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July 26, 2017
The largest women’s leadership conference in Canada is coming to Calgary on October 24th, 2017. This year's speaker lineup features Valerie Jarrett (Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama), Amanda Lang (Anchor, Bloomberg TV Canada and...
July 26, 2017
The early bird registration deadline for the September 19-22 Walk21 conference in Calgary ends on July 31. Register now, before prices go up on August 1! Walk21 Calgary will examine how walking fosters healthy and vibrant communities, and can...
July 19, 2017
AAMDC has joined AUMA in encouraging its members to join our letter writing campaign calling for MLAs to champion required changes to Alberta’s recycling regulations. These regulations have inhibited the ability of Alberta’s existing recycling...
July 19, 2017
The province is inviting municipalities located in Northern Alberta and near the Rockies to engage in developing range plans for the recovery of woodland caribou populations by visiting the province’s Caribou Range Planning webpage and completing a...

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

July 26, 2017
Municipal Affairs has released 15 draft regulations that provide details of the various MGA amendments that were made through Bills 20 and 21. Draft regulations are being released in phases with the aim of finalizing all MGA related regulations...
July 26, 2017
The submission deadline for the Alberta Community Resilience Program (ACRP) is September 30, 2017. The ACRP is a province-wide, cost-shared capital funding program that focuses on long-term community resilience. The program supports projects that...
July 26, 2017
How is the climate in your region going to change in the future? How will changes affect your community’s economy, infrastructure, and quality of life? How can your community prepare for these changes? Municipalities interested in exploring these...
July 26, 2017
The Government of Canada has announced $2 billion will be made available under the National Trade Corridors Fund (NCTF) to help infrastructure owners and users invest in critical assets that support economic activity and the physical movement of...

In your community

July 26, 2017
Throughout Alberta, there have been a few discoveries of the existence of cross bores – this when one underground utility inadvertently crosses through another during installation. Cross bores can go unnoticed for years or decades. While there is...
July 19, 2017
Do you need funding for an innovative environmental capital project in your community? FCM’s Green Municipal Fund (GMF) offers low-interest loans of up to $5 million, combined with grants, for environmental capital projects related to energy,...
July 19, 2017
Do you want your community to be recognized as a sustainability leader? Nominate your municipality for FCM’s 2018 Sustainable Communities Awards! The awards celebrate the most innovative local sustainability projects from across the country in the...
July 19, 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 business services. More than 180 eligible municipalities have since been...