The provincial government confirmed its commitment to ICFs through recent amendments to the Municipal Government Act (MGA), which were set out in Bill 25. The deadline for completing rural to urban ICFs remains April 1, 2020.
AUMA and RMA will be working to update the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework Workbook and provide information to members on how the process to develop an ICF has been impacted by the recent MGA amendments. The workbook continues to be a valuable resource in its current form, so there is no need to wait for the updates; feel free to refer to it today.
The AUMA invites members to participate in the short online survey on experiences with the process of developing ICFs. This same survey was emailed to CAOs and mayors on December 6.
The information collected will provide an overview of how many ICFs have been completed and how many are outstanding, what challenges and concerns municipalities have with the process, and what resources or supports would be useful in completing ICFs. The information will be reviewed, summarized and shared with members.
RMA provided a similar survey to their members, so AUMA will also be working with RMA to share and compare information related to ICF development across all types of municipalities.
Please complete the survey by Tuesday, December 31.
If you have any questions on ICFs or the ICF survey, please contact AUMA’s advocacy team at firstname.lastname@example.org.