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Advocacy services

AUMA works with elected and administrative leaders in summer villages, villages, towns and cities to identify, develop and advocate for solutions to municipal issues and opportunities. Our work encompasses a broad range of environmental, social, economic and governance matters that impact municipalities. Historically, our solutions have included developing policies and toolkits, providing education and training, and advocating to other orders of government and organizations on required changes.

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AUMA Events

AUMA works to engage our members and develop strategic partnerships between all orders of government. To support this, we coordinate a number of key events throughout the year to help bring our members together to discuss top-of-mind municipal issues, as well as provide opportunities to network with municipal, provincial, and federal government partners.

Municipal Leaders' Caucus: our semi-annual Municipal Leaders' Caucus (MLC), held every spring and summer, gives elected officials and administrators the opportunity to take in presentations from key provincial ministers, engage in municipally-focused panel presentations, and provide input and feedback on issues facing municipalities. Also included at MLC is discussion on Requests for Decision (RFDs), which are submitted by municipalities to bring forward emerging issues that cannot wait to be debated at the annual convention. Read more about the process for RFDs in the Municipal Leaders' Caucus policy.

AUMA Convention and AMSC Tradeshow: our annual convention and tradeshow, held each fall, brings together more than 1,200 municipal, provincial and federal elected officials, senior administrators and other key stakeholders to share best practices, attend education sessions, and network and collaborate on important municipal opportunities. AUMA also invites its regular members to submit resolutions for consideration. Read more about the process for resolutions in the Resolutions Policy.

Helpful reading: What's the difference between a resolution and a request for a decision?


These events, along with webinars, conferences, training sessions, and more, can be found on the AUMA events page.

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