The Association of Manitoba Municipalities Incorporation Act
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This version is current as of March 22, 2023.
It has been in effect since January 1, 1999, when this Act came into force.

S.M. 1999, c. 33

The Association of Manitoba Municipalities Incorporation Act

(Assented to July 14, 1999)

WHEREAS the Union of Manitoba Municipalities and the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities have, by special resolution of members at meetings of members of each organization called for that purpose, approved their amalgamation and continuance as one corporation under the name "Association of Manitoba Municipalities";

AND WHEREAS it is considered expedient to amalgamate and continue the organizations as one corporation with all the powers and obligations of a corporation under The Corporations Act;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:



In this Act,

"amalgamating organizations" means the Union of Manitoba Municipalities and the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities; (« organisations fusionnantes »)

"association" means the Association of Manitoba Municipalities, amalgamated and continued under section 2; (« Association »)

"municipality" means

(a) a municipality continued or formed under The Municipal Act,

(b) a local government district, or

(c) a community as defined by The Northern Affairs Act. (« municipalité »)

Amalgamation and continuance


The amalgamating organizations are amalgamated and continued as a body corporate under the name "Association of Manitoba Municipalities".



The objects of the association are to promote the general welfare of its members and their inhabitants.

Corporations Act application to association


Except to the extent that it is inconsistent with this Act, The Corporations Act applies to the association.

Non-profit corporation


The association has no authorized share capital and shall be carried on without pecuniary gain to its members, and any profits or other accretions to the association shall be used in furthering its objects.

Property and obligations


The property and obligations of the amalgamating organizations immediately prior to amalgamation continue to be the property and obligations of the association.

Causes of action


An existing cause of action, claim or liability to prosecution is unaffected by the amalgamation, and a civil, criminal or administrative action or proceeding by or against either amalgamating organization may continue to be prosecuted by or against the association.



The membership of the association consists of:

(a)  the members of the amalgamating corporations as at December 31, 1998;

(b) those municipalities who are admitted from time to time as members by resolution of the board of directors;

(c) if other classes of membership are prescribed by by-law, those persons or organizations who are admitted as members in accordance with the by-laws.

Application for membership


Any municipality may apply for membership in the association and, on becoming a member, may pay the annual membership dues, and spend municipal monies in paying the expenses of delegates attending district, annual and special meetings.

First board of directors


The first board of directors of the association are those persons holding the following offices as at December 31, 1998:

(a) the presidents of the amalgamating organizations;

(b) the vice-presidents of the amalgamating organizations;

(c) all members of the board of directors of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities;

(d) the member of the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities board of directors representing the Northern Region of Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities.

Board of directors


Subject to subsection (1), the board of directors shall consist of the number of directors fixed by by-law, which shall not be less than three, and the directors shall be elected or appointed in such manner and for such term as is prescribed by by-law.

First by-laws of the association


The by-laws approved by the first board of directors of the association shall be the by-laws of the association until they are repealed or amended.

Power to make, amend or repeal by-laws


The board of directors may, by resolution, make, amend or repeal any by-laws that regulate the business and affairs of the association including, without limitation, by-laws establishing separate classes of membership in the association and the terms and conditions attaching to each class.

Member's resolutions regarding by-laws


The directors shall submit a by-law, or an amendment or repeal of a by-law, made or approved under subsection (2) to the members at the next meeting of members of the association, and the members may by ordinary resolution confirm, reject or amend the by-law, amendment or repeal.

Saving provision


The association has all the rights and privileges and is liable for the obligations that it would have had if this Act had been in force since January 1, 1999, and all decisions made or actions taken by the existing organizations or by its officers or employees on its behalf, in the period from January 1, 1999 to the day this Act is enacted, are valid and enforceable as decisions and actions of the association, as if this Act had been in force during that period.

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NOTE: These sections contained consequential amendments to other Acts, which amendments are now included in those Acts.



The following Acts are repealed:

(a) The Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities Act, S.M. 1989-90, c. 74;

(b) The Union of Manitoba Municipalities Act, S.M. 1989-90, c. 86.

Coming into force


This Act is retroactive and is deemed to have come into force on January 1, 1999.