Overview

The province has recognized that ongoing growth in Alberta’s metropolitan regions will generate increased demand for services and infrastructure, put pressure on the natural and built environments, and create opportunities for economic prosperity.

As such, the province has established growth management boards for the Calgary and Edmonton metropolitan regions to help ensure regional collaboration and coordinated decision making.

The mandate of growth management boards is to:

  • Promote the long-term sustainability of the region;
  • Ensure environmentally responsible land-use planning, growth management and efficient use of land;
  • Develop policies regarding the coordination of regional infrastructure investment and service delivery;
  • Promote the economic well-being and competitiveness of the regions; and
  • Develop policies outlining how the Board shall engage the public on the Growth Plan and Servicing Plan.

The growth management boards will achieve this by developing a regional Growth Plan and Servicing Plan that will guide integrated planning and service delivery throughout the region. Growth Management Boards will use a Regional Evaluation Framework that they create to ensure that statutory plans align with the goals and principles agreed to in the Growth Plan.

Both Growth Management Boards are made up of the core municipality (Calgary or Edmonton), all adjacent rural municipalities, and all urban municipalities with more than 5,000 citizens.

Calgary Metropolitan Region Board

The Calgary Metropolitan Region Board consists of representatives from 10 municipalities mandated to develop a long term plan for managed, sustainable growth in the Calgary region.

The Calgary Metropolitan Region Board will be officially established in January 2018, when the new regulation comes into effect.

The Calgary Metropolitan Region Board will be the first provincially-mandated growth management board for the Calgary region.

For further information, please see the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board Regulation (PDF, 349 KB)

Calgary Metropolitan Region Board Members

  • City of Airdrie
  • City of Calgary
  • City of Chestermere
  • Town of Cochrane
  • Municipal District of Foothills
  • Town of High River
  • Town of Okotoks
  • Rocky View County
  • Town of Strathmore
  • Wheatland County (portion as described in the regulation)

The Calgary Metropolitan Region Board consists of representatives from 10 municipalities mandated to develop a long term plan for managed, sustainable growth in the Calgary region.

The Calgary Metropolitan Region Board will be officially established in January 2018, when the new regulation comes into effect.

The Calgary Metropolitan Region Board will be the first provincially-mandated growth management board for the Calgary region.

For further information, please see the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board Regulation (PDF, 349 KB)

Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board

The Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board consists of representatives from 13 municipalities mandated to develop a long term plan for managing growth in the Edmonton region. The board was established October 2017.

The Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board replaces the former growth management board in Edmonton, known as the Capital Region Board. As part of this change, the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board has a smaller membership of 13 municipalities, down from 24 members in the Capital Region Board.

For further information, please see:

Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board Members

  • City of Beaumont
  • Town of Devon
  • City of Edmonton
  • City of Fort Saskatchewan
  • City of Leduc
  • Leduc County
  • Town of Morinville
  • Parkland County
  • City of St. Albert
  • City of Spruce Grove
  • Town of Stony Plain
  • Strathcona County
  • Sturgeon County

Contact

For more information, contact Municipal Affairs at:

Phone: 780-427-2225 (Edmonton and area)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: lgsmail@gov.ab.ca