Regional Meetings 2018

September 26-October 4 2018

SUMA Advocacy and Engagement and Corporate Programs and Member Services Updates

SK Seniors Mechanism (Delivered at  Southeast, Central, Northeast, West Central, and Northwest meetings):
Moving Toward a Seniors Strategy for Saskatchewan
Where We Are Now
An Overview of Healthy Aging Strategies in Rural and Urban Canada

Education Session: Data and Decision Making: The Culture of Asset Management (Delivered at Southwest, Central, Northeast, West Central, and Northwest meetings)

Education Session: Policing and Community Safety (Delivered at the East Central meeting)

SUMA Summer School

August 12-14, 2018

Leadership and Governance Session - "10 Years, 10 Lessons"
Malcolm Eaton, Former Mayor - City of Humboldt

Handling Complaints the Right Way
Ombudsman Mary McFadyen - Ombudsman Saskatchewan

Public Relations/Media Training 101
Mary Lynn Charlton, President and CEO and Dan Gold, Director of Digital Strategy - Martin Charlton Communications

Excellence in Regional Collaboration: The Kindersley Municipal Bylaw Court
Troy Baril, Partner - Miller Thomson LLP

Calming Conflicts and Resolving Disputes
Amanda Wilcox, Mediator - Dispute Resolutions Office, Ministry of Justice

CAO Performance Evaluation Toolkit: A Three-Step Process
Jean-Marc Nadeau, CEO - SUMA

2018 SUMA Webinars

November 27, 2018

SUMA Webinar: Cleaning Up Contaminated Sites
Almost every hometown has at least one contaminated site - an abandoned gas station, a derelict garage. But remediation of these properties is not cheap. In this free webinar, Craig Abernethy from the Ministry of Environment spoke about a new application process being developed to help municipalities in their efforts to clean up orphaned and abandoned contaminated sites.

Contact us for a free recording of this webinar.

November 13, 2018

SUMA Webinar: Reducing Waste
Hometown landfills are reaching capacity, and municipalities are looking for ways to divert and reduce refuse. In this webinar, Joanne Fedyk, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council (SWRC), spoke about the cost of garbage and gave tips for creating a strong waste diversion and reduction strategy. Fedyk also shared how the SWRC can help.

Contact us to purchase the recording of this webinar. Cost for members is $45; non-member cost is $75.

October 30, 2018

SUMA Webinar: Building Resilience to Climate Change
Saskatchewan has already endured many costly climate-related events and is expected to experience more extreme weather. The effects have the potential to exceed municipal, provincial, and federal standards and building codes. SUMA and Associated Engineering discussed the importance of assessing the effects extreme weather could have on your hometown infrastructure projects.

Contact us to purchase the recording of this webinar. Cost for members is $45; non-member cost is $75.

September 10, 2018

SUMA Webinar: Getting Your Workplace Policies Right
As employers, municipalities have a duty to ensure safe workplaces. With cannabis legalization around the corner, now is the perfect time to make sure your workplace policies are in place and up to date. SUMA and Jana Linner, a lawyer with MLT Aikins, discussed the key areas your policies should cover to keep your employees, and citizens, safe.

Contact us to purchase the recording of this webinar. Cost for members is $45; non-member cost is $75.

August 2, 2018

SUMA Webinar: Bullying in the Workplace
Unfortunately, bullying is far too common in the workplace, and it can have dire consequences. From causing feelings of anxiety to a lack of sleep and nervousness, bullying not only affects work productivity, but it can have long-lasting psychological effects. Attendees learned how to recognize a bully and how to stop bullying in the workplace for good.

Unfortunately we were unable to record this webinar but here is the Bullying in the Workplace Participant's Guide that was used during the session. 

June 19, 2018

SUMA Webinar: Municipalities and Cannabis Legalization
Sean McKenzie, Senior Policy Advisor, and Steven Dribnenki, Policy and Legal Advisor, talk about the responsibilities your hometown has as we move toward cannabis legalization, from urban planning to bylaws and enforcement. Also learn about FCM's cannabis legalization guide and how it integrates with the province's cannabis framework.

Contact us to purchase the recording of this webinar. Cost for members is $45; non-member cost is $75.

May 30, 2018

SUMA Webinar: Routes to Road Renewal
Roads and sidewalks join a hometown together, literally. Maintaining these thoroughfares are essential to providing safe and reliable infrastructure, but sometimes it can be hard to balance the number of projects with available funding. Review the design and construction process used for rehabilitation or replacement of roadways and sidewalks under Regina’s Residential Road Renewal Program (RRRP). Though city based, the takeaways from the program are valuable to municipalities of any size.

Contact us to purchase the recording of this webinar. Cost for members is $45; non-member cost is $75.

April 19, 2018

SUMA Fundamentals Webinar Series: Resolving Disputes
Open discussions and lively debates are cornerstones of democracy. However, conflicts and disputes that linger after a meeting is over or the office is closed can hurt even the strongest municipalities. Learn tips for calming conflicts and tools for resolving disputes, so your council and staff can stay focused on moving your hometown forward.

Contact us to purchase a recording of this webinar. Cost for members is $45; non-member cost is $75.

April 4, 2018

SUMA Replay: Illuminating the Path to Reconciliation
Taking the first step on the path to reconciliation can be tough. At Convention 2018, a panel of municipal leaders openly reflected on their community’s journey, and we brought their discussion online to you. Watch the recording of the Convention session, and learn more. The panel insights speak to communities of all sizes.

Check out the recording of the education session posted on our YouTube channel.

February 14, 2018

Saskatchewan NDP Leadership Candidate Forum
Both candidates participated in a SUMA-hosted online forum where members had the opportunity to engage them on issues that matter to their city, town, village, resort village, or northern municipality.

Contact us for a free recording of this online forum.

Convention 2018

February 4-7, 2018

Sunday Education Sessions

Power Up Your Council with Clear Roles: E1 and E7

Spotlight on Solid Waste Standards: E2 and E8

Zap the Risks at Special Events: E3 and E9

Be Prepared Before Disaster Strikes: E4 and E10

Avoid a Power Surge with Effective Meetings: E5 and E11

Bolt Down Good Infrastructure with Engineers: E6 and E12

Monday Education Sessions

Sparking Solid Waste Solutions: E13

Illuminating the Path to Reconciliation: E14

Getting Ready to Flip the Switch on Cannabis Legalization: E15

Tuesday Breakout Sessions

Plug In to Crime Prevention – Cities Breakout Session

Shining a Light on Open and Transparent Government – Towns and Villages Breakout Session

Lightning Round: Open Forum on Council Operations – Towns and Villages Breakout Session

Miltiple Power Outlets: Alternative Energy Sources - North Breakout Session - Coming Soon...

2017 SUMA Webinars

December 13, 2017

Saskatchewan Party Leadership Candidate Forum
All five candidates participated in a SUMA-hosted online forum where members had the opportunity to engage them on issues that matter to their city, town, village, resort village, or northern municipality.

Contact us for a free recording of this online forum.

November 28, 2017

The Importance of Wetlands
Learn why and how wetlands are important in the Canadian Pprairies and how wetland drainage affects Saskatchewan municipalities from Dr. Pascal Badiou, Research Scientist at Ducks Unlimited Canada's Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research. 

Contact us for a free recording of this webinar.

October 11, 2017

Communication: Your Key to Successful Requests for Proposals
Learn from the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada - Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK) how to craft an RFP to make sure you're getting what you want from an infrastructure project. You'll also find out how good communication can increase your chance of success. 

Contact us to purchase a recording of this webinar. Cost for members is $45; non-member cost is $75.

June 20, 2017

SUMA Fundamentals Webinar Series: The Municipalities Act 101
Whether you’re a new or experienced leader, an elected official or part of administration, this webinar was designed specifically for SUMA’s town and village members. The presentation covered legal and practical roles and duties of council members and administration, meeting rules and requirements, and how to stay out of legal tangles. 

Contact us to purchase a recording of this webinar. Cost for members is $45; non-member cost is $75.

Regional Meetings 2017

September 25–October 4, 2017

SUMA Overview, Advocacy and Engagement, and Corporate Programs and Member Services

Education Session: Be Prepared, Not Scared — Public Relations for Municipalities (Delivered at Southwest, Northwest, and Central meetings)

Education Session: Reciprocal 101 — Why are we better? (Delivered at West Central meeting)

Education Session: Social Media for Municipalities and Elected Officials (Delivered at Northeast meeting)

Education Session: Attracting and Retaining Municipal Administrators (Delivered at Southeast meeting)

Education Session: Leading with Accountability — Conflicts and the Coade of Ethics (Delivered at East Central meeting)

Sector Meeting 2017

May 24 – 25, 2017

The 2017-18 Provincial Budget and SUMA's Advocacy Response: Thursday Presentation from SUMA

Policy and Legal Updates: Friday Presentation from SUMA

Solid Waste Management: Friday Presentation from Ministry of Environment

Convention 2017

February 5 – 8, 2017

Sunday Education Sessions

Gear Up to Manage Your Assets: E1 and E7

Unlocking New Revenue Sources: E2/E8

Get a Move Ahead on Climate Change: E4 and E10

Moulding Municipal Champions: E5 and E11

Are You a Target? Security in the digital age: E6 and E12

Monday Education Sessions

Examining the Economic Forecast of Saskatchewan: E13

Creating Business Links with First Nations: E14

Illuminating the Role of Watersheds: E15

Tuesday Breakout Sessions

The Keys to Innovative Government – Cities Breakout Session

Promotional Profiles for Economic Growth – Towns and Villages Breakout Session

It Takes All the Pieces of the Puzzle: Cultivating a diverse council – Towns and Villages Breakout Session

2016 SUMA Webinar

June 22, 2016

Landfill Research Project
This members-only webinar covered the likely costs of proposed changes to municipal landfill standards. University of Saskatchewan professor Ian Fleming shared his research findings on the current state of municipal landfills among a sample of 44 SUMA members, and how much it would likely cost to bring them up to bring them up to proposed standards. Members can contact us for a free recording of this webinar.

Municipal Leaders’ Roles and Responsibilities Workshop

November 17 and 23, 2016

The Council-Administration Dynamic

Wise Stewardship

Introduction to Municipal Law

SUMA Overview

UMAAS Overview

Regional Meetings 2016

November 15–25, 2016

SUMA Overview, Policy Update, and Corporate Programs and Member Services Update

Education session: Social Media for Elected Officials and Municipalities (delivered at Southeast and East Central meetings)

Education session: New Municipal Conflict of Interest Rules (delivered at East Central and Southwest meetings)

Village Sector Meeting 2016

May 10 – 11, 2016

Policy and Legal Update: Presentations from SUMA

Duty of Fairness: Presentation from Ombudsman Saskatchewan

Regionalization of Water Infrastructure: Presentation 

RCMP Policing Costs Breakdown: Presentation from Ministry of Justice

SUMAdvantage: Presentation from SUMA

Bylaw Workshop

May 10, 2016

Drafting Municipal Bylaws: Presentation from Saskatchewan Government Relations Advisory Services & Municipal Relations Branch

Enforcing Municipal Bylaws: Presentation on the Community Safety Officer Program

Prosecuting Municipal Bylaws: Presentation from Chrystal Atchison, City of Regina City Solicitor's Office

Convention 2016

January 31 - February 3, 2016

Sunday Education Sessions

How Fire Service Affects Property Insurance: E1 and E7

Public Procurement Practices to Avoid a Lawsuit: E2 and E8

Keeping Council Out of Conflict: E3

Three Rs: Regulations Requirements, and Recycling: E4 (Part one and Part two) and E10 (Part one and Part two)

Rail Safety Measures to Prepare and Protect: E5 and E11

Property Assessment 201: Preparing for Revaluation 2017: E6 and E12

Monday Education Sessions

E13: Taking a Chance on Change

E14: Lessons Learned Through the 2015 Wildfires

E15: Open Forum on Council Operations

Tuesday Breakout Sessions

Cities: Growing Green

Towns and Villages Above 500: Filling the Volunteer Void

Towns and Villages Below 500: Building Solid Employment Relationships

Convention 2014

February 2-5, 2014

Sunday Education Sessions
E1: Today's Saskatchewan
E7: Today's Saskatchewan 

E2: Regional Recreation Collaboration 
E8: Regional Recreation Collaboration 

E4: Privacy Legislation and Council
E10: Privacy Legislation and Council

E5: Managing Roadway Risk – Getting people from here to there safely
E11: Managing Roadway Risk – Getting people from here to there safely

Monday Education Sessions
E12: Planning and Development

E13: Mission: Zero

E14: The Importance of Communication

Tuesday Breakout Sessions
Towns and Villages with Population Above 500 - PowerPoint

Convention 2013

February 3-6, 2013

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Sunday Education Sessions

E1 & E8 - Public Advocacy: How to effectively influence your local MLA

E2 & E9 - Labour Law: What you should know

E3 & E10 - The Ask an Expert Panel

E5 & E12 - Safeguarding Your Financial Assets

E6 & E13 - The Untold Story of Recycling


Tuesday Keynote - George Cuff


Tuesday Breakout Sessions

Cities: Effective Public Engagement

Towns and Villages with Population over 500: Transforming the Council/Administration Relationship

Convention 2012

January-February 2012