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May 12, 2021
As recently reported by the Mental Health Index, mental stress has increased every month since March 2020. More people have reported increased levels of mental stress from month to month, with March 2021 marking 12 consecutive months of increasing...
May 12, 2021
Last week the province introduced additional restrictions for regions with at least 50 COVID cases per 100,000 people and at least 30 active COVID cases. These restrictions will remain in place for at least three weeks with the possibility of being...
May 12, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic prevented Boards and governing entities from meeting in person, many organizations began to voice their need to hold meetings virtually but found their bylaws did not always allow it. As the Public Health Act measures...
May 12, 2021
The Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) is hosting a webinar covering everything from ePilot to household hazardous waste (HHW) on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 10 a.m. The free webinar will provide participants with the latest updates and...

AMSC Business News

March 10, 2021
Stable and predictable insurance premiums for municipalities and not-for-profit organizations continue to be an issue during this incredibly tough market. AUMA and the MUNIX insurance pool have a strategy to help you work through these market...
March 10, 2021
At AUMA, we are always looking for ways to support building strong and resilient Alberta communities. Recently, we've developed our Cyber Security Services to strengthen your understanding of risks, provide protection, and support your recovery...
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 Initial reports indicate the treatment facility had reused a password that a hacker then used to exploit outdated software and remote operating...

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...