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September 13, 2017
Fostering healthy settings where people learn, work, and play improves their well-being and quality of life. In addition to supporting physical activity and sports, recreation centres can also provide healthy food choices. This webinar showcases...
August 23, 2017
At the June Mayors’ Caucus held in Okotoks, AUMA President Lisa Holmes announced a rebate totaling $401,984 for municipalities that participated in two or more of AUMA’s core business services in 2016 including: Employee benefits Property and...
August 23, 2017
Municipalities can access up to $10,000 in funding from the Alberta Human Rights Commission to lead initiatives that eliminate racism and discrimination. The Community Inclusion Grant program supports municipalities, or a partner organization, to...
August 23, 2017
The largest women’s leadership conference in Canada is coming to Calgary on October 24, 2017. This year's speaker lineup features Valerie Jarrett (Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama), Amanda Lang (Anchor, Bloomberg TV Canada and...

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

September 19, 2017
On Friday, September 15, 2017, AUMA President Lisa Holmes, as well as Brock Carlton, CEO and Bill Karsten, second Vice-president of the FCM, presented to the Standing Committee on Health in Ottawa for the panel on municipalities. Also in attendance...
September 19, 2017
The following communities impacted by the coal phase-out are eligible to submit applications under the new Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program: City of Spruce Grove County of Paintearth No.18 Flagstaff County Leduc County...
September 19, 2017
The Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) has just released their agenda for their upcoming Stakeholder Summit taking place December 5 and 6 at The Westin Edmonton. Save the date! Once you check out the summit agenda, you’ll want to book the...
September 13, 2017
Effective September 1, 2017, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) released an updated Directive outlining how Alberta aggregate (sand and gravel) resources will be allocated on public land in a way that promotes integrated resource management and...

In your community

September 19, 2017
Municipalities across Alberta are taking steps to prepare for cannabis legalization. One important task is to ensure appropriate employee drug and alcohol policies are in place. Resources are available for municipalities looking to develop or update...
September 19, 2017
AUMA’s Welcoming and Inclusive Communities initiative has partnered with NorQuest College and other organizations to lead a national, social media campaign to encourage Canadians to share their story of inclusion in Canada. The initiative, called My...
September 13, 2017
Elected officials and senior managers of the Town of Cochrane now have a new appreciation for residents with mobility challenges. As part of the Town’s Social Policy commitment, Cochrane’s Equity and Inclusion Committee organized an experiential...
September 6, 2017
AUMA, AAMDC and the Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) are hosting a workshop on September 12, 2017, to explain how Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs are beneficial in holding producers and consumers accountable for managing waste...