With Each Membership, We Grow Louder and Stronger.

Membership in COTAPSA Speaks Volumes!

With Each Membership, We Grow Louder and Stronger

The City of Toronto Administrative, Professional, Supervisory Association, Incorporated (COTAPSA) was formed in 1967.

In 1998, following amalgamation, COTAPSA Inc. merged with other former Municipal Management Associations to become one strong voice. We now proudly represent the majority of eligible non-union employees from across the City. We are the oldest and largest Municipal Management Association in Canada.

Membership in COTAPSA Speaks Volumes!

COTAPSA's Role Is:

  • To represent the interests of the Members of the Association.
  • To obtain the views and concerns of the Members and to present such views to the administration and/or City Council.
  • To promote a high standard of conduct and efficiency in the civic service and to promote continuous co-operation with City Council.
  • To regulate Employee Relations between non-union and management employees and the City of Toronto.

Let Us Help You Resolve Workplace Issues

COTAPSA is here to advise, advocate or act on your behalf on issues such as:

  • TERMINATIONS
  • SEVERANCES
  • DISCIPLINE
  • JOB EVALUATION
  • TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
  • LOST WAGES
  • HUMAN RIGHTS COMPLAINTS

For Less Than $1 Per Day

Membership dues are only $12 per pay period and are tax deductible.

Meet the COTAPSA Team

Mike Major

Mike Major

President
"At Large"
Economic Development & Culture

Mike Major has over 25 years of experience with the City of Toronto serving as a professional planner and for the past 13 years as a Manager in the Economic Development Culture Division. In this position Mike oversees a team of 11 staff responsible for providing professional advice and support to Toronto's 82 BIAs.  Mike has been on the COTAPSA Board since 2011 and has served as President since 2012.

Heather Nicolson-Morrison

Heather Nicolson-Morrison

Executive Director

Heather has extensive leadership, advocacy and negotiation skills having worked as an Executive Director (ED), CAO and CEO to various provincial and national organizations.  She's advocated for business organizations, education authorities, and health-care associations.  Prior to this she was Senior Policy Advisor to two Ontario Provincial Cabinet Ministers.  Most recently she was the CAO and ED of the Toronto Central Palliative Care Network and then a Director of the Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre.  
 
She holds two Bachelor’s degrees, a Masters, and a diploma, certificate and Fellowship in Economic Development.

Phil Pendleton

Phil Pendleton

1st Vice President
Citizen Focused Services "B"
Transportation Services

Fabio Biancolin

Fabio Biancolin

Director
Internal Focused Services
Facilities Management

Peter Pavlovic

Peter Pavlovic

Director
"At Large"
Shelter, Support & Housing

Tristan Downe-Dewdney

Tristan Downe-Dewdney

2nd Vice President
City Council/Manager's Cluster
City Council

Cathy DiLeo

Cathy DiLeo

Director
Citizen Focused Services "A"
Employment & Social Services

John Volk

John Volk

Director
"At Large"
Toronto Water

Trena Cesario

Trena Cesario

Secretary
Citizen Focused Services "A"
Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Susan Hughes

Susan Hughes

Director
Citizen Focused Services "B"
City Planning

Grace Ciardullo

Grace Ciardullo

Senior HR Consultant

Grace Ciardullo has been the HR Officer for COTAPSA since the position’s inception in October,  2001 and during this time she has successfully handled member’s issues on a wide variety of matters.   Grace has over 20 years of progressive Generalist and Consulting Human Resources experience, and is an active member of Human Resources Professional Association.  Reporting to the Executive Director, Grace provides support to COTAPSA members in employment-related matters.  She also provides assistance in Terminations, Job Evaluation, Occupational Health and Safety, WSIB, Rehabilitation/Return-to-Work Programs, Long Term Disability and Benefits.

jenna-mantle

Jenna Mantle

Executive Assistant/Bookkeeper

Jenna Mantle is our newest addition to COTAPSA as our Executive Assistant/Bookkeeper. She brings with her extensive administrative experience with Non-Profit Organizations.

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COTAPSA

77 Elizabeth Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M5G 1P4
Canada

(416) 392-7543