Don't Miss "The Municipalities Act 101" Webinar
The first webinar in our SUMA Fundamentals Webinar Series is tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. and you can still register!
Join Steven Dribnenki, our Policy and Legal Advisor, to learn about your role as a municipal leader and what new legislation means to you. Check out the event on our website to register and get all the details.
10,000 Hole-in-One Challenge at the 29th Annual Golf Tournament
Have Your Say: Consultation on Carbon Pricing Backstop
The federal government is running a public consultation on the carbon pricing backstop. SUMA members can send their feedback to
Friday, June 23
Calling All Saskatchewan Mayors
Are you ready to embrace a one-of-a-kind university experience?
Registration for the 2017 Mayors Summer School is now open! Be a part of this exciting and unique two and a half day workshop that will boost your confidence in your role as a mayor as well as fill your tool kit with new skills, knowledge and
networks. Join us on
the University of Regina Campus on August 20-22, 2017.
Green Municipal Fund (GMF)
You have until
August 1, 2017
to apply for funding for environmental capital projects from the GMF. This is one more chance to commit to
the Convention 2017 resolution
to be leaders on climate change, so don't miss out on the chance for low-interest loans and grants.
Have Your Say:
The federal government introduced
Bill C-45 (the Cannabis Act),
which would create a national framework for the production, distribution, sale, and possession of cannabis across Canada. If approved by parliament, the bill could become law by July 2018.
In the first round of consultations last summer,
the need to protect the safety and health of residents, and ensure resources were provided to municipalities.
We continue to engage the federal and provincial governments on these issues in partnership with municipal organizations across Canada, including FCM and SARM.
Funding: Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples
- Organizational Capacity (Call for proposals open)
- Programs and Services (Call for proposals open)
- Research and Innovation
The new programming provides support to address challenges faced by some of the most at-risk community members, including Indigenous women. It provides funding to organizations that offer programs and services that help meet the needs of urban Indigenous Peoples and support their transition to life in an urban centre, such as training and skills programs, youth and mentoring programs, and parenting programs
Community Airports Receive $700,000 in Funding
Congratulations to the 13 urban municipalities and two RMs that received funding from the province through the Community Airport Partnership (CAP). The funds (part of a cost-shared program) will be delivered to:
- Moose Jaw;
- North Battleford;
RM of Eldon;
RM of Frontier;
- Swift Current;
- Weyburn; and
SUMA has advocated for sustainable funding for community airports for nearly a decade. The Community Airport Partnership (CAP) program helps municipalities continue building links among Saskatchewan and national and international markets.
Lock in Historic Lows
Do you want to take advantage of historically low gas prices? Connect Energy
is our preferred supplier of independent natural gas. Locally-owned and licensed in the province of Saskatchewan, Connect Energy hedges gas required at today's future market prices for up to five years.
- One-Year Guaranteed Rate offers price stability without the long-term commitment.
- Three-Year Guaranteed Rate provides ability to accurately budget costs for the next three years.
- Five-Year Guaranteed Rate helps accurately budget costs for the next five years.
- Wholesale Flex Plan with no long-term commitment can convert to a fixed price for a term of your choice at any time without cost.
Members are invoiced through SaskEnergy with Connect's pricing. Call E.J. today at 866-934-6918 to determine which rate plan works best for your municipality.
Find the latest listings by visiting the
section of our website, under the Programs and Services tab.
Have a position to fill or an item to sell? Submit your ad
on our website.
Find Professionals Quickly and Easily
Starting the search for professionals can be a daunting task. SUMA has you covered with the Professional Services Directory.
Check the directory
if you're looking for:
- communications and advocacy services;
- HR and labour relations consultants;
- community planners;
- project managers (construction);
- municipal engineers; or
- management consultants and strategic planners.
For a full listing of grants, check the
section of our website under the Resources tab.
Thank you for reading the Urban Update this week. We welcome your comments.
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