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April 20, 2017
Registration is now open for AUMA's summer Mayors' Caucus being held from June 13 to 15, at the Best Western Inn in Okotoks, Alberta. Click here to register. If you require a hotel room, please contact the Best Western Inn in Okotoks at 403-995-6262...
April 20, 2017
The 2017 AUMA Convention and Trade Show is right around the corner, taking place at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre from November 22 to 24 in Calgary, Alberta. AUMA’s Convention and Trade Show provides members with the opportunity to gather with...
April 13, 2017
On April 13, the federal government tabled legislation relating to the legalization of marijuana. Public consultation is expected to occur over the summer and fall so that the legislation can be passed by the end of the year. The federal government...
April 13, 2017
On April 10, the province introduced Bill 8, An Act to Strengthen Municipal Government. AUMA provided an early analysis on the Bill later that day, which is available on the AUMA website. A press release was also issued and is found here. AUMA will...

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

April 20, 2017
The Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) is hosting a workshop on “What are the roles of Planning and Planners in future Inter-municipal Cooperation?” The workshop is on April 27 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm, at Fort Calgary. The focus of the...
April 20, 2017
On April 13, 2017, the federal government tabled legislation to end the prohibition on cannabis and regulate it for recreational use. The legislation allows people to possess up to 30 grams of dried or fresh cannabis and sets the minimum consumption...
April 20, 2017
On April 11, the federal government introduced the Budget Implementation Act, which includes the creation of the Canada Infrastructure Bank by the end of 2017. The Bank is a new tool that attracts private sector and institutional investors for...
April 13, 2017
Municipalities across the province can be leaders in solar energy, thanks to the Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP). Funded by the province and run by the AUMA’s and AAMDC’s Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC), the $5-million program...

In your community

April 20, 2017
The Canadian Mental Health Association is hosting a provincial conference on community mental health on May 9 and 10 at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer. This event is intended to bring together community mental health leaders, researchers, people who...
April 20, 2017
In 2013, the Government of Alberta released its First Nations Consultation Policy on Land Management and Resource Development. This policy addresses the manner in which Alberta will consult with First Nations, and defines the roles and...
April 13, 2017
Do you know a coworker, volunteer, or organization in your municipality that deserves to be celebrated for their work in parks and recreation? If so, you’ll want to nominate them by June 20 for an award from the Alberta Parks and Recreation...
April 13, 2017
Municipalities have until June 15 to apply to join FCM's Climate and Asset Management Network, which  provides peer-learning opportunities, grant funding and training to help municipalities better integrate climate and sustainability goals into...