FONOM Office: Relocated!


Please be advised that the FONOM office has been relocated to the City of North Bay. See below for contact and mailing details and join me in welcoming Deb to FONOM!


Debra Bain

Project and Operations Coordinator





615 Hardy Street

North Bay, ON

P1B 8S2



The Local Share

Did you know that municipal governments in Ontario are facing an annual infrastructure gap of about $4.9 billion?


Did you know that out of every tax dollar collected, the federal share is 47 cents, the provincial share is 44 cents and the local share is only 9 cents?


Municipal governments own more of Ontario's infrastructure than the federal and provincial governments. With limited options to generate revenues, municipalities are forced to depend on property taxes and transfers from upper levels of government to invest in infrastructure and maintain services.


A 1% increase to the HST could generate $2.5 billion which would significantly decrease the financial burden on municipal governments and prevent hikes in property taxes.


It is time for our local share.


Visit the for more information.

Watch the YouTube video by clicking here.


Ontario Trails

Want to learn more about trails in Northern Ontario? Ontario Trails is holding a spring conference in Sault Ste. Marie on April 26-27, 2018. Visit for more info.


You can also complete a survey for Northern trail use. Click here.




House of Kin

The House of Kin is a community based foundation which was formed to assist in providing low cost accommodation to families of medical patients who travel to the City of Greater Sudbury for treatment.


The 31 room facility brings together  families  and individuals going through similar hardships while offering a caring and supportive environment. The House of Kin is centrally located to drug stores, shopping malls, grocery stores and many other amenities.


Any person can qualify for their program if they:

- Live outside the Region of Sudbury and have travelled to receive surgery, medical assessment, treatment, post operative checkup, or

- Are family members of patients currently in the hospital.


For more information please visit their website here

Tel: 705-522-3600

Toll Free: 1-877-633-2374



The FONOM Board of Directors' visited the House of Kin recently. Click here for media article.



Wood products help fight climate change. #ItTakesAForest


All Ontarians should be proud of how well we manage our forests. We balance the social, economic and environmental values so that our forests will benefit everyone. #ItTakesAForest is a collaborative led by Forests Ontario and local, like-minded individuals and organizations that delivers fact-based information to the public about the role of forests in growing our economy, addressing climate change and creating a healthier ecosystem. Learn why it takes a forest to support our communities. Visit for more information.

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