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This week

July 19, 2017
AAMDC has joined AUMA in encouraging its members to join our letter writing campaign calling for MLAs to champion required changes to Alberta’s recycling regulations. These regulations have inhibited the ability of Alberta’s existing recycling...
July 19, 2017
The province is inviting municipalities located in Northern Alberta and near the Rockies to engage in developing range plans for the recovery of woodland caribou populations by visiting the province’s Caribou Range Planning webpage and completing a...
July 19, 2017
On behalf of the Executive Certificate in Local Government Program at Dalhousie University, we want members to be aware of a unique leadership program that goes beyond local government 101. Over the 10-week, online dialogue with Canadian and...
July 12, 2017
Odours are the most common air quality complaints in Alberta.   In response, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) is creating a draft Odour Management Framework for the province with a goal to reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of odour...

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

July 19, 2017
The federal House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) launched its pre-Budget Consultations in advance of the 2018 federal Budget in June, and AUMA submitted a detailed list of recommendations for consideration. The theme of the federal...
July 19, 2017
On June 19, 2017, federal Bill C-7 received Royal Assent. This bill responds to a January 2015 Supreme Court decision that upheld the RCMP’s right to collective bargaining. While AUMA supports the RCMP’s right to collective bargaining, we had a...
July 19, 2017
The Government of Canada has launched Flood Ready, a public awareness campaign that seeks to encourage Canadians to better understand flood risks and adopt measures to mitigate flooding. Flooding is currently one of the most frequent and costly...
July 19, 2017
Statistics Canada is working on enhancing the collection of municipal government data through its Local Government Modernization Project. The purpose of this project is to: Provide data users with more accurate quarterly financial statistics of...

In your community

July 19, 2017
Do you need funding for an innovative environmental capital project in your community? FCM’s Green Municipal Fund (GMF) offers low-interest loans of up to $5 million, combined with grants, for environmental capital projects related to energy,...
July 19, 2017
Do you want your community to be recognized as a sustainability leader? Nominate your municipality for FCM’s 2018 Sustainable Communities Awards! The awards celebrate the most innovative local sustainability projects from across the country in the...
July 19, 2017
At the June Mayors’ Caucus held in Okotoks, AUMA President Lisa Holmes announced a rebate totaling $401,984 for municipalities that participated in two or more of AUMA’s business services. More than 180 eligible municipalities have since been...
July 19, 2017
Canada’s population is aging, and society is adapting to a growing and changing population of seniors. In 2038, there will be about 40 seniors for every 100 adult Canadians — double the number of seniors in 2013. For seniors to continue and even...