Toolkits & Initiatives
The RMA and the AUMA, with support from Alberta Municipal Affairs, have developed a step-by-step guide to help you fulfill Public Engagement Policy requirements. The guide can be supplemented by the Public Engagement Workbook, which provide templates for planning and implementing your approach to involving your residents in your municipality’s decision-making process.
Download the Public Engagement Workbook (Microsoft Word format)
Steps used towards declaring a municipal agricultural disaster can bring awareness to a developing situation, inform residents, industry and provincial and federal governments and enable collaboration with impacted producer groups. This guide is intended to be used as a tool to enable municipalities to use informed decision making process prior to making a formal declaration of agricultural disaster as conditions evolve. Municipal declarations do not automatically trigger access to increased funding programs, provincially or federally.
Opportunities, successful practises, limitations and impediments to successfully negotiating agreements were reviewed and documented. Recommendations of the task force build on the experience, expertise and best practises taking place throughout the province. The Cost Sharing for Success Toolkit includes practical cost-sharing information on relationship-building, preparing for cost-sharing negotiations, selecting a type of agreement, negotiations, communications and evaluating success.
Download the Cost Sharing for Success Toolkit
RMA did and continues to do our part to forward the ideas and priorities outlined for moving local government forward in Alberta. There’s been a lot of discuss ion about municipalities and how they interact with other levels of government. With change on the provincial political horizon, the time is right. It is encouraging that the dialogue is getting more attention; and, it is an excellent opportunity to remind decision makers that Rural Still Matters!
Rural municipalities are more than just land banks—we are a vital part of this province’s economy, culture and future. Long-term funding is a critical component of success and must acknowledge the unique needs of rural municipalities.
JOIN THE DISCUSSION!
Member municipalities are being asked to support RMA in a renewed effort to build on this long-time position that Rural Still Matters! Utilize the materials below to become local and vocal champions for municipal and rural issues. It is a shared responsibility to move these ideas forward and work towards a positive outcome in the best interest of all Albertans. It is time to join the discussion!
The Municipal Careers Awareness Toolkit assists with municipal recruitment and retention strategies and is the culmination of a multi-organizational partnership that included ARMAA, AUMA, LGAA and SLGM.
In the course of development, it was discovered that Albertans’ awareness of the breadth, diversity and benefits of municipal careers is lower than it ought to be. Without an effort to raise the general public’s awareness about municipal careers, Alberta’s municipalities will continue to face challenges in attracting and retaining employees.This toolkit was developed to help you produce a simple campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of employment with your municipality. It provides several different tactics that will bring positive attention to municipal employees and raise the public’s interest in municipal career opportunities.
Each of the five sections provides the basic chronological map and “how-to” guide for developing and executing a customized Municipal Careers Awareness campaign specific to your community, including three proven awareness building tactics: media relations, advertising and social networking sites.
The Citizen Engagement Toolkit has been developed by the AAMDC and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association to assist municipalities in engaging their citizens in decision-making. This software-based tool uses guided questions to direct the user to appropriate engagement tools and captures the results in an engagement plan.
Download link coming soon.
In response to Resolution 15-05F Integrated Community Sustainability Plan Development and as part of the funding requirements of the New Deal for Cities and Communities (NDCC), the AAMDC has developed a toolkit to assist administrators develop their municipality’s ICSP.
Build community capacity by providing municipal governments with tools that will facilitate long-term, sustainable planning for their communities
Give municipal governments the tools required to access funds under the New Deal for Cities and Communities.
This long range plan addresses the four required dimensions-environmental, cultural, social and economic-and provides a variety of reporting options as well as the option for consolidated reporting to the Government of Alberta.
Download Version 2.9 of the ICSP Toolkit – December 11, 2008