July 14, 2021
AUMA/AMSC DIGEST
ADVOCACY UPDATES
Based on the high demand for these sessions, AUMA and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta will work to schedule more workshops in the near future. Additional dates will be announced in a future issue of Digest. Thank you for your remarkable interest and support.
  • Cabinet shuffle
  • Three new Associate Minister positions
  • Select Special Committee on Real Property Rights still accepting written submissions
You have just one more month in which to nominate a municipal leader in your community for a 2021 AUMA Award! Award nominations must be submitted by August 13, 2021.

Employers always have obligations to ensure their employees are safe. Therefore, when working conditions change, and those changes could affect workers’ safety, employers have a responsibility to adapt to those changes.
EVENTS
Summer MLC starts next week with sessions in Bow Island and High River on July 20 & 21, respectively.

Don't miss sessions on building a culture of respect & designing the funding municipalities need.
Help advocate for the programs that you need & learn about AUMA’s work on the Future of Municipal Government project.

Register today for these or other dates and locations throughout Alberta.
BUSINESS SERVICES

The Grande Spirit Foundation represents 12 municipalities and has over 100 dedicated staff providing reasonably priced housing, quality care, and dignity to seniors and families.

Learn more about how we support our not-for-profit members. This week's interview focuses on what post-pandemic looks like for the not-for-profit sector, the challenges organizations are facing, and how we can work together to achieve greater success.
GOOD TO KNOW
The Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta (FRIAA) Is pleased to announce a new Request for Expressions of Interest in the FRIAA FireSmart program.
The RFEOI submission closing date is 4:00 P.M. on September 13, 2021. You can find details and application package supporting materials on the RFEOI here.
There is still time for households to fill out the 2021 Census. Members, encourage your residents to fill out the census questionnaire. It shapes your community and supports important decision making that affects all Albertans.

Statistics Canada has provided a Community Supporter Toolkit with content for you to share.
Want to better understand your municipal buildings’ energy use?
Borrow energy auditing tools and better understand your facilities’ energy use with the Tool Lending Library!

At no cost, when you borrow from the Tool Lending Library, you get:

  • Free access to borrow energy auditing tools so you do not have to buy tools.  
  • An easy rental process. You can borrow energy auditing tools anytime, hassle-free. 
  • Tutorials on how to use the tools on the library website.  
  • Exclusive access. The Tool Lending Library is only available to municipal staff.

Confidence that your buildings are running efficiently. Or gain insight into what needs upgrading.  

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