2022 Municipal Webinar Schedule
Past Webinar Recordings
|September 19, 2022||
Playing a Key Role in Property Taxation and Assessment
While municipalities await news about the next province-wide assessment update, MPAC continues its focus on supporting the evolving needs of municipalities by adapting, innovating, and championing modernization of its products and services.
Watch this session to learn more about our role in the property tax and assessment system, current areas of focus and some operational highlights.
|May 19, 2022||
Enumeration Update - Product Canvassing, Data Products and Voters' List Revisions
A session for Clerks and Elections staff, and a part of our commitment to support your preparation for the upcoming 2022 municipal, school board and DSSAB elections.
Join MPAC’s Enumeration team for an update on:
|May 5, 2022||
Introduction to MPAC's Annotated Assessment Act
If you are a new or seasoned municipal practitioner of assessment law, or a municipal employee interested in gaining a better understanding of the cases that define assessment law in Ontario, than this webinar is for you.
Join MPAC’s subject matter experts for an introduction of the new Annotated Assessment Act (AAA), a comprehensive, time-saving tool that can be used to conduct legal research and bring prior legal decisions into daily practice.
The AAA encourages the use of precedent by advocate, and policy makers, to increase the predictability of future assessment decisions for all parties.
MPAC Subject Matter Experts:
|April 7, 2022||
Digital e-permitting pilot: An innovative value-added solution to capturing new assessment for Ontario Municipalities
Last year, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) partnered with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) to work towards increasing knowledge of electronic permitting (e-permitting) technology with the goal of improving municipal administrative and operational efficiencies.
In this webinar, we will focus on:
|March 24, 2022||
MPAC 101 – Our role in the Property Tax and Assessment System
Whether you are new to the municipal sector or perhaps simply want to learn more about the property assessment and tax system in Ontario, then this webinar is for you.
Join subject matter experts Tracy McIntyre, MPAC Regional Manager, Eastern Ontario and Kim Bennett, MPAC Account Manager, in partnership with Katherine Chu, Manager, Property Tax Policy Unit, Ministry of Finance, for an overview of Ontario’s property tax and assessment system, including MPAC’s role, the three approaches to valuation, and how assessment concerns are resolved.
The relationship between property values and taxes as well as programs and tools for managing reassessment changes will also be shared.
|March 10, 2022||
MPAC’s Central Processing Facility and Customer Contact Centre Update
Join subject matter experts, Robert Warnes, Jason McLaughlin, and Brad Baker, Managers with MPAC’s Central Processing Facility (CPF) and Customer Contact Centre (CCC), to learn more about:
|February 3, 2022||
Enumeration Update: Voterlookup.ca Toolkit
In preparation for the 2022 municipal and school board elections, MPAC created voterlookup.ca, an online tool where electors can add, update, or confirm their information. Please join subject matter experts, Shannon Long, Account Manager, Enumeration and Brad Baker, Manager, Customer Interaction, as they highlight the resources offered in the voterlookup.ca communications toolkit, created to support municipalities with capturing the information they need to ensure their voters’ lists are accurate and up to date for the 2022 municipal election.
|January 31, 2022||
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Assessment Appeals
|January 13, 2022||
Overview of MPAC’s New Strategic Plan and our 2022 Municipal Priorities
Join Carmelo Lipsi, MPAC’s Vice-President and COO, and Chris Rickett, Director – Municipal and Stakeholder Relations, for an overview of MPAC’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, including how we will leverage it to continue elevating the property owner and municipal experience. Following the webinar a survey will be provided to obtain your feedback about our municipal areas of focus.
|December 8, 2021||
In Review: A look back at 2021 and what’s planned for 2022
2021 was a unique year, but supporting our municipal partners continued to be our primary focus. An uncertain reassessment landscape provided an opportunity for us to work on a new Municipal Connect, a small business tax class resource for municipalities, and a continued focus on how we share information – including e-plans, and e-permitting, and market sector trends. Join Carmelo Lipsi, Vice President and COO and Chris Rickett, Director, Municipal and Stakeholder Relations for a look back at 2021 and our Municipal Partnership Report. Also, get an early peak about some key projects planned in 2022 such as work on the future of the Assessment Roll, an e-permitting project with AMO/LAS, a new Municipal Master Services Agreement and ongoing work to ensure a successful enumeration process to support municipal, school board, and DSSAB elections. As always there will be time for your questions.
|November 4, 2021||
Overview of 2022 Enumeration Process
Join MPAC’s Enumeration Project Team for an overview of MPAC’s role in the upcoming 2022 Municipal Election process. Shannon Long, Account Manager, Municipal and Stakeholder Relations and Brad Baker, Manager, Customer Interaction, Corporate and Information Services will share the project plan, timelines, legislated products, and strategies intended to improve the accuracy of the Preliminary List of Electors.
Elections Ontario's (EO) Gene Genin, Director, Innovation and Electoral Transformation will also share an update related to the transition of the municipal voters list from MPAC to EO in January 2024.
|October 7, 2021||
Join MPAC subject matter experts Georgia Ribeiro, Director, Legislative Interpretation, Litigation and Strategy and Tim Harrison, Director, Assessment Litigation and Dispute Resolution, for an update on the current state of property assessment appeals, including:
|September 24, 2021||
Small Business Property Tax Subclass Policy Paper
Join MPAC for an overview of the soon-to-be released Ontario Small Business Property Tax Subclass Policy Paper.
Developed by MPAC in partnership with its municipal and industry partners, the policy paper provides an overview of how the new Small Business Property Tax Subclass can be leveraged to achieve local economic development and planning goals, as well as pathways municipalities can review when looking to consider or implement this new optional property tax subclass.
The session will be delivered by MPAC’s subject matter experts, Brian Gordon and Michelle Lindquist, Regional Managers, Municipal and Stakeholder Relations. There will also be a demonstration of a new geospatial tool by Jake Lefebvre, MPAC Account Manager, that will be available to assist municipalities with analysis of potential tax policy scenarios starting in 2022 in the New Municipal Connect.
|August 30, 2021||
How the pandemic is impacting property sectors in Ontario
Join MPAC subject matter experts for an overview and discussion on MPAC’s analysis and insights into how the pandemic has impacted property sectors across Ontario, including residential, retail, hospitality and industrial sectors, among others.
Subject Matter Experts/Speakers:
|June 3, 2021||
How Does MPAC Assess Properties in Ontario?
MPAC assesses and classifies every property in Ontario, which provides the foundation of Ontario’s taxation system.
Join our subject matter experts Tracy McIntyre, Regional Manager and Jake Lefebvre, Account Manager, Municipal and Stakeholder Relations and Amy Raycroft, Manager, Valuation and Customer Relations, for an overview of how we assess Ontario’s 5 million properties, including the:
|May 6, 2021||
MPAC Central Processing Facility - Update on Addressing, Severances and Consolidations
This month’s webinar is targeted to municipal staff who regularly submit information updates to MPAC that assist in changing the assessment roll for Ontario’s ratepayers. Join subject matter experts, Robert Warnes and Jason McLaughlin, Managers with MPAC’s Central Processing Facility (CPF), to learn more about:
|April 8, 2021||
How MPAC Assesses Farm Properties
Join Mary Dawson-Cole - Regional Manager, and Karen Russell - Valuation Director, for this webinar to learn more about how MPAC values farmland properties in Ontario. We will outline the key market drivers, the sales investigation process, the components of a farm property assessment, available incentive programs, and details of the small-scale value add farm class.
|March 4, 2021||
Modernizing the Building Permit Process
With the advent of the pandemic, MPAC had to work with its municipal partners to adapt how we collect this important information. We launched an online portal for the collection of building plans, supported some municipalities in their adoption of new e-permitting software, and worked to identify new ways to support the modernization of the building permit process. Mary Dawson-Cole, Regional Manager, shares some of MPAC’s learnings during the pandemic, insights we’ve gathered from our building permit data, and a number of the initiatives we are exploring to support municipalities and the Province in the modernization of the building permit process.
|February 4, 2021||
MPAC's Working-From-Home: IT Best-Practices Learned from COVID-19
The pandemic highlighted many challenges for public sector organizations but also spurred innovation and adaption. As municipal workforces across the province swapped their in-office work stations for at home desks, the need for solid yet versatile IT infrastructure was never greater. Join MPAC’s Stuart Irvine, Director, IT Security, who will share what we learned during our transition to ‘virtual work’ for MPAC’s over 1,700 employees including sustaining business practices, data security, staff support, and a transition to Microsoft Teams.
|January 14, 2021||
Introduction: The New Municipal Connect
Join us for a live walk-through of our new Municipal Connect. With improved functionality, a modern interface with geospatial mapping, and increased data security, the system was built in-house by MPAC’s IT team. This webinar will show you how the new system works, provide details on how and when municipalities will move to the new system.