Message from the ROMA Board of Directors

Welcome to ROMA 2019. As we begin 2019, there are lots of changes afoot, including new municipal councils in every part of Ontario and a new government in Queens Park that is moving swiftly to implement its commitments. ROMA is the proud voice of Rural Ontario. That pride is reflected in the ROMA 2019 conference program which brings together a wide range of issues that are critically important to rural municipalities. Perhaps more importantly, ROMA 2019 brings together municipal leaders from all over Ontario to discuss and advance the priorities of our rural communities in an ever changing world.

Your ROMA Board has been working hard on your behalf; not just at conference time but all year round. Through our research, outreach and advocacy work on behalf of rural municipalities, and our support for key rural initiatives, the ROMA Board ensures that the interests and priorities of rural Ontario are heard loud and clear. In late 2018 for example, working with AMO, ROMA had a major breakthrough when the Government of Ontario announced it would deal with the double-hatter situation once and for all. That is what we can achieve when rural Ontario speaks with a united, informed and authoritative voice.

On behalf of the ROMA Board, thank you for your support. Thank you for your attendance. Thank you for serving your rural communities!

Dates: January 27 - 29, 2019

Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto

2019 - 2023 ROMA Board Elections


ROMA Conference Registration and Information is located on the Concourse Level. Registration hours:
  • Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Monday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30am - 10:00am
  • Register here.

Conference Program:


  • The main hotel block will be at the Sheraton Centre Hotel.  Check out the Hotels page for rates and booking information.

Travel Discounts:


  • Why participate as a sponsor at the ROMA Conference? Read here.

Exhibit Hall:

Sheraton Hall, Lower Concourse
Meet with exhibitors, showcasing their latest products and services of interest to rural communities. All exhibitor information is posted on the mobile app. Sunday evening reception and all conference coffee breaks will be served in the trade show. Visit each exhibitor for a chance to be entered into one of many draws for exciting prizes. Be sure to be in the hall during the breaks with scheduled draws for an opportunity to win.

Sunday, January 27, 12:00pm - 6:00pm including:
  • 2:15pm - 2:45pm: Coffee Break
  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm: ROMA Welcome Reception - Prize Draw #1
Monday, January 28, 7:30am - 3:00pm including:
  • 7:30am - 8:30am: Morning Coffee
  • 10:00am - 10:30am: Coffee Break, Prize Draw #2
  • 12:45 - 1:15pm: Dessert with Exhibitors, Prize Draw #3
  • 2:30 - 3:00pm: Coffee Break, Prize Draw #4

Mobile App

  • Visit to download onAMO your Conference mobile app - view all exhibitor information; build your own itinerary; read speaker bios; and connect with your fellow delegates.

Connect with ROMA

Stay connected with ROMA and each other during the Conference

While in Toronto:

  • Visit for a calendar of events, tourism information, and a Hot Deals section for savings offers at a number of attractions, retail outlets, and restaurants.