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After a long, hot summer, September is a time for reconnecting with the Action Centre. Whether through our needs assessment survey, in-person at the Alberta Municipalities convention, or online in a Community of Practice meeting, we look forward to hearing from you this month!

Take the MCCAC needs assessment survey

What challenges does your municipality face when it comes to addressing climate change and environmental & social responsibility? The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre wants to know, so we can better serve Alberta’s local governments.

If you are a senior administrator, facility manager or environmental lead, your response will inform new initiatives that will help you take action on climate change, and environmental and social issues.

Since 2009, the Action Centre has supported over 800 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects worth $90 million. By taking this 20-minute survey, you will help our award-winning team better understand the priorities of Alberta’s local governments and help focus our efforts where they are needed most.

Take the survey
Your feedback is requested by Oct. 14, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. For assistance completing the survey, please contact

Alberta Municipalities Convention & Trade Show

We'd love to meet you in person at the Alberta Municipalities Convention and Trade Show in Calgary. Our friendly program managers will taking your questions about current and upcoming funding opportunities and capacity building programs. It will be the first chance for you to learn about our newest program, the Alberta Municipal Climate Leadership Council. 

We will also have sample tools from the Tool Lending Library available for a hands-on demonstration. Plus, there will be great, energy-saving prizes available in a draw for anyone who drops off their contact info.

Attendance is for registered conference participants only; here's where you can find us.

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022
Education Session: 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Trade Show: 3–5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022
Trade Show: 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Register for the convention

Join the CRCB Community of Practice

In addition to providing funding, the Climate Resilience Capacity Building Program enables peer-to-peer learning through the Community of Practice. Participants can join regular, informal meetings to share knowledge, best practices, lessons learned, opportunities, and celebrate success together. The Action Centre will also present on topics relevant to participants.

The next Climate Resilience Capacity Building Community of Practice meeting will take place this Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. 

To participate, please email

Edson Wastewater Treatment Plant saving $14,500 per year

The Town of Edson's municipal energy manager, working with operations and engineering staff, implemented a range of cost-free measures in the town's Wastewater Treatment Plant. While constructed in 2019, there were significant savings to be had from a process review and from conducting a Review of Minimums with Fortis Alberta. Learn how these efforts have added up to $14,500 in savings each year!

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Put your community on the map for EV drivers

The SouthGrow Electric Vehicle Charging Program supports the installation of new EV charging stations for public and/or fleet use by businesses and other organizations.

Businesses, community organizations and municipal governments across Alberta are now eligible for 46% rebates on new EV charging stations. 

Learn more
Project Showcase

Fenlands Recreation Centre lighting retrofit

The Town of Banff's 92,000 ft2 Fenlands Recreation Centre was renovated to LEED Silver certified standards in 2010-11. This past summer's lighting retrofit further reduces the facility's greenhouse gas emissions by 9%. Replacing 279 fluorescent fixtures with LEDs provides brighter light while reducing energy costs by $19,500 per year.

Learning Centre

Adaptation Resource Pathways

Access these Natural Resources Canada developed resources on climate change adaptation, covering nature-based, land use and infrastructure solutions.

Access ARPs

Alberta Funding Guide

Find grants and loan programs to support your municipal climate action and renewable energy projects.

View the guide

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Alberta Municipalities Convention and Trade Show
Calgary: Sept. 21–23, 2022
Come join us at the annual convention.

Electric & Hydrogen Vehicle Expo
Edmonton: Sept. 24–25, 2022
Experience zero emission vehicles from cars to bikes and buses.

Solar Siting Best Practices: Where to Locate Solar Installations
Online: Sept. 29, 2022
Best practices and examples of intentional siting from Calgary.

Economics of Grid-Tied Solar PV Course
Online: Oct. 4, 6, 11, 13, 2022
Learn how to project the value of a solar PV project.

Alberta Municipalities and Rural Municipalities of Alberta Members in the News
Three electric vehicle chargers hit the streets in Black Diamond with a fourth station still to come.

Métis Nation of Alberta announces construction phase of 4.86MW solar generation project to be built at Métis Crossing.

Westlock moves forward with three EV chargers expected for spring 2023.

Have you heard about our other funding programs?

Make a real change in your community by upgrading buildings, installing renewable energy, managing energy use, assessing climate risk, and more. We support you from start to finish with one-on-one calls and a streamlined application process.

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The approval and allocation of qualified funds will occur on a first-come, first-served basis based on program application approval dates.

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