April 23, 2020
Check for the latest updates on AUMA's special COVID-19 page .

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.

AUMA recently hosted a webinar overviewing the revisions to the Municipal Government Act regulations that enable virtual council meetings.
Effective April 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta will be temporarily suspending applications for Social Services Support for COVID-19 emergency funding.
Diabetes Canada is grateful for any assistance AUMA members can provide in finding ways to clear garbage and soiled textiles from donation bin sites.

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.

Workers who telecommute on a permanent or temporary basis may still be covered under workers’ compensation. WCB Alberta has provided employers information to help draft a policy or agreement to address workers’ safety while working remotely.
To support youth employment during the current economic crisis, the Government of Canada has announced new temporary changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program.
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Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) posted the Remedial Action Plan Guide. This guide provides information on the requirements for remedial action plans for contaminated sites regulated by the ministry. AUMA appreciates AEP taking the time to engage municipalities on the development of this guide. If you have questions about brownfields or this guide, please contact AEP directly at Land.Management@gov.ab.ca.

Diversify energy sources and reduce costs with the Alberta Funding Guide

Is your municipality looking for savings opportunities? We are pleased to share the Alberta Funding Guide , showcasing over 20 funding programs to help municipalities with energy efficiency, energy management, and renewable energy solutions.

Missed the webinar about renewable energy community generation in Alberta? Learn how it diversifies energy sources, creates jobs, and builds municipal resilience. 
Happy National Volunteer Week
April 19-25
AUMA celebrates the people who give hours and hours of their own time to strengthen communities: our volunteers. Happy National Volunteer Week!

Volunteers help create strong communities and build Alberta. From volunteering at schools to running bingos and casinos or other local community fundraising efforts, they are an important part of any community.

Thank you to all the valuable community members who help strengthen Alberta municipalities by sharing their time and talents, especially during this time of social distancing and isolation.
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