Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds.
About the course
Provides an introduction to the provincial and federal laws that affect municipalities. Topics addressed include the election and operation of council; drafting, enacting and enforcing bylaws; reasons for bylaw validity, municipal contracts and tendering, and municipal liability.
Course at a glance
- Aimed at individuals interested in moving into higher level responsibilities in the local government field; our student body includes municipal government employees in planning, corporate services, economic development, operations, finance, and more.
- Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
- Participate in online discussions with peers from all over Canada and expand your professional network.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Become familiar with municipal law principles and Canadian municipal legislation.
- Analyze and apply municipal legislation and concepts to specific factual situations in the municipal context.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of municipal legislation in achieving municipal purposes.
- Synthesize municipal legal theory with practical application of municipal legislation and principles.
- All learning materials are provided through eClass.
- This is one of five core courses required for the NACLAA Level I certificate.
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.