Media Releases2023-06-27T11:33:09-04:00

FONOM and Nishnawbe Aski Nation Discuss the Future of First Nation Education

The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) met with representatives of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) on October 29, 2013 in Timmins to gain a better understanding of the position of NAN First Nations with respect to Governance and Education jurisdiction. FONOM and NAN are calling on the federal government to support NAN’s vision of education.

August 27th, 2020|Media Release|


The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) wishes to express its concern regarding the sale of Ontera, the telecommunications division of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC).

August 27th, 2020|Media Release|

FONOM Board Meeting – May 13th, 2020

The Federation of Northeastern Ontario Municipalities met on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020, by ZOOM, to discuss the issues and challenges facing their 110 members. Since the COVID19 Pandemic contributed to the cancellation of FONOM’s Annual Conference, the Executive and Board have been meeting monthly to understand the changing landscape better.

May 13th, 2020|Media Release|

FONOM Appoints Mac Bain as new Executive Director

The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) would like to announce, the appointment of Mac Bain as its New Executive Director. “Mac’s knowledge of the issues facing our region will be an asset to our membership. He will fulfill the duties of the Executive Director on a part time basis under the direction of the Executive. Mac has stepped down from the Board and the Executive, and we expect the City of North Bay to appoint a new representative to the Board shortly” said FONOM President Danny Whalen.

March 19th, 2020|Media Release|

FONOM issues raised at 2019 AMO Conference

This past August, FONOM was well represented at the AMO Conference in Ottawa and meetings were held with several Provincial Cabinet Ministers. The following is a summary of the issues raised on behalf of northeastern municipalities and the recommendations provided to Provincial representatives.

August 27th, 2019|Media Release|

FONOM President availble for interviews during 2019 AMO Conference

The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) President Danny Whalen, will join about 2,000 participants at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) 2019 Conference in Ottawa from August 18 to 21. For more than a century, Ontario’s largest municipal conference has brought together municipal, provincial and federal officials to work collectively to overcome municipal challenges and plan for the future.

August 17th, 2019|Media Release|

The 2024 Annual FONOM Conference

will be held in Greater Sudbury, Ontario

at the Holiday Inn and Suites (1696 Regent Street) (705-522-3000)

 May 13th – May 15th, 2024

We will host over 250 delegates, which included Northern Ontario municipal politicians, senior municipal, provincial ministers, and government staff. Participating in the conference is an excellent opportunity for vendors, suppliers, and professionals to reach out to local decision-makers and show their support for Northern Ontario.

Annual Conference

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