Conference 2022

Building Connections

Join us in Gander, N.L. November 2-5 for the annual MNL Conference, Trade Show and AGM.

The annual MNL conference is your source for expert information and updates on matters of municipal importance.

CLICK HERE for a draft event agenda. Please note the agenda is still being finalized and is likely to change. A final version will be sent to registered delegates.

This year’s sessions and meetings will cover the following topics:

  • Regionalization
  • Regional economic development
  • Infrastructure
  • Wastewater
  • Drinking water
  • Asset management
  • Climate Change
  • Fiscal framework
  • Legislation reform and updates
  • Governance and municipal best practices
  • MNL Caucus meetings – youth, women, small towns, urban municipalities
  • Healthcare/Physician recruitment and retention
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • MNL programs and services
  • MNL Training
  • New MNL services
  • MNL Strategic Planning
  • Trio Benefits update
  • Procurement
  • Municipal Assessment Agency update
  • Mental Health task force
  • AGM

Pre-Conference Events

The Leadership Summit for Women and Gender Diverse Individuals in the Municipal Sector

The Leadership Summit for Women and Gender Diverse Individuals in the Municipal Sector will mark the official launch of MNL’s new project, The Value We Bring.

The launch will include a screening of the first episode of the new season, followed by a panel discussion on inclusion and the importance of recognizing value in diverse perspectives at the municipal table.

Individuals chosen for the Inspiration and Achievement Awards for Women and Gender Diverse Individuals will also be announced and celebrated at the Summit.

Full details and registration here

Please note, this event requires a separate registration.

Pre-Conference Study Tour: Gander Wastewater Facility Tour

Join representatives from the Town of Gander and MNL as they provide a tour of the newly opened Gander Wastewater Treatment Facility. This impressive facility is state of the art and the tour will give you insights on how the community met its federal WSER requirements.

This event is included in your conference registration fee. However, space is limited and a separate registration is required. Sign up here for the Gander Wastewater Treatment Facility Tour.

College of the North Atlantic Work Integrated Learning and Entrepreneurship Initiative Session

This session will feature CNA reps speaking about Work Integrated Learning opportunities as well as the new CNA Entrepreneurship Initiative.

Ashely Nguyen is a CNA Faculty Researcher for Technology and Tourism. She will speak to participants about several Work Integrated Learning opportunities for municipalities.

Ian MacDonald is the College’s new Business Development Officer for Entrepreneurship and will provide an overview of the College’s new project to support student and alumni entrepreneurs.

The cost of this event is included in your conference registration fee but requires a separate registration. For full details and to register, click here.

Travel and Accommodation Options

MNL members receive special rates with Provincial Airlines, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Steele Hotels and LeGrow’s Travel. For details, please visit the Membership Services section of our website.

Accommodations bookings are only available through the MNL office. Rooms will NOT be assigned unless registration is paid in full. The MNL office will reach out to you with your room information once your registration payment is received.

Space is limited. Until August 5, voting delegates (two per town) will receive room allocation priority. After this date additional rooms will be made available to confirmed registrants on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring the 2022 MNL Conference, Trade Show and AGM is a great way to connect with decision makers in the municipal sector. We have created a range of sponsorship opportunities to place your brand and message in front of a receptive audience.

  • Show your expertise by making a presentation
  • Explain your product or service in a trade show setting
  • Earn brand exposure through displays, signage, and event sponsorships
  • Reach a wide swath of the province’s municipal sector through targeted email marketing

To sign on as a sponsor of the 2022 MNL Conference, email Bradley Power, MNL Director of Programs at

Download the sponsorship information package here

Trade Show

To register as a vendor at MNL’s largest annual trade show, please contact Bradley Power, MNL Director of Programs, at


Registration is now closed for in-person attendance. Registrations for virtual attendance remains open. To register a virtual delegate, please use this form.


Registration is $550 per person for in-person attendees and $450 per person for virtual attendees. Spouse/partner registration for evening meals and social events is $150 per person.

Matched funding to offset the cost of registration is available through the Department of Municipal and Provincial Affairs. You can download the application form here.

Refund and cancellation policy

Thank you to our sponsors

Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador would like to thank and acknowledge the many sponsors and trade show exhibitors that are contributing to the success of this event.