SARM provides a number of services to its member rural municipalities.
SARM provides support for members on individual issues with provincial or senior governments. Matters that arise from convention resolutions are also dealt with. For example:
SARM encourages and supports all legislation changes requested by members. SARM also reviews legislative amendments affecting rural municipalities under consideration by the Province to ensure the legislation is in the best interest of RMs.
The staff at SARM has a significant amount of experience in municipal government and endeavour to assist municipalities as much as possible. They will:
SARM provides a central communication service dedicated to keeping municipalities informed. SARM uses electronic updates, the Rural Councillor magazine, e-mail, and its website to ensure members are aware of the Association’s activities and that members are able to post classifieds and tenders.
SARM also provides an information distribution service, for a fee, to its members. For more information regarding communications services, contact email@example.com
Visit the Communications page.
SARM has two lawyers on staff. While their primary function is related to our Liability Insurance Program, they also provide legal services and advice to our members.
Visit the SARM Legal Services page.
SARM provides the following programs for its members:
Visit the Employee Benefits Programs page.
SARM operates several self-funded insurance plans on behalf of participating member rural municipalities. Participating members benefit from reduced premiums and ownership of the plans. The plans also pay administration fees to SARM, thereby keeping the membership fees down.
Member municipalities have access to the following insurance programs:
SARM employs two staff members that focus on agricultural, economic development, municipal and rural policy and research.
Visit the Policy page.
The SARM Trading Department provides members with access to a wide range of goods and printing services at very competitive prices. Our Trading Department is customer-oriented with fast and friendly service.
Visit the Trading Department page.
SARM retains a lobbyist in Ottawa. Visit the Lobbyist page.
SARM manages a number of funds for municipalities, including:
SARM holds a number of special meetings throughout the year, including:
Members may submit resolutions, debate, and vote on resolutions at conventions or the Division Meetings.
Prairie Fuel Advisors (2008) Ltd. (PFA) offers a total fuel management program to municipalities and non-profit groups. Members of PFA’s partner associations can benefit from lower prices, advanced price change notices, price maintenance, invoicing and fuel cost tracking.
Visit the SARM Fuel Supply Program page.
In order to try and help address the projected need for rural municipal administrators in the future, a new program is being developed. The Municipal Administrator Internship Program (MAIP) will provide funding for rural municipalities to train selected interns to become RM administrators.
Visit the Saskatchewan Municipal Administrator Internship Program (MAIP) page.
The purpose is to provide financial assistance to rural municipalities (RMs) and First Nations Bands (FNBs), south of the Northern Administrative District, to control the beaver population in their respective jurisdictions.
Visit the Beaver Control Program - Member's Only page.
SARM recognizes the vital role that administrators play in Rural Saskatchewan. To help promote the profession SARM has developed a Rural Municipal Administration Scholarship Program.
Visit the SARM Rural Municipal Administration Scholarship Program Page.
SARM also participates in other services, building a sustainable rural Saskatchewan.