Harassment Prevention Policy Template
Employers are required to keep their employees safe and ensure that any work-related setting (including workplaces, conferences, travel events, and social events) is harassment free. This template is to help municipalities develop a policy to respond appropriately and promptly to any allegations of harassment that arise.
Download it here.
Access to Information Sample Policy for Municipalities
This sample Access to Information Policy from the Office of the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner is designed to assist towns, villages and municipalities in developing a policy regarding access requests.
Download it here.
Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network
The Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network provides RCMP and its partner agencies with the ability to communicate directly with the public on matters of crime prevention and community safety. Citizens can sign up to receive crime watch advisories from their local RCMP detachments by text message, email, or phone. By receiving advisories and reporting crimes or suspicious activities, residents can help foster resilient hometowns that proactively prevent crime, enhancing public safety. The system also supports crime prevention groups like Citizens on Patrol and Neighbourhood Watch.
10 Minute Trainers
Short trainers have been developed to help councils work together more effectively using everyday examples they might face on the job. The training is led by the administrator and designed to help councils help themselves, using their own legislation like their council procedures bylaw.
Access the trainers here.
Saskatchewan Municipal Peer Network
The Saskatchewan Municipal Peer Network connects municipal officials and administrators with highly experienced mentors who can provide advice and help resolve disputes. Mentors are trained in coaching, communication, facilitation, and dispute resolution. Using their own experiences and training, mentors can offer coaching on interpersonal conflict, governance practices, public issues, service provisions, and roles and responsibilities. Saskatchewan's municipal peer mentors can be reached by phone or met with in person, and all conversations are confidential and free of charge.
FCM: First Nations Municipal Community Infrastructure Partnership Program Service Agreement Toolkit
Municipal governments and First Nations across Canada are working together to provide improved and cost-effective services to their residents while strengthening ties between the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations in Canada. Although there are many successful service agreements, there are also many communities that have yet to meet their neighbour and work collaboratively. Through improved communication and relationship-building, First Nations and municipalities can create partnerships based on respect and a sense of community to meet their mutual service and infrastructure needs.
A toolkit has been developed to help municipalities develop service agreements.
FCM: Know Your Rights (of Way)
Canada’s property taxpayers subsidize telecommunications companies by more than $107 million a year. That’s how much municipal governments pay so these for-profit companies can dig up our streets and use public rights-of-way without paying the full cost. FCM has long supported Canadian municipalities in their struggle to regain control over their property and save taxpayers money.
Page 30 of this toolkit has a checklist for municipalities wishing to draft their Municipal Access Agreement.
Municipal Government Sustainability Self-Assessment Tool
Municipal Affairs, along with sector partners, has developed a new interactive tool to help you assess the sustainability of your municipal operations and help you identify opportunities for improvement. The easy to use interactive tool allows municipalities to evaluate the sustainability of their municipal operations by answering questions related to the key areas of municipal sustainability. Based on the responses, the tool will provide municipalities with a score related to each area. Examining the self-assessment scores will help municipalities assess the things that are going well and areas where there are opportunities for improvement. This tool is exclusively for municipal use and results are not required to be shared.
Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) Performance Evaluation Toolkit
CAMA produced this Toolkit in recognition of the importance of the relationship between the City Manager, Town Manager, or Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). An effective working partnership between Council and its CAO can be one of the most critical prerequisites for municipal success. CAMA encourages a broader, more holistic understanding of performance conversations, which form “part of an ongoing process, not just an annual event”.
This Toolkit is flexible and customizable, and provides CAOs and their Councils, with best practices to ensure that performance management is fair and effective.