MNL Webinars
Educational Presentations and Product Demonstrations


Upcoming Webinars:


Mental Health Task Force: Communities that Care 🧡

A discussion on mental health with Craig Smith, President of IAFF Local 1075

Join representatives from the Municipal Mental Health Task Force as they host a conversation with Craig Smith, President of IAFF Local 1075 (St. John’s Regional Fire Department). Craig will talk about how mental health affects emergency service providers and what his union is doing to support its members. He will also provide advice on how others can support their work.

Feb 25, 2021 07:00 PM (NST) and 30 minutes earlier in parts of Labrador.

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This webinar is free and will be 60 minutes in length.

Work from anywhere
Virtual solutions expo l march 24-25, 2021
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Daily EST

Discover solutions to keep employees equipped and engaged when working from anywhere.

Work From Anywhere Virtual Solutions Expo

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The pandemic has changed our workforce, forcing millions of Canadians to work remotely giving us a new perspective that work can be done from anywhere. Staples Business Advantage is here to provide solutions to help you work well, wherever you work without compromising productivity.

Our Work From Anywhere Virtual Solutions Expo will bring together our partners on a digital platform over two days to provide relevant solutions to support all Canadians working in today’s disperse workforce. The expo will showcase products and services centred around being mobile, staying connected, promoting wellness, keeping organized and reimaging spaces.

At the Expo connect with a Staples Business advantage representative and visit our vendor partner booths to discover more. Also, attend one of our many webinars over the two days on relevant topics that will help you and your business. Don’t forget to engage in all the ways to win a prize by getting your name on the leaderboard.

Past Webinars:


Introduction to Staples Business Advantage

Join representatives from Staples Business Advantage as they provide an overview of the purchasing opportunities available through our trade compliant programs.


GPS/AVL Solutions with Skyhawk Telematics (Telus) – SkyHawk Telematics is a provider of advanced fleet telematics solutions for governments, public works, winter operations and power utility sectors within North America. The SkyHawk ConnectAnywhere™ cloud-based monitoring service is an enterprise-level solution that provides fleet connectivity and operational intelligence by utilizing the most advanced cellular, satellite, and sensor networks available. Clients and system users can access analytics, managerial reports, real-time GPS map views, and alerts via a secure web-based account from any internet-connected device. For more information, visit https://skyhawktelematics.com/.


Municipal Budgeting in the wake of COVID-19: In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn from professionals in the field on how COVID-19 will impact your 2021 municipal budget. We’ll discuss everything from additional expenses, reduced revenue and your social responsibility to the residents of your community.


WSER: The Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations and Proposed Amendments: Senior policy staff from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) will provide an overview of key elements of the regulations and discuss proposed amendments related to transitional authorizations and temporary bypass authorizations. There will also be updates on a proposal to develop a regulatory framework for wastewater systems in the North. This Northern Regulatory Framework would include wastewater systems north of the 54th parallel in Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and the northern territories.


WERAC: Wilderness and Ecological Reserve Advisory Council. The Wilderness and Ecological Reserve Advisory Council (WERAC) has recently released a draft Protected Areas Plan for the Island of Newfoundland that proposes 32 new protected areas. A Home for Nature is the result of over 25 years of science advice, conservation planning, reserve site selection and assessment, resource industry assessments, discussions and negotiations. Phase one of consultations on this plan are open until October 1, 2020. At this time, WERAC is gathering initial feedback from the public about the Plan and about activities that are important to people within each of the proposed areas.


The Importance of Broadband and Cellular for Rural Communities and How Community-Owned Broadband Networks Can Bridge the Gap. This webinar by Rock Networks will focus on the rural broadband and cellular connectivity gap and why it has been a challenge to deliver; why rural communities need affordable and abundant bandwidth to thrive; and, how Community-Owned Broadband Networks offer a solution to bridge these gaps.


Managing Mental Wellness and COVID-19. Do you want to engage in workplace mental health strategies but don’t know where to start? Are you wondering how those in your community are managing during this uncertain time of COVID-19? Would you like to offer more to your municipality in the way of mental wellness resources? Discover the need to Burn Bright and not Burn Out!


TELUS Business Solutions for Municipalities Dealing with COVID-19. Telus provides an overview of the multitude of solutions available for municipalities operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, including Remote Meetings (Webex), Business Connect, and Cloud Services.


HeritageNL: Utilizing Heritage Resources as Part of Post-COVID Community Renewal Strategies in NL. HeritageNL Executive Director Jerry Dick explored opportunities for communities to employ heritage projects as part of their strategies for getting people back to work, reviving local economies and considering new economic futures in the post-COVID-19 environment.


Placemaking, Economic Development, and COVID-19. Dr. Katherine Loflin talks about keeping your community together while apart and leveraging the new normal post-pandemic.


5 Best Practices for Managing Risk. The Cal LeGrow hosted a webinar on 5 of the most common risk challenges towns and cities are facing right now as each community finds its way through an unprecedented Crisis.


Purchasing Opportunities for COVID-19. MNL’s Director of Programs, Bradley Power, was joined by MNL Advantage Customer Relations Manager, Tim Elms, to discuss purchasing opportunities for municipalities dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.


Stewart McKelvey – Municipal Law Tips, Tricks and Traps Related to COVID-19. Partner Joe Thorne and Associate Sarah Byrne hosted a webinar for municipalities on general legal issues, including contracts, force majeure, inspections, municipal powers and enforcement.


Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador (RNL) – Recreation and Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Representatives from Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador hosted a webinar for municipalities and others highlighting tips, ideas and suggestions for helping people while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Stewart McKelvey – Labour and Employment Law for Municipalities During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Stewart McKelvey Partner Ian Wallace and Associate Giles Ayres hosted a webinar for municipalities highlighting labour and employment law during the COVID-19 pandemic.


eSCRIBE- Working Remotely and Conducting Remote Meetings with Digital Meeting Software.  With the sudden shift of our workforce into remote working situations, many public sector organizations have been left in the dark on how they can continue to facilitate remote meetings. eSCRIBE hosted a webinar to make MNL’s members aware of how they can leverage tools within their software to ease the burden on staff and make working remotely easy. With expedited onboarding and best practice agenda templates, they can have your organization up and running in weeks, not months.


SafetyNL – Business Continuity Tips for Municipalities Responding to COVID-19.  Len LeRiche, CEO of SafetyNL, and Trent Abbott, Resilience Specialist with Trent Abbott and Associates Inc., hosted a webinar on business continuity planning and advice for municipalities responding to COVID-19.


Vigilant Management – Impacts of COVID-19 on Your Construction Project.  Representatives from Vigilant Management hosted a webinar about the potential impacts of COVID-19 on construction project and educated organizations about how they can mitigate the risks.