WHEREAS municipal governments regularly must provide assistance and upkeep to their stakeholders infrastructure and operations, and more so in the small rural communities;AND WHEREAS the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission is making it mandatory that every liquor licensee have one service person trained in this program in the first year of implementation and one trained service person per shift by the end of the second;AND WHEREAS it is becoming increasingly difficult for small rural non-profit organizations to remain viable, or to find and keep enough volunteers in order to meet these provincial regulations;AND WHEREAS this requirement means those volunteers (many on fixed incomes) are going to have to finance this training themselves, or the community club/halls or the municipalities will be asked to pick up the tab;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties urge the provincial government to reconsider these rules for small non-profit organizations, and/or provide on-site training or provincial funding so individual volunteers are not out of pocket in trying to comply.
Will be provided verbally at convention.
The AAMDC has no resolutions currently in effect with respect to this issue.
The provincial government has indicated THAT the Alberta Server Intervention Program (ASIP) to exclude individuals from the mandatory training requirements. Individuals who work or volunteer under these types of licenses are strongly encouraged to complete ASIP training on a voluntary basis at, no cost.