May 6, 2020
ADVOCACY UPDATES

The Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General of Alberta announced the establishment of an Alberta Police Advisory Board to give municipalities a voice in setting provincial policing priorities.

AUMA is extending the deadline for submitting resolutions from May 31 to June 30. This provides members extra time to complete and approve resolutions for consideration at the 2020 Convention. Please review AUMA’s 2020 Resolutions Guide and Template for guidance on preparing a resolution.
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The last webinar in the series, Food Matters! How municipalities can build a stronger community through healthier eating environments, takes place on Friday, May 8, from 2 to 3 p.m.
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We recognize the difficult circumstances Employee Benefits members face during the pandemic and are taking steps to help our members. Employee Benefits subscribers will now receive premium credits to help offset benefit premium costs.
This year's Mental Health Week is about connection. The Canadian Mental Health Association is offering resources that may help municipalities as they work to support communities dealing with the effects of social distancing.
COVID-19
Check for the latest updates on AUMA's special COVID-19 page .

#OpenInBeaumont is an initiative promoting what businesses are doing in Beaumont during COVID-19 and spread the word about positive interactions. See how Beaumont is supporting local business and fostering a sense of community online during the pandemic.

The Alberta Recycling Management Authority continues to work with municipalities through various grant programs which have been modified for COVID-19.
GOOD TO KNOW
Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism, and the Status of Women have released a fact sheet to help non-profits and charitable organizations remain informed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency Preparedness Week is May 3 to 9, 2020. Visit alberta.ca for tools and resources, including the Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) YouTube playlist, which has helpful 60 second emergency tips.

The Miistakis Institute is creating a Municipal EcoToolkit aimed at helping Alberta municipalities maintain their natural systems. Miistakis is seeking feedback from municipalities. The survey will be opened until May 14, 2020.

Do I need permission to replace or build a dock, boathouse, or other structure on a navigable water?
Transport Canada says every case is different. Depending on several factors, you may need to submit an application to the Navigation Protection Program (NPP) for approval. Learn more about navigable waters, the requirements to construct or modify a work on navigable waters, or to submit an application for work at the NPP website.







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