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November 6, 2019
In order to continue supporting municipalities across Alberta with adapting to changes to the Municipal Government Act, RMA and AUMA engaged Brownlee LLP to develop Off-Site Levies: A Municipality’s Manual for Capital Cost Recovery Due to New...
November 6, 2019
Are you having challenges working with a municipal colleague, or difficulties conversing with a resident about their views or concerns? Reach out to a peer! The Peer Network is a partnership that has trained and coordinated a group of municipal...
November 6, 2019
The provincial government recently launched a public consultation on developing youth vaping legislation and other potential amendments to the Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act. Alberta and Saskatchewan are the only provinces that have not yet...
November 6, 2019
So You’ve Just Received a Call from the Ombudsman’s Office By Carol M. Zukiwski Reynolds Mirth Richards Farmer LLP AMSC Casual Legal Service Provider The role of the Provincial Ombudsman has been expanded to include investigating complaints against...

AMSC Business News

October 15, 2019
We’re thrilled to announce that AUMA has been selected as a finalist for the “iv3 Solutions Award for Excellence in Risk Management” award in the fourth annual Insurance Business Canada Awards. The Insurance Business Canada Awards are the biggest...
October 9, 2019
Last month, Edmonton hosted risk managers, insurance representatives, and underwriting professionals at the RIMS Canada Conference. The Risk & Insurance Management Society is an international organization dedicated to promoting the profession of...
October 9, 2019
AUMA’s Insurance and Risk team has just returned from meetings with international underwriters. The message they received was clear: insurance premiums are going to increase across the market and around the world. “Insurers and their underwriters...
October 9, 2019
Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12 this year. Your municipality’s Protective Services department may have public engagement events to encourage conversations within your community about fire prevention measures. But, it is also a great time to...

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...