April 2, 2020
COVID-19
Check for the latest updates on AUMA's special COVID-19 page .

AUMA has been in regular contact with Municipal Affairs and urged the Ministry to defer deadlines such as those for ICFs and to provide greater flexibility around council meetings. We are pleased that the provincial government has responded to these needs from our members during the pandemic. 
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Along with our partners, AUMA is pleased to offer a free weekly mental health webinar series: Tactics for Maintaining Mental Fitness During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

During this time of physical social distancing, the Family Violence Info Line continues to be available to Albertans experiencing family violence. The trained staff on the line can provide advice, support, and information on the services available in the caller’s area.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) now offers free online pandemic training and resources, including fact sheets, online courses, products and more. Find more information on their website.
ADVOCACY UPDATES
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AUMA, RMA, and the Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention (APCCP) are hosting a series of educational webinars on using policy to support community health and well-being.

A new study funded by AUMA, the cities of Edmonton and Calgary, and the Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) presents a vision for a made-in-Alberta solution to EPR.
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We chatted with Will Burtenshaw, AUMA’s retiring Senior Director of Risk and Claims, about some of the challenges he has stewarded over the years on behalf of AUMA members and clients, and how through pandemics, train derailments, fires and more, AUMA continues to advocate and build responsive resources to help.
GOOD TO KNOW
Alberta Environment and Parks is leading the development of a code of practice focusing on the regulatory process for low-risk wetland restoration projects. It is currently registering interested participants to share information on the draft code. If you are interested, please provide the name, title, email address and phone number of your representative(s) to AEP.WaterPolicy@gov.ab.ca by Friday, April 3.
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