February 18, 2021
AUMA/AMSC DIGEST
ADVOCACY UPDATES
AUMA will host a virtual gathering featuring Kasey Machin, cofounder of Areto Labs and ParityBOT, an initiative and resource that quantifies and counters online abuse of women in politics.
AUMA and Alberta Transportation are working together to develop a framework to exempt highway adjacent developments from needing approval from Alberta Transportation.
Alberta municipalities have supported their LGBTQ2S+ communities by prohibiting “conversion therapy”. On February 24, learn how municipal governments can approach the issue from legal, policy, and practical perspectives.
The Municipal Government Act contains a number of key provisions governing endorsement and registration of a plan of subdivision after subdivision approval.
BUSINESS SERVICES
We are currently offering municipalities and community organizations the opportunity to participate in our upcoming natural gas aggregation procurement.
Municipal operations and critical infrastructure are considered high-value targets for those looking to disrupt government operations, assert an ideological agenda, or to profit from ransomware. Good cyber practices such as patch management, software modernization, and penetration testing are just a few ways to use proactive controls to manage threats.
GOOD TO KNOW
Does your facility offer sport and recreation activities to children or teens? Get $50 for a 20-30 minute survey about sport sponsorship and food promotion. Check your facility's eligibility in less than five minutes here.
Last year, the Government of Alberta announced a Natural Gas Vision and Strategy to diversify Alberta’s economy. Alberta Energy is hosting a session with municipalities, economic development associations and stakeholders on the provincial hydrogen roadmap, which will detail Alberta’s plan to deploy into this sector. Register for the event here.
The Action Centre is helping municipalities reduce operational costs
Want to talk to someone about how they implement energy-efficient projects? This is your chance to ask the experts – register for our webinar and you’ll be able to talk to two municipal energy managers who have just completed their first year of the Action Centre’s energy efficiency program team. Sign up for the webinar on February 25 at 1:30 p.m.

Did you know the Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to transform public spaces in response to COVID-19? Apply for the first round by March 9, or apply for the second round starting in May.
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