February 24, 2021
AUMA and RMA co-presented the second session of the 2021 President’s Summit on Policing on February 17, 2021. This session focused on the feasibility of establishing a provincial police service.
Bookmark our Budget 2021 page to access the latest updates on our analysis, webinars, news items and more.
AUMA will host a virtual gathering featuring Kasey Machin, cofounder of Areto Labs and ParityBOT, an initiative and resource that quantifies and counters online abuse of women in politics.
At the end of 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada released a decision which greatly expanded upon what it means to “knowingly mislead” a contracting party in the honest performance of that contract.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has launched the Minister’s Awards for Municipal Excellence, with a deadline for submissions of March 31, 2021. More information on the awards and how to apply can be found on the Ministry’s website. AUMA is a proud partner in delivering this awards program, and AUMA members are encouraged to apply.
Application deadline approaching to hire your municipal energy manager for two years
Reduce energy, save money, and grow capacity in your municipality. Hire an energy manager by April 30, 2021 through the Municipal Energy Manager program and receive up to $160,000 to help cover their salary for two years. You can hire an energy manager after this deadline, but you will only be eligible for funding for one year.

In our latest blog post, the City of St. Albert and Town of Cochrane’s energy managers talk about their first-year experience and how they are transforming their municipal operations with energy-efficient projects. Or better yet, join us tomorrow for our first-ever virtual open house where you can ask these two energy managers about their experience. Register here.

The Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, March 9, for municipalities to learn more about fuel cell electric vehicles, hydrogen infrastructure, and provincial and federal government funding opportunities. Learn more at their webinar: Seizing the Hydrogen Opportunity – Municipalities and the Future of Zero Emission Vehicles. Learn more and register here.