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Resources for Candidates

The Government of Alberta has developed tools and resources that outline procedures, templates and forms, in addition to pertinent legislation and regulations that may be helpful for candidates. Candidates may use these resources in preparation for campaigning.

Municipal Affairs Website:

http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/mc_elections

Status of Women Website:

https://www.alberta.ca/ready-for-her.aspx

AUMA Video Recordings:

AUMA’s Encouraging & Supporting Women in the Municipal Election video, featuring Lisa Holmes, Mayor of Morinville and AUMA Board President; Tanya Thorn, Councillor for Okotoks and Director of Towns South, and Maryann Chichak, Mayor of Whitecourt and Director of Towns West.

You can also view the full interviews:

Social Media Resource Guide:

AUMA and AAMDC have prepared a Social Media Resource Guide that candidates can use to help navigate the world of technology. This guide can be found here.

Media Relations for Municipal Leaders Webinar:

AUMA has developed a webinar featuring Karen Leibovici and Doug Downs on media relations for municipal leaders, with an emphasis on the importance of preparation; the use of social media; personal branding for elected representatives; the impacts of body language; and dealing with nerves.  This webinar can be found here.