2017 Research

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 Code 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