The Government of Canada is investing $997,123 in 21 Ontario communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).
“Empowering municipalities to make strategic investment decisions regarding their municipal infrastructure assets is the goal of the Municipal Asset Management Program,” Joanne Vanderheyden, president, Federation of Canadian Municipalities. “FCM will continue to support municipalities with good asset management practices, planning, data collection and analysis so they can deliver essential services and ensure a high quality of life to their residents.”
With funding from MAMP:
- The Township of Mattice-Val Côté will develop an asset management plan and implement Citywide Asset Manager software. The development and implementation of this software will allow the township to gain an advanced understanding of the assets’ performance and effectively plan for future maintenance based on data-driven decisions.
- The Municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island will implement asset management software and develop an asset management plan that will comply with provincial regulations. The development of an asset management plan will be critical in enhancing the overall understanding of the asset management program and asset data. Further, the implementation of asset management software will be a critical piece in continuing to advance the asset data.
- The City of Kitchener will continue the development of the overall Facilities Infrastructure Program. The project will deliver a state of facilities infrastructure report and an asset management plan for Kitchener facilities to meet provincial regulations in 2023 and 2024. A more comprehensive roadmap implementation would then follow, leveraging the framework completed in the asset management plan phase.
“The funding announced today will help strengthen asset management practices here in Waterloo,” said Bardish Chagger, MP for Waterloo. “Well-maintained public infrastructure is crucial to creating sustainable and healthy communities where all residents can thrive. Through investments like this one, we are providing our municipal leaders with the tools and training they need to make sound, data-driven decisions.”
Added Marc G. Serré, MP for Nickel Belt: “Investments in infrastructure asset management projects help improve the quality of life of Ontarians. This funding from the Municipal Asset Management Program will ensure our communities have the technology and resources they need to adopt the best management practices and make evidence-based decisions.”
Featured image: (City of Kitchener)