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Municipal Asset Management Program

Asset management training for Canadian municipalities

Announcing asset management training partners for #CDNmuni.

Tailored asset management training from partner organizations

No two municipalities are alike — which means communities across Canada need different asset management training options that are close to home and specific to their needs.

That's why FCM has selected 22 partner organizations from across the country to receive $3.6 million in grant funding to design and deliver local asset management training to Canadian municipalities. Through this initiative, Canadian cities and communities of all sizes will be able to access more than 60 training activities between September 2017 and June 2018.

These activities, such as workshops and conferences, are designed to enable communities to develop or further their asset management programs. The goal is to help communities develop the skills to take asset management from theory to practice, so they can optimize delivery of the services that residents need and want at costs they can afford. 

Specialized training made accessible to Canadian municipalities

A range of learning activities and events provide an introduction to asset management and are intended for municipal staff and elected officials. They are designed to meet the local needs of each region and provide a clear understanding of:

  • Basic asset management practices, including how to develop an asset management plan
  • Why data-driven asset management practices are critical to economical and sustainable community service delivery
  • How to move scalable asset management programming forward depending on the needs of each community 

Examples of training activities include:

  • Workshops
  • Peer learning activities
  • Conference presentations, panels and workshops
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Courses

Partner organizations delivering asset management training

The following organizations have been selected to deliver this initiative. Each has been chosen for its ability to provide programming best suited to the municipalities in its region.

  • Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties and Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
  • Asset Management Saskatchewan
  • L'Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick
  • Association of Manitoba Municipalities
  • Association of Yukon Communities
  • Atlantic Infrastructure Management Network
  • Canadian Institute of Planners
  • Canadian Network of Asset Managers
  • Canadian Urban Transit Association
  • Le Centre d'expertise et de recherche en infrastructures urbaines
  • Cities of New Brunswick Association
  • Federation of Prince Edward Island Municipalities
  • La Fédération québécoise des municipalités
  • Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador
  • National Asset Management Strategy Canada
  • Northwest Territories Association of Communities
  • Nunavut Association of Municipalities
  • Ontario Good Roads Association
  • Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • Union des municipalités du Québec
  • Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities
  • WaterTAP Ontario

Note:  Additional partners to be announced subject to their meeting funding conditions

Benefits of asset management training for participants

Some examples of the training benefits:

  • Make data-driven and strategic decisions on infrastructure projects
  • Learn to incorporate asset management practices into daily work functions using existing resources
  • Learn from and collaborate with peer communities that have developed asset management programs

Contact us for more information

For municipalities: Details on training sessions, dates and locations will be made available in fall 2017. Contact us to learn more about our partners and the asset management training available in your region.

For organizations interested in offering training: Learn about more opportunities to apply for grant funding.

This initiative is available through the Municipal Asset Management Program, which is delivered through the Federation of Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

Page Updated: 08/12/2017