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Municipal Training

Municipal Training is a departmental program serving the incorporated municipalities of Newfoundland and Labrador. The program exists to strengthen and improve the leadership, administrative, operational and other job related skills of municipal councillors, municipal administrators, and other municipal employees. The program accomplishes this primary goal by providing training and continuing educational opportunities in areas of importance to municipal councils and their staff. The program also develops quality resource materials that municipalities can use as guides to improving the management and operational capabilities at the local level.

Municipal Training Opportunities

Municipal Training Financial Assistance Fund

Municipal Long Service Awards


Municipal Elections 2017

Municipal Election Forms (MEFs) are fillable and may be easily customized for your town and saved. You can download all forms using the zip file below, or choose individual forms from the list below.

Individual Forms

Notice to federal public servants - Before you become a candidate, you must request and obtain permission from the Public Service Commission of Canada.

Municipal Council Handbook

The Municipal Council Handbook is a resource for municipal councils, councillors and staff, and contains information and guidance on applicable legislation and best practices. The handbook is available from Queen's Printer at a cost of $6.00 per book, plus tax and shipping. To request a quote, please email Municipalities can download the free, electronic copy using the link below:

Municipal Safety Council Newfoundland and Labrador (MSCNL)

The Municipal Safety Council Newfoundland and Labrador (MSCNL) was established to promote and improve all aspects of occupational health and safety and return to work in the provincial municipal sector.

Access To Information and Protection of Privacy Guide for Municipalities

This Guide will provide direction on how to handle various access and privacy issues. This Guide has been developed to support municipalities in following the ATIPP Act, 2015. A further update will be provided to municipalities when a standard for public disclosure for municipal governance is enacted within the Municipalities Act, 1999 as recommended by the ATIPPA Statutory Review Committee.

Budget Forms

Use either the Excel or PDF Budget Form. Only printed versions of these budget forms will be accepted by the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment. Completed budget forms must be printed, signed and sent to your local Regional Office.

  • Municipal Budget Submission Form - PDF PDF (96 KB) - Excel (1.2 MB)
  • Local Service District Budget Submission Form - PDF PDF (45 KB) - Excel (1 MB)

Financial Evaluation Forms

Use either the Excel or PDF version of the Financial Evaluation Form. Completed forms must be sent to your local Regional Office.

  • Financial Evaluation Form for Municipalities PDF PDF (53 KB) Excel XLS (176 KB)
  • Financial Evaluation Form for Local Service Districts PDF PDF (56 KB) Excel XLS (167 KB)

Contact Information

Kim MacPherson

Manager, Municipal Training
Tel: (709) 729-5107
Fax: (709) 729-4475

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