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AAMDC Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties
AMANB Association of Municipal Administrators of New Brunswick
AMANS Association of Municipal Administrators of Nova Scotia
AMCTO Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks, and Treasurers of Ontario
AMM Association of Manitoba Municipalities
AMO Association of Municipalities of Ontario
AMTCO Association of Municipal Tax Collectors of Ontario
ARMAA Alberta Rural Municipal Administrators' Association
ASTT Applied Science Technologists and Technicians
AUMA Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
BCGEU BC Government Employees Union
BizPaL Business Permits and Licencing
CA Chartered Accountant
CAD Computer Aided Design
CAMA Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators
CCTV Closed Circuit Television
CEU Continuing Education Unit
CGA Certified General Accountant
CIP Canadian Institute of Planners
CMA Certified Management Accountant
CMC Certified Municipal Clerk
CMHC Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
CPIC Canadian Police Information Centre
CUPE Canadian Union of Public Employees
DBA Database Administrator
EMT-A Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance
EMT-P Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic
EOCP Environmental Operators Certification Program
FCM Federation of Canadian Municipalities
GFOA Government Finance Officers Association
GIS Geographic Information System
HRMA Human Resources Management Association
IAFF International Association of Fire Fighters
ICMA International City and County Managers Association
ICURR Intergovernmental Committee on Urban and Regional Research
IIMC International Institute of Municipal Clerks
IMS Infrastructure Management System
IQT Integrated Query Tool
JUSTIN Justice Information System, British Columbia
LEIP Law Enforcement Information Portal
LGANT Local Government Administrators of the Northwest Territories
LGMA Local Government Management Association of British Columbia
MEA Municipal Engineers Association of Ontario
MENet Municipal Excellence Network, Alberta
MFA BC Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia
MISA Municipal Information Systems Association
NARMS National Administrative Records Management System
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
OGRA Ontario Good Roads Association
P.Eng Professional Engineer
PIBC Planning Institute of BC
PMAC Purchasing Management Association of Canada
PRIME BC Police Records Management Information Environment for British Columbia
PSAB Public Sector Accounting Board
RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police
RMS Records Management System
RSS Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary
SARM Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities
SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SLGM Society of Local Government Managers, Alberta
SQL Structured Query Language
SUMA Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association
UBCM Union of British Columbia Municipalities
UMAAS Urban Municipal Administrators Association of Saskatchewan
W3 Consortium World Wide Web Consortium (Web Standards)
WHMIS Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
WPM Words per minute
WRC Water Resource Council
WTP Water Treatment Plant
WWTP Waste Water Treatment Plant