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Representing Today and Tomorrow's CAOs

OMAA promotes the value of professional management that CAOs bring to their municipalities.

OMAA provides the professional development, networking and support that cultivates the leadership skills of Ontario CAOs and aspiring CAOs.

OMAA prepares future municipal leaders with special attention to aspiring CAO needs and raising awareness regarding the satisfaction to be gained by pursuing a career in municipal government.

Press Releases

OMAA announces launch of online municipal service delivery review database

Newmarket Ontario, May 16, 2024 – Today, the Ontario Municipal Administrat...

Township of Severn CAO elected as OMAA President

Severn is proud to recognize the election of the Township’s Chief Administ...

New Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Leadership Program

OMAA is proud to announce its official partnership with Schulich ExecEd, York Un...

Leamington CAO Elected New President

The Observer

OMAA sends out a e-newsletter called the Observer every Thursday morning. It contains job ads, news updates from the Province, members in the news, event updates, recommended reading, plus philosophy from a dog. Available to non-members as well as members, Sign up for the Observer on our homepage today. 

The CAO Profile

The CAO Profile is a tool for both experienced CAOs and Aspiring CAOs as they progress through the different stages of their career. It contains five leadership capabilities with four key competencies in each capability. Each of key competencies is further broken down into career stages: beginning, mid-career, and experienced/ mentoring others. This CAO Leader Profile may be used as workbook for Leadership Alignment, Self-Assessment, or as a Coaching Aid. 

Members can download the profile in the Library-CAO 101 while Non-Members can order a hard copy in our online store. You can view the six-part webinar series that accompanies the Profile on our YouTube Channel.

A Day in the Life of a CAO Video

This day in the life video profiles the role of the Ontario CAO. It illustrates the value of professional management and the dynamic nature of the Chief Administrative Officer role.

Members and others have utilized the video for student career days, council orientations, and presentations to local community groups.

Download a copy of the OMAA Video

The OMAA "Exchange"

This video series of conversation highlights the value of professional management provided by municipal CAOs.

Dale Curd hosts conversations with OMAA members. These short clips contain thought-provoking dialogue regarding the significance and challenges of being a CAO.