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For Thu March 26, 2015

   


  Understanding the Changes to the TFW Program
AUMA is pleased to partner with the province and the federal government to deliver a webinar on Understanding the Changes to the TFW Program.
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Getting started in the Partners for Climate Protection program
FCM is hosting a free webinar Thursday, March 26.
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Leading for the Long-term: Effective Planning and Strategy
For the first time, the EOEP will be offering a course in a webinar format!
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Premier Prentice discusses Alberta’s economy and Budget 2015 in televised address
In a televised address two days before the budget is tabled, Premier Prentice discussed Alberta’s economic future and hinted at what to expect on budget day.
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May 31 deadline for resolutions for the 2015 AUMA Convention
Municipalities are encouraged to start thinking about potential resolutions for the 2015 Convention.
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Small Communities Fund: additional Information available
AUMA recently hosted two webinars explaining the eligibility and application details of the Small Communities Fund Component of the New Building Canada Fund.
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AUMA Awards nominations now available
Nominate someone from your community to be honoured at this year’s AUMA Convention.
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Advocacy results in key recommended reforms in rural health care
AUMA is pleased that the March 18 Rural Health Services Review Final Report contains a number of recommended actions to address concerns we raised about rural health care.
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Register now for March 31 What’s Next For Social Housing webinar
Across Canada, social housing operating agreements are on the verge of expiring.
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Proposed legislation responds to AUMA resolution on mussels
On March 11 the province tabled Bill 13 the Fisheries (Alberta) Amendment Act which provides mandatory inspections of boats and watercraft that are transported into our province.
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AMSC Claims Webinar; managing costs and building capacity
AMSC products and services are driven by member need and powered by member input.
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Apply now for Leadership in Asset Management Program
The Green Municipal Fund has launched a new 18-36 month peer learning program for municipalities beginning in fall 2015 called the Leadership in Asset Management Program.
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How clean energy technologies contribute to Alberta’s economy
As Alberta municipalities continue to promote clean energy, new statistics from the Conference Board of Canada...
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Sprinklers for seniors’ housing and continuing care facilities
The Government of Alberta has allocated $80M to upgrade sprinkler systems in seniors’ lodges and continuing care facilities.
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New Alberta building raises bar for net-zero energy
Kudos to the Mosaic Centre for Conscious Community and Commerce, which has raised the bar for clean energy for commercial buildings in Alberta communities.
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2015 March Mayors’ Caucus materials available
The recent caucus featured three exciting days including an MLA Breakfast, sessions with Ministers, working sessions on key policy matters, informational presentations, and networking opportunities for our members.
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Building healthy communities—improve sustainability and wellness through active transportation
Active transportation offers many economic, social, and environmental benefits to municipalities.
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AUMA succeeds in preventing Utilities Consumer Advocate Board from disbanding
In February 2015, the Government of Alberta announced that the Utilities Consumer Advocate board would be disbanded.
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TD report calls for province to invest in infrastructure and avoid download on municipalities
TD Bank recently released a report recommending fiscal changes for the province in light of the revenue shortfall associated with declining oil prices.
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Annual cost of poverty is $9.5 billion
Poverty Costs 2.5: Investing in Albertans was released earlier this winter by a group of nonprofit organizations.
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Conference to help municipalities foster diverse communities
The City of Grande Prairie is invites municipalities to join in a discussion on fostering diverse communities...
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Is your municipality relationship ready?
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success”. Henry Ford
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New interactive map shares indicators of environmental health
The Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Information Service includes an interactive map and data library...
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New resources to support women in municipal politics
To support women’s participation in municipal politics, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has launched a Head Start for Young Women guidebook.
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Tools for bringing underutilized sites back to life
Nearly every municipality in Canada has vacant or derelict spaces that represent opportunities for community revitalization.
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New film available on effects of payday lending industry
Spent: Looking for Change profiles the challenges faced by people living in poverty...
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Have a safe March and Easter break on Alberta roads
Driver alert! Alberta drivers will need to be particularly cautious with the March and Easter breaks upon us.
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Four tips for helping employees stay on track with healthy habits
Most employers could do more to help employees stay motivated about maintaining healthy lifestyles, a recent Benefits Canada article suggests.
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Tips for taking stock of your retirement savings plan
With the March 2015 RRSP deadline passed, this is a good time to take stock of your approach to retirement savings and ways to keep your nest egg growing.
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Stand up to the health challenge of sitting down
Could your organization do more to stand up to the health risks of sitting down?
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