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MW Shares: Municipal Pandemic Response podcast keeps you updated on what’s happening with the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on local government. Guests include experts, leaders, and practitioners from across North America as they discuss the challenges for communities in the face of coronavirus. We explore the municipal response to manage now, sharing ideas and best practices during a time of emergency, as well as casting an eye to the future, to the steps that will be required for economic recovery.

Series launch: March 24, 2020

 

Liminality: Preparing communities for a new world ahead, Part 1 - Mark Mullaly

As we wait on the threshold of a post-COVID world, we find ourselves in a liminal space, pondering both past and future. In today’s episode, ...

COVID-19: Recap, Week 10 - The Second Wave is coming - Jody Johnson

The second wave is coming; is Canada prepared? Some experts have their doubts. Jody Johnson joins us for the weekly recap to discuss summer camps, ...

Tough decisions ahead for Canadian municipalities, Part 2 - Christina Benty

In Part 1, Christina Benty shared her thoughts on creating a culture of good governance in chaotic times - and the tough decisions ahead for local ...

Tough decisions ahead for Canadian municipalities, Part 1 - Christina Benty

Municipalities have tough decisions ahead! Christina Benty joins us to talk about COVID-19 challenges for municipal councils and why it's so important to create a ...

COVID-19: Recap, Week 9 - The long weekend and the delicate tipping point - Jody Johnson

What happens when the long weekend and COVID-19 collide? Jody Johnson joins us to discuss big changes ahead, Mayor Ford’s show of support for municipal ...

The challenges of being a mayor during COVID-19 - Dawn Arnold

How has COVID-19 affected elections? A year delay? Mayor of Moncton, NB Dawn Arnold joins us to provide some insight on the electoral changes from ...

Fostering a culture of innovation in times of emergency, Part 2 - Rob Adams

In Part 1 CAO of Whitchurch-Stouffville Rob Adams shared his secret to fostering a culture of innovation during times of crisis. Today he takes us ...

COVID-19: Recap, Week 8 - Reopening: A Paradox - Jody Johnson

The paradox of reopening. The threat is still out there but people are being recalled to work – and can go to the cottage (maybe). ...

Fostering a culture of innovation in times of crisis, Part 1 - Rob Adams

Rob Adams, CAO of Whitchurch-Stouffville, joins us for this first episode in a two-part series to share his strategy for fostering a culture of innovation ...

Tackling social media's keyboard warriors, Part 2 - Brian Lambie

What do you do when social media chatter starts getting out of control? Think of it like a cocktail party, says @brianlambie, as he walks ...

COVID-19: Recap, Week 7 - Reopening, reconnecting, and pondering the double bubble - Jody Johnson

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? While some provinces prepare to open back up the question remains - are we ready? ...

Tackling social media's keyboard warriors, Part 1 - Brian Lambie

With COVID-19 restrictions in place, public anxiety is high and the trolls are setting bait. Brian Lambie joins us for this first of a 2-part ...

COVID-19 & the Art of Municipal Management - Michael Duben

Michael Duben, President of the Ontario Municipal Administrators Association and CAO for the District of Muskoka, joins us to discuss impact of COVID-19 on municipalities, ...

COVID-19: Recap, Week 6 - Easing restrictions and financial shortfalls - Jody Johnson

Financial crisis looms for cities in the midst of emergency. Jody Johnson joins us for the weekly recap on municipal response to COVID-19. Today we ...

Finding peace and productivity in the midst of disaster - Aisha Ahmad

Drawing on her own experience working in crisis and disaster situations, Aisha Ahmad suggests a different way of looking at the challenges we are facing ...

Helping main street businesses survive COVID-19 - Chris Rickett

From the City of Toronto, Chris Rickett joins us to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on main street as business grinds to a halt ...

COVID-19: Recap, Week 5 - Municipal deficits, provincial action, and green space - Jody Johnson

Tune in for our weekly round up of municipal COVID-19 stories with Jody Johnson. We’re talking about provincial action for municipalities in British Columbia, Ontario, ...

Cities and the legacy of COVID-19 - Richard Florida

Richard Florida is a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and School of Cities. His books include The Rise of the ...

Impact of COVID19 on rural and Indigenous communities - Sarah Minnes

In this episode, Sarah Minnes, President of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation joins us to talk about the impact of COVID19 on rural and Indigenous ...

COVID-19: Recap, Week 4 - Mental health, self care and the Easter Bunny - Jody Johnson

As we head into a long weekend, Jody Johnson joins us for the weekly recap on municipal response to COVID-19. Plus, an important discussion about ...

Canada's municipal administrators respond to COVID-19 with spirit of collaboration - Jeff Renaud

Jeff Renaud, CAO of the Town of St. Stephen and President of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) joins us to discuss the challenges ...

COVID-19: Recap, Week 3 - Grappling with the “now normal” in local government – Jody Johnson & Jennifer Heath

In this episode, we take a look at the municipal response to COVID-19 in recent days, including implications for municipalities and employers, grappling with workplace ...

FCM taking action during COVID-19 crisis - Carole Saab

Without question, COVID-19 has begun to critically impact municipalities across Canada, as well as the organizations that support them – including their regional, provincial and ...

The Economics of Pandemics - Kadie Ward

Economic development expert Kadie Ward joins us to talk about the economic impact of COVID-19, what we are likely to see now and in the ...

COVID-19: Recap, Week 2 - Working municipal magic during a crisis - Jody Johnson

Director of Legal Services for Halton Region Jody Johnson joins us to discuss COVID-19 and that special kind of municipal magic that keeps essential services ...

New resources for responding to the COVID-19 crisis - Mary Rowe

Municipal World is excited to be part of a new partnership with the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and other organizations across the country, to support ...

Council's role in communicating COVID-19 - Brian Lambie

Communications guru Brian Lambie joins us to discuss his belief that rising to the occasion with decency, honesty and a strong communication’s plan is a ...

A Time for Innovation - Dana Clarke & Joel Carnes

We were excited to have Dana Clarke, founder of the Municipal Innovators Community and Joel Carnes, President of the Alliance for Innovation. Join us for ...

COVID-19 & emergency measures for council meetings - Jody Johnson

Jody Johnson Director of Legal Services for Halton Region joins us for the first in a series of weekly episodes to provide an update on what ...

Organizational questions about COVID-19 and social distancing - Peter De Jager

Special Episode! Change strategist and Municipal World columnist Peter De Jager joins us to discuss communicating the implications of social distancing to your organization and ...

Preparing local communities - Joe Preston

Joining us for our first episode of MW Shares Municipal Pandemic Response is Joe Preston, former member of Parliament and currently the Mayor of the ...