American Public Works Association
(www.apwa.net & www.cpwa.net)
Small Cities and Rural Communities Forum
Mission: to facilitate training/education activities and dialogue which provide opportunities to share solutions to the public works challenges of small cities and rural communities.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Northern Communities Forum
Mandate: to identify, research and develop policies on issues of interest or concern to municipal governments in northern Canada.
Mandate: to provide greater accessibility to FCM for rural Canadian municipal governments, and to concentrate advocacy efforts for a strong Canada by ensuring that there is a strong Canadian rural sector.
Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities
Mission - The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities will act professionally and competently in providing services and support to meet the demands and expectations of its member municipalities.
The Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA)
The Rural Ontario Municipal Association has, for decades, ensured that matters that affect rural communities are brought to the attention of the provincial and federal governments. Issues which are currently before ROMA include, intensive livestock operations, nutrient management, rural schools, commodity prices, farm taxation, economic development, roads, bridges and infrastructure, a new Municipal Act, and ambulance services in rural Ontario.