Career Transition Counseling Service

Dealing with Involuntary Termination

From time to time, the severance of senior personnel occurs in local government just as it does in other areas of the public and private sector. Whether it is precipitated from a change in the council or board of your community or from other circumstances, the involuntary departure from your organization can come as a shock, even if it was somewhat expected. Most people gain their sense of self-worth from the work that they do, and often there's a stigma attached to losing one's job. 

When the termination occurs, the immediate emotional aspects leave many individuals not knowing what to do or where to turn for advice and assistance. In conjunction with Right Management, the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario now provides its members with an initial 2-hour confidential counseling session (with an optional
1-hour extension) following termination. In this session there will be an opportunity to: 

  • Deal with the immediate emotional aspects of the announcement and to support the member as they deal with the questions regarding career transition support and third party issues such as the difficult task of talking to spouses or families;
  • Discuss how to obtain legal and financial advice;
  • Review positive first steps in finding a new position. 

This service is available to all regular current AMCTO members who have been members of the Association for at least 2 years and who are facing involuntary termination. The service is totally confidential. Other than confirming that an individual is a member of the Association, the AMCTO has no direct involvement in the consultation nor does it receive any information about the consultation after it has occurred.

To access this service, members should contact the AMCTO Office at 905-602-4294 x 226 or by email at


About Right Management

Right Management Inc. ( is the talent and career management expert within ManpowerGroup Inc., a world leader in innovative workforce solutions. Right Management helps clients win in the changing world of work by designing and executing workforce solutions that align talent strategy with business strategy. Our expertise spans talent assessment, leadership development, organizational effectiveness, employee engagement and workforce transition. Right Management has grown to more than 245 offices worldwide in 49 countries. Today we serve large and medium-sized businesses in all industries worldwide, which include over 82% of the Fortune 500 and over 70% of the Fortune Global 500 companies by helping them to grow talent, reduce costs, accelerate performance and realize their business goals.



AMCTO (The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario) represents excellence in local government administration. Our mission is to provide leadership and service to the municipal profession through continuous learning opportunities, member support and recognition, and legislative advocacy. AMCTO has provided education, accreditation, leadership, and implementation expertise for Ontario’s municipal professionals for the past seventy years. With 2,200 members working in municipalities across Ontario, AMCTO is Canada’s largest association of local government professionals, and the leading professional development organization for municipal administrative staff.