News

This week

February 17, 2017
Registration is open for the Spring Mayors’ Caucus, taking place on March 7 and 8 in Edmonton. Click here to register. The Caucus is open to Mayors, Councillors and Chief Administrative Officers to attend. The Caucus will begin with the Provincial...
February 17, 2017
In preparation for discussions at our March Mayors' Caucus, AUMA is inviting municipalities to share their views, via email, on the review of the provincial electoral boundaries which are targeted to be in place for the next provincial election in...
February 10, 2017
Municipal Affairs has begun releasing draft regulations that provide details of the various MGA amendments that were made through Bills 20 and 21. Regulations are being provided in three bundles over the next six to eight months and are being posted...
February 10, 2017
Events such as the January 29 shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City serve as a reminder of how racism and discrimination continues to threaten the safety and quality of life in Canada’s communities. Alberta is not immune to these...

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

February 17, 2017
Fentanyl and other opioids continue to have a deadly impact with 343 deaths in the last year that were related to fentanyl overdoses.  The Government of Alberta is moving ahead with several measures to combat opioids: All first responders, including...
February 17, 2017
Municipalities across the province are coming together on March 21 to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Originally launched in 1966 in response to tragic apartheid-era events in South Africa, the event is...
February 17, 2017
The AUMA is pleased to partner with the Alberta Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to host a Municipal Inclusion Symposium on March 16-17, 2017 in Edmonton. The symposium will provide an opportunity for municipal administrators and elected officials to...
February 17, 2017
AUMA is pleased to profile and support the Town of Vegreville’s Rural Canada Matters campaign which promotes the significance of rural municipalities and calls on the federal government to ensure they are consulted in decisions that affect them. The...

In your community

February 17, 2017
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has released the guide Welcoming Communities: A Toolkit for Municipal Governments which will support municipalities in integrating newcomers into communities.    The toolkit includes examples of...
February 17, 2017
Alberta Innovates is in search of technology that has the potential to offer economically viable waste-to-value added solutions within small urban and rural communities. Projects can include the conversion of waste to electricity, heat, liquid fuel...
February 17, 2017
AUMA has been advocating for funding and other supports for wetlands and riparian areas. We are therefore pleased that the province has extended the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP) to 2021 so that it can provide up to $14 million...
February 10, 2017
The third annual Poverty Reduction Summit, hosted by Vibrant Communities Canada and the City of Hamilton, will take place from April 4 to 6 in Hamilton, Ontario. This summit will examine the role of business and multi-sectoral approaches to poverty...