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May 23, 2019
AUMA congratulates Premier Jason Kenney on his swearing in as the 18th Premier of Alberta. We look forward to working with the Premier and Members of the Legislative Assembly on the issues important to municipalities. There are many policy items...
May 22, 2019
On May 16, 2019, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced that the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD) will now be known as the Coalition of Inclusive...
May 15, 2019
AUMA is following up on a 2018 resolution on the Designated Industrial (DI) Property Requisition Tax, which calls on the provincial government to allow municipalities to cover the value of the requisition as they see fit rather than requiring them...
May 15, 2019
Many municipalities are seeking models, ideas and inspiration to assist in developing their Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks (ICFs).  Do you and your neighbours have terms of reference, service/funding agreements or even complete ICFs that...

AMSC Business News

May 22, 2019
Alberta is well into wildfire and extreme weather season. Parts of our province are currently experiencing event conditions that are having an impact on municipalities. AUMA continues to monitor conditions in these areas and are ready to support our...
May 15, 2019
AUMA’s hugely successful and very well-received Public Risk Conference was held last Wednesday and Thursday in Edmonton. Nearly 70 participants from across Alberta were in attendance to hear from experts in their field. One such expert is Laura...
May 8, 2019
AUMA’s CEO Dan Rude announced today that there was a $1.5 million rebate to the MUNIX pool that took place in the form of a reduction in insurance premiums for 2019. The announcement was made at the 2019 MUNIX Annual General Meeting currently...
May 8, 2019
“It’s so surreal that a community that was so busy with activity could be devastated so quickly. It felt like a scene from a movie,” Cameron remembers as he methodically scrolled through the pictures he had taken while assessing the damages of the...

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...