Good Behaviour and Great Engagement: Using MGA Tools for Code of Conduct and Public Participation Policies

Salon 4, Meeting Level, Shaw Conference Centre

The AAMDC alongside the AUMA and Municipal Affairs, has been developing change management tools for the implementation of the Municipal Government Act. Two of these tools are the Councillor Code of Conduct: A Guide For Municipalities and Public Participation and Notification: A Guide For Municipalities.

These tools outline the legislative requirements and voluntary options for these key pieces of the new MGA. The tools also provide ready-to-use templates for municipalities to adopt and revise to align with their local context. Michael Solowan of Brownlee LLP authored the two toolkits and will speak to how to best use them to efficiently develop a council code of conduct and public participation policy, and answer any questions that participants have.