The AAMDC, in partnership with AUMA and Alberta Municipal Affairs, is pleased to announce the release of a tool for municipalities to implement the recent changes to the Municipal Government Act
(MGA). The Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework Workbook
is a tool to help municipalities work with their neighbours to adopt Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks (ICFs).
The revised MGA requires all municipalities that share a common boundary to adopt ICF bylaws by April 1, 2020 though there are some exceptions available for those municipalities that are part of a growth management board.
This workbook is designed for elected officials, senior administrators, and facilitators/mediators to support the development of an ICF strategy and outlines a logical process for negotiation and execution. Recognizing that municipalities across Alberta are diverse in terms of their capacities, geographies, and individual circumstances, the workbook is interactive allowing readers to jump to sections most relevant to your needs.
While the AAMDC’s website is under construction, the workbook is housed on AUMA’s MGA Change Management webpage,
which includes word versions of the tools included in the workbook that can be individually downloaded and adapted to your municipality. If any AAMDC members have specific questions, please contact AAMDC Policy Analyst, Matt Dow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you find these resources useful as you work to implement new MGA requirements in the coming months.
Enquiries may be directed to:
Director, External Relations & Advocacy