Feedback sought on Municipal Government Act and Local Authorities Election Act
Municipal Affairs is seeking input on potential changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA). The proposed changes relate to candidate eligibility, codes of conduct for elected officials, privacy of voter information, and third-party advertising rules.
Municipal Affairs is also consulting with the RMA on the proposed changes. Any changes would apply to municipalities in Alberta, along with school divisions and Metis settlements.
Inputs from the engagement process will be used to inform the development of the EMS Provincial Service Plan. This plan is one element of the AHS EMS 10-Point Plan that has been implemented to address system pressures. Updates on how these initiatives are progressing can be found online.
AHS has completed several activities in the engagement process including an EMS Current State Survey, which will be used to direct the development of the Provincial EMS Service Plan. The findings from these surveys can be found in the What We Heard Report.
Further, AHS has also provided a detailed outline of the six priority areasthat have emerged from the EMS current state engagement.
We would like to thank everyone who virtually attended RiskPro 2022 and viewed our presentations. We are pleased to offer RiskPro credits again this year to members who attended RiskPro sessions and completed the audit requirements. RiskPro credits are a 2% return of your premiums. These credits are put into an account and can be used for projects or purchases that reduce risk at your organization.
Your organization attended all the online sessions.
Your organization completed all the quizzes.
Your organization has submitted your newest policy or updated policy from the categories below.
Review the list of policies; these are the trending risks of the year:
Auto - employee operation of fleet vehicles
Human resources - conflict resolution and dismissal policy (should include your plan to follow the warranty)
Cyber security / internet safety
Property maintenance and inspection policy / vacant or unoccupied building policy
The Alberta Mentorship Program (AMP) is seeking to expand its offering of mentorship programs beyond Edmonton and Calgary to newcomers in rural and small urban communities in Alberta. The AMP actively supports mentorship programs for immigrants to facilitate their integration into Alberta’s workforce and economy.
In 2019, the Government of Alberta supported the Alberta Mentorship project to create a repository of freely available resources designed for organizations that wanted to launch their own mentorship program. Resources were developed with the support of pilot partners, such as Lethbridge Family Services and the YMCA Northern Alberta in the Wood Buffalo region.
The AMP is seeking to work with local organizations to develop local mentorship programs for newcomers, as well as to support community organizations in establishing mentorship programs that meet the needs of their community.
Interested parties are encouraged to share this information with their respective local community groups or contact Doug Piquette, Executive Director of the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 780.497.8866. You can also contact Cheryl Whitelaw, Project Manager, AlbertaMentorship.ca / Community Career Mentorship Project, by email at email@example.com or phone at 780.903.5519.
Utility Safety Partners is seeking stakeholder input on draft legislation that would formalize a notification system for underground infrastructure disturbances
Utility Safety Partners (USP) (formerly Alberta One-Call) is proposing that the Government of Alberta adopt comprehensive provincial damage prevention legislation for buried and above-ground utilities in Alberta. As part of this effort, USP has developed draft legislation they plan to provide to the Government of Alberta for possible inclusion in a future legislative session.
If implemented, the legislation would require infrastructure owners (such as municipalities, utility operators, etc.) to register all buried and above-ground infrastructure with a centralized notification centre and respond to locate requests by ground disturbers within a set period of time. The legislation is intended to enhance public safety and reduce the risk of service disruptions by eliminating accidental damage to infrastructure during construction activities. The legislation could have cost and workload impacts for some municipalities related to identifying and registering infrastructure and responding to locate requests. According to USP, 73% of RMA members already have their infrastructure registered with USP under the current voluntary model.
To provide input on the draft legislation, visit USP’s damage prevention legislation microsite, which includes a fact sheet, backgrounder, copy of the draft legislation, and public comment form. Based on comments received, USP plans to amend the draft legislation and solicit one final round of comments before submitting to the Government of Alberta.