December 17, 2018
Don't Miss the Bylaw Enforcement Webinar

In the last edition of Urban Update, we asked what topic you'd like to see covered in the next SUMA webinar. The most popular answer, with nearly 50 per cent of votes, was bylaw enforcement.

Tomorrow, join SUMA and lawyer Neil Robertson, QC, for the webinar Enforcing Municipal Bylaws . Municipalities spend a lot of time and effort writing bylaws to help further the safety, health, and well-being of their residents. But can those bylaws be enforced? Robertson will discuss the challenges and opportunities in enforcing compliance with bylaws.

Don't miss your chance to take in the webinar at 10 a.m. December 18.
Share Your Opinion On Local Boards of Revision

SUMA and SARM are working with the Ministry of Government Relations to find ways to improve local boards of revision and reduce the number of appeals going to the Saskatchewan Municipal Board.

We encourage municipal councils to share their opinion on boards of revision by filling out this survey before December 20 . Results will be shared with the government to help inform their review.
2019 Membership

We sent members all the information needed to renew your SUMA membership for 2019. Please be sure to have your payment and updated information to us by Thursday, January 31, 2019 .

Renewing your membership gives you access to group benefits, SUMAssure, and SUMAdvantage to help you save money. It also supports our advocacy and capacity-building work. We appreciate your support all year long.
Convention 2019: Last Chance for Early-Bird Rates

Don't miss out on Convention 2019 early-bird pricing and a chance to win a free registration: these rates are only available until tomorrow! All the details are in the invitation to register that went to the main email contact for your municipality. The revised invitation to register went out November 6, and two reminders have been sent out since.

If you haven't received an email about registering for Convention 2019, please check your junk, spam, or blocked email for the registration invitation. To make sure you receive future communications regarding convention, please add to your safe sender list.

If you are unable to locate the November 6 or subsequent emails, please contact the SUMA office by phone at 306-525-3727, or by email at .

For more information on Convention 2019, visit the convention page on our website.
Convention 2019: Welcome Reception

While you're securing early-bird Convention rates, make sure to purchase tickets to celebrate the wins of your team and your hometown at our Welcome Reception .

Wear your team jersey to this casual event and share the qualities that makes your community unique as you network with SUMA Board members and your fellow peers. Also take advantage of appetizer stations and a cash bar.
Convention 2019: The Value of Convention

SUMA has been bringing members together for an annual convention since 1906. It's our biggest event of the year, and one of Saskatchewan's biggest conventions.

When you join approximately 1,000 delegates for four days every February, SUMA brings you Access, Inspiration, and Education. Find out more about the common themes you'll find in every SUMA convention.
Capacity Building:
Pre-Convention MLDP Sessions
Register now for a Municipal Leadership Development Program (MLDP) course happening before the SUMA and SARM conventions. Each of the five day-long workshops is offered the day before the conventions open in Saskatoon.

This is the perfect chance to work toward your MLDP certificate while making the most of a trip to Saskatoon for Convention 2019.
Funding: Green Municipal Fund (GMF)

Apply for capital project funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Green Municipal Fund by March 1, 2019.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) provides loans of up to $5 million, combined with grants, for sustainable municipal initiatives. With FCM’s funding, you can improve the quality of water, air, and land in your community by diverting waste from landfills, providing cleaner water to your residents, and even improving stormwater management to prevent floods.
FCM provides funding to Canadian municipalities for innovative environmental capital projects related to: energy efficiency and recovery; water quality and conservation; transportation and fuel efficiency; waste management and diversion.
Upcoming Events
Event Insight
What do you enjoy most about the social events at Convention?
The food.
The networking.
The entertainment.
I do not attend.
Classifieds and Grants

Positions Available:

Have a position to fill or an item to sell? Submit your ad on our website.  

Find the latest listings by visiting the SUMA Classifieds section of our website, under the Programs and Services tab.

Upcoming Deadlines

For a full listing of grants, check the Grants section of our website under the Resources tab.
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