October 23, 2019
ADVOCACY UPDATES

The AUMA Police Act Working Group assisted in developing AUMA’s response to the call for feedback on the draft police funding model. The full submission can be viewed on our website.

Community Conserve has now opened applications for a matching grant opportunity, which will award five different conservation and environmental projects up to $10,000 each. 

Calling all northern and central elected officials! Reserve your spot for Munis 101 on November 5 & 6 (Peace River) and December 2 & 3 (Clearwater County/Rocky Mountain House)
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Wildland Fire Canada 2019 is being held in Ottawa, November 19-21, and registration is now open. Co-organized by Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Natural Resources Canada, it is the first national event focused on wildland fire since 2016. It will bring together professionals from all disciplines and all types of stakeholders.

The Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities has released a free toolkit on how municipal governments can support reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. 

Looking for ideas to stop conversion therapy in your community? MacEwan University has released a toolkit addressing how municipalities can take action to protect LGBTQ2 people from the harmful practice. 

Do you want to learn more about the role of Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) in your community? Contact the FCSS Association of Alberta to schedule an FCSS 101 presentation for your council and/or administration.

Alberta Health Services has released an alcohol policy guide for municipalities. Click here to learn about the actions your municipality can take to help reduce alcohol-related harm. 

The City of Lethbridge invites you to participate in an expert-led webinar series focused on health, safety, and wellness at work. This complimentary series is being offered in partnership with the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA). An upcoming webinar runs October 24. For more information, visit the AMHSA website.

Explore factors that shape people’s understanding of climate and carbon issues and learn about tools and resources for framing and engaging in carbon-positive discussions in an interactive, workshop-style environment. To register for SPARK 2019 at the discounted municipal sector rate of $499, please use the registration code SPARK-MUNI (case-sensitive). We look forward to seeing you there on October 28.

Want to install solar in your municipality, but don’t know where to start? Register for the Alberta Municipal Solar Program 101 webinar on October 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Need advice on how to improve your energy management? Find support with the Partners for Climate Protection Program. Register for the webinar on November 5 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

In November 2009, the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre signed its first grant with the Government of Alberta. Celebrate 10 years of service with MCCAC by entering to win an Ecobee smart thermostat on Twitter.
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