FONOM is going to start to host quarterly Learning Mornings for our Members. The Morning will include five 30-minute presentations, and we would hope the presenter will take questions from attendees inside that time frame. Our next morning will be on Wednesday, November 10th (Zoom link below), starting at 8:30, and we should be done just before 12noon. We plan to do the third morning on Thursday, February 17th, 2022. Previous Learning Morning Sessions are available on FONOM’s YouTube Channel

FONOM Learning Morning – Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario

The government recognizes the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) as the voice of tourism. They advocate the importance of tourism as an economic driver and job creator to serve the interests of Ontario’s diverse tourism industry and business community. At TIAO, they work on behalf of our membership, collectively representing 200,000 businesses and 400,000 employees.

MentorWorks

Canadian government funding programs can support small businesses, large corporations, non-profits, and post-secondary research institutions. However, the key to accessing these programs is knowing which ones provide the best fit for your organization and upcoming projects.

Ryse Solutions

A producer responsibility organization. If work with their customers – producers, retailers, manufacturers, and packaging suppliers – to help them understand and meet regulatory requirements. Their expertise and solution offerings expand across various materials, including tires, waste electronics and electrical equipment, hard-to-recycle packaging, and batteries.

Guaranteed Funeral Deposits

Founded in 1961, Guaranteed Funeral Deposits GFD prides itself on providing exceptional Member support, offering various tools, coaching, training, and services needed to maintain your cemetery.

Local Authority Services (LAS)

Local Authority Services (LAS) is a preferred provider of competitively-priced and sustainable cooperative business services for Ontario municipalities and the broader public sector. LAS helps communities work better. Services include Asset Services, Commodity Programs, Energy Services, and Digital Services.

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The 2022 FONOM Conference will be held in North Bay,

May 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2022

As a part of the 2021 Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) conference hosted by Timmins, UtopiaVR has created 4 VRooms.
You can access the VRooms at the links below (4th VRoom will be available on Tuesday, May 18 only). If you wish, please visit them before the start of the conference and create your avatar! FONOM is pleased to have UtopiaVR as a partner in our Annual Conference.

The Exhibitor Halls are:

Timmins Showcase

https://go.utopiavr.io/62EMvU4/timmins-ontario-showroom

UtopiaVR Showcase (This is to showcase UtopiaVR during FONOM breaks)

https://go.utopiavr.io/cvaiY9u/utopiavr-showcase

Exhibitor Halls 1&2

https://go.utopiavr.io/ScUoJMv/fonom-exhibitors

https://go.utopiavr.io/QeSK5D8/fonom-exhibitors2

Utopia VR is pleased to be participating in the 2021 Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) conference hosted by the city of Timmins, Ontario.

“Utopia VR is an emerging Canada-based solution provider in the online meeting space,” stated President Stuart Gray. “Our cutting edge online VR (virtual reality) VRooms provide users with an enhanced immersive experience that take online meetings to the next level.”

“Now, more than ever, we need to be connected and Utopia VR is on the leading edge of human connectivity.”

“Our technology is entirely web-based which means meeting hosts and participants can use any device including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.”

It’s the future of online work collaboration and it’s here now.

To book a private tour of Utopia VR’s full suite of online meeting solutions, contact Kevin Vincent, Vice President of Global Business Development by email at Kevin@utopiavr.com

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

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 17th, 2021

Looking forward to the FONOM Conference – GoNorth

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

To view these sessions, please site FONOM’s YouTube Channel at  (3) fonom channel – YouTube

8:30 am      FONOM Annual General Meeting

                                President’s Report – President Danny Whalen

                                Financial Reports –  1st Vice President Paul Schoppmann & 2nd Vice President Lynn Watson

8:42 am      Go North Campaign Update – President Danny Whalen

8:46 am      Executive Award – President Danny Whalen

8:49 am      Timmins Welcome – Mayor George Pirie

8:53 am      City of Timmins Showcase: Green, Global and Growing

9:24 am      Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Update – President Graydon Smith

9:32 am      Rural Ontario Municipalities Association – (ROMA) Update – resident Robin Jones

9:39 am      Northwestern Ontario Municipalities Association (NOMA) Update –   President Wendy Landry

9:45 am      Minister Steven Clark

9:50 am      Update from Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) – Ahmed Maria, Director, Transmission Planning

10:00 am    Leveraging Telesat Lightspeed to affordably connect your community –Michele Beck – Vice President, of North America Sales

10:47 am     Health Break – Tourism Video & UtopiaVR

10:55 am     FedNor Update – Aime Dimatteo – Director-General

11:40 am     Municipal Property Assessment Corporation – Update – Mary Dawson Cole – Municipal and Stakeholder Relations

Noon           Lunch Break – Sponsors and Tourism Videos

Please create an Avitar and visit the rooms created by UtopiaVR

Timmins Showcase

https://go.utopiavr.io/62EMvU4/timmins-ontario-showroom

UtopiaVR Showcase (This is to showcase UtopiaVR during FONOM breaks)

https://go.utopiavr.io/cvaiY9u/utopiavr-showcase

Exhibitor Halls 1&2

https://go.utopiavr.io/ScUoJMv/fonom-exhibitors

https://go.utopiavr.io/QeSK5D8/fonom-exhibitors2

12:30 PM      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

12:35 PM      Honourable Anthony Rota – Speaker of the House

12:41 PM      Emergency Management – Coastal Evacuations – Nina Diaz – Senior Manager & Strategic Advisor

12:53 PM      Minister Victor Fedeli – Ministry Update

1:00 PM       SpaceX – Update on Starlink Program – Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX’s Vice President of Starlink

1:48 PM      Premier Doug Ford – Introduced by Norm Miller MPP

  1:53 PM      Minister Greg Rickford – Ministry Update

2:02 PM      Municipal Insurance – Jessica Jaremchuk – Director, Risk Management Services  – Intact Insurance

2:24 PM      Minister Ross Romano – Ministry Update

2:27 PM      Update from Ontario Northland – Corina Moore – President & CEO

2:44 PM      Update from Ontario Good Road Association (OGRA) – Scott Butler – Executive Director

3:12 PM      Health Break – Tourism Video

3:20 PM      AMO Policy Update – Monika Turner – Director of Policy

3:35 PM      NDP Update – Andrea Horwath

3:41 PM      Liberal Update – Steven Del Duca

3:46 PM      Multi Minister Forum – Ministers Tibollo, Scott, Romano, Bethlenfaly, Fullerton, Clark & Yurek

4:14 PM      Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation – John Guerard – Executive Director

4:27 PM     2021 FONOM Conference Invite – Mayor Al McDonald

4:28 PM     Closing Remarks – Danny Whalen

The 2022 FONOM Conference will be held in North Bay,

May 9th, 10th and 11th, 2022

As a part of the 2021 Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) conference hosted by Timmins, UtopiaVR has created 4 VRooms.
You can access the VRooms at the links below (4th VRoom will be available on Tuesday, May 18 only). If you wish, please visit them before the start of the conference and create your avatar! FONOM is pleased to have UtopiaVR as a partner in our Annual Conference.

The Exhibitor Halls are:

Timmins Showcase

https://go.utopiavr.io/62EMvU4/timmins-ontario-showroom

UtopiaVR Showcase (This is to showcase UtopiaVR during FONOM breaks)

https://go.utopiavr.io/cvaiY9u/utopiavr-showcase

Exhibitor Halls 1&2

https://go.utopiavr.io/ScUoJMv/fonom-exhibitors

https://go.utopiavr.io/QeSK5D8/fonom-exhibitors2

Utopia VR is pleased to be participating in the 2021 Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) conference hosted by the city of Timmins, Ontario.

“Utopia VR is an emerging Canada-based solution provider in the online meeting space,” stated President Stuart Gray. “Our cutting edge online VR (virtual reality) VRooms provide users with an enhanced immersive experience that take online meetings to the next level.”

“Now, more than ever, we need to be connected and Utopia VR is on the leading edge of human connectivity.”

“Our technology is entirely web-based which means meeting hosts and participants can use any device including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.”

It’s the future of online work collaboration and it’s here now.

To book a private tour of Utopia VR’s full suite of online meeting solutions, contact Kevin Vincent, Vice President of Global Business Development by email at Kevin@utopiavr.com

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