May 27, 2020
Check for the latest updates on AUMA's special COVID-19 page .

Economic development and recovery are our members top priorities right now. AUMA has partnered with Economic Developers Alberta to offer a series of webinars to our members in support of these community level discussions.

AUMA has received additional information from the Government of Alberta and encourages members to share the information on pre-qualification requests with your local chamber of commerce.
Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate a municipal leader in your community for a 2020 AUMA Award! Award nominations must be submitted by June 30, 2020.
The Alberta Recycling Management Authority continues to work with municipalities through various grant programs which have been modified for COVID-19.

With a number of changes coming in workplaces throughout Canada and Alberta as a result of dramatic changes to the economy, there has been a renewed focus on the legal concept of constructive dismissal.
With children out of school due to COVID-19, Alberta communities may want to investigate Lethbridge's innovative program encouraging outdoor activity and early childhood development.
FCM has partnered with Generation Squeeze to develop a toolkit to help local governments regulate the short-term rental industry. This project seeks municipalities' expertise and is asking AUMA members to complete a short survey by June 5. Please contact Dallas Alderson with any questions.

Communities ChooseWell, Alberta Health Services, and the Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention are excited to announce the release of the Healthy Eating in Recreation Settings (HERS) eCourse! As a member of a municipal council or a municipal staffer, you can use the guidance, ideas and sample templates in the HERS eCourse to help align recreation facility procedures and policies with Goal 4 Supporting Environments in the framework. Ready to start learning? Click here!

New funding from FCM for energy improvements in affordable housing

New! The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is offering funding to retrofit existing units or build new affordable housing with higher energy performance. Learn more.

The Alberta Emerald Awards has shortlisted AUMA and RMA for the Community Group or Not-For-Profit Association category for their collaborative Municipal Climate Change Action Centre. This nomination recognizes that cooperation is the best way to encourage energy efficiency, clean energy, and climate change projects. Join us online for the 29th Annual Emerald Awards ceremony on June 2 to celebrate AUMA and RMA’s successes.

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