The Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA) is a non-profit association whose mandate is to help Alberta municipalities manage health and safety for their staff. They offer training to municipal employers, managers, supervisors, workers and councillors on a wide variety of workplace health and safety topics.
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The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) represents Alberta’s 277 urban municipalities including cities, towns, villages, summer villages, and specialized municipalities, as well as Associate and Affiliate members. Their website features toolkits that can be used by municipalities within Alberta when addressing challenges such as creating welcoming and inclusive communities, providing affordable housing, and engaging citizens in the decision-making process.
Although legalization is a federal decision, provinces and municipalities are responsible for setting rules with respect to cannabis consumption. This page summarizes the rules set by both the Province of Alberta and by the city of Calgary for cannabis smoking within the City of Calgary. The Calgary Bylaw regulates where smoking is permitted in public places: this includes tobacco, vaping and cannabis. Whether you are smoking cannabis for recreational or for medical purposes, everyone is expected to respect the same rules for where you can smoke.
Although legalization is a federal decision, provinces and municipalities are responsible for setting rules with respect to cannabis consumption. This page summarizes the rules set by both the Province of Alberta and by Edmonton City Council for cannabis smoking and vaping within the City of Edmonton. The City of Edmonton's Public Places Bylaw regulates where smoking is permitted in public places: this includes tobacco, vaping and cannabis. Whether you are smoking cannabis for recreational or for medical purposes, everyone is expected to respect the same rules for where you can smoke. Private property owners may establish additional smoking restrictions on their own properties.
Alberta's Ministry of Municipal Affairs website provides information on Grants and Funding, Community Services (such as Municipal Profiles and Property Assessment and Taxation), Building Codes, Emergency Management and Libraries.
This helpful resource is a publication of BearPaw Legal Education. It answers the questions what is a bylaw, provides information on the penalties that can be levied if you violate a bylaw and what you should do if you are notified that you have violated a bylaw. It also provides information on what you can do if you are unable to pay the ticket immediately.
Municipal Bylaws of Alberta is an online collection of Our Future, Our Past: The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project (AHDP). ADHP is an ongoing, not-for-profit endeavor to provide all those interested in Alberta's history free, online access to cultural and heritage materials. Libraries and Cultural Resources, with the support of the Alberta Law Foundation, presents many of the municipal bylaws that have helped shape the development of Alberta. The collection is historical, but the site also provides links to current municipal websites.
The Municipal Profiles are from Alberta Municipal Affairs and contain a compilation of statistical, financial, and other information about municipalities in the Province of Alberta. The information is based on data made available to and reports submitted to Alberta Municipal Affairs. The Ministry is not responsible for the accuracy of the information. Users are encouraged to verify the accuracy of the information contained in the Municipal Profiles before relying on it. Select a municipality from the list and then click on the "Contacts" icon to get access to that municipality's website.