Canada and FCM support strengthening asset management in Alberta communities

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OTTAWA (ON), May 3, 2022 /CNW/ – Effective management of municipal infrastructure is essential to from Canada economic competitiveness. Municipalities of all sizes need good asset management practices to build and maintain resilient and sustainable communities for all Canadians.

This is why the government of Canada invests $237.471 out of five alberta communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), offered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). These initiatives will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.

With funding from MAMP:

  • the Strong McKay First Nation Locate and assess all infrastructure assets in Fort McKay First Nation industrial and business parks on Fort McKay IR 174. The final asset report will provide a plan for short and long term maintenance, repair and replacement of assets to ensure the operational sustainability of each property.
  • the High Level City develop life cycle frameworks and state protocols, undertake data work and implement maintenance management software. The software frameworks and implementation will enable the city to gain an advanced understanding of critical assets and effectively plan future maintenance based on data-driven decisions. A more holistic picture of asset data and long-term lifecycle costs will facilitate long-term planning, and status protocols will improve the ability to collect effective asset data.
  • the City of Lloydminster build awareness of asset management and the ability of municipal government to understand the scope and role of asset management plans in municipal planning, budgeting and decision-making. It will also develop a consistent asset management plan framework that owner departments can use to create a first draft of these plans.
  • the Village of Chauvin and the Village of Edgerton will each put in place an asset management framework including a policy, strategy and plan to focus on roads, water and sewer systems, and building asset classes, and centralize information on assets in a central database, as well as train staff to improve in-house asset management capability.

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“All Albertans deserve barrier-free and safe services from their public institutions and services. The municipal asset management program will support alberta communities so they have the technology and resources they need to adopt best management practices so that everyone can benefit. »
The Honorable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Center

“The objective of the Municipal Asset Management Program is to enable municipalities to make strategic investment decisions regarding their municipal infrastructure. FCM will continue to support municipalities with good practices in asset management, planning, data collection and analysis so they can deliver essential services and ensure a high quality of life for their residents. »
Joanne VanderheydenPresident, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Fast facts

  • The Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) is designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen their infrastructure investment decisions based on reliable data and sound asset management practices.
  • MAMP provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively.
  • the $110 million program, funded by the government of Canada and offered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, has invested in more than 1,259 municipal asset management projects.
  • Thanks to the investment in Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion more than 12 years in public transport, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transport routes projects, and from Canada rural and northern communities.

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Invest in Canada: from Canada Long term infrastructure plan
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For further information: Jean-Sébastien Comeau, Press Secretary and Communications Advisor, Office of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, Cell: (343) 574-8116, [email protected]; FCM Media Relations, 613-907-6395, [email protected]; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll Free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]

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