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March 3, 2021
Did you miss last week’s webinar on how Alberta’s Budget 2021 impacts municipalities? Don’t worry, you can now watch it on AUMA’s YouTube channel. In addition, check out our 2021 Budget webpage, where you can view: our preliminary analysis report;...
March 3, 2021
Last Friday, the Government of Alberta announced changes to the Disaster Recovery Program (DRP), which will affect municipalities and property owners. While conditions for eligibility remain the same for qualifying applicants, the following cost-...
March 3, 2021
In recognition of International Women’s Day, AUMA will host a virtual gathering from 12 - 1 p.m. on March 8. Register for the event here. The theme of this year’s international event is #ChooseToChallenge, with a focus on calling out gender bias and...
March 2, 2021
Session resumes, and the 2021 budget is released The 2021 Spring Sitting of the Second Session of the 30th Legislature commenced on February 25 with the 2021 provincial budget tabled that afternoon. AUMA hosted a budget-focused webinar for members...

AMSC Business News

February 17, 2021
AUMA recognizes the fiscal challenges of our current times. Because we serve communities, not shareholders, we actively look for ways to offer members cost savings and budget certainty. We are currently offering municipalities and community...
February 17, 2021
A recent cyber event in Florida highlighted the vulnerability of municipal water treatment operations. Initial reports indicate the treatment facility had reused a password that a hacker then used to exploit outdated software and remote operating...
January 27, 2021
Shielded by your insurance pool The insurance market remains in a volatile state, experiencing 40-60% premium increases from some insurers. We are extremely pleased to be able to help our members this year by reducing the premiums we charge by $4...
January 12, 2021
Winter has arrived, and as we dip into more frigid temperatures, we need to be on the lookout for new hazards, such as: freezing and subsequent bursting of pipes; ice damming, which causes blocked eaves and downspouts, leading to water intrusion and...

The AUMA Community

March 26, 2019
Welcome to the new AUMA/AMSC Digest! Our revitalized Digest is part of our ongoing efforts to bring our members valuable and high-quality information. We have designed Digest to make it easier to find what you want to know: Updates on our priority...
March 13, 2019
Since 2017, Canadians can indicate a gender other than male or female when applying for a passport. Likewise, many provinces offer a gender-neutral choice for identification documents such as driver’s licenses and health cards. Being inclusive of...
March 13, 2019
Communities across Canada are at risk of social fragmentation and instability resulting from acts of discrimination towards individuals or groups based on race, ethnicity, national origin or other social identities. To counter this and to celebrate...
March 7, 2019
AUMA and RMA have partnered with FCM to host the “Toward Parity to Encourage Women’s Involvement in Municipal Politics” webinar.  One of the Policy Advisors in AUMA’s Policy and Advocacy team shared a bit more about the webinar and why AUMA members...