Joint Business Plan provides guidance for how the RCMP operates in Alberta
The RCMP released its 2022 - 2025 Joint Business Plan. This three-year plan represents a collaborative effort between the Alberta RCMP and Justice and Solicitor General.
Input was gathered from stakeholders, including municipalities through meetings with the Alberta RCMP. These meetings, and recommendations from the Alberta Interim Police Advisory Board (which includes participation from RMA representatives), helped identify emerging trends and best practices as well as provided clarity on the needs of Alberta communities.
The RMA and Alberta Municipalities were engaged by the RCMP to ensure performance measurement frameworks were aligned with the needs and expectations of municipalities.
The survey results will be used by the Government of Alberta to help shape the Local Government Fiscal Framework
On May 16, Municipal Affairs launched the engagement for the program design of the Local Government Fiscal Framework (LGFF), which will replace the Municipal Sustainability Initiative as the province’s primary municipal capital grant program beginning in the 2024 - 2025 fiscal year.
An email was sent to all Chief Elected Officials and Chief Administrative Officers containing a link to a survey on the program design. This survey comprises one of the critical components of the engagement with local governments. The information gathered through this survey, as well as regular meetings between Municipal Affairs and the municipal associations, will help inform the development of the details for the LGFF.
Council and administration are encouraged to work together to complete this survey. Collaboration on the survey will help ensure a range of considerations are gathered from each municipality and to limit submissions to one response per municipality.
For questions or to receive the survey link, please contact Municipal Affairs at email@example.com. The deadline to submit responses is June 13, 2022.
RMA Insurance has been working on updating the policy change forms in the past year. These updated forms now include fields for information required by the insurance companies. Please discontinue using any old forms you might have and replace them with the fillable forms below:
Property change form (now includes a section for GPS coordinates)
Auto change form
Heavy equipment change form
Miscellaneous property change form
Short-term rental forms
For more information or to access the forms, visit the RMA Insurance website. If you have any questions, please reach out to one of your Member Services Representatives below.
Following the endorsement of resolutions by RMA members, the RMA forwards the resolutions to the appropriate provincial or federal ministry or organization for an initial response. Based on the response received, the RMA assigns the resolution a status and drafts an initial reaction.
The RMA updates the resolutions database and issues bulletins with updates as responses are received. The RMA has received additional responses to member resolutions including a response to a resolution passed at the 2021 Fall Convention and one passed at the 2022 Spring Convention. Given these responses, the RMA has drafted an initial reaction to the two resolutions.
The government responses, statuses, and the RMA reactions can be viewed for each resolution on the RMA resolutions database:
The RMA plans to release its summer 2022 Advocacy Report Card in late July or early August, which will include statuses and reactions to all other spring 2022 resolutions for which a government response is received, as well as status and reaction updates to all other active resolutions.
RMA Insurance is excited to announce a new, easy-to-use tool when renting out facilities
Now that buildings are opening back up again and in-person events are increasing, RMA Insurance is excited to announce a new program for members looking for insurance while renting out facilities. These facilities can be your municipality’s buildings or additionally insured buildings, and the program covers anyone who requires user groups to purchase insurance.
RMA Insurance will now have a resource to enable members to obtain and provide the special event liability coverage that is needed in a way that is simple and easy to use. You can access the new tool on our website.