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January 17, 2018
Municipal leaders should save the date for the March Municipal Leaders’ Caucus (formerly known as the Mayors’ Caucus) to be held at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton on March 14 and 15. This Caucus is open to all mayors, council members, and...
January 17, 2018
Alberta municipalities with populations under 3,500 who are working to complete a municipal development plan (MDP) for the first time are invited to submit a grant application under the new, limited-term Alberta Community Partnership (ACP) Local...
January 9, 2018
On January 1, 2018, changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code will come into effect as a result of Bill 17: The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act. The changes reflect the evolution of the workplace since the legislation was last updated...
January 9, 2018
The Government of Alberta’s Seniors Property Tax Deferral program was launched in April 2013 to help eligible senior homeowners defer all, or part, of their annual residential property taxes through a low-interest home equity loan.  Since its...

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

January 17, 2018
AUMA administration participated in one of the Local Food Engagement sessions hosted by the Government of Alberta from January 9th - January 16th throughout Alberta. As part of the consultation, stakeholders were asked to give consideration and...
January 17, 2018
The Alberta Government is seeking your input on a draft caribou range plan that will help recover caribou herds while recognizing the socio-economic impacts the plans could have on communities. Information sessions are being planned for impacted...
January 9, 2018
The Land Stewardship Centre, with funding from Alberta Environment and Parks, expects to open the application process for the Watershed Stewardship Grant (WSG) in January 2018. The WSG was developed to support the Government of Alberta’s Water for...
January 9, 2018
The Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) is back and now accepting applications from eligible employers interested in hiring students into summer jobs from May to August.  Eligible employers will get a $7-per-hour wage subsidy from the...

In your community

January 9, 2018
The Alberta Community Justice Awards are designed to recognize individuals, organizations, businesses and community groups who have taken innovative and proactive steps to address issues of crime-prevention at the local level. The awards acknowledge...
January 9, 2018
Alberta is filled with beautiful communities and it’s time to register and show off to the Communities in Bloom judges! Communities can participate in one of three categories: competitive, where you compete against similar-sized municipalities;...
December 12, 2017
Congratulations to the Town of High Level and their Fire Chief Rodney Schmidt for winning this year’s Alberta Emergency Management Achievement Award. The award was given for the development of a new Regional Incident Management Team. The team can be...
December 12, 2017
Congratulations to the Crowsnest Historical Society on receiving AUMA’s 2017 Above and Beyond Award, which recognizes people or organizations who have played a significant role in implementing municipal sustainability plans relating to cultural...