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2024 National Public Works Week

Spend National Public Works Week with AORS!

We are excited to bring you 3 webinars focused on issues that are important to you – phragmaties on right of ways, using MMS in your legal defences and the importance of taking care of your mental health.


Please Select Which Webinars You Would Like To Participate In Below

May 22, 2024 at 1:00pm - An Introduction To Invasive Phragmites Management Along Ontario Roads and Right Of Ways
Join Colin Cassin and Jenna White from the Invasive Species Centre for an introduction to invasive Phragmites roadside mapping and control. This presentation will review the impacts of invasive Phragmites to municipal assets, best Practices for establishing a Phragmites mapping and control program along municipal roads and right of ways and oportunities to protect investments in Phragmites control through partnering with other Phragmites control efforts. (Webinar sponsored by the Invasive Species Centre)
May 23, 2024 at 10:00am - Legal Defenses Using MMS
The panel for this webinar will be moderated by Jolene Ingribelli (BFL Canada) and will include Charles Painter (Trial Lawyer at Dolden Wallace Folick LLP), Paul E.F. Martin (Partner at Loopstra Nixon LLP) and Sheila Handler (Lawyer Focusing On Municipal Claims at Shillington McCall LLP). Panel discussions will include luminaires, signage and inspection of physical structures; significant weather events, weather monitoring, proper measurements and a MMS Taskforce Teaser; proof, gps, photos, record keeping and reported decisions.
May 24, 2024 at 10:00am - Sick Not Weak (Mental Health Awareness)
It's easy in a public works career to feel overwhelmed and burnt out! We are excited to have Michael Landsberg, Canadian media personality and former TSN host, to talk about the importance of mental health awareness and reaching out when you need it. (Webinar Sponsored by Cubex Ltd.)