Conference and Tradeshow

FONOM is pleased to announce that the 2021 AGM and annual conference will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 18th, hosted by the City of Timmins.

May 1st, 2021

Looking forward to the FONOM Conference – GoNorth

              Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 – 8:30 am – 4:45 P.M.

 ZOOM Link to attend Conference –


    • 2021 FONOM Conference – GoNorth Hosted by the City of Timmins8:30 am    President’s Welcome and Report

      President Danny Whalen

      8:38 am    Go North Campaign Update

      President Danny Whalen

      8:44 am    FONOM Business Meeting / Financials

      1st President Paul Schoppmann and 2nd Vice President Lynn Watson

      8:50 am    Executive Award

      President Danny Whalen

      8:54 am    Timmins Welcome

      Mayor George Pirie

      9:00 am    City of Timmins: Green, Global and Growing

      9:31 am     Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Update

      President Graydon Smith

      9:37 am     Rural Ontario Municipalities Association – (ROMA) Update

      President Robin Jones

      9:43 am     Northwestern Ontario Municipalities Association (NOMA) Update

      President Wendy Landry

      9:49 am     Minister Steven Clark

      10:00 am   Leveraging Telesat Lightspeed to affordably connect your community

      Michele Beck – Vice President, of North America Sales

      Stephen Hampton – Manager, Government Affairs

      10:45 am    Health Break – Tourism Video

      10:55 am    FedNor – Update

      Aime Dimatteo – Director General for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

      11:42 am     Municipal Property Assessment Corporation – Update

      Mary Dawson Cole – Municipal and Stakeholder Relations

      11:55 am     Lunch Break – Sponsors and Tourism Videos

      Please create an Avitar and visit the rooms created by UtopiaVR

      12:25 PM    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

      12:36 PM    Honourable Anthony Rota – Speaker of the House

      12:40 PM    Emergency Management – Coastal Evacuations

      Nina Diaz – Senior Manager & Strategic Advisor

      12:53 PM    Minister Caroline Mulroney – Ministry Update

      1:00 PM     SpaceX – Update on Starlink Program

      Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX’s Vice President of Starlink

      1:45 PM      Premier Doug Ford

      2:03 PM      Minister Greg Rickford – Ministry Update

      2:09 PM      Minister Ross Romano – Ministry Update

      2:15 PM      Municipal Insurance

      Jessica Jaremchuk – Director, Risk Management Services  –  (intact) Frank Cowan

      2:37 PM      Minister Victor Fedeli – Minister Update

      2:43 PM      Update from Ontario Northland

      Corina Moore – ONTC

      3:00 PM      Update from Ontario Good Road Association (OGRA)

      Scott Butler – ORGA

      3:16 PM      Health Break – Tourism Video

      3:25 PM     AMO Policy Update

      Monika Turner – Director of Policy

      3:40 PM      Update from Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) 

      Rouselle Gratela – Advisor, Regional & Community Engagement

      3:56 PM      NDP Update

      Andrea Horwath

      4:00 PM      Liberal Update

      Steven Del Duca

      4:04 PM      Multi Minister Forum

      Selected Ministers

      4:36 PM      Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

      John Guerard – Executive Director

      4:52 PM       2021 FONOM Conference Invite

      Mayor Al McDonald

      4:57 PM       Closing Remarks

      Danny Whalen

Northern Ontario municipal politicians, senior municipal and government staff are the target audience for this conference, essentially the municipal decision-makers of today. Participation in the FONOM Conference as a sponsor is a great opportunity for suppliers, vendors, and professionals to reach our delegates and show your support for Northern Ontario.

For more information or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.

The FONOM Trade Show is held each year during the Annual Conference in May. This conference normally draws around 250 people with the majority being mayors, reeves, councillors and rural municipal administrators. The show attracts many different companies, government agencies, and special interest associations for the benefit of the delegates.

The 2022 Trade Show will be held in North Bay.

We encourage your business to take the opportunity to meet the decision-makers of municipal goods and services in northern Ontario.

This section contains those companies and organizations that have assisted with FONOM’s recent activities. On behalf of our Executive, Board of Directors, and Members, we thank you for your continued support!

Forest Ontario          Hydro One                LAS

Nelson Granite         Miller Waste              OFIA

NWMO                     MPAC                        TC Energy

GFD                         Enbridge Gas