Rural Communities Interested In Attracting Professionals

Rural communities interested in attracting Professionals
Alberta Municipal Internship Program, Alberta Municipal Affairs
Project Alberta http://www.municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca/ms/internship/
The program is designed to attract recent post-secondary graduates to the field of municipal administration. The program provides funding and training to selected Alberta municipalities to hire and train interns over a one-year period. The objectives of the program are to assist Alberta municipalities in their succession planning efforts to recruit, train and retain competent municipal employees. The program can help rural communities in retaining interns in the local government field.

Rural communities interested in attracting Professionals
Next Generation Project-Nova Scotia
Project Canada http://www.amans.ca/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=22&Itemid=76
The project is a strategy to attract the next generation of municipal government managers in municipalities across Nova Scotia. The project developed a report for Nova Scotia Association of Municipal Administrators entitled 'Reality Check: Do You Know Where Your People Are? Attracting the Next Generation of Municipal Government Managers.'

Rural communities interested in attracting Professionals
Small Community Economic Development Capacity Building Program-British Columbia
Project Canada http://www.cprn.org/documents/49496_EN.pdf
This program provides an enhanced capacity for small communities to hire post-secondary co-op students or contract staff to write grant proposals to the Northern Trust, other foundations, endowments and other funding programs. The project can be a best practice for rural communities who have a challenge in recruiting and retaining administrative staff that can focus on economic development and grant/loan proposal writing.

Rural communities interested in attracting Professionals
Community Government Human Resource Development System-Northwest Territories
Project Canada http://www.maca.gov.nt.ca/?page_id=552
The School of Community Government has developed the Community Government Human Resource Development System to assist community governments in building their human resource capacity needs. The system focuses on the planning, hiring, training and development of quality local staff. Through the implementation of this system, communities have a better chance of finding, hiring and training local residents. The project is a good example of planning, hiring and training of local staff.

Rural communities interested in attracting Professionals
Community Government Human Resource Development System
Toolkit Canada http://www.maca.gov.nt.ca/school/tools/CGHRDS%20Manual%20.pdf
The Northwest Territories developed the toolkit for human resources management in local communities. The toolkit encourages local governments to proactively support their employees through effective human resource management practices. It promotes activities that support employees and helps municipalities identify and correct issues that impact successful attraction and retention of employees. The toolkit includes a sample of a human resources plan that outlines strategies, priorities and implementation costs for retaining and attracting senior staff. The toolkit can be used to get more information on attraction and retention of skilled workforce.

Rural communities interested in attracting Professionals
Local Government Resource Handbook-Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
Handbook Canada http://www.novascotia.ca/dma/publications/government-resource-handbook.asp
The Local Government Resource Handbook provides guidance and assistance to municipalities on topics relating to municipal finance, administration, planning and development, human resources and strategic management. In addition, this handbook includes a review of the Municipal Relations Division, describing the services provided and contact numbers as well as a list of the programs for municipalities from both the provincial and federal levels of government. The handbook can be used as a guide for planning, administration and strategic management of municipal government.


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