The Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) has been representing Alberta’s 69 municipal districts, counties, specialized municipalities, and the Special Areas since 1909. It has a long history of cooperative procurement dating back to bulk purchases of rat poison for its members, one of the reasons Alberta remains rat-free today.
CivicInfo BC is a non-profit society with a membership base that includes all local governments across British Columbia. It started in 1998, as a need was identified for an online information service that provides a wide variety of tools and information resources for those who work, or have an interest, in the province’s municipal sector.
The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) has worked with Saskatchewan’s rural municipalities since 1905, bringing their voice to both the provincial and federal governments.
The Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) was formed in 1999 from a merger of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities (established 1905) and the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities (created in 1949).
Local Authority Services (LAS) is a not-for-profit organization formed by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) in 1992 to assist member organizations through cooperative procurement and a variety of training programs and services.
The Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick (UMNB) is a bilingual association established in 1994 representing 61 local governments and more than a third of the population of the province.
The Federation of Prince Edward Island Municipalities (FPEIM) was established in 1957 to represent municipalities in the province collectively. Originally formed with 12 municipalities, it has now grown to 41 members across the island.
The Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities (NSFM) was established in 1906 and today represents the collective voice of all 49 municipalities in the province.
Formed in 1951, Municipalities Newfoundland & Labrador (MNL) has grown to represent more than 97 per cent of the 276 incorporated municipalities throughout the province.
Since 1966, the Northwest Territories Association of Communities (NWTAC) has provided information exchange and unified initiatives for all 33 of the territory’s communities.
The NWT Association of Municipalities was formed in 1967 to represent the interests of municipal governments in what was then the Northwest Territories. With the creation of Nunavut, came the creation of a new association in 1999 representing the 25 municipalities .The Nunavut Association of Municipalities (NAM) is the non-governmental organization providing a forum, support and a unified voice for municipalities across Nunavut.
The Association of Yukon Communities is a well-known non-profit organization that represents and supports the interests of Yukoners through their steadfast efforts to further the establishment of responsible government at the community level and to provide a united approach to community ambitions. Created in 1974, the association has assisted communities in their endeavour to achieve strong and effective local government, thereby improving the quality of life for all the people of the territory. Their membership may encompass municipalities, local advisory councils, and First Nations.