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June 3, 2020
The City of Grande Prairie submitted a Request for Decision (RFD) for consideration at AUMA’s Spring Municipal Leaders’ Caucus on keeping local elections reserved for local issues. Since Spring Caucus had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, AUMA is...
June 2, 2020
All existing federally-regulated railway crossings must meet the requirements of the Grade Crossing Regulation by November 28, 2021. This regulation aims to improve safety at Canada’s 14,000 public grade crossings by: using engineering best...
June 2, 2020
The Government of Alberta recently announced that mobile home site tenants and landlords can now apply to the province’s dispute resolution service for eviction-related matters. AUMA members have passed several resolutions on this topic in the past...
June 2, 2020
The current events and protests in the United States and Canada regarding equity and justice for Black communities highlight the need for municipal governments to openly discuss and take action to overcome issues of racism. Alberta’s communities are...

AMSC Business News

May 6, 2020
We recognize the difficult circumstances facing many of our Employee Benefits members during the pandemic. We are pleased to announce some steps we are taking to help our members by providing credits to offset benefit premium costs. Because of COVID...
April 15, 2020
Spring is a critical time for sewer and stormwater systems. It is quite common for winter debris like sand, gravel, trash, and organic matter to collect in the pipes and can cause blockages. But this spring brings an additional threat. There is...
April 2, 2020
During our current uncertain times, risk management seems more top of mind than ever before. We chatted with Will Burtenshaw, AUMA’s retiring Senior Director of Risk and Claims, about some of the challenges he has stewarded over the years on behalf...
April 2, 2020
Join us as we spread the word on the importance of looking after your mental health during this difficult time, with tactics you can apply immediately! Along with our partners Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA), Canadian Society...

The AUMA Community

March 26, 2019
Welcome to the new AUMA/AMSC Digest! Our revitalized Digest is part of our ongoing efforts to bring our members valuable and high-quality information. We have designed Digest to make it easier to find what you want to know: Updates on our priority...
March 13, 2019
Since 2017, Canadians can indicate a gender other than male or female when applying for a passport. Likewise, many provinces offer a gender-neutral choice for identification documents such as driver’s licenses and health cards. Being inclusive of...
March 13, 2019
Communities across Canada are at risk of social fragmentation and instability resulting from acts of discrimination towards individuals or groups based on race, ethnicity, national origin or other social identities. To counter this and to celebrate...
March 7, 2019
AUMA and RMA have partnered with FCM to host the “Toward Parity to Encourage Women’s Involvement in Municipal Politics” webinar.  One of the Policy Advisors in AUMA’s Policy and Advocacy team shared a bit more about the webinar and why AUMA members...