Post Viability Review Study

Alberta Municipal Affairs

Digital Survey   

Alberta’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs (the “Ministry”) supports municipalities to provide well-managed, collaborative, and accountable local government to Albertans. Through this mandate, the Ministry helps to ensure that municipalities across the Province are sustainable in order to deliver services to their residents well into the future. Since 2012, the Ministry has operated the Municipal Viability Review Program. This Program uses a series of assessments to assess the viability of a municipality. While the Ministry’s viability review process has evolved overtime, it had typically involved the following steps:

1. Initiation of viability review,
2. Collection of information and analysis, 
3. Completion and distribution of viability review report, 
4. Pre-vote public information session,
5. Vote of electors (public vote), and
6. Viability directives issued or dissolution. 

The Ministry engaged KPMG to independently evaluate the Ministry’s current viability review process. To support the evaluation, we invite you to complete this survey to provide your feedback to allow the Ministry to improve upon the current viability review process.

Please note that your individual responses will remain confidential and the information you share will be aggregated with all other responses received. This survey will be open for your input until Monday, February 14, 2022. Early responses are encouraged to allow for additional consultation. 

Should you have any questions pertaining to the study, please contact Jeff Nixon, Manager, Municipal Viability, jeff.nixon@gov.ab.ca, and if you have any questions regarding the survey or engagement options, please contact Ricky Soni, Director, KPMG, rickysoni@kpmg.ca. 

Thank you for taking the time to contribute your perspectives.