Membership Benefits

UMNB – Canoe Procurement Group Purchasing Program

UMNB has partnered with Canoe Procurement Group of Canada to provide our members with access to competitively priced goods and services through a cooperative procurement program. Through this program, we can offer preferential pricing and service on everything from office supplies to heavy equipment as a benefit of UMNB membership. 

Buying through our new membership services program saves you time and money by leveraging group purchasing. Member benefits include competitive pricing from reputable local vendors, access to trusted brands and products that have been competitively solicited and awarded, consolidated invoicing and easy payment terms. Procurement of products and service through this program meets all legislative requirements.

Watch the Cooperative Procurement introductory Q&A webinar:
Watch the Legal Procurement update webinar here.

Value to UMNB Members :

  • Additional procurement tool for UMNB’s members – non-binding and no obligation to purchase.
  • Procurement compliance to trade agreement legislation.
  • Access to premium brands through Sourcewell partnership.
  • Members select which vendor they want to buy from. The member will purchase/place any orders through the vendor and pay the vendor directly.  The vendor delivers the product and is responsible for applicable warranties.
  • Full purchasing support from start to finish.
  • Supporting UMNB programs supports UMNB members!

For More Information or to Make A Purchase :

Jesse Patenaude, Manager of Business Development, Southern Alberta, Atlantic Canada

How to Participate :

Step 1 – Get your opt-in form here. Print and complete the entire form. Email completed forms to
Step 2 – Create and sign your municipality’s declaration letter and email it to for Minister Jill Green, Service New Brunswick approval. CC: and
Step 3 – Reach out to Jesse about your specific purchasing needs.

RFP Samples

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Canoe Benefits Program

UMNB has also partnered with Canoe to deliver a program specifically designed for municipalities and the public sector. By engaging with Canoe Benefits, you can take advantage of buying power of the public sector in Canada on the following topics

  • Group benefits program
  • Program Audit/Review
  • Group savings and retirement
  • Virtual counselling and mental health solutions
  • And many more… 

For more information, please contact

Confirmation of program approval from Service New Brunswick.  
The Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick, on behalf of its current and potential members and represented Associations and their members, intend to participate in one or more procurements conducted by Canoe Procurement and Sourcewell between February 2021 – February 2022. For further information and access to the Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick tender notices, please review the Service New Brunswick Procurement website at and the MERX website at For further information on our alliance with Canoe Procurement, please visit the website at For further information on Sourcewell, please visit the website at

HR on Call Program

UMNB members are eligible to participate in the People First HR Service offered by peoplecorp. 

Their on-call HR service officers provide nationwide experience to many municipal associations and are designed to be flexible and affordable. Subscribers receive support by phone and email on best practice advice for general HR inquiries including:

  • Legislation and best practice
  • Employee and labour relations
  • Creating a respectful workplace
  • Discussing requirements for policy development and workplace procedures 
  • Disability management consultation
  • Employee discipline or termination

A special rate of $60/month is available for UMNB members ($720/per year) For more information, please contact

More information can be found Here.