April 15, 2020
Check for the latest updates on AUMA's special COVID-19 page .

The COVID-19 health emergency has prompted revisions to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and its regulations, enabling Council meetings to be held entirely by electronic means. Participate in a one-hour webinar on Friday, April 17 at 2:15 p.m. to support the municipal transition to electronic meetings.

AUMA has developed a guide for municipalities to outline the variety of programs available and actions taken by the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta to stabilize the economy as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

AUMA staff are compiling updates to the guide on an ongoing basis. Keep checking the Resources: for municipalities and community-related organizations section on our COVID-19 page and our social media for updates.

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.

AUMA’s partner, the Alberta Critical Incident Provincial Network (ACIPN), have shared their recorded webinar containing guidelines to help public safety personnel cope effectively with the stress of responding to a pandemic.
Missed last week's webinar on using policy to support community health and wellbeing? Access it on our website.

To support our members and to promote increased access to a central collection of municipal information for COVID-19, AUMA is working with BoxOfDocs to provide our members free personalized access to their services.
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Spring is a critical time for sewer and stormwater systems. This spring brings an additional threat of increased usage of residential systems sewers due to the number of people now working from home. Read more about the liability around the issue, how to reduce the risk, and what to do if you experience an incident.
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, please provide the name, title, email address and phone number of your representative(s) to AEP.WaterPolicy@gov.ab.ca.

Get the foundations for robust municipal renewable energy strategy with this special edition Earth Day webinar on April 22

Register for the April 22 webinar to discover more about renewable community energy generation, and how it connects to Alberta's electricity grid.

Read about setting an emissions reduction target and what steps to follow.
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