The Government of Canada is investing over $442,000 in 10 new projects in Manitoba communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government.

The program aims to strengthen local infrastructure planning and decision-making by increasing local asset management capacity through investments in activities such as asset management training, technology and software enhancements and information sharing.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of effective and modern infrastructure that supports safe, sustainable and healthy communities,” said Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities. “The 10 projects announced today ensure Manitoba municipalities have the tools and technology necessary to make well-informed decisions for the long term, enabling them to effectively manage their core infrastructure to meet their citizens’ needs, save money, and protect the environment.”

With funding from MAMP:

  • The City of Selkirk will update all existing policies, procedures and supporting tools of its Capital Asset Management Program. It will also develop a multi-tier training program for employees to increase asset management awareness and ensure they understand their roles and responsibilities in contributing to a successful program.
  • The Regional Municipality of De Salaberry will develop a consolidated asset management framework (asset management policy, strategy, roadmap, and plan) to inform infrastructure investment decisions, with a focus on roads, bridges, and culverts. The municipality will also train staff on appropriate principles for plan execution.
  • The Municipality of Louise will implement a comprehensive inventory of asset data to meet new demands in response to higher standards of health, safety, environmental protection.

“Municipalities are Canada’s builders. They own nearly 60 percent of the public infrastructure that supports Canada’s economy and quality of life. With strengthened asset management practices, they are making infrastructure investment decisions based on sound and reliable data,” said Garth Frizzell, president of FCM. “Supported by our strong federal-municipal partnership, FCM is delivering programs from coast to coast to coast that help municipalities do what they do best: deliver solutions that work.”

The $110-million Municipal Asset Management Program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada, has invested in more than 830 municipal asset management projects.

Overview of the 10 projects:

Municipality Project title MAMP funding
Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth Investing in our municipality for future generations $50,000
Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester Asset management plan, policies, and asset data $50,000
Rural Municipality of De Salaberry Asset management foundation project $36,560
Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie Inventory of critical infrastructure $50,000
Municipality of Louise Asset management comprehensive data implementation $21,008
Rural Municipality of La Broquerie Asset management plan $44,240
City of Selkirk Asset management policy update & development of internal am training $50,000
Municipality of West Interlake Asset management plan $50,000
Rural Municipality of Taché Data collection and reporting $50,000
Rural Municipality of Dauphin Culvert & sign asset management project $40,400

Source: FCM

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