Intergovernmental Relations and Policy supports Council, the Chief Administrative Officer and the Executive Team by providing expert advice and guidance on provincial and federal policy matters, proactively building strong relationships with other levels of government, municipal and community partners to influence policies, advance community needs and further the City’s goals.
Participation in municipal associations by Mayor and Council
Council and staff collaborate with municipal associations to address common concerns and issues with provincial and federal levels of government.
Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario
The Large Urban Mayors Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) includes mayors of 29 single and lower-tier cities with a population of 100,000 or more, amounting to 69% of Ontario’s population. LUMCO advocates for issues and policies important to Ontario’s largest cities. Guelph’s Mayor, Cam Guthrie, is the Chair of LUMCO until December 2020.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901.
Association of Municipalities Ontario
Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) works to make municipal governments stronger and more effective. Through AMO, Ontario’s 444 municipalities work together to achieve shared goals and meet common challenges.