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January 20, 2021
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has partnered with Elections Alberta to offer election training for local authorities through a series of live webinars. This training is targeted at returning officers and other administrators involved in elections...
January 19, 2021
‘Tis the Season for (Tax) Forgiveness By Daina Young Reynolds Mirth Richards Farmer LLP AMSC Casual Legal Service Provider   In challenging economic times, municipal councils may receive requests from property or business owners for the...
January 19, 2021
AUMA has released our 2021 Resolutions Guide and Template to help members prepare and submit resolutions for consideration at AUMA’s 2021 annual convention by June 30, 2021. The deadline for submitting resolutions is normally May 31 of each year....
January 19, 2021
The 2021 legislative sessional calendar was released on January 15. The spring sitting will commence on February 25, and it is anticipated the provincial budget will be presented that day. AUMA President Barry Morishita recently met with President...

AMSC Business News

January 12, 2021
Winter has arrived, and as we dip into more frigid temperatures, we need to be on the lookout for new hazards, such as: freezing and subsequent bursting of pipes; ice damming, which causes blocked eaves and downspouts, leading to water intrusion and...
December 2, 2020
AUMA and NAIT’s Centre for Applied Disaster & Emergency Management (CADEM) have signed a Memorandum of Commitment (MOC). The MOC solidifies our joint commitment to supporting municipalities by collaborating in education and thought leadership. "...
November 12, 2020
Alberta Innovates has announced a new program to fund “shovel-ready” projects that will accelerate innovation in support of GHG emissions reduction, increase long-term economic competitiveness, and stimulate growth in critically important sectors...
November 4, 2020
AMSC’s Insurance & Risk Services team is finalizing the 2021 insurance renewal. There are changes to our Pollution Liability (previously called Environmental Impairment Liability or EIL) coverage that we want you to know about. What is Pollution...

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...