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February 21, 2018
AUMA, in partnership with AAMDC and Alberta Municipal Affairs, is pleased to announce the release of a tool for municipalities to implement the recent changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA). The Councillor Code of Conduct: A Guide for...
February 21, 2018
AUMA, in partnership with AAMDC and Alberta Municipal Affairs, is pleased to announce the release of a new tool for municipalities to implement the recent changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA). Public Participation and Public Notification: A...
February 21, 2018
The legalization of cannabis for recreational use will have significant fiscal impacts on municipalities. AUMA is advocating for its members to receive a fair share of cannabis excise tax to cover the costs associated with legalization. AUMA has...
February 13, 2018
Community organizations across the province have an opportunity to play a prominent role in supporting the on-going transition to clean energy by developing their own renewable energy projects. To support the development of these projects, Energy...

Living well

March 16, 2016
As experts in municipalities, the AMSC Retirement services team works closely with our strategic partners to offer retirement and savings programs designed specifically to meet the needs of members. Incorporating these initiatives as part of a total...
February 3, 2016
Do your employees know what to do in a blizzard? The massive blizzard that struck the northeastern United States in January is a reminder that winter storms are serious business and that everyone needs to be prepared. Here are 10 tips to help your...
February 3, 2016
As tax season is just around the corner, many employees are thinking about their financial goals and income tax deductions.  As employers, municipalities may receive questions about providing tools that can assist their employees in planning and...
December 16, 2015
Parents seek to guide their children by talking about important family and personal issues - like healthy eating. However, children often hear one thing and see another. As such, they won’t perceive healthy eating as important if it is not something...

Happening now

February 22, 2018
Snow and ice may have the potential to increase the likelihood of a roof collapse. AUMA/AMSC recommends municipalities undertake regular inspections of facility roofs, particularly for older and aging infrastructure. This article from Travelers...
February 21, 2018
AUMA and AAMDC, with support from Infrastructure and Asset Management Alberta (IAMA), are excited to bring you one-day introductory asset management workshops for elected officials and senior administration! These workshops are the first of three...
February 21, 2018
In a recent letter, Honourable Deron Bilous, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, responded to questions from our members at the 2017 AUMA Convention regarding as to how municipalities can show their support of the North American Free Trade...
February 21, 2018
AUMA was pleased to offer a webinar on February 14 regarding the future of healthcare in Alberta. Dr. Verna Yiu, President and CEO of Alberta Health Services, talked about her organization’s efforts to build a stronger, more integrated province-wide...

In your community

February 13, 2018
Alberta Municipal Affairs is hosting workshops on Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks (ICFs) and Intermunicipal Development Plans (IDPs) in in various locations throughout Alberta over the next few months.  The following dates and locations have...
February 13, 2018
Elections may be over, but the need to promote safe spaces for women in politics continues, and elected officials can all make a contribution. The Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) is inviting elected officials to take a survey about their...
February 13, 2018
In response to incidents of contaminants ending up in municipal wastewater and stormwater systems, the City of Medicine Hat and Government of Alberta partnered to commission an app designed to help Albertans safely dispose of hazardous waste. The...
February 7, 2018
AUMA applauds the Town of Canmore for their Council Remuneration Policy that allows up to $2,000 to be reimbursed to councillors to cover both child and family care costs while they attend events in an official capacity. Family-friendly policies...