Municipal sustainability

Learn about tools and strategies that keep municipalities viable and communities strong.

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Municipal sustainability


The Government of Alberta is committed to creating accountable, responsible and transparent local governments. We support municipalities to make local decisions and help ensure our communities are strong and healthy.

Sustainability tools

Legislation and other tools are in place to support the viability and accountability of municipalities.

The Municipal Government Act allows municipal restructuring that promotes viability including:

  • status changes
  • amalgamation
  • annexation
  • dissolution

Other sustainability tools available to municipalities include:

To learn more, visit Municipal restructuring.


Connect with the Municipal Capacity and Sustainability Branch:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-2225
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]