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April 18, 2018
Registration is now open for AUMA's summer Municipal Leaders’ Caucus being held from June 12 to 14, at the Camrose Resort Casino in Camrose, Alberta. If you require a hotel room, please contact the Camrose Casino Resort at 780-679-2376 and quote the...
April 18, 2018
AUMA has launched a new Resolutions Guide and Template to assist municipalities with drafting resolutions for consideration at AUMA’s 2018 Annual Convention in Red Deer this September. The deadline for submitting a resolution along with proof of...
April 18, 2018
AUMA welcomes Bill 10: An Act to Enable Clean Energy Improvement, which, when passed, will allow municipalities establish a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. This program will make it more affordable for Albertans to upgrade their...
April 10, 2018
FCM recently announced funding that will help municipalities address staffing gaps and produce lasting improvements in their operations related to climate change. FCM now offers climate change staff grants for Canadian municipalities with...

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

April 18, 2018
AUMA supports the recent request by Alberta Environment and Parks asking the federal government for more time and greater support to understand the socioeconomic impacts of caribou range planning. This is a win for Alberta municipalities and AUMA’s...
April 18, 2018
Alberta Municipal Affairs has announced three more dates for the Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks (ICFs) and Intermunicipal Development Plans (IDPs) workshops being held around Alberta: June 1 – Hanna/Special Areas June 20 – Leduc June 21 –...
April 10, 2018
AUMA and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) are pleased to offer a series of free half-day workshops for elected officials and CAOs focused on specific areas of asset management. These courses are intended for all municipalities whether you...
April 10, 2018
AUMA is working with Reynolds Mirth Richards and Farmer LLP to develop a toolkit for municipalities to help with the impending legalization of cannabis for recreational use. This resource will contain easy-to-use checklists, step-by-step...

In your community

April 18, 2018
It’s time to nominate municipal leaders in your community for a 2018 AUMA Award. These awards will be presented during AUMA’s annual convention. Distinguished Service Award – for municipal elected officials who have served 20 or more years on...
April 18, 2018
Following months of collaboration with a technical advisory group and legal experts, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), in partnership with AUMA and provincial and territorial counterparts from across Canada, have launched the...
April 18, 2018
This article is Part 3 of the Municipalities and Environmental Law Series developed as part of the Community Conserve Initiative.  Community Conserve is a forum for Alberta municipalities to identify common environment and conservation issues, then...
April 10, 2018
The Government of Alberta is conducting a review of its Métis harvesting policy to ensure it is consistent with case law while respecting Métis harvesting practices. In 2003, the Supreme Court of Canada released a decision, in R. v. Powley, finding...