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INSIDE THE JULY ISSUE
Canadian municipalities switch gears in crisis 
Emergency response plans developed for natural disasters were only the starting point for local governments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how municipalities have found themselves breaking new ground and making rapid decisions with minimal information.

COVID-19 and working from home 
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of many municipal employees as working from home has become the new normal. Discover how municipalities are working to manage the risks associated with working from home while providing the supports needed by employees.

The role of HR in … hunting submarines 
Being unaware of unconscious biases can make the recruitment and selection of qualified candidates a struggle. Explore how HR professionals can make a difference by revealing these submerged biases and forcing them to the surface.

Six things every Canadian municipality should do now to prepare for pandemic recovery 
Because of COVID-19, municipalities are facing an unprecedented financial crisis that could last for years. Read about the six things that every municipality needs to do in the short and medium term to get back into balance in 2021 or beyond.

The joys and challenges of managing a small town 
Small communities have their own unique opportunities and issues, but they also have a lot in common. Learn how some of the things that make working in a small town a joy can also make them a challenge.

Why so many mayor-CAO relationships fail 
Why do chief administrative officers enjoy a solid, functional relationship with some mayors, but not others? Explore how CAOs and mayors can learn from these circumstances and make these relationships more functional.

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