List of local government organizations

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List of associations or groupings of local governments and municipalities.


Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC)[edit]

Founded 1909
Formerly the Albert Association of Municipal Districts (AAMD) and the Alberta Local Improvement Districts Association (ALIDA)

Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick (AFMNB)[edit]

Established: 1989

Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM)[edit]

Founded: 1999
Formed from the merger of:

  • The Union of Manitoba Municipalities (UMM) – 1905-1999
  • Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities (MAUM) – est. 1949 – formerly the Manitoba Urban Association (MUA)

All municipalities in Manitoba are members[1]

Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)[edit]

Founded: 1972
Formed from the merger of:

  • Ontario Municipal Association (OMA) – 1899-1972
  • Association of Ontario Mayors and Reeves (AOMR) – 1944-1972
  • Association of Counties and Regions (Ontario) (ACRO) – 1960-1982
  • Ontario Association of Rural Municipalities (OARM) – 1933-1982

Current sub-associations within AMO:

  • Association francaise des municipalités de l’Ontario (AFMO)
  • Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA)
  • Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM)
  • Eastern Ontario Wardens Group
  • Western Ontario Wardens Group
  • Large Urban Mayors Caucus Ontario (LUMCO)
  • Regional Chairs Group
  • Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA)
  • Organization of Small Urban Municipalities (OSUM)

Association des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba (AMBM)[edit]

Founded: 1995

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA)[edit]

Founded: 1905
Formerly the Union of Alberta Municipalities (UAM)

Cities of New Brunswick Association – Association des cités du Nouveau-Brunswick (CNBA-ACNB)[edit]

Founded: 1948/1949

Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)[edit]

Founded: 1937 Formed from the merger of the:

  • Union of Canadian Municipalities (UCM) – 1901-1935
  • Dominion Conference of Mayors (DCM) – 1935-1937

Formerly the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities (CFMM)

Federation of Prince Edward Island Municipalities (FPEIM)[edit]

Founded: 1957

Fédération Québécoise des Municipalités (FQM)[edit]

Founded: 1944

Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL)[edit]

Founded: 1951
Formerly the Newfoundland Federation of Municipalities (NFM) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Municipalities (NLFM)

New North - SANC Services Inc.[edit]

Founded: 1996
Formerly the Saskatchewan Association of Northern Communities (SANC)

Provincial Association of Resort Communities of Saskatchewan (PARCS)[edit]

Founded: 1996

Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM)[edit]

Founded: 1905
Formerly the Saskatchewan Local Improvement Districts Association (SLIDA)

Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA)[edit]

Founded: 1906
Formerly the Union of Saskatchewan Municipalities (USM)

Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)[edit]

Founded: 1905
Area Associations within UBCM:

  • Association of Kootenay and Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG)
  • Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC)
  • Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA)
  • North Central Local Government Association (NCLA)
  • Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA)

Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ)[edit]

Founded: 1919

Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick (UMNB)[edit]

Founded: 1995
Formed for the merger of:

  • Association of Villages of New Brunswick (AVNB)
  • Towns of New Brunswick Association – L’Association des Villes du Nouveau-Brunswick (TNBA-AVNB)

Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities (UNSM)[edit]

Founded: 1906

Former Municipal Associations in Canada[edit]

Towns and Villages of New Brunswick (TVNB)

  • 1966-1974
  • Split into Association of Villages of New Brunswick (AVNB) and Towns of New Brunswick Association – L’Association des Villes du Nouveau-Brunswick (TNBA-AVNB)
  • AVNB and TNBA-AVNB merged to become UMNB

Union of New Brunswick Municipalities (UNBM)

  • 1907-1970
  • Last convention: 1966
  • Last meeting: 1968
  • Disbanded after the New Brunswick Equal Opportunities Program dissolved county governments


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United States[edit]


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