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October 12, 2017
Further to email notice on September 29, 2017, please be advised that at the 2017 AUMA Annual General Meeting (AGM), the AUMA Board of Directors will be proposing four special resolutions to amend the AUMA Bylaws. You can also review a draft of the...
October 12, 2017
On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, the province released the draft Alberta Cannabis Framework. This Framework outlines who will be able to buy and use recreational cannabis once it is legal; where they will be able to buy it; and where they will be...
October 4, 2017
The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) recently made some important changes to the TAME+ program, which provides incentives to Alberta municipalities for custom energy efficiency facility retrofits. Program incentive levels have been...
September 26, 2017
Please be advised the AUMA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Friday, November 24, 2017, at 8:45 am. The AGM is held in conjunction with the AUMA Annual Convention and Tradeshow, which takes place at the TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary...

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

October 4, 2017
The application submission deadline for the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP) is October 30, 2017.   Eligible projects must promote the long-term ability of watersheds to mitigate effects of flood and drought events, such as...
October 4, 2017
Communities ChooseWell is now accepting applications for the 2017 Reducing Barriers to Healthy Communities Seed Grants! The submission deadline is Monday, October 31 at 11:59 p.m. These $2000 seed grants support local projects that help reduce...
October 4, 2017
AUMA was pleased to host the Healthy Food in Recreation Centres webinar to discuss how municipalities can promote healthy food environments in recreation centres. Speakers from the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health, the Alberta...
September 26, 2017
Municipal Affairs has released draft regulations for the Calgary and Edmonton Metropolitan Region Boards for public comment. Members interested in providing feedback have until October 2 to respond. Drafts of the regulations and the link to provide...

In your community

October 12, 2017
In order to maintain its financial viability, the Alberta Used Oil Management Association (AUOMA) is reducing the return incentives it pays to companies that collect and recycle used oil.  As a result, municipalities are likely to experience...
October 12, 2017
In 2013, a flag-burning incident at a pride event in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo caused its local LGBTQ+ community to retreat from the public eye. In 2016, the municipality set out to develop a community Diversity Plan, which would...
October 12, 2017
Increasing recreational demand, urbanization of lakeshores and changing land uses are putting stress on many of Alberta’s lakes, affecting lake health as well as recreational experiences. A new report from the Alberta Water Council (AWC) recommends...
October 4, 2017
While integrated watershed management planning can’t prevent all costs of natural disasters, weather events, or infrastructure failure, it can proactively identify issues and suggest solutions to protect values of concern.  This is why the Mighty...