Zone 4


Welcome to the Zone 4 home page.

The City of Toronto and the Regional Municipalities of Durham, Peel and York are located in geographic Zone 4.

 Municipal staff, as well as affiliated organizations are eligible to participate in the various activities coordinated within and by the Zone throughout the year. The Zones function as centres for AMCTO program delivery, information sharing, and networking. Twice a year (Spring and Fall) each Zone hosts meetings in their geographic areas. Zone meetings give members an opportunity to obtain and share information and key learnings, receive training, interact and network with colleagues, and form relationships that benefit them as well as their municipality.

Announcements

If you're still interested in attending the Spring Zone meeting, please register by the end of the day tomorrow (Wednesday April 26, 2017)!

Thank you!


Don't forget to register for the AMCTO Zone 4 Meeting hosted by the Region of Peel!  Space is filling up quick, so send in your registration to secure your seat as soon as possible.

Attachments:

AMCTO Zone 4 Spring 2017 Agenda.pdf Zone 4 Spring Meeting Agenda

Don't forget to register for the AMCTO Zone 4 Meeting hosted by the Region of Peel!  

Register for the workshop by April 17, 2017 to secure your seat - there are only a few spots left!! 

AMCTO Zone 4 Workshop: Essentials of Municipal Finance for Everyone!

The workshop is designed to provide insights into the basic aspects of Municipal Finance and Accounting. It will define the difference between bookkeeping and accounting and will evolve to an understanding of the differences between financial accounting and Managerial accounting that aids in day to day departmental operations. Discussion on the shifting emphasis of accounting along with changing emphasis on financial planning. The workshop will discuss and explain the regulations for various accounting and reporting practices and the pressures being applied for more strategic financial planning. How all of this relates to your operational functions and departments will be explored and discussed.

 What you will learn:
 An appreciation for accounting practices and financial management in the public sector.
 Understand the legislation that pertains to municipal accounting and finance
 Understand the concepts of internal controls.
 Understand the essential aspect of budgeting
 Appreciate the importance of taxation and other revenues
 Appreciate the growing focus and importance of Financial Planning for operations and capital asset acquisitions.

Attachments:

AMCTO Zone 4 Spring 2017 Agenda.pdf 2017 Spring Zone 4 Meeting Agenda

We've updated our agenda!

AMCTO Zone 4 Meeting will be hosted by the Region of Peel on Tuesday May 2, 2017!

Please find the updated agenda attached. Register by Monday March 27, 2017 to secure your seat.  Thank you to those who have already registered! 

AMCTO Zone 4 Workshop: Essentials of Municipal Finance for Everyone!

The workshop is designed to provide insights into the basic aspects of Municipal Finance and Accounting. It will define the difference between bookkeeping and accounting and will evolve to an understanding of the differences between financial accounting and Managerial accounting that aids in day to day departmental operations. Discussion on the shifting emphasis of accounting along with changing emphasis on financial planning. The workshop will discuss and explain the regulations for various accounting and reporting practices and the pressures being applied for more strategic financial planning. How all of this relates to your operational functions and departments will be explored and discussed.

 What you will learn:
 An appreciation for accounting practices and financial management in the public sector.
 Understand the legislation that pertains to municipal accounting and finance
 Understand the concepts of internal controls.
 Understand the essential aspect of budgeting
 Appreciate the importance of taxation and other revenues
 Appreciate the growing focus and importance of Financial Planning for operations and capital asset acquisitions.


Good morning, Zone 4 members!

Please find attached copies of the presentations from yesterday's wonderfully attended (78 registrants!) Zone meeting hosted by the Town of Whitby!

The next Zone 4 meeting will be hosted by the Region of Peel - so stay tuned for the date & location.

If any members have ides for the upcoming Spring Zone meeting, please send us an email!

Thank you!



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Good morning Zone 4 members!

The deadline to register for the Workshop and Zone meeting is today! 

We have a few spaces left for the training and no spaces left for the Zone meeting! 

If you would like to be placed on a cancellation list for the zone meeting, please email me and if there are any cancellations, we will let you know.


Thank you!


Hello everyone!

We have a great agenda thanks to the Zone Executives and we thank all of you who have sent in your registrations! 

Just a reminder, the deadline to register for the Workshop and Zone meeting is 
October 3, 2016.  We have only a handful of spaces left for the training, and only 3 spaces left for the zone meeting!  If you would like to be placed on a cancellation list for the zone meeting, please email me and if there are any cancellations, we will let you know.

Please note, dinner reservations have been arranged for October 19th at the Greek Tycoon (please indicate on the registration form if you plan on attending).

Thank you and hope to see you there!

Attachments:

AMCTO Zone 4 Fall 2016 Agenda.pdf AMCTO Fall Zone 4 Agenda

Hi everyone,

Please find attached the updated agenda for the combined Zone 4 and 5 meeting in the fall, hosted by the Town of Whitby.

Spaces are filling up quickly, so don't forget to register!  Deadline for Workshop and/or Zone meeting is Monday October 3, 2016.

Thank you!
Joanne


Attachments:

Zone Registration Form - Fall 2016 Whitby.pdf 2016 Fall Registration Form

Hello Zone 4 members!

 

We have now finalized the agenda for the Fall 2016 Zone Meeting and are happy to share with you all a fantastic training workshop on October 19 and the list of great speakers for the combined Zone 4 & 5 meeting to be held on October 20 in Whitby!

 

Location for the workshop and combined Zone meeting will be at the Regal Room, Centennial Building, 416 Centre Street South, Whitby, Ontario.  A block of rooms have been reserved for October 18th and 19th at the Holiday Inn Express, 180 Consumers Drive, Whitby.  1 king or 2 queens for $112 per night. Use CODE: TWH for the group rate.

 

Please find attached a copy of the agenda and registration form.

 

Please note, dinner reservations have been arranged for October 19th at the Greek Tycoon (please indicate on the registration form if you plan on attending). 

 

Thank you and hope to see you there!


Please find attached presentations from the recent Zone 4 Meeting at the City of Mississauga.

Attachments:

PPP_TO Refugee Resettlement_May 6.pdf City of Toronto - Refugee Resettlement
2016 Spring Zone Presentation.pdf AMCTO Zone Presentation

Samples & Examples

Discussions

Current Issues - Q&As
Current Issues - Q&As

General Discussion - Networking
General Discussion - Networking

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Committee Members
Sacha A. Smith -   Chair
sacha.smith@mississauga.ca

Victoria W. Stefaniak -   Vice Chair
victoria.stefaniak@peelregion.ca

Christopher P. Harris -   Past Chair
harrisc@whitby.ca

Thom Gettinby, CMO -   Zone 4 Board Director
tgettinby@townshipofbrock.ca

Tara Lajevardi -   Secretary
tlajevardi@eastgwillimbury.ca

Evan M. Read -   Treasurer
evan.read@vaughan.ca

Shrishma Dave -   Zone Director
shrishma.dave@gmail.com

Alexander Harras -   Zone Director
alexander.harras@ajax.ca

Becky M. Jamieson, AMP -   Zone Director
bjamieson@townshipofbrock.ca

Carmen Mach-Fell -   Zone Director
carmenmachfell@yahoo.ca

Ava Macintyre, CMO -   Zone Director
macintyrea@peelregion.ca