Month Flat Week Day

Thu. 21 Jan, 2021

Complimentary Webinar: Nova Scotia Quality of Life Initiative Survey

Thu. 21 Jan, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Thursday, January 21st - 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  via Zoom 

Presenters: Danny Graham, CEO of Engage NS, and Deputy Minister Bernie Miller, Dept. of Business, Province of Nova Scotia 

Together with DMAH and Engage Nova Scotia, we extend an invitation for an online presentation and closer look at the results from the Nova Scotia Quality of Life Survey.  

As you can see from the attached PDF, the high response rate (12,827 residents to 230 questions) allows us to understand deeply how Nova Scotians in each of the 10 regions of the province are doing. 

Local Leadership Teams (including some of you) have been working in your regions to move this from a measurement exercise to a change initiative. These teams are keen to engage municipal and REN leaders to make that happen. Danny Graham and Deputy Minister Miller will provide a high-level look at the initiative and answer questions you might have. 

Topics covered include Community Vitality, Living Standards, Health, Environment, Time Use, Leisure and Culture, Education, Democratic Engagement, Poverty, and Discrimination.  

The data can be disaggregated according to region, age groups, gender, income level, ethnic origin, living arrangements, education-level, reported-disability and more.  

In this presentation you will hear about important findings from the survey and learn about ways that your municipality or region can access additional results. We hope you consider joining.

If interested in attending this free webinar, please email  by 12:00 p.m. on January 20th to receive the zoom link.

Mon. 25 Jan, 2021

Finance Management for Elected Officials workshop

Mon. 25 Jan, 2021 11:00 am - Fri. 29 Jan, 2021 12:50 pm

The AMA is pleased to be offering another round of their Finance Management for Elected Officials workshop on January 25, 27 &29th from 10-11:30. 

A must have for newly elected officials as part of their orientation A refresher for more seasoned elected representatives.Overview of Council’s role in the financial management of the municipalityReviews all stages of budgeting from planning, to creating, to monitoringThree 90 minute sessions  

Important Note: All sessions are interconnected so it is important to attend all three sessions. 

Facilitator: Greg Herrett, CPA, CA, CAO, Town of Amherst
Co-Facilitator: Bonnie Coulter, CPA, CA, Director of Corporate Services, Town of Truro 

Part I-Setting Operating and Capital Budget PrioritiesJanuary 25 @10-11:30 Legislative framework and Council’s role in municipal financeRelationship between strategic plan and budget prioritiesIdentifying and setting prioritiesOperating and Capital BudgetsDecision making  Part II-Financial Statements and ReportsJanuary 27 @ 10-11:30 Interpreting Financial Statements & ReportsEnsure proper Financial Controls are in placeFinancial Condition Index  Part III- Monitoring BudgetsJanuary 29 @ 10-11:30 Monitor budgets and making appropriate adjustmentsAsking staff important financial questions Communicating budget decisions to the public 

Registration: To register for the workshop, please complete our registration form found here.

If you are registering more than one individual, please complete one form per individual. Registration numbers will be limited. 

Cost: The cost to attend is $300. Once you have registered a calendar appointment with a zoom link for each session will be sent to you. 

Tue. 26 Jan, 2021

Finance Management for Elected Officials workshop

Mon. 25 Jan, 2021 11:00 am - Fri. 29 Jan, 2021 12:50 pm

The AMA is pleased to be offering another round of their Finance Management for Elected Officials workshop on January 25, 27 &29th from 10-11:30. 

A must have for newly elected officials as part of their orientation A refresher for more seasoned elected representatives.Overview of Council’s role in the financial management of the municipalityReviews all stages of budgeting from planning, to creating, to monitoringThree 90 minute sessions  

Important Note: All sessions are interconnected so it is important to attend all three sessions. 

Facilitator: Greg Herrett, CPA, CA, CAO, Town of Amherst
Co-Facilitator: Bonnie Coulter, CPA, CA, Director of Corporate Services, Town of Truro 

Part I-Setting Operating and Capital Budget PrioritiesJanuary 25 @10-11:30 Legislative framework and Council’s role in municipal financeRelationship between strategic plan and budget prioritiesIdentifying and setting prioritiesOperating and Capital BudgetsDecision making  Part II-Financial Statements and ReportsJanuary 27 @ 10-11:30 Interpreting Financial Statements & ReportsEnsure proper Financial Controls are in placeFinancial Condition Index  Part III- Monitoring BudgetsJanuary 29 @ 10-11:30 Monitor budgets and making appropriate adjustmentsAsking staff important financial questions Communicating budget decisions to the public 

Registration: To register for the workshop, please complete our registration form found here.

If you are registering more than one individual, please complete one form per individual. Registration numbers will be limited. 

Cost: The cost to attend is $300. Once you have registered a calendar appointment with a zoom link for each session will be sent to you. 

Wed. 27 Jan, 2021

Finance Management for Elected Officials workshop

Mon. 25 Jan, 2021 11:00 am - Fri. 29 Jan, 2021 12:50 pm

The AMA is pleased to be offering another round of their Finance Management for Elected Officials workshop on January 25, 27 &29th from 10-11:30. 

A must have for newly elected officials as part of their orientation A refresher for more seasoned elected representatives.Overview of Council’s role in the financial management of the municipalityReviews all stages of budgeting from planning, to creating, to monitoringThree 90 minute sessions  

Important Note: All sessions are interconnected so it is important to attend all three sessions. 

Facilitator: Greg Herrett, CPA, CA, CAO, Town of Amherst
Co-Facilitator: Bonnie Coulter, CPA, CA, Director of Corporate Services, Town of Truro 

Part I-Setting Operating and Capital Budget PrioritiesJanuary 25 @10-11:30 Legislative framework and Council’s role in municipal financeRelationship between strategic plan and budget prioritiesIdentifying and setting prioritiesOperating and Capital BudgetsDecision making  Part II-Financial Statements and ReportsJanuary 27 @ 10-11:30 Interpreting Financial Statements & ReportsEnsure proper Financial Controls are in placeFinancial Condition Index  Part III- Monitoring BudgetsJanuary 29 @ 10-11:30 Monitor budgets and making appropriate adjustmentsAsking staff important financial questions Communicating budget decisions to the public 

Registration: To register for the workshop, please complete our registration form found here.

If you are registering more than one individual, please complete one form per individual. Registration numbers will be limited. 

Cost: The cost to attend is $300. Once you have registered a calendar appointment with a zoom link for each session will be sent to you. 

Thu. 28 Jan, 2021

Finance Management for Elected Officials workshop

Mon. 25 Jan, 2021 11:00 am - Fri. 29 Jan, 2021 12:50 pm

The AMA is pleased to be offering another round of their Finance Management for Elected Officials workshop on January 25, 27 &29th from 10-11:30. 

A must have for newly elected officials as part of their orientation A refresher for more seasoned elected representatives.Overview of Council’s role in the financial management of the municipalityReviews all stages of budgeting from planning, to creating, to monitoringThree 90 minute sessions  

Important Note: All sessions are interconnected so it is important to attend all three sessions. 

Facilitator: Greg Herrett, CPA, CA, CAO, Town of Amherst
Co-Facilitator: Bonnie Coulter, CPA, CA, Director of Corporate Services, Town of Truro 

Part I-Setting Operating and Capital Budget PrioritiesJanuary 25 @10-11:30 Legislative framework and Council’s role in municipal financeRelationship between strategic plan and budget prioritiesIdentifying and setting prioritiesOperating and Capital BudgetsDecision making  Part II-Financial Statements and ReportsJanuary 27 @ 10-11:30 Interpreting Financial Statements & ReportsEnsure proper Financial Controls are in placeFinancial Condition Index  Part III- Monitoring BudgetsJanuary 29 @ 10-11:30 Monitor budgets and making appropriate adjustmentsAsking staff important financial questions Communicating budget decisions to the public 

Registration: To register for the workshop, please complete our registration form found here.

If you are registering more than one individual, please complete one form per individual. Registration numbers will be limited. 

Cost: The cost to attend is $300. Once you have registered a calendar appointment with a zoom link for each session will be sent to you. 

Fri. 29 Jan, 2021

Finance Management for Elected Officials workshop

Mon. 25 Jan, 2021 11:00 am - Fri. 29 Jan, 2021 12:50 pm

The AMA is pleased to be offering another round of their Finance Management for Elected Officials workshop on January 25, 27 &29th from 10-11:30. 

A must have for newly elected officials as part of their orientation A refresher for more seasoned elected representatives.Overview of Council’s role in the financial management of the municipalityReviews all stages of budgeting from planning, to creating, to monitoringThree 90 minute sessions  

Important Note: All sessions are interconnected so it is important to attend all three sessions. 

Facilitator: Greg Herrett, CPA, CA, CAO, Town of Amherst
Co-Facilitator: Bonnie Coulter, CPA, CA, Director of Corporate Services, Town of Truro 

Part I-Setting Operating and Capital Budget PrioritiesJanuary 25 @10-11:30 Legislative framework and Council’s role in municipal financeRelationship between strategic plan and budget prioritiesIdentifying and setting prioritiesOperating and Capital BudgetsDecision making  Part II-Financial Statements and ReportsJanuary 27 @ 10-11:30 Interpreting Financial Statements & ReportsEnsure proper Financial Controls are in placeFinancial Condition Index  Part III- Monitoring BudgetsJanuary 29 @ 10-11:30 Monitor budgets and making appropriate adjustmentsAsking staff important financial questions Communicating budget decisions to the public 

Registration: To register for the workshop, please complete our registration form found here.

If you are registering more than one individual, please complete one form per individual. Registration numbers will be limited. 

Cost: The cost to attend is $300. Once you have registered a calendar appointment with a zoom link for each session will be sent to you.