2024 Municipal Symposium: Unlocking Excellence

The 2024 Municipal Symposium, happening at the Gander Quality Hotel and Suites, is a three-day immersion into the issues that matter to municipal leaders. Join your colleagues this May as we continue to unlock excellence in the municipal sector.

As municipal councillors and staff, you are connected to your communities –  you know what matters to your fellow community members, and you know what they want and need. As community leaders, you are respected; people look to you for guidance and leadership. For your knowledge, community contributions, and commitment to public service, you are valued.

Register today.

Topics on the Agenda

  • Climate Action
    • Find out how your town, no matter the size, can take action to reduce your environmental impact and prepare for our new climate reality, including electrifying your fleet vehicles and managing natural assets.
  • Housing
    • Updates on how MNL is supporting members in their efforts to increase housing capacity
  • Legislation
    • How will new municipal legislation – The Towns and Local Service Districts Act – impact your town? What’s new, and what should your town be considering as this new law comes into effect?
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism
    • Discuss how you, as community leaders, can advance efforts in equity, diversity, and inclusion on your councils, in your town offices, and within your community.
  • Member Services
    • Find out about the latest MNL member services and programs, and how they can benefit you and your community
  • Advocacy to Action
    • MNL’s advocacy work continues to provide direct benefits to our members. We’ll have an update on the latest progress and what it means for your community.
  • Municipal Elections
    • 2025 is a municipal election year. Let’s talk about how we encourage community participation in local government, while also discussing the challenges and barriers facing council members, including issues around councillor harassment and supporting mental health and wellbeing in our sector.
  • Regional Economic Development
    • Explore how you can work with neighbouring communities to build opportunities for economic development at the regional level
  • Municipal Funding
    • Getting the much-needed funds for municipal projects and programs often depends on a well-crafted grant proposal. Join us for a workshop on grant writing and how to match your project to the appropriate grant or funding source.


Symposium attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodations. To aid in this process, MNL has reserved blocks of rooms for Symposium attendees at the following locations.

Quality Hotel & Suites 
Hotel Direct: 709-256-3931
Toll-Free: 1-800-563-2988
Rates (subject to HST and include breakfast):
$159-$169 (Standard Rooms)
$169-$179 (Queen/King Rooms)
$199-$209 (Suites)
Cut-off date for this reserved block is April 1

Comfort Inn
Hotel Direct: 709-256-3535
Rates (subject to HST and include breakfast):
$139 (Standard)
$139 (Standard King)
$149 (Executive King)
$145 (Suites)
Cut-off date for this reserved block is April 5

Hotel Direct: 709-256-3956
Toll-Free: 1-800-563-4900
Rates (subject to HST):
Cut-off date for this reserved block is April 1

Hotel Direct: (709) 651-2678
Rates (subject to HST; includes breakfast)
$124 single / $134 double standard room
$130 single / $140 double deluxe room
Cut-off date for this reserved block is April 1


Date: May 2 to 4
Location: Quality Hotel and Suites
Cost: $350 for MNL members, $450 for non-members

Cancellation and refund policy