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Intermunicipal Cooperation

Welcome to AUMA’s Intermunicipal Cooperation Web Page

The purpose of this page is to provide municipalities with constantly updated information, resources and tools that they will need to begin or continue effective working relationships with other municipalities.

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Member Survey and Research

Municipalities in proximity to each other almost inevitably have to share assets. They may have to rely on drinking water from the same source, deposit waste in the same landfill site, move traffic over roads that connect with each other or deal with any
number of other such linkages. Last year, AUMA conducted research and a survey of membership on intermunicipal cooperation. This brief paper outlines the research and survey results.

Protocols and Agreements

Municipalities across Alberta have developed collaboration protocols and agreements to guide their business activities in ways that limit opportunities for conflict escalation. This link provides examples of these protocols and agreements.
If you have participated in developing an inter-municipal cooperation agreement and are willing to share it with other municipalities, e-mail us the agreement.

Success Stories

Municipalities have also realized the benefits of cooperation, as told by these stories to Municipal Affairs.

Government of Alberta Programs that can assist you

These resources are available to you from the Government of Alberta. They will help you deal with dispute resolution and will help you increase capacity.

Academic Resources

Academics can help municipal leaders really think about the issue. We have compiled a list of some useful academic resources.

Helpful Canadian Resources

Municipalities all across Canada are faced with having to understand intermunicipal cooperation. After the link, find a compilation of helpful Canadian resources.

AAMDC/AUMA Rural/Urban Cost-Sharing Task Force Tool Kit

This report and toolkit, presented by the Rural/Urban Task Force, are the culmination of efforts from AAMDC and AUMA. The Associations embraced an opportunity to demonstrate leadership in rural/urban cooperation, and have provided tools through this website to assist municipalities with the development of cost-sharing agreements. Learn more

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