June 2, 2021
  • Open for Summer Plan
  • Changes to the Local Government Fiscal Framework
  • Spring Legislation Status

Read the full update here.
AUMA, RMA & Municipal Affairs have collaborated to develop resources for candidates available on both the RMA & AUMA sites. Don't miss these resources & the Life as a Municipal Elected Official series!
Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate a municipal leader in your community for a 2021 AUMA Award! Award nominations must be submitted by July 9.

We're launching the new Municipal Environmental Award this year. Learn more and submit a nomination!

Apply to sit on AUMA’s new Municipal Financial Health Working Group. This working group will provide input on the design of a framework of metrics to assess the financial health of Alberta’s municipal governments.

Environment and Parks has been working on completing the new Digital Regulatory Assurance System (DRAS) to launch on June 21, 2021. DRAS will be the only system applicants will use to submit Water Act approval applications, amendments and Code of Practice notices.
AUMA’s Welcoming and Inclusive Communities initiative is seeking applications from municipalities to participate in a Community Readiness for Newcomer Integration project.

The University of Calgary’s Civic Commons Catalyst wants to partner with three Alberta municipalities that are looking to revitalize their under-used space.

As part of its ongoing work under the Canada Infrastructure Plan, the Government of Canada committed to conducting a National Infrastructure Assessment to identify the needs and priorities for the nation’s infrastructure and plan for a net-zero emissions future by 2050.

One important legal mechanism put in place to ensure that preparedness and the appropriate response is achieved is the Emergency Management Act and its accompanying regulations.
Our new Client Development Director, Kyle Kasawski, is ready to answer all of your energy management questions and ready to help retrofit community buildings across Alberta. Kyle has been a leader in the Alberta renewable energy and energy management industry since 2002, when he left the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Engineering to start up his first solar power company.
We are excited to bring you a series of informational webinars designed to help you administer your employee benefits program. Learn more about the webinar and register for one of the sessions on June 9.
Does your community have questions and concerns around COVID-19 vaccines? Are you looking for resources to support vaccination in your area?
19ToZero can help! They are a non-profit coalition promoting COVID-19 positive behaviours and vaccine uptake through webinars and other resources.
Visit 19toZero.ca for more information, as well as ThisIsOurShot.ca. Please contact community@19ToZero.ca if you are interested.
Celebrating Earth Week in Canada!
To celebrate Canadian Environment Week, the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre is giving away eco-friendly prize packs to three winners, with products to help you live more sustainably. Canadian Environment Week celebrates Canada’s environmental accomplishments and encourages Canadians to contribute to conserving and protecting the environment. Enter to win by June 7 (11:59pm, MT), 2021.

Reimage. Recreate. Restore.
Ecosystem restoration contributes to the achievement of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals by the 2030 target date. This Environment Day, understand the value of ecosystems and why they matter to cities, towns and villages. Join #GenerationRestoration on June 5. https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/