December 17, 2020
ADVOCACY UPDATES
The deadline for completion of Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks (ICFs) is April 1, 2021. Check out these tips and trends, and find out how you can get assistance with the ICF process here.
  • Fall session ends
  • Affordable Housing Review Panel’s final report released
  • Fall 2020 Legislation Status

Read the full update here.

Alberta Water Council is undertaking the Alberta Water Futures project to figure out potential challenges to water resources in Alberta, and they need your feedback. Help ensure Albertans can continue to manage water resources properly in the future.
Recreation centres are the heart of Alberta communities, so take care of them.

Local arenas, aquatic centres, and curling rinks are core gathering places that unite communities through sport, recreation, and other local events. From hockey tournaments, curling bonspiels, trade shows, concerts, and everything in between, these facilities are the heart of Alberta communities. See how Okotoks, Foothills County, and Westlock are taking care of their recreation centres with energy-efficient upgrades.

The Town of Whitecourt hosted and participated in the Municipal Energy Champions Program’s Energy Management Basics training session. The Action Centre provided education on global trends in energy and GHG emissions, energy basics, and energy management. Municipalities can apply to the upcoming Municipal Energy Champions cohort until December 18. Get 2021 off to the right start with energy management support like the Town of Whitecourt has received.
GOOD TO KNOW
The Government of Alberta has updated its collection of COVID-19 visual resources to include a new mandatory masking poster, alongside others that you and your community partners may wish to put up or share. A black and white version of the mandatory masking poster is available here. Please feel free to distribute these to your community contacts.
Town of Fairview Councillor Bryarly Parker's son, Max, has a rare neuromuscular disorder called Spinal Muscular Atrophy and needs funding for the drug called Zolgensma, which costs $2.8 million. While Fairview is fighting to raise the funds to give this child a better future, time is short.
Any help spreading the word to potential donors to work toward this large fundraising goal would be so appreciated. Find more information about Max at his GoFundMe page and on his website.
Happy holidays!
Wishing you and your families a wonderful holiday season and happy new year. Thank you for your work during this difficult year, and we look forward to supporting you in 2021.

This will be the last Digest of 2020. Digest will return on January 13, 2021.
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