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August 16, 2017
Several municipalities have asked how they can register councillors for the course when council will not be confirmed until after the fall municipal elections. Here’s how you do it: Enter placeholder registration information for the time being to...
August 10, 2017
The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) is holding its first-ever Greener Facilities Conference and Expo in Edmonton from November 9 to 10, 2017. The purpose of this event is to promote a better understanding of how facilities management...
August 3, 2017
Municipal Affairs has released 15 draft regulations that provide details of the various MGA amendments that were made through Bills 20 and 21. Draft regulations are being released in phases with the aim of finalizing all MGA related regulations...
August 3, 2017
The Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) is hosting a Summit on December 5-6 at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton that provides an opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. AEMA is also inviting proposals from municipal...

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

August 16, 2017
The Society of Local Government Managers, in partnership with Alberta Municipal Affairs, presents Alberta Leaders Training for individuals running for local office – municipal and school board - at no cost! The sessions are designed to help...
August 16, 2017
Fostering healthy settings where people learn, work, and play improves their well-being and quality of life. In addition to supporting physical activity and sports, recreation centres can also provide healthy food choices. This webinar showcases...
August 10, 2017
September 30, 2017, is the application deadline for the Public Education and Awareness component of Transport Canada's Rail Safety Improvement Program, which funds activities aimed at reducing railway grade crossing collisions and trespassing...
August 10, 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...

In your community

August 16, 2017
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 Minister’s Awards for Municipal Excellence for your contributions in the areas of innovation, partnerships, and safe communities. The diversity of the award winners and the honourable mentions...
August 16, 2017
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has released a series of articles that draw on best practices from a dozen of the successful wastewater treatment studies and projects that FCM's Green Municipal Fund has funded. The articles provide a...
August 16, 2017
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) has released four new resources to support municipalities in developing municipal alcohol policies (MAPs) – Municipal Alcohol Policy: A Role for Canadian Governments and case studies from...
August 10, 2017
New municipal recycling examples and initiatives are available on AUMA’s updated Waste Management Hub. The Town of Taber’s Municipal Solid Waste Initiative (MSWI) is one of the examples you will find on our recycle page. In May 2016, Taber...