Cambridge Leaders meet with Provincial Ministries to Further City Priorities

Posted on Wednesday August 17, 2022

Cambridge, Ontario. (August 17, 2022) - Cambridge municipal leaders met with Provincial Ministries to further the strategic social and economic priorities of the City.

At the 2022 Association of Municipalities Ontario Conference in Ottawa, Mayor Kathryn McGarry led delegations advocating for further mental health and addictions supports, sought strategies to address the skilled trades and infrastructure funding gap, and explored the opportunity for partnership on the future Cambridge Recreation Complex. 

“I’m confident these conversations will result in tangible outcomes that will directly impact the lives of those living in our community,” says Mayor Kathryn McGarry. “We know we need to have all hands-on deck across all levels of government to address the challenges we’re seeing in our cities, townships and Region; whether it’s navigating the housing crisis or supporting small businesses post pandemic, forging and strengthening these relationships is key. Thank you to my colleagues Councillors Wolf and Ermeta for joining me, and those at the Region for their strong advocacy.”

"Each year I look forward to connecting with Provincial leaders and Municipal colleagues to discuss key priorities and share the growth happening in Cambridge.” added David Calder. “The pandemic transformed the way we think about our economies, societies and service delivery. Through opportunities like this conference, we can work together to build sustainable cities and municipal services that promote health and inclusion.”

As part of ongoing advocacy work, Mayor McGarry, Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) and Mayors and Regional Chairs of Ontario joined forces for meetings and delegations, renewing the call for an emergency meeting with Premier Doug Ford to collaborate on solutions to address the chronic homelessness, housing affordability, mental health and addictions crises. 

The annual Association of Municipalities Ontario Conference serves as an opportunity for municipal officials to discuss shared challenges and opportunities for their communities.

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The City of Cambridge is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. With nearly 140,000 residents, Cambridge is the second largest community within Waterloo Region. It is strategically located astride highway 401 in southwestern Ontario, part of the Toronto to Waterloo Region Innovation Corridor. With a multicultural mix and a strong foundation of support services, Cambridge has a diverse economic base with leading industries in advanced manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, nuclear, pharmaceutical, business and financial services.


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